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Nappy disposal opinions please

(29 Posts)
socktastic Wed 30-Mar-16 11:22:32

Asda have the tommee tippee nappy disposal system at the moment for £20. Having a discussion with dh on merits of this vs a pedal bin and nappy sacks? Are the disposal refills expensive?
What are other people's opinions?

OhGoToSleepPLEASE Wed 30-Mar-16 11:30:42

I personally found them a total waste of money. Nappy sacks & stick them straight out in the big bin. For night changes I stuck them in the bathroom pedal bin & emptied in morning

Bejeena Wed 30-Mar-16 11:40:47

I agree they are a waste both of money and resources. We just used a normal bin and emptied really bad ones straight outside.

Using disposables is already bad enough for environment in my opinion (although we used them) all the energy that is used to make these unnecessary bins is even worse in my opinion.

kiki22 Wed 30-Mar-16 11:45:32

Waste of money someone gave me one because I'm in a top floor flat thinking it would save me going down stairs to the bin but the refills cost a fair bit, bloody thing got stuck all the time and I wasn't too keen on having dirty nappies sitting in it would rather take 2 mins to go dispose of them in the out side bin.

SouthDownsSunshine Wed 30-Mar-16 11:46:15

Nappy sacks (12p a bag from morrisons) and into a bin. Works just fine, no hassle and waaay cheaper.

I personally found the TT nappy bin a faff.

AllPowerfulLizardPerson Wed 30-Mar-16 11:47:09

It's just another bit of clutter, and doesn't do anything you can't achieve with an ordinary (lidded) bin and something to wrap the stinky ones in.

Sanch1 Wed 30-Mar-16 12:05:17

I actually loved mine, just chuck it in, no faffing with bags with a wriggly baby on a changing matt and all the smells contained at once. The refills for the one we have cost £15 for 3, each one lasts about a month, so £5 a month. You can buy them in bulk and obviously the cost goes down, if you have somewhere to store.

dementedpixie Wed 30-Mar-16 12:08:54

Wet nappies straight into a bin, dirty nappies into a nappy bag and put into outside bin. I had the nappy bin system for my first child but it was still smelly so never used it for ds.

PeppaPigStinks Wed 30-Mar-16 12:30:49

A total waste of money and they stink!

Have you thought about reuseable nappies- they will save loads of money :-)

socktastic Wed 30-Mar-16 13:02:49

Thanks folks. I had thought about the reusable ones but (and I know I'll get a ribbing for this) I've been put off when someone told me that my washing machine might get clogged with poo blush

SouthDownsSunshine Wed 30-Mar-16 13:55:32

But you don't put the poos in the washing machine! You flush them down the loo, or you have a disposable liner that goes in the bin.

Xmasbaby11 Wed 30-Mar-16 13:59:41

I don't know anyone who's used a nappy bin. Just put it in a nappy sack then outside bin.

Artioo2 Wed 30-Mar-16 14:12:26

We liked ours. It didn't stink at all, there was no smell once the nappy was inside. It was much, much less smelly than an ordinary lidded bin, which we had for DS1.

I wouldn't want to put nappies straight in the outside bin all the time, especially in the middle of the night, so need to store them somewhere until the bin is emptied - this is an easy way of doing it. And it replaces an ordinary lidded nappy bin, so it's not additional clutter.

The only additional waste that a disposal system creates that I can see, as opposed to a normal nappy bin and nappy bags, is the plastic cassette the string of bags comes in, and these are recyclable in a normal recycling bin.

Cakescakescakes Wed 30-Mar-16 14:14:27

I really liked our nappy bi. Emptied it every other day. No smells. Used it until each DC weaned into solids then the poo smell was much worse than just bf so from then on nappies straight outside. I wouldn't have been without it. And refills about £9.50 for 3 on Amazon so not too bad.

ijustwannadance Wed 30-Mar-16 14:18:58

Why pay for a nappy bin when you can just bag them up and put in normal bin or straight into wheely bin if they stink?

Artandco Wed 30-Mar-16 14:20:18

We used Reusables mainly due to this. No poo in machine. The liner and poo get flushed away. Then rest of nappy in a bin with mesh liner. When small bin full, lift mesh liner out with nappies in and dump lot on machine ( with mesh so no need to touch dirty nappies).

Cold rinse cycle - rinses out initial wee and any runny poo. Plus stops staining as cold wash. 15 mins

The 60 degree regular wash - 60 mins.

Then hang up to dry indoors, outdoors or put in tumble dryer.

We used disposables occasionally when travelling and I found even the clean nappies stink. A kinda of wierd plastic stench

Junosmum Thu 31-Mar-16 04:31:02

We use reusables too, except at night when we use disposables. We don't have a nappy bin, just put the dirty nappy in a bag or not if just wet on top of the reusable nappy bucket and take them to the outside bin in the morning. I don't find breastfed poo smells all that much anyway.

Oh, and my machine hasn't got clogged with poop- it did start to smell a little of poop but doing an extra rinse per nsppy wash has sorted that out.

Runningupthathill82 Thu 31-Mar-16 05:22:55

I have two children - three and newborn - and have never heard of a nappy bin til this minute.

A fool and his money are soon parted, and all that!

brassywind Thu 31-Mar-16 06:07:24

Washing machines don't get clogged with poo when you use washable nappies. If you use nappy liners you flush the poo straight down the loo, it's easy peasy

DaisyFranceLynch Thu 31-Mar-16 06:23:57

We love ours. They divide opinion but for us it was one of the baby items that we didn't consider a waste of money.

They're small and discreet, they massively reduce the smell, and you can get the cartridges cheap on Amazon.

We live in a flat though so it would have been a long walk to the outside bins every time there was a smelly nappy.

Dixiechick17 Thu 31-Mar-16 06:49:21

We love ours, so much easier as we live in a flat and contains any smells. Its usually on offer on Amazon for ten pounds, so worth checking there first. Not everyone gets on with reusables, I didn't.

MyBreadIsEggy Thu 31-Mar-16 06:52:59

Waste of money - especially for night time nappy changes! There's no way I was getting out of bed to pop it in the hole, twizzlers the thingy and shut the lid.....I just put it in a nappy bag and launched it in the general direction of the bin and disposed of it properly in the morning blush once baby is here, sleep will be more important than anything in this planet!

araminem Thu 31-Mar-16 09:01:45

I am not in the UK and here one of the baby shops gives out a free nappy bin. Once I used the free bags we switched over to a normal pedal bin. We don't even bag each nappy separately! They just all go into one bin bag. So far haven't really had problems with smells, and I have a sensitive nose. We do only use the bin for nappies though.

PeppaPigStinks Fri 01-Apr-16 22:30:56

No poo in the machine! Like others have said there are liners you can flush away.
My cousin ( like a sister to me) was dead against them - didbt see why I used them until she had my son for a few days. She asked me to pack reuseable in the end instead of disposables!

MrsZumbaDancer Sat 02-Apr-16 07:00:43

I thought they were a waste of time, dh wanted one so got it and actually found it really useful!

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