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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?

Throughgrittedteeth Sun 07-Apr-13 22:02:08

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.

FrumpyPumpy 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

Numerous posts about it on mnet even.

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.

ElphabaTheGreen Mon 08-Apr-13 06:31:57

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.

poocatcherchampion Mon 08-Apr-13 07:46:07

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.

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