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Do I really need a nappy bin?

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PrettyVacant1 Sun 27-Mar-11 12:42:39

Off to Tescos soon to and I saw that nappy bins were on offer with the Baby Event.
I'm in two minds if we should bother getting one and just use nappy sacks.
Are they a waste of money/couldn't live without item for you?

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Meglet Sun 27-Mar-11 12:45:02


Never used one. Just bag it and put poo-y nappies in the garden bin and wet nappies in the kitchen bin which is emptied nearly every day.

SherbetDibDab Sun 27-Mar-11 12:49:22

No - would be top of my complete waste of money list.

TheSkiingGardener Sun 27-Mar-11 12:51:53

We nappy sack and then in put them in a bin with a catch and a bin liner in the bathroom. When full, empty. Works well and less faff.

Clarnico Sun 27-Mar-11 12:54:22

The ones that claim they offer a stink free alternative to putting a nappy-sacked nappy in a normal bin are the biggest con.

First you have to shell out for the thing.

then you have to keep buying the refill cassettes for them

and every few days you have to crack the revolting thing open, to find a decidedly non-stink free collection of rotting-shit nappies, in a long string like sausages.


vile things, they make me heave

really, bung them in a bin you change every day, it's much better

lolajane2009 Sun 27-Mar-11 12:57:39

I always thought these were used for storing soiled reusabl;es till you washed.

memphis83 Sun 27-Mar-11 13:00:58

ive got one blush but we dont have wheelie bins and only a tiny kitchen bin, so its a way of keeping them and their stink contained,

ChippingInMistressSteamMop Sun 27-Mar-11 13:02:43

PV - like everything else, it depends. Easy access to an outside bin I wouldn't bother, babies room on the 3rd floor - wouldn't be without one.

Lola - there are two different kinds, the one you mean is really just a bucket with a lid, the other has a roll of 'nappy sacks' inside it, you place the dirty nappy in it and wind it up, it compresses the nappy and twists the top to seal the smell in. Of course when it gets full you have to empty it, but I never found it overly smelly - maybe it depends on the brand you have?

FourFortyFour Sun 27-Mar-11 13:04:09

We used cloth nappies so had nappy buckets with lids.

If you are going to use disposable nappies then a normal bin and nappy sacks would be fine. Remember to empty solid poo down the loo before you put it in the bin.

cece Sun 27-Mar-11 13:21:07

I have never had one, can't see how they are worth the money - seems like making more work for yourself.

I never changed my baby in their bedroom either - why would you do that? I wouldn't want wee and poo in my bedroom so why a baby's room?

lolajane2009 Sun 27-Mar-11 13:30:38

oh ok. sorry i didnt know ou usd them for both.

pirateparty Sun 27-Mar-11 13:36:53

cece do you always change your baby on a bathroom floor then?

PrettyVacant1 Sun 27-Mar-11 15:27:23

I didn't get one, thanks for your input. smile
Clarnico I nearly choked on a slice of mango grin

Tis hard this buying baby paraphernalia lark, I've spent years flicking through various catalogs dreaming of what I need, now the time has eventually come I feel quite whelmed.
You get so many people saying things such as "Oh my Baby wipe warmer, couldn't possibly live without that"
My colleague told me I needed a nappy bin.

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ChippingInMistressSteamMop Sun 27-Mar-11 15:58:44

Ah - well, keep asking everyone here - I can't think of a single thing you will get a unanimous yes or no over, but at least you will get all of the Pros & Cons!!

The thing I* wouldn't live without - a changing mat on a chest of drawers at the right height for *me. It makes life a million times easier for at least 2 years! Really good for (obviously) nappy changing, but also for getting them dried & dressed after a bath and generally getting then dressed whenever - a complete back saver! They are only 'dangerous' if you are daft enough to leave them on it and walk away.

nannyl Sun 27-Mar-11 16:27:45

As a nanny i have used them in some households, and not in others.

They were ok, did the job, didnt smell often (and if they did would be emptied straight away). Have to say that using nappy sacs (anything from tesco value to bio-degradable expensive ones) and sealing them tightly and placing in a bin, was as easy, no more smelly, and emptied every couple of days.

The nappy wrap system was just far more expensive, and involved buying expensive cartdriges for a few years, and i can see who benefits from that!!! (hint; not the parent) To line the bin we used carrier bags (= readily avaliable & free!)

Im pregnant and have to say, having used and not used them, i havent even considered buying one. Not even all the special offers i seem to have! Saying that i will be using cloth full time, but even i wasnt i still wouldnt even consider it!

PrincessScrumpy Sun 27-Mar-11 16:35:57

We only bought one as it was reduced from £40 to £10 and the outside bin is through a gate at the botom of the garden. I have to say it was fab and I was really glad to have one. Our has cartridges but now I use is as a bin without cartridges as dd is out of nappies.

In fairness though, I have a wicker bin in our bedroom (really only good for tissues) on the top floor of our 3-storey house, and one in the kitchen and I didn't want nappies in the kitchen bin. As we'd be buying a bin, the nappy one at £10 was cheaper.

StiffyByng Sun 27-Mar-11 16:38:00

We have one but we're going to use reusable nappies, so will need somewhere to store them. And it came free with the kit we bought. If you really want a bucket with a lid, lots of poundshops will have them.

bigknickersbigknockers Sun 27-Mar-11 16:46:58

I bought one for DS1 after a friend recommended them and it was a faff to say the least. The refill cartridges are pricey compared to nappy sacks. After a couple of months i started using nappy sacks and never used it again. I used nappy sacks with the next 2 children too. Its not only cheaper but easier to use nappy sacks IMO.

Francagoestohollywood Sun 27-Mar-11 16:50:56

We did like Meglet.

cece Sun 27-Mar-11 19:29:51

When they are little I change them on a changing mat on the floor. I must admit that once they are older I change mine on my lap - easy and no equipment needed.

kathpeak Sun 27-Mar-11 19:52:01

We just have an ordinary plastic bucket with good fitting lid and lined with an ordinary plastic bag. The changing table is upstairs so it helps not having to fetch smelly nappies downstairs every time. It gets emptied into the outside bin almost every evening. No smell, no extra cost of nappy sacks, and no extra running up and down.

wrokus Wed 11-Mar-15 12:26:01

the bin is great, but we do not buy expansive refill cassettes, we refill it with Sametic foil, it is Czech foil that is even stronger than the original one...

Kaleidoscopic Tue 22-Aug-17 11:00:43

They're good if you live in a flat. We put the number 2s in the bin downstairs but use the nappy bin for number 1s...

TIP: the cassettes are the most expensive part of deciding to have a nappy bin costing approximately £4 or £5 each, lasting about 4 weeks tops...they're also extremely wasteful as the cassettes themselves are made of plastic.

We discovered you can use normal drawstring bin bags for the Angel Care nappy bin instead. We use the 50L white drawstring ones (20) from Morrisons. You just use an empty cassette cartridge and draw the string together underneath to hold in place.

Expectingbsbunumber2 Tue 22-Aug-17 12:52:53

No I never used one. X

Ridingthegravytrain Tue 22-Aug-17 13:00:17

Phone your council and see if you can get a nappy bin for outside. We got one free of charge it is exactly the same size as our green refuse bin and was emptied weekly

But I agree, those nappy bins are unnecessary just tie nappies well and chuck poo ones out straightaway

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