Okay, I may have spoken too soon about the Diaper Champ being a hopeless stinking pile of plastic.
I was born with my foot in my mouth, so this is really no big surprise.
Upon Jasi's suggestion, I called the toll-free Baby Trend helpline today (1(800) 328-7363). A friendly associate took my contact information and they are sending me replacement gaskets.
Maybe this poo pail can be saved. It's a free call and the gaskets (yes, they are sending more than one!) are shipped free of charge, so there's really nothing to lose.
Thank you, Jasi!
And thank you, Baby Trend.
So for now, I'm holding my breath- waiting to see if the new gasket will work.
cc stock photo credit: PDR on Flickr
The gaskets have arrived. They sent 3, but it looks like they're all used at one time. Two of them are all foam, o-shaped, and appear to go alongside the handle and the third is the large foam one that sits around the stink hole.
I'll post pictures of our gasket swap-out, but for now the Champ is taking a bleach bath as recommended in the gasket instructions: "Step #3- This is a good time to wash the Diaper Champ with hot soapy water with a little bleach added for disinfection."