What do you do with nappies?

(80 Posts)

Pooey disposable nappies, that is.

We've been tootling along quite well with a tall and skinny pedal bin in DS's room, emptying it every 3 days or so, but now he's well established on solids the room is starting to, well, hum a bit. I know some people take dirty nappies straight to the outside bin, which is laudable, but I'm far too lazy to do that that isn't very practical for us.

What do you do?

saldoozer Sun 07-Apr-13 19:27:48

We have a small pedal bin so it is emptied frequently but poo nappies have to go straight outside. There is no way I would be able to leave them in any inside bin.

Celestia Sun 07-Apr-13 19:37:18

A lidded bin lined with a carrier bag that gets emptied each evening.

Flisspaps Sun 07-Apr-13 19:38:17

Dirty nappies are double bagged and put in the waste paper bin which is emptied daily.

Wishwehadgoneabroad Sun 07-Apr-13 19:39:27

Bagged up into about 3 disposable carrier bags and straight to the bin!

Empty the nappy bin daily. Eww to doing it every 3 days!!!

Fairylea Sun 07-Apr-13 19:43:46

Keep a carrier bag on the back of the back door and fill it with nappies. When full walk to the bin.

I couldn't keep them inside... !

I also use a lot of cloth nappies for this reason - wash and the poo is gone! (Well poo gets flushed down the toilet but the washing gets them super fresh!)

Thurlow Sun 07-Apr-13 19:44:01

Generally empty the bin every evening, but tbh it might be every 2 if they're not too bad. If it is a real corker of a nappy then I will take it straight out. However she is in childcare a lot, so we might only have one lighter dirty nappy a day. The baby's room runs warm as it has the boiler in it, so the window is open a lot even in winter, that might help with the smell.

Or you can follow my parents example when DD is staying with them, and chuck the bag out of the window on to the patio and collect and bin them all later!

MrsHoarder Sun 07-Apr-13 19:44:17

Small pedal bin which is emptied every night.

Like Thurlow, DS is in nursery ful

stargirl1701 Sun 07-Apr-13 19:58:37

We use cloth so the poo goes in the loo on a liner. The nappy pail has a mesh bag which has tea tree oil shaken on it. No bad smells grin

Oh this fecking app is possessed tonight!

DS is in nursery full time so during the week, the bin may only have two or three pooey nappies in it after three days. Not nearly so bad as it might be, I promise!

Still, maybe it's the sitting and festering that's turning the air slightly green.

<ponders how to get DH to empty the nappy bin every day>

I would dearly love to have used cloth but both DH and DS wouldn't have a bar of them. Can't remember which one of them complained the most on the cloth nappy trials we did hmm

Straight outside with a poo nappy surely!

VinegarDrinker Sun 07-Apr-13 20:03:49

We use cloth mainly but disposables overnight, if we do get a pooey disposable we chuck the majority of the poo straight into the loo then it gets bagged up and put in the bathroom bin.

VinegarDrinker Sun 07-Apr-13 20:04:47

Meant to say we live in a second floor flat so trying to take all pooey nappies outdoors immediately would be totally impractical!

BananaPie Sun 07-Apr-13 20:06:30

We have a nappy bin - cost a tenner from boots, and you have to buy refills for the liner, but is very good at containing any smell. Think the brand is angel care.

dublindee Sun 07-Apr-13 20:08:10

We have an old-style bin (non-wheelie variety) directly beside the back door. It has a heavy duty bin-bag and is used solely for nappies. We gave scented bin liners in a bin in the bedroom. Once it's full it gets taken to the nappy-bin by the back door. Normally 2-3 days. Having said that, pooey ones are brought down straight away so there's never a hum in the room.

My 2 older DS's share bunks in the same room as DS3 so it would be totally unfair to NOT keep on top of this TBH.

We have a dedicated nappy bin service in our borough so there is a wheely bin solely for nappies right outside the door and they go straight out.

GizzaCwtch Sun 07-Apr-13 20:13:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

To take a dirty nappy out after every poo:
- hold baby in one arm, dirty nappy in other hand
- fiddle with stair gates at top and bottom of stairs when descending while trying not to drop baby or shitty nappy into jaws of gleefully waiting dogs
- pissing about locating back door key no-handed
- resting dirty nappy on kitchen counter while door is unlocked <hygienic>
- stepping out into freezing cold or piss pouring rain to walk around to side of house where bins are

That's not going to happen, not three or four times a day at weekends. It especially won't happen for the occasional night poo he does.

Thinking proper nappy bin might be worth looking at.

Archetype Sun 07-Apr-13 20:30:38

we bag all nappies and put them out the back door to be taken to the bin outside. every nappy goes out there. they smell too quickly...even ones with just wee in.

Archetype Sun 07-Apr-13 20:31:09

change them downstairs?

