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Nappies in Summer

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Blankiefan Mon 03-Mar-14 21:25:22

I know It's a bit premature to worry about this but I'm starting to obsess about how we're going to manage dirty nappies in the Summer.

Essentially, our normal bin (like most people) only gets emptied fortnightly. Until now, we've only had it full of shitty nappies in Winter but what about in hotter weather... Just how rank does if get and what can I do to minimise it?

On the positive side, we're in Scotland so excessive heat shouldn't be an issue but we do get hot weather sometimes.... This is starting to freak me out... Any solutions???

DevonFolk Mon 03-Mar-14 21:27:41

I can't honestly remember it being a problem. I know it's not quite the same, but with dog poo that I pick up in the garden or bring home from walks I have a separate bin away from the wheelie bin which keeps the smell down.

Blankiefan Mon 03-Mar-14 21:34:59

So - do you then empty the dog poo bin into the wheelie bin for the bin men? Is that not horrible to do?

MJP1 Mon 03-Mar-14 21:36:43

I was wondering the same thing too, I think I might put them in the bin at the bottom of the road as it gets emptied weekly instead of fortnightly like ours. Our bin sits right outside our back door so it might get abit wiffy.

BikeRunSki Mon 03-Mar-14 21:36:59

Cloth nappies?

DevonFolk Mon 03-Mar-14 21:42:07

How else would I get rid of it?! It's all in individual poo bags.

toomuchtooold Mon 03-Mar-14 21:45:54

Have you got a nappy bin? We've got a Tommee Tippee nappy wrapper one and then it's lined with a carrier bag so the nappies are double contained. Not so great for the environment but hey we're using disposables on twins so may as well be hung for a sheep as a lamb.

sleeplessinderbyshire Mon 03-Mar-14 21:48:20

washables and tip poo down the loo, wash the nappies every other day. disposables at night or on holiday only

stargirl1701 Mon 03-Mar-14 21:50:01

Switch to cloth?

Eletheomel Mon 03-Mar-14 21:53:17

I live in Scotland and our bin is also only emptied fortnightly, but I never found it a problem. The nappies are just in nappy sacks and put straight in the bin. I don't hang around the outdoor bin to see if it smells, but it's right outside our door and never seems rank when we walk past. It's really not a problem.

We use cloth nappies too (so that reduced the numbers in our bin) but our little boy was born at the end of May last year and we didnt' start him in cloth until October, so we had the whole (hot) summer with newborn, multi poo nappies and it was fine.

We get our food/garden bin cleaned out by the wheelie bin company once a month, you could arrange for your landfil bin to be cleaned out once a fortnight if you were really worried (and wanted it cleaned out after each emptying) but honestly, if the nappies are wrapped up in nappy sacks, it's not a problem...

Slebmum Tue 04-Mar-14 13:16:39

We use an angelcare bin and the sack from that goes into the outside bin. Never had any issues with smells even in the boiling hot summer last year and we are on fortnightly collection and have twins.

BertieBotts Tue 04-Mar-14 13:17:36

I just used to bag them and put straight in the outside bin.

purplebaubles Tue 04-Mar-14 13:19:08

I'm confused. Surely you empty the poo into the toilet first before you bag up the rest of the nappy??

Therefore, not much actual poo left on the nappy. Once you've bagged it, and then put it in the bin, you're not going to be able to smell it!

BertieBotts Tue 04-Mar-14 13:25:11

No. Never did that.

purplebaubles Tue 04-Mar-14 13:29:19

Eww! Really?! Why would you put poo in the bin!!!? How bizarre!

Obviously, occasionally you can't get most of it off the nappy and into the toilet, but 90% of the time you can!

So basically our refuse centres are full of shit - literally!

Eletheomel Tue 04-Mar-14 14:11:16

I use cloth during the day (tip pooh in toilet then wash nappies) but reusables at night (or if we're away at weekends, he's got a dose of the runs etc) and I have to say it has never occurred to me to empty out the disposable down the loo before bagging (even though I do this with washables).

In addition, I don't actually know anyone who does this (didn't know anyone did this at all, until you posted purple) you live and learn, eh...

Eletheomel Tue 04-Mar-14 14:11:31

doh - i mean disposables at night NOT reusables

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 04-Mar-14 14:21:04

Agree with others, if its a worry for you swap to cloth nappies. I love seeing them pegged out but maybe I'm a bit weird smile

purplebaubles Tue 04-Mar-14 14:42:53

I thought everyone put poo down the toilet!!!!

I just thought it ewww to bag it up and put it in the bin.

Scotinoz Tue 04-Mar-14 14:49:23

I've just spent an Aussie 40+ degree summer filling our wheelie bin, emptied formightly, full of disposables and it was no whiffier than bins usually whiff. Pretty sure a Scittish summer will be okay.

We do have one of those Angelcare bins too but I doubt it makes much difference.

ThePippy Tue 04-Mar-14 14:55:03

I have no idea how I would ever get poo out of most of the nappies I change for my DS (or my DD before him when she was in nappies)!! It is only recently (just turned 2) that they are usually firm enough to even imagine it possible, but by the time I get to them (and yes this can be the minute they are done sometimes) the poo is way too spread out and pushed in to the nappy to even attempt any extraction, let alone at the same time as trying to wrestle/clean off my small gyrating child! I have never heard of anything so bonkers in my life - it made me laugh to think of you scraping nappies ;-)

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 04-Mar-14 15:01:43

pippy if you use cloth nappies you can use them with a liner which can go down the loo with the poo. No scraping required smile

ThePippy Tue 04-Mar-14 15:03:38

No I get it with cloth nappies, but the OP was talking disposable and the thought of doing anything other than wrapping and binning just made me chuckle.

Clearlymisunderstood Tue 04-Mar-14 15:18:29

I'm in Wales and you can request special yellow bags if you have a child in nappies, they are collected weekly. I didn't know about it when my dd was small so had to deal with stinky wheely bin by our front door but my neighbour gets them for her little one.

Blankiefan Tue 04-Mar-14 16:08:13

Apparently (according to the Pampers pack), you should do as PP says and flush the poo away but I've never known anyone to actually do it. Yes - my bin and our refuse centres are full of poo...

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