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I have the Playtex Diaper Genie Elite for our diaper pail system in the nursery.

Introduction:
I normally use Playtex diaper genie refill bags or the Up&Up refills but the Mama Bear Refill bags were a great price so I thought I’d try them. They are just as good, if not better (because of the price) than the brand name Playtex bag refills.

Fit and Setup:
The Mama Bear refills work exactly like the Playtex ones. You remove the plastic ring on the top of the product and then find the end of the bag and pull it upward and then through the ring and tie the bottom of bag (see photos of unopened ring and side by side top of Mama Bear/Playtex). I literally found no difference in setting up the Mama Bear ring and the Playtex. I also found that the ring fit exactly the same as the Playtex (see photo of Mama Bear ring inside the Diaper Genie). *Both Mama Bear and Playtex were equally matched on fit and setup.

Quality:
Both Mama Bear and Playtex have 7 layers of protection and fit up to 270 diapers in each refill ring. The feel and sturdiness of both Mama Bear and Playtex are the same. The tough/feel/sight/smell of the two products are to my eyes and fingers EXACTLY the same (see photo of opened products in my fingers). I haven’t seen any difference the Mama Bear and Playtex in being able to hold a full allot of diapers (no rips or strain). *Both Mama Bear and Playtex are the same quality.

Packaging:
Both Mama Bear and Playtex look exactly the same - same color, same markings, same shape, size, seemingly the same weight. If you were to remove the side label on the Mama Bear and Playtex refills I would not have the ability to know which was which (see the photo comparisons). *Both Mama Bear and Playtex have the same package and product (only difference is the label on the outside).

Note:
I did not compare the Up&Up (Target) version of diaper pail refills, but those are seemingly subpar to both Mama Bear and Playtex. The Up&Up are flimsier, and the ring on the outside isn’t as sturdy. I would not recommend them given the fact that Mama Bear is a superior product and the same price.

Photos:
Diaper genie pail and mama bear refill bags, unopened Mama Bear fill, opened and tied comparison of Mama Bear (left) and Playtex (right), bag quality comparison of Mama Bear (left) and Playtex (right), bottom of both Mama Bear (left) and Playtex (right), side view of refills Mama Bear (left) and Playtex (right), and finally Mama Bear refills inside Diaper Genie.

Overall:
I found Mama Bear and Playtex diaper pail refills to be almost exactly the same so if the Mama Bear brand is less expensive I will absolutely continue to buy them. I love that Amazon has gotten in on the “Generic” or rather “Store Brand” alternatives allowing for a more affordable product with the same quality.

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on October 19, 2017
These generic "Mama Bear" brand Diaper Genie refills appear to be manufactured by Playtex, just like the OEM Playtex brand Diaper Genie refills. I bought these to replace the original Playtex branded ones I currently have installed. I noticed a few things. Both are distributed by or trademarks of Edgewell Personal Care Brands LLC (the parent company of Playtex, Schick, Wet Ones and many others). Both are produced in Canada. Also, the shipping label on the box they came in were shipped from Playtex/Schick.

My summation is that these are the EXACT same Diaper Genie refills as the OEM Playtex brand ones, however they were manufactured under the Mama Bear brand name to be sold in bulk as a generic or off brand. They offer the same exact feel, packaging and quality as the original branded ones, but you get 4 in a box and they are slightly less expensive.
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on December 13, 2017
Not a perfect fit for my Genie. I have had to use scissors to modify the plastic on the refil so it fits. It's a hassle and I wont purchase again.

If your Genie has 4 keyway posts on the inside, this will happen to you as well. The blue plastic doesn't have the holes to receive the keyway posts.

I hope this helps someone.
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on May 25, 2018
As a mom to a newborn I’m always looking for better prices on things that we use a lot. A generic diaper genie refill was a great idea! These work exactly the same way as the brand name and save us a little bit of money. Especially by adding it to the subscribe and save monthly order. I highly recommend these!
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on February 20, 2018
Okay; I have to say this...it says "270 count" which is misleading. Each refill holds 270 newborn diapers total. In reality, we can probably empty the diaper genie 10-15 times before needing to put in a new refill. Which is fine! But the title is misleading. Really...it's like an 75ish count. Maybe less, I don't really know since I don't generally keep a tally of how many bags I've used, that would be weird.

Pro tips:
1. Change your diaper pail more than once a week. Old, festering baby poop is going to get stinkier as the days progress. No plastic bag will ever keep the smell in after 5 days of stewing. And the more diapers you put in, the stinkier it's going to get. Science.
2. If you're having to shove the diaper through the top of your diaper genie, the bag is probably full. Change the bag before this happens, it won't rip. Again, it's plastic, not Kevlar.
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on January 2, 2018
Cheaper, bad quality. I used standard bags with our first baby,no problem. Bought these "generic" for the second baby and every time the bag rips, it gets full - it rips, I try to take it out of the diaper genie - it rips, I try to pull it throughout the top opening - it rips. Basically, it's a bad quality plastic.
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on November 27, 2017
Other people say this is the same product as the name-brand version, however I'm not so sure. It could have just been a defective package, but the first one I opened "snagged" the bag pretty tightly as I pulled it out of the container and down into the receptacle the same way I have a hundred times before. It didn't tear immediately, but once it got full of diapers the liner popped open where the snag occurred and dirty diapers spilled out into the container. I'm willing to write it off as a once-off issue, but I will monitor these and may end up going back to the main brand version if these problems persist.
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on May 4, 2018
These refills fit the diaper genie very well, however, I’ve had two of them burst open so far which means I end up with diapers everywhere! And I really don’t overfill it.

This is my third baby and I have two diaper genies. I used to use the off-brand that Walmart carries and may go back to that. However, Amazon customer service is wonderful to work with. They credited me $15 on my account which was more than fair.
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on March 29, 2018
Nice quality diaper pail bags. I've not had any issues with them. I have 2 diaper genies in my home, one upstairs, one downstairs. I have been using these bags since December 2017.
I have two sons, one currently in size 1-2 diapers and my older son is most using Pampers Easy ups size 4.
I change the bag once to twice a week in the one downstairs, and once a week for the one upstairs and have had no issues with the bags splitting.
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on February 9, 2018
Sick of paying $8 for one of these? Yeah, me too. I don’t want to pay $8 for what will become a poo diaper snake. That’s why I tried these. They’re the same, but way cheaper! They fit my diaper genie just fine! Thanks, mama bear!
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