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Dedicated nappy pail / bin - worth it?

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misssmilla1 Mon 27-Jul-15 13:19:57

I'm finalising the list of stuff to buy and keep going back and forth on whether to get one or not. I've been looking at the equivalent to the angel care / tommee tippee ones but not sure whether it's worth it.

We live in an all one level not massive flat which is open plan in the living area, and have a bin in each bathroom, as well as in the kitchen space.

As a result, the OH suggested we use the normal bins, obviously emptying them regularly (once a day) but i can't help wonder if it's going to smell as a result - I have a vision of opening the kitchen bin for something else and it smelling the place out.

Are they worth it?

misssmilla1 Mon 27-Jul-15 13:20:28

Oh, and to add, it's for disposables, not cloth / re-usables

museumum Mon 27-Jul-15 13:22:46

I used one for living in a flat. I found it invaluable. I didn't go down to the street bin when at home alone with the baby, far too hard, so it was only emptied when dh was home. Generally once every 2-3 days and it didn't smell between (bf poo pre-weaning) but I would not have wanted nappies in the main bin that long if to empty the main bun each night.
In a house, I'm not sure it's worth it.

Artandco Mon 27-Jul-15 13:23:43

I wouldn't. If you put each nappy in a nappy bag and tie up before into the normal bin, it shouldn't be smelly after a day's use. Remember you are supposed to top solid poo into the toilet anyway before throwing nappy away, which reduces smell anyway

GoooRooo Mon 27-Jul-15 13:24:32

I had one and loved it. Used it loads. Will be using it again this time.

LooseSeal Mon 27-Jul-15 13:24:37

If you live in a flat and can't easily pop out to the wheelie bin then I think it is. We had one of the ones which takes a cartridge and turns the used nappies into a sort of sausage, and it was worth it as we live on the forth floor. It did a resonably good job of keeping the contained, and I certainly preferred keeping all the dirty nappies in one contained place rather than having them in diffrent bins around the place.

Alanna1 Mon 27-Jul-15 13:37:12

IMO unnecessary. My suggestion is that you buy a bin if it bothers you after you have the baby

Poppytime Mon 27-Jul-15 13:42:21

I have the Tommee Tippee Sangenic one and love it (well love is a relative word!) - its the one a pp mentioned that twists and separates each bag into a "sausage" - much better than nappies in random bins around the house - they do get stinky, even if emptied everyday, and you might forget/not have time etc. Up to you though - of course it isn't vital if you have other bins.

AmberLav Mon 27-Jul-15 13:44:20

I love ours - we went for the bin optoion for the first three months, and the house constantly stank of poo, so switched, and 4 years on, I have no regrets. The new cassettes are expensive, but you can get them on Amazon for the cheapest I think, and we get a delievery every two months...

We can empty it once a week (DD is in nursery 4 days a week) , and there is never a smell...

Saltedcaramel2014 Mon 27-Jul-15 13:47:13

I find it brilliantly useful - would definitely recommend it. I found getting out to the wheelie bin tricky with a newborn.

mygreeneyedboy Mon 27-Jul-15 13:47:58

I used it in our flat, I didn't go down to the street too often so it was a great help. Currently we've been staying at my parents (for far too long!) as we are moving house - my mum didn't want the extra bin in the bathroom (to save space.. Despite the bathroom being about half the size of our whole flat - and the fact that my parents don't use that bathroom..) and so I just put the nappies in the normal bin - it gets smelly. It's normally my parents cleaner that empties it, about twice a week. Sometimes if I'm organised I will use a plastic nappy bag for the really dirty ones but I often forget to put them upstairs (normally in changing bag) As soon as we move we'll be using it again!

AbbeyRoadCrossing Mon 27-Jul-15 13:50:14

Is your flat ground floor and near the bins? In an upstairs flat I found it useful as I wasn't going downstairs several times a day. If you have easy access to an outside bin probably not necessary

misssmilla1 Mon 27-Jul-15 14:06:06

We're on the top floor, with 2.5 flights of stairs to the main bins in our courtyard.

It's usually the OH's responsibility to take the bin out, but was wondering whether having them in the bin in the flat all day would drive me mad.

Artandco Mon 27-Jul-15 14:19:23

I would just leave and as above you can always buy later on if it becomes an issue. Saves space if not.

A newborn will use around 10 nappies a day, down to around 6/7 once on solids. So 10 a day means any bin will need emptying fairly regularly anyway as even if sealed will fill up. Like I said, nappy bag each one ( about £1 for 100 bags), and dh or yourself can take to bin with rest of rubbish with it being smelly carrying also.

Have you considered reusables? We also live in a flat (4th floor), and that's one reason we used as saved carrying dirty nappies down and clean ones up all the time

mrstothemr Mon 27-Jul-15 14:26:35

Definitely worth it - occasionally dh dumps a poo nappy in the kitchen bin, and my god can I tell... 3 pack cartridges last us maybe 6 weeks and from Amazon they're about £10. Have always wondered why everyone didn't have one

mrstothemr Mon 27-Jul-15 14:27:31

That's the tommee tippee sangenic btw

zipzap Mon 27-Jul-15 15:56:11

My sister had one and tried to use it but found it was no better at keeping the smells in than just putting them into a normal nappy bag and tying them up well. Double bag if there's a particularly stinky one.

When I had ds1,, even though I had a voucher for a free one of these sorts of nappy bins (I think in the Bounty pack or similar) it was one of the things that dsis said was definitely a waste of money as the cartridges of bags were so expensive.

Never had one and never regretted it for a moment. if you have a bin in your bathroom, remember to line it with a plastic bag and you'll be fine. Particularly if you get dh to make it part of his daily routine grin.

if you're feeling very organised, get a load of supermarket bags - say 10 at once, and use all ten to line it at a time. then it will be easy to take just one out each day, but for the bin to remain lined. And if there is a particularly stinky nappy in there, you can tie the supermarket bag up too, early, and the bin will still be lined to add more in as necessary.

divafever24 Mon 27-Jul-15 16:04:03

I had an angelcare one that I picked up for dd1 for about £7. The refils are a little expensive but they are usually cheaper for Amazon or boots have them on 3 for 2when there is a baby event on. Nit essential but handy, will be using again soon with dc 2

misssmilla1 Mon 27-Jul-15 16:16:03

Good tip there zip on the many bags in the bin! art planning to stick to disposables for now, struggling to get my head round reusables, will see if that changes.

I think I'll put the bin on the maybe Amazon list and see how it works out. I suspect if the weather continues to be hot here (not in the UK) then we might need one as warm kitchen, normal bin and nappies is not a good mix!

museumum Mon 27-Jul-15 17:30:39

Reusables are tough if you don't have easy access to outside drying. I wanted to but if your outside line is too far away to go to without taking the baby it becomes logistically very hard.

Luciferbox Mon 27-Jul-15 17:33:34

I was given one as I lived in a flat with DS. It always wiffed and generally got in the way in the kitchen. In the end I binned it and just got into the habit of taking a small bag out every night before bed.

Artandco Mon 27-Jul-15 17:36:15

Museum - we just dried ours inside in airing cupboard

applecore0317 Mon 27-Jul-15 22:36:31

We're really pleased with ours, empty it about two to three times a week and it never smells smile ours is the tommee tippee sangenic smile

MummyPiggy87 Tue 28-Jul-15 00:10:07

We've just bought one, mothercare are doing the tommee tippee ones half price in store and online for I think it's £14 or something. Bargain!
The reviews on mothercares website are very good

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