Nevercan Sun 07-Apr-13 20:52:16

Throw them out the window into carefully positioned open wheely bin - highly unlikely I know grin

Sod the wheelie bin - make it a skip. Don't need to aim as well then grin

olivertheoctopus Sun 07-Apr-13 21:01:51

Same as vinegar drinker.

rachi1990xx Sun 07-Apr-13 21:04:16

We put dirty nappies in scented nappie bags n into the main household bin which is emptied every other day but window were bin is nearly always open x

Signet2012 Sun 07-Apr-13 21:05:01

I double triple bag with scented nappy bags for last thing/over night/ first thing poos then out to the main bin.

Put nappy in nappy bag. Put baby in cot/playpen/high chair whatever. Holding the happy bag in one hand, use the other to open the door.

Proper nappy bins smell too, don't waste your money.

Zara1984 Sun 07-Apr-13 21:14:40

We live in a 2 brm apartment so all nappies in scented nappy sacks go in the kitchen bin, emptied every day or second day at the max.

DS is only 5 months though and just starting solids... Will I need a nappy bin or something else as the poos get worse??? Way too impractical to take poo nappies out downstairs to the bin room each time.

PassTheCremeEggs Sun 07-Apr-13 21:15:58

We have the Tommee Tippee Sangenic nappy bin, bought blindly because a few people said we had to get one for pfb and we knew no better...! But actually it's great. So long as you factor in cost of cartridges. Twists nappies up into a long sausage thing in the bin so locks away the smell, doesn't seem to let any out at all, you need to empty every 2-3 days. A 3 pack of cartridges lasts a few months. Sure lots will say it's not worth it but I much prefer not faffing around with nappy bags.

BertieBotts Sun 07-Apr-13 21:16:51

I used to chuck them all in the kitchen bin, but pooey ones got tied in a plastic bag first.

Bag 'em then chuck 'em down the stairs. Straight out to the black bin. I could not have a bit full of crap in the house.

MintyyAeroEgg Sun 07-Apr-13 21:19:38

Shake the poo down the loo!


Never ever ceases to amaze me how many seemingly right-minded people do not think to do this!

If you're throwing the nappy away anyway, why on earth would you faf with throwing the poo away separately?! confused

shoesontheglasslamp Sun 07-Apr-13 21:26:31

Bagged nappy goes in carrier bag hanging on kitchen cupboard door. Full bag gets emptied, usually every day.
Fine except when the sun shines straight onto the bag...grin

MinnesotaNice Sun 07-Apr-13 21:27:31

Diaper Genie. Not sure if they are available here, brought ours from the US. Only have to empty it every few days, no smell other than a few seconds after putting a dirty diaper in.

JollyPurpleGiant Sun 07-Apr-13 21:29:59

We bag all dirty nappies and they are popped just outside the back door. Daily, or every second day, we pick them up and move them to the wheelie bin. But DS only has 1 dirty nappy a day so it's not like there's a mountain.

VinegarDrinker Sun 07-Apr-13 21:30:45

" If you're throwing the nappy away anyway, why on earth would you faf with throwing the poo away separately?!"

Er, to avoid the problem the OP is trying to solve?

IShallCallYouSquishy Sun 07-Apr-13 21:32:04

Nappy wrapper bin in the nursery. Gets emptied as soon as it's full. Poos get flushes down the loo though unless they're the current delightful teething ones. They get double nappy sack wrapped and straight out to black bin!

I ought to read OP properly blush soz.

MintyyAeroEgg Sun 07-Apr-13 21:38:37

Why flush the poo away?

Erm, so its not going in to landfill and building up methane gasses?

So its not stinking out your own nappy bin and/or rubbish bin?

We are lucky that we live in a developed country with a sophisticated sewage system. Why on earth would anyone choose to bury excrement, tightly wrapped in non biodegradable wrapping, in the very limited amount of land left available in this country!

I am really surprised anyone with an ounce of common sense actually needs to ask this question.

Bloody hell. So use non disposables then. Get off your high horse, it's hard enough getting a baby/toddler sorted with having to scrape shit out of a nappy.

LastOrdersAtTheBra Sun 07-Apr-13 21:43:49

Flush poo down the loo, nappies all go straight to outside bin here.

Maybe you could organise a bit better, put key in door and unlock before going to change nappy, only close stairgate if you're going to be leaving baby able to reach stairs (unlikely while you're changing nappy), drop nappy just outside back door and move to bin once baby in bed?

Debs75 Sun 07-Apr-13 21:44:05

Straight outside was what we did when dd1 and ds were small. Double bagged nappies will never degrade in a landfill.

