Last Updated: Dec 17, 2020 @ 10:51 am.

What's the best diaper trash bag? To find out, we tested 8 brands of trash bags, designed for diapers, with actual stinky diapers. (You're welcome—that's why we're here). Here are the ones that passed the sniff test.

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Best Budget-Friendly

Baby powder scent cuts the stink
We loved these diaper trash bags—effective, good quality and a price that is easy on the wallet. They hold about 6 diapers per bag. Caveat: it could be easier to remove them from the box.
$6.57

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Best Budget-Friendly: Sassy Baby Disposable Diaper Sacks

Let’s talk the best diaper trash bags.

These bags are designed for one diaper and are typically scented to reduce stink. Yes, while a few brands we tested said they can hold several diapers, the reality is most folks use them for one diaper at a time. 

And yes, you can use these bags for both baby and adult diapers. 

After testing these diaper trash bags in the real world, we pick Sassy’s Baby Disposable Diaper Sacks as the best budget-friendly option. We like their overall quality—the baby powder scent does a good job at reducing stink, at a price that is easy on the wallet.

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What We Liked

• Tie-close handles.

• Affordable.

• Can use them also for litter boxes, stained clothes that smell, adult diapers, vehicle trash can liners and more.

• Can fit about 6 baby diapers per bag. (Size 2 diapers was what we tested).

What Needs Work

• Some folks think the smell is too strong. We thought it was about right, but we know some folks may think it is too much.

• Too small for the largest diapers. 

• Could be easier to remove them the box. 

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Best Scented Diaper Trash Bag

Lavender + baking soda = less stink
These bags scored high among our testers that liked scented bags—they are sturdy and great for travel. Also nice: we found them easy to separate.
$8.99

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Best Scented Diaper Trash Bag: Munchkin Arm and Hammer Diaper Bag Refills

When it comes to scented diaper trash bags, there are two camps of folks: those that like the scent. And those that don’t.

If you are on the former, we’d recommend Munchkin’s Arm and Hammer Diaper Bag refills. Yes, these are lavender scented—and our testers like their overall quality and ability to hold down the stink. Not everyone is a fan of lavender, but the dissenters often said the scent was TOO weak with these bags. Go figure.

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What We Liked

 Sturdy.

• Handy while traveling.

• Lavender scent is nice.

• Different color bags (green, blue, purple).

• Bags are infused with baking powder. They performed well in our stink test.

What Needs Work

• Pricey.

• Requires use of the brand’s dispenser. Some users are confused by this—these bags do NOT work in the Arm & Hammer diaper pail, which uses refill cartridges. There are two separate Arm & Hammer products: their diaper pail, and their diaper bag dispenser.

• Bags could be easier to open.

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Best Sturdy Diaper Trash Bag

Easy to use
We liked these bags as a sturdy, eco-friendly option: yes, they are 100% biodegradable. We found them sturdy and great for travel. However, dissenters say the scent is too strong.
$7.99

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Best Sturdy Diaper Trash Bag: Ubbi Disposable Diaper Sacks

One of the problems with cheap diaper trash bags is tearing—some are so flimsy, they can easily break open. And when  it comes to stinky diapers, that is sub-optimal.

After testing various brands, we pick Ubbi’s Disposable Diaper Sacks as the most sturdy choice. Also nice: they are made of 20% recycled material, which is unusual in this category.

What We Liked

• Don’t tear.

• Cute design.

• Affordable.

• Lavender scented.

• Easy tie tabs.

• Bags are NOT perforated = easier to grab.

What Needs Work

• Not everyone likes the scent.

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Best Biodegradable Trash Bag

Scented with baby powder
We liked these bags as a sturdy, eco-friendly option: yes, they are 100% biodegradable. We found them sturdy and great for travel. However, dissenters say the scent is too strong.
$13.99

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Best Biodegradable Trash Bag: Hathaway Best Biodegradable Baby Disposable Diaper Bags

Let’s be honest: diaper trash bags aren’t often environmentally friendly. And if you are using an eco-friendly diaper, wrapping it in non-biodegradable plastic seems like an oxymoron.

After trying out a couple of biodegradable baby diaper trash bags, we pick Hathaway as the best bet. Yes, they are biodegradable . . . but they also work at cutting down the stink. That is the problem with other eco-friendly brands—they just don’t work as well.

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What We Liked

• 100% biodegradable = start breaking down after 18 months

• Tie tabs are easy to use.

• Anti-slip plastic design.

• Great for travel.

• Sturdy.

• Infused with baking soda.

• Scented with baby powder.

What Needs Work

• A bit pricey. These bags cost roughly double that of our budget-friendly pick.

• Scent isn’t universally loved. We didn’t have a problem with it, but we see reports from many folks who thought it was too strong.

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Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Our work is 100% reader-supported!

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do hands-on testing—we buy the products with our own money and evaluate with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

Here's another key point: we don't take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no "partnerships." Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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