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Diaper Doesn't Have to Be a Dirty Word -- by Mommy Video Blogger Lizzie Bermudez

The following is a post from our sponsor, Munchkin.

If you're expecting any time soon, a couple of things I've got to warn you about. Expect to change lots of diapers and be sure to invest in a darn good diaper pail.

After having two daughters, I can tell you a diaper pail is one of those products you just can't live without even though it's kinda gross! For those who haven't used one before here's what I'm talking about -- there's nothing worse than stepping on a diaper can pedal and having the lid slide open so a huge waft of old, poopy diaper air can smack you in the face!

Yeah, I really enjoy that. Or the fun I have when it comes time to empty out the diaper can. I open the container door to find a floral scented bag stuffed with dirty diapers. Just thinking about the smell makes me gag. Then I have to cut out the used portion of the filled bag with some plastic cutting device (that only works half the time) and just as I'm about to make the cut and tie off the bottom of the bag a "diaper bag burp" is released. Really, truly it's gross.

mom blogger lizzie bermudez

Mommy blogger Lizzie Bermudez

Well, it's time to say "adios" to the dreaded diaper pail stank. While I was scoping out new products at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas a couple of months ago, I discovered a brand new diaper pail. This thing is very cool -- it uses the odor fighting power of baking soda to snuff out the stench. And guess what folks -- it really works!!

I know it works because Munchkin sent me a couple to try out (in case you're wondering yes, they were free and no I didn't get paid a dime to write about it). That being said let me tell you why I like it so much.

For starters, this diaper pail comes with a dispenser in the lid that sprinkles baking soda every time the lid closes. Love that! And when you run out of baking soda you can fill it back up with the box that's sitting in the back of your fridge. I also like the disposable bags used for this diaper pail. I haven't figured out exactly how it works but after a diaper is inserted into the can the bag automatically twists and seals the odors out. But the feature that really won me over -- these bags can be sealed with a snap. No more cutting, no more tying and no more dreaded diaper burps!

Look, I'll be honest with you I'll never, ever enjoy changing out the diaper pail but this new Arm & Hammer diaper pail designed by Munchkin makes it bearable. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention a couple of things. If you're holding your baby in your arms -- I swear you could replace a bag in this pail using just one hand. And as much as I'd like to give the other diaper pail that was sent to me to my expecting BFF, I'm giving it away to one of my lucky readers.

If you'd like more information on the Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail by Munchkin, including a quick demo video, go to diaperpail.com. For more information on LizzieB go to Lizziebtv.com.

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