Now they are picked up with DS's incontinence pads and incinerated. Maybe that could be a practical solution to landfill. During the week we have then in the downstairs toilet in a swing bin with a couple of air fresheners. The bin takes about 3 days to fill, when the two younger girls were in full time nappies it was 2 days. The yellow incinerator sacks then go straight into a black wheelie bin outside and the sacks are collected weekly just before the bin lorries turn out.

I'm sure somewhere there is something about it being illegal to put human poo in your wheelie bin. Not sure if that is right though so don't throw any pooey nappies buns at me.

MintyyAeroEgg Sun 07-Apr-13 21:46:01

Oh I'm sorry but I think this "its too difficult to dispose of the poo because I've got a baybeeee" is absolutely fucking preposterous.

Disposable nappies did not even exist until 30 years ago!

5eggstremelychocaletymadeggs Sun 07-Apr-13 21:48:44

Surely it depends on the consistency of the poo? Mine wouldn't just tip out if the nappy, mine as in my babies obviously!

You would have to scrap it etc do I just wrap nappy and reseal it with the tabs and put in a carrier bag and in the outside bin.

5eggstremelychocaletymadeggs Sun 07-Apr-13 21:51:39

Disposable nappies have been available since the 1950s.

JumpHerWho Sun 07-Apr-13 21:52:22

Bag them up, put in main bin in kitchen, which gets taken out daily.

My cat shits in an open box, that also gets dealt with daily.

Jollyb Sun 07-Apr-13 21:52:43

Fortunately DD is a once a day after breakfast girl now so we change most pooey nappies downstairs. Used to have a nappy bin upstairs for night time changes.

JollyPurpleGiant Sun 07-Apr-13 21:55:59

I agree with 5eggs. At 23 months most of DS's poos are pretty wet, so disposing of them down the toilet would involve more than just tipping.

As 5 eggs says its about consistency, if it was more solid I'd be more inclined. As it isn't I stand by my previous post about scraping out shit.
You're very angry about the Mintyy maybe you should try this. Or just get off your soapbox.

Jojay Sun 07-Apr-13 22:02:46

Wet nappies go in the kitchen bin.

Dirty ones get put outside the back door and taken round to the wheelie bin whenever anyone is passing (usually 3-4 times a day, it's not as rank as it sounds.)

jkklpu Sun 07-Apr-13 22:03:49

To start with, put as much of the poo as you can down the loo - often you can dump it all. So no pooey nappy at all. I've always been baffled by people who just bag up the whole thing without trying to dispose of any of it.

Jojay Sun 07-Apr-13 22:03:51

And any nappies that get changed upstairs get chucked out of the window so they land near the back door, and then they get taken to the wheelie bin from there.

VinegarDrinker Sun 07-Apr-13 22:08:16

I don't scrape, just tip. Obviously that depends on the consistency of the poo and how soon you notice it though. In general cloth is just much easier for this though imho as we use flushable liners so the whole lot tips easily straight in the loo, leaving you with a wet nappy with a couple of skid marks.

TrickyWoo Sun 07-Apr-13 22:10:02

Yes to chucking put of window. We have an old bucket on the patio outside the back door, I can get a nappy in from upstairs 5 times out of 10.

MintyyAeroEgg Sun 07-Apr-13 22:10:04

If you put a flushable paper liner in the nappy you can dispose of most of the poo even from a newborn. If my 23 month old still had runny poos all the time then I would be worried.

Too right I am angry about this issue gritted teeth. Especially when the obvious answer just never seems to have occurred to people.

5eggstremelychocaletymadeggs Sun 07-Apr-13 22:15:06

Toddlers quite often have very soft pops, not 'runny' but very soft and not 'solid' and if you don't notice it straight away then it gets squashed etc.

Not all those liners are flushable and in fact they are bad for drains etc. Its recommended you don't flush even the ones that say flushable.

toddlerama Sun 07-Apr-13 22:15:41

All nappies, wet and dirty, get bagged in a nappy sack and straight out to the wheely bin. We moved the wheely bin to right by the back door so it's easy, I just open the door and flip the lid - I don't need to put shoes on or anything. I change DS upstairs and carry him down with the nappy and bin it. I don't need to mess with stair gates because he's in my arms. My 4 and 5 yr olds dont need stair gates.

We had a tommee tippee twisty type bin for dd1 but I think it did smell.

If I do a change in the middle of the night I bag it up and throw it down the stairs. Whoever is down first in the morning puts it out in the bin.

I just got paid for doing a survey about this which is how I know in such detail!! grin

5eggstremelychocaletymadeggs Sun 07-Apr-13 22:16:59

And toddler diarrhoea is very common complaint and entirely normal.


