Parents who want a space-saving solution for storing dirty cloth diapers should take a look at the FuzziBunz Hanging Diaper Pail, which can also double as a liner for a plastic or steel diaper pail. Germaphobes will love the bag's zippered bottom, which lets parents dump soiled diapers directly into the wash. Some owners complain about problems with odors and leaks, though.
Zippered bottom is a winner. Reviewers love the simplicity of the FuzziBunz Hanging Diaper Pail, saying they can toss diapers into the elasticized top with one hand. The zippered bottom allows parents to dump dirty diapers directly into the washing machine, keeping contact to a minimum. The bag's fabric loops allow it to hang on a hook or doorknob, and some reviewers say it functions well as a washable liner in a diaper pail, too. Parents can toss the bag into the laundry, but they may want to forgo the dryer to preserve the waterproof lining.
No hidden costs. Unlike traditional diaper pails that require proprietary refills or standard garbage bags, the FuzziBunz Hanging Diaper Pail can be used on its own -- no further investment needed. Some reviewers report problems with the zipper breaking, and others report that the bag leaks, especially if it's used to hold recently rinsed diapers. FuzziBunz recommends repurposing the pail as a laundry bag after a child is out of diapers.
Odors may be an issue. The FuzziBunz Hanging Diaper Pail has an elasticized mouth that doesn't fully close. While parents say that's convenient for depositing diapers, it also means the bag doesn't fully contain odors. Some reviewers have luck cutting down on smells by dabbing tea-tree oil or lavender on a tab within the bag. The FuzziBunz holds up to 24 diapers at a time, but capacity will vary according to the type of diaper used. There is nothing to keep a curious toddler out of the bag, but parents can use the loops to hang it out of reach. It's available in an array of solid colors.
Review Credibility: Excellent In this free-to-the-public, in-depth diaper pail guide, ConsumerReports.org recommends the FuzziBunz Hanging Diaper Pail for cloth-diaper users. They say the bag is easy to use and wash. However, they recommend the Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bag for traveling since it has separate compartments for clean and dirty diapers. More product reviews are available to subscribers at www.consumerreports.org.
Review: Diaper Pail Buying Guide, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, November 2012
Review Credibility: Very Good In a roundup of four top diaper pail picks, Robin Elise Weiss, About.com's guide to pregnancy & childbirth, praises the FuzziBunz Hanging Diaper Pail for its ease of use. Parents can either unzip the bottom to dump soiled diapers into the wash or toss the entire bag in with them -- no dirty-diaper contact required. She notes the wide range of color options and the bag's convenient ability to hang on a doorknob or hook. She does not note any cons.
Review: Top 4 Diaper Pails, Robin Elise Weiss, Not dated
Review Credibility: Very Good The FuzziBunz Hanging Diaper Pail earns an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars in about 75 reviews on Amazon.com. Reviewers like the zippered bottom and ability to hang on hooks or doorknobs, which saves space. Most say it's easy to insert diapers into the elastic top, even with one hand, and a couple of reviewers say it works well as a diaper-pail liner. Some owners say the open top doesn't contain odors very well. A few users report that the bottom of the bag leaked, while others say the zipper easily breaks.
Review: FuzziBunz Hanging Diaper Pail, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of January 2013
Review Credibility: Good This parenting blogger reviews the FuzziBunz Hanging Diaper Pail and Wee Huggers Wee-Be-Gone Hobo Wet Bag, but does not really compare the two. She likes the ease of using the FuzziBunz, including the zippered bottom that keeps contact with dirty diapers to a minimum. She says the open top helps odors dissipate since they aren't festering in the bag, and a dab of tea-tree oil on a special tab inside helps combat smells. The bag's large capacity also earns praise. The review does not note any cons.
Review: A Review of Two Hanging Diaper Pails, "Gabrielle", Feb. 1, 2012
Review Credibility: Good Family and food blogger Katie Kimball reviews four wet bags in a video review. She uses the FuzziBunz Hanging Diaper Pail as a diaper-pail liner, saying she likes the stretchy elastic top. While the bag is easy to use, she does not recommend getting it in red, since it can bleed in the wash. She says odors were starting to seep through the bottom of the bag near the zipper when she used it on its own without a pail.
Review: Cloth Diaper Wet /Dry Bag Review, Katie Kimball, April 23, 2012