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What do you do with nappies?

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ElphabaTheGreen Sun 07-Apr-13 19:24:00

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?

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.

LadyintheRadiator Sun 07-Apr-13 21:07:15

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.

Throughgrittedteeth Sun 07-Apr-13 21:17:18

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!

Throughgrittedteeth Sun 07-Apr-13 21:22:23

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!

Throughgrittedteeth Sun 07-Apr-13 21:34:08

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.

Throughgrittedteeth Sun 07-Apr-13 21:41:54

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.

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