VinegarDrinker Sun 07-Apr-13 22:53:32

Flushable liners are like loo roll. Presumably we shouldn't put that down the loo either then? hmm

Tbh I'd rather a minute risk of blocked drains than the environmental damage of burying poo wrapped in plastic but each to their own

5eggstremelychocaletymadeggs Sun 07-Apr-13 22:58:11

Not all of them are and a quick Google will show you that many of the drainage systems in the UK are not designed to deal with them, particularly the older ones.

5eggstremelychocaletymadeggs Sun 07-Apr-13 22:58:55

In fact when in googled lots of the liners come with a warning that they are not always suitable to be flushed and may block older drasinahge systems.

5eggstremelychocaletymadeggs Sun 07-Apr-13 23:00:39
VinegarDrinker Sun 07-Apr-13 23:10:26

Given that we flush maybe one, maximum two liners a day, and that we've been doing it for 2 years with no problems, I think we'll be just fine thanks. But your concern for our plumbing is appreciated.

clabsyqueen Sun 07-Apr-13 23:28:56

Shake the Poo down the loo for sure! Thats what it says on the si of the pampers bag! Then Nappy goes unbagged into the bin. I'm letting myself down not having cloth but I take comfort that I'm saving bags by not triple bagging.

5eggstremelychocaletymadeggs Sun 07-Apr-13 23:35:57

It doesn't day it on the side of my pampers nappies the packet or the box, checked last time this came up in a discussion. If its solid enough to tip I will do but if its not then I don't.

And flushable liners may see, OK but often a drain blocks and then when they clear it there are months/years worth of liners creating the blockage.

Apparently any sewers/stains and pipes that are 50 yrs old or more are most at risk and it can cost hundreds to get fixed.

In our old house this happened after we had only been living their a few weeks, when the drain guy cleared it there were loads of flushable wipes/ liners etc. We didn't get charged as we were renting and the drain guy said it was obvious the blockage was caused by previous tenants but it would have been very expensive.

poodletip Sun 07-Apr-13 23:41:20

I drop them out of my bathroom window, they land on top of the dustbin ready for me to put in there next time I'm outside. They stink far too much to keep in the house.

DS only does the occasional shakeable poo. Usually they've been squished well into the nappy.

Such a tasteful conversation, this. Glad I'm having the Just Right rather than the mushy Weetabix and hot milk for breakfast grin

Think I'll definitely start nagging DH to take the nappies out daily. Bins are most definitely his job cause I do everything bloody else around here

BikeRunSki Mon 08-Apr-13 07:06:26

I've read Elphaba's post about the awkwardness of taking nappies out to the bin. Really? I must be particularly talent to.manage this fearful expedition several times a day. There we go, I always wondered what I was good at. I rather hoped it might be playing the piano, haute cuisine or something like that, but it seems it is throwing away nappies. Oh well, I guess it will be a useful skill for another couple of years. confused

MiaowTheCat Mon 08-Apr-13 07:33:17

Only generally change the newborn upstairs these days - all the overnight nappies get nappysacked up and chucked in a bucket to come downstairs on a morning... all into kitchen bin which gets emptied pretty much everyday.

blimey! put the poo in the loo! its one of the benefits of having plumbing indoors.
I bet those of you who say its stuck in haven't even tried.
triple bagging! wasteful much!

forevergreek Mon 08-Apr-13 07:47:43

We have a Korbel nappy bin. No smell as bagged and lidded. Also live in a flat so to get to a bin outside we would have to wrap x2 little ones up, down 4 flights/ 1 flight and lift, through the communal garden to bin.

It gets emptied when full which is every few days

JollyPurpleGiant Mon 08-Apr-13 08:13:07

I'm not concerned about DS's lack of formed poos. He eats plenty and gains weight well. He's obviously not in any pain as he's very articulate and would tell us. Toddler diarrhoea is not unusual and I'm sure he'll grow out of it eventually.

babySophieRose Mon 08-Apr-13 09:00:46

Small pedal bin lined with carier bag in the bathroom which is emptied daily.

BonaDea Mon 08-Apr-13 09:13:24

Tommy tippy nappy bin. We have one upstairs and I one downstairs. Seems to be doing the trick...

dublindee Mon 08-Apr-13 11:58:24

Gotta laugh at all the people thinking they're saving the environment by flushing the poo down the loo and using gallons of water in the process!! It's six of one and half a dozen of the other.

Seriously Elphaba - having a dedicated big bin with heavy duty liner just outside the back door is fab. Works great for me as hail, rain, snow - whatever it can go out as I don't even need to put shoes on! Then you just transfer to the wheelie bin when needed!

Beatrixpotty Mon 08-Apr-13 13:30:47

Tommy Tippee nappy bin kept in back porch where it's cold and airy .Buy the Wrapooh refill liners on amazon,bit of a faff but saves money.

silverangel Mon 08-Apr-13 14:27:53

I have twins. Angelcare bins upstairs and downstairs and they don't smell at all.

depends how often you flush the loo..

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