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Tampon user who struggles with disposal of tampons? Sign up to try FabLittleBag – two chances to win £100! NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 02-Mar-16 11:40:34

We have been asked by the team at FabLittleBag, to find 500 UK female MNers (including 150-200 of their teenage daughters) to put their – well – fab little bags to the test when disposing of tampons out and about and at home and to share their feedback on MN.

We are looking for 150-200 of the testers to have a teen daughter (or daughter at home) to also try the bags and report back via their mum. You can apply to try them yourself, for your daughter or for both of you. All testers need to be regular tampon wearers, and ideally folks who struggle with the disposal of tampons: - perhaps you’re fed up of not finding a suitable bin when out and about, are fed up with having to use loo roll and nappy sacks or even always flush but would like to bin them instead?

The team at FabLittleBag say – "our new bags use clever finger loops to make tampon disposal easy, discreet and hygienic. The biodegradable bags are opaque and seal closed. They provide confident disposal every time, anywhere. We believe they are the best solution to tampon disposal. Period.
They come in a handbag pack of 5 perfect for ensuring confident disposal when out and about, and a bathroom pack of 20 to keep at home next to your tampons. You top up your handbag pack from your bathroom pack as needs be".

FabLittleBag's are available now at Waitrose, Ocado and www.fablittlebag.com – plus they will be available at Wholefoods from March. Bathroom Packs of 20 bags £2.99 and the re-fillable HandBag Pack £1.99 includes 5 bags for on the go use.

If selected testers will be sent both a Bathroom Pack and a HandBag Pack to get the full FabLittleBag experience – worth £4.98, and asked to try them during their next monthly period.

We'd then want testers to share feedback on a thread on Mumsnet about the concept, the ease of use and overall thoughts. You will also be asked to complete a survey about your views on the bags. If your daughter also takes part, they will need to complete a separate survey (or you can for them).

NB we're expecting this project to last a few weeks – we're looking for feedback to be all in around mid-April - note - this is a tampon disposal testing trial - so please only apply if you will be using tampons some days during the testing time frame and able to share the feedback.

Selected testers who add feedback as required will be entered into a prize draw where two winners will each win a £100 John Lewis voucher.

If you’d like to take part, please add your details here and we will be in touch with those selected soon.

Thanks and good luck
MNHQ

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WineOrSleep Wed 02-Mar-16 13:21:00

Oooooh easier than furtively wrapping up in toilet roll, would love to try!

TheBalefulGroke Wed 02-Mar-16 13:25:33

I'll give feedback without the testing- their price point is too high. Bio-degradable nappy bags are under £2 for 50 as a comparison. (Nature baby)

MardyGrave Wed 02-Mar-16 13:39:50

If someone wants to bag, they'll use a nappy bag wouldn't they? Affordable, readily available and more discreet.

I don't want advertising all over my used tampons. Don't want to pay for the pleasure of it either.

NannyR Wed 02-Mar-16 13:44:45

They seem very expensive - 15p each? I would just use a nappy sack.

gunting Wed 02-Mar-16 13:45:06

When you thought periods couldn't get any more expensive...

lborolass Wed 02-Mar-16 13:49:18

That's a coincidence, wasn't there just a thread about this very problem?

Clare1971 Wed 02-Mar-16 14:10:22

I do wish people would stop inventing expensive 'solutions' for imaginary problems. Nappy sacks or pop-ins (2p each) are fine - I don't need 'finger loops' to be able to open a bag thanks.

Girlwithnotattoos Wed 02-Mar-16 14:12:19

Ridiculously expensive, I can't see anyone buying these, they cost as much as the tampons you're trying to dispose of, nappy bags £1 for 50 every time.

SnozzberryWibble Wed 02-Mar-16 14:12:49

It's a nice idea, but yes, nappy sacks are about 35p for 300 bags! Why should an even smaller waste disposal bag aimed at women be more expensive? Is the markup essentially a 'tax' we pay for being female and menstruating?!

LastOneDancing Wed 02-Mar-16 14:17:51

£5 for 25 little bags?? Did I read that right?

And I hate the name. It could only be worse if it was Fab Li'l Bag.

Sorry to be negative.

SpidersFromMars Wed 02-Mar-16 14:24:23

It's embarrassing - Nappy sacks rustle as I surreptitiously take them out of my bag and to the office loos and back. If I take the whole bag, male colleagues will ask - "You off already?" "Where are you going?" "You only just arrived" etc etc. I know they shouldn't ask, and I should have a witty feminist response when they do, but sometimes I can't be bothered! If these are silent, and discrete, I'll give them a go.

I agree the price point is too high to purchase regularly.

WhoremoaneeGrainger Wed 02-Mar-16 14:24:54

My DD would like to try these out - she's 14, and very self conscious abut her SanPro disposal. She has only just started using Tampons when she does sport, and takes them out as soon as she can after, but when at the pool or gym there are no bins in the communal changing rooms. Can you sign me and her up please?

SpidersFromMars Wed 02-Mar-16 14:25:38

PS - What's a pop-in? Are they the answer?

Whatdoidohelp Wed 02-Mar-16 14:28:06

How much!? A nappy bag is much much cheaper and much more discreet! These will never take off.

donajimena Wed 02-Mar-16 15:14:07

The food waste bags from the council are biodegradable. And free. I don't put them in my compost bin I must hasten to add! wink
I'd happily test them though.

Misseuropadiscodancer Wed 02-Mar-16 16:24:35

Yes please I would like to try them.

kippersyllabub Wed 02-Mar-16 16:31:58

£2.99 per period? You're having a laugh! That buys you enough nappy sacks for a year and a mutipack of double deckers. You've made some serious price point errors there.

Do any of the team behind this product actually menstruate themselves?

OhShutUpThomas Wed 02-Mar-16 16:38:45

But don't all loos have bins?

MrsCurly Wed 02-Mar-16 19:16:59

What wrong with wrapping in toilet roll and putting in the bin?

TheCountessofFitzdotterel Wed 02-Mar-16 20:05:03

When I was still using tampons (mooncup all the way now) I think I would have appreciated properly opaque and anonymous disposal bags and would have paid a bit more than nappy bag prices for them. But nothing like as much as this!

Clare1971 Wed 02-Mar-16 20:17:06

spidersfromMars www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=251009946

Mummabear36 Wed 02-Mar-16 21:25:05

yes please, I would get my 16 year old to try them.

whatdoIget Wed 02-Mar-16 21:48:17

I'm of an age now where I couldn't really care less if someone caught a glimpse of my bloody tampon through the semi-opacity of a nappy sack, or if some blood went on my finger while I was putting it in the bag, but I imagine these might be appreciated by teenagers?

poorbuthappy Wed 02-Mar-16 22:15:27

Why only tampons? Why not towels?

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