Nappy sacks/bags

(18 Posts)
moomin35 Thu 01-May-14 16:13:58

Are these one of those things that no one ends up using? I've bought some cheap fragranced ones to dispose of nappies. I don't plan on buying a special nappy bin, just hopefully getting it in the main bin outside asap -are these any good? Would a normal carrier bag do the same job? All advice welcome! :-)

queenofthepirates Thu 01-May-14 16:18:16

Let me paint a scenario, it's 2am and junior's done the mother of all stinky poops. It is everywhere, up his legs, bag, everywhere.... You've cleaned him up and he's back off to sleep in your arms. Are you going to go outside to the bins, in the night, risking waking junior who may not have slept for 12 hours and neither have you, for weeks.

I consider a bin and bags utterly essential.

Light26 Thu 01-May-14 16:49:05

I agree - essential. I use them on every nappy change. It's often not easy to get to the outside bin as quickly as you would like (especially once lo becomes mobile). Don't spend too much on them though, you can buy a packet of scented nappy sacks for around 15p or spend over a �1 on the same thing!

naty1 Thu 01-May-14 17:35:54

Yes a necessity.
But no need for nappy wrapper. We use a large normal bin (kept in bathroom now DD sleeps in her room)

Canus Thu 01-May-14 17:39:58

Also jolly useful when out and about, for nappy changes/storing vomited upon clothes in/carrying leaking bottles...

Mepmep Thu 01-May-14 17:54:14

Essential! As pp said, cheapest ones will do. Ok so not exactly environmentally friendly but there is no other way to contain stinky/runny mess (unless you can keep 100s o carrier bags tucked under your changing table). The only other way to contain the smell and mess is if you take every single nappy out to your outside bin area the minute your DC makes a mess. Which in the newborn days can be pretty much every half hour... Even at night! I do feel terrible for being so environmentally unfriendly but, honestly, I can't think of any other system that would be tidier or more efficient, considering how little time there is for cleaning an tidying once the baby arrives.

moomin35 Thu 01-May-14 18:19:45

Thanks all - the ones ive bought are like 100-200 for one pound - is this the going price?

BikeRunSki Thu 01-May-14 18:31:51

They cost about £1 for about a million. Buy some. See if you use them. I used to just throw the nappy in bag straight out of the window into back yard.

PassTheCremeEggs Thu 01-May-14 18:41:57

Totally essential! BikeRunSki so do I - bin in garden underneath DD's window, drop nappies straight in

queenofthepirates Thu 01-May-14 18:46:23

I think I've only bought a few lots of bags in 3 years, they last forever. Bin was from Ikea, cost about £5 and as long as it has a lid.... dear god make sure it has a good lid.... baby poop is the smelliest smell alive.

Light26 Thu 01-May-14 19:32:52

Sainsbury's basic packets are 15p for 100. Other supermarkets and brands do seem to be considerably more.

Solasum Thu 01-May-14 19:35:44

Second using them for dirty clothes when out as well. Also very useful when staying away from home and not sure what your host does with rubbish as less offensive to wander round with.

At home I only use them for dirty as opposed to wet nappies though.

Lagoonablue Thu 01-May-14 19:35:48

I still have loads even though Ds now potty trained. I use them to dispose of tampons. Pant liners and sanitary towels. Cheaper than the little bags you buy for that purpose.

Busymumto3dc Thu 01-May-14 19:39:05

Never had a nappy bin with any of my 3 dc but do buy nappy bags, they are cheap as chips and useful during the night in the early days and also if putting a nappy into your outside bin to contain the smell

addictedtosugar Thu 01-May-14 19:41:48

300 for 35p in tesco.
Essential, imo.

Dirty nappies stink, and I'm not putting them out when its raining, night time, or I'm feeling lazy!

I also hate it when visitors come down from the bathroom with a nappy for the kitchen bin. There is a bin in the bathroom ffs.

Also essential when out and about for soiled clothes, and nappys if no bin.

Buy a value bag, and see if you love or hate them.

HamAndPlaques Thu 01-May-14 21:33:18

Yes, essential - and now very useful that we are blw when out and about to clear up all of DD's mess.

Chocolatestain Fri 02-May-14 06:35:14

If the environmental issue bothers you, you can get biodegradable ones - although they are considerably more expensive. Waitrose sell them or you can get them online.

Hazchem Fri 02-May-14 06:42:50

I have them and we mainly use cloth nappies! I found them handy. When out and about with cloth nappies I tend to put the babywipes in the nappy sack so they don;t end up being washed in the washing machine. Also good for things like a half eaten bananas/apples/sandwiches that you don't want to put back in your handbag if there isn't a bin

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