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Question about re-usable nappies, nappy bins etc!

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boopdoop Mon 03-Mar-14 18:38:38

We are planning to use re-usable nappies as soon as we can (though have been recommended by many to give it a few weeks using disposables first), but will probably end up sometimes using disposables, when out and about, when there aren't any clean etc!

Any advice from anyone that's done this, especially around the topic of nappy bins, as I don't really know what I need - a bin (anything special or just normal with lid?) for re-usables, and then what do I do with any disposables, just put them straight in outside bin, or is it worth having 2?!

I don't know!!! Help and advice appreciated!!!

melliebobs Mon 03-Mar-14 18:44:08

Washables - a good size nappy bin and a net inner/bag to it and tea tree or lavender essential oils as an optional extra. Washables go in the bin then when it comes to wash time u just take out the net bag with all the dirties in n shove in the wash rather than Take nappies out 1 by 1. Then when the cycles finished they've all fallen out the bag ready to fold back up

Disposables - good stash of white label nappy bags and we just stuck them in the big outside bin after every change. But we didn't use them often anyway

ZuleikaD Mon 03-Mar-14 19:02:51

Disposables (if pooey) can go straight in the outside bin, though you may want to pop them in a nappy bag first. You use liners with washable nappies (get the Boots own ones) and the pooey ones of those can go in a nappy bag in the outside bin too.

WRT a nappy bin, any bin with a lid will do. You want it about the size of a builders' bucket, and about 20 nappies will do you nicely.

gutzgutz Mon 03-Mar-14 19:26:28

We got the mothercare basic bin and it stored a fair amount of dirty nappies. Didn't have the net thing although I can see this is a good idea. If they were particularly disgusting I used gloves! BTW if you are anywhere in the Birmingham area I am looking to give away 9 wraps 9-12kg and 24 size 2 nappies all bambino mio. Tried to sell them, no-one wants.

stargirl1701 Mon 03-Mar-14 19:30:58

The Tots Bots nappy bin has a locking lid which we have found very necessary with a toddler!

boopdoop Mon 03-Mar-14 19:35:27

Hi, thanks, really helpful. Gutzgutz, that'd be amazing... I am on the south coast but my parents are in Walsall so that could be an option, dads often travelling around and I'm sure if it's not too far from them they could pick it up... Is there a way of pm'ing on here to arrange?

NotCitrus Mon 03-Mar-14 20:29:47

The lidded buckets from plastic tat shops are good. On a shelf out of reach of toddler. Never bothered with a net.

gutzgutz Mon 03-Mar-14 20:37:44

Have pm'ed you

belleface Mon 03-Mar-14 20:49:18

we got a nappy bin from The Nappy Lady which works great and we use a washable mesh bag in it. you definitely need a lid!

we found the advice here really useful when getting started.

cashmiriana Tue 04-Mar-14 09:07:51

Use flushable liners for the reusable nappies, and flush all poo away. It's one of the reasons for using them! With a very soiled nappy, hold it by the corner - with plastic tongs if you're squeamish - and dangle it in the loo while flushing.

We used a brewing bucket with a snap on lid and a handle for our washables. You tend to wash every day, so don't worry about odours.

trilbydoll Tue 04-Mar-14 10:28:20

We have two buckets, one for cloth, one for disposables. They were about £6 off Amazon and keep the smell in nicely. I don't bother with nappy sacks at home, just roll up the nappy and chuck it in the bucket. I do have a bin liner in the disposables bucket!

Remember to keep nappy sacks away from the baby, they're a choking risk because they're so thin, if it went in their mouth you would struggle to get it out without tearing it.

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