Munchkin Step Diaper Pail

Best Diaper Pail Overall

Why people love it
  • More features than the regular Munchkin pail, such as a foot pedal (yes, this brand is so popular with parents that we decided to mention it twice on our list!)
  • Compatible with multiple refill systems
  • Sleek, modern design

Priced higher than most other diaper pails, although the price is warranted. Some parents report that they have to squish larger diapers through the opening by hand so they don’t get trapped.


Odor Absorbency: Neutralize the foul stench of soiled diapers with this odor-fighting diaper pail. It boasts a built-in Arm and Hammer baking soda dispenser with a soothing lavender scent, and some parents claim the pleasant aroma helps their little ones sleep peacefully. A patent-protected, self-sealing design unlike any of the other pails we tested keeps odors from migrating through your home.

Ease of Use: A quick tap of the foot is all it takes to open the top of this popular diaper pail when it’s time to get rid of a stinky diaper. Maybe we’re just germaphobes, but we love how we don’t have to open the lid with our hands. At nearly 28 inches high, this pail is taller than the regular Munchkin pail and many of the other pails on our list - which is great news for dads with aching backs or mamas recovering from c-sections.

Features: The Munchkin Step has a unique design that works with both snap-and-seal bags and refill rings. Remove your foot from the pedal to activate the self-sealing liner system and keep your home smelling fresh. Although the company doesn’t advertise this pail as waterproof, some users claim it holds up well in the backyard or garage for doggy doo doo disposal.

Price: With the exception of the Ubbi, the Munchkin Step diaper pail is the most expensive item on our list - but it’s worth every penny! Expect to spend between $70 and $90 on this top-rated diaper pail.

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