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#1 LittleSpoon

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:32 PM

So I've been looking at nappy bins for when bub arrives in March.  Has anyone used the ones that twist around? Are they worth it? The refills seem quite expensive and don't provide much information about how long they last.
What's a good alternative? I have an inquisitive puppy who likes pulling things out of bins, so sometime relatively secure would be good.

#2 DM. 2012

Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:34 AM

I didn't get one, I wouldn't waste my money if I was you. I buy packs of nappy sacks (small plastic bags, you can find them in the baby section of the supermarket) and have them near change table. I generally put about 3 nappies in them and then put it in the wheelie bin outside. Now that bub is eating food and has smelly poos, they go straight into the outside bin if he's done a poo. I use a lot of cloth nappies too.

Edited by Dylan's Mummy, 19 January 2013 - 09:35 AM.


#3 Mamabear2010

Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:44 AM

I bought one and used it when ds was a little baby. If I had my time over, I wouldn't bother.When ds went through lots of nappies, I used to use a bin near his room. Now that he's older and uses less nappies,  I use nappy sacks (I like the woolworths brand) and put the nappies downstairs near the door to put outside in the bin when we next go out.

I think an inquisitive puppy could still make its way into a twist nappy bin thingy. I recommend finding a secure bin that your puppy can't get into and it will be cheaper.

#4 ~Supernova~

Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:44 AM

The novelty is nice, but complete waste of money. We have a bin in the bathroom for wet nappies, and poops (what a strange word that is lol) go into the wheelie bin (early days they would temporarily go in the wet nappy bin until morning).

#5 Something Witty

Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

I was given one and whilst initially I thought it was a waste of money, I actually quite like it. The refills are expensive, around $10 each (when on special) and they last around 3-4 weeks. I like mine because in the early days you go through so many nappies and we live in a high set house, I think I would have been going up and down the stairs a zillion times. It contains the smell really well.
I am not sure it's a necessity but it definitely has it's benefits. They are quite often on special quite cheapy on the mumgo website.

#6 *lightning

Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:48 AM

I use a nappy bin (big white bin) and its kept in the laundry. Laundry door is usually shut and there's a child gate on it.



#7 Nanns

Posted 19 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

I had twins and it was a long walk to the bins outside. I liked ny nappy bins

#8 LittleSpoon

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

Thanks for the tips.  Yeah it sounds likens probably not really worth it for us... It's not that far to our wheelie bin outside. So I might get a small bin for the nursery and just take it out whoever it smells.

#9 (feral)epg

Posted 19 January 2013 - 02:39 PM

I'm trying really hard to come up with a non-offensive way of saying this, but whatever.

You're taking a product that is already going to take hundreds of years to break down in landfill, filling it with human faeces (that really should be going into a treatment facility) and then wrapping it in more non biodegrable plastic.  Because a bit of smell is gross.

#10 ~buzz~

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:00 PM

QUOTE (Dylan's Mummy @ 19/01/2013, 10:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I didn't get one, I wouldn't waste my money if I was you. I buy packs of nappy sacks (small plastic bags, you can find them in the baby section of the supermarket) and have them near change table. I generally put about 3 nappies in them and then put it in the wheelie bin outside. Now that bub is eating food and has smelly poos, they go straight into the outside bin if he's done a poo. I use a lot of cloth nappies too.


this is what we do.

#11 vanessa71

Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

QUOTE (LittleSpoon @ 18/01/2013, 10:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So I've been looking at nappy bins for when bub arrives in March.  Has anyone used the ones that twist around? Are they worth it? The refills seem quite expensive and don't provide much information about how long they last.


Don't bother, biggest waste of money.


#12 Toothfairy01

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:23 PM

Bub is 3mo and breastfed so her poos are not really that offensive. We have an Angelcare pedal bin and I love it. You step on the pedal, the lid opens, put the nappy in the first compartment and as the lid closes, the nappy drops into the larger compartment underneath. No odours but the test will be when when we start solids.



#13 Prioritising Pooks

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:36 PM

QUOTE (epg @ 19/01/2013, 03:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm trying really hard to come up with a non-offensive way of saying this, but whatever.

You're taking a product that is already going to take hundreds of years to break down in landfill, filling it with human faeces (that really should be going into a treatment facility) and then wrapping it in more non biodegrable plastic.  Because a bit of smell is gross.


So I'm assuming you use cloth pads, don't buy products in packaging, don't use plastic bags, don't shop at places that transport stock in massive layers upon layers of plastic and foam, don't use chemical that go down the drain, don't use chemicals on your garden, don't use manure on your garden and don't put your pet's poos into the rubbish bin, then?

#14 cuddlebud

Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:21 AM

We have one and am a big fan. It's an angel care one too and goes through the refills a bit slower. Good smell containment (bubs is on solids too). Saves us going out to the bin which was also good in winter and when bubs is rolling, you can't really leave them alone and it's a pia to put them in the bouncer or rug them up just to go to the bin. Also kept the nappies away from the dog and I don't like the idea of putting them in the kitchen bin or stinking out the bathroom. The refills are a bit expensive, we have the angel care one which uses them a bit slower.

Ours was a freebie but have seen lots on eBay or gumtree. Have also heard of people putting them in the nappy sacks and then in the bins if that helps.

#15 LittleSpoon

Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:39 PM

Thanks for all the suggestions.

Pooks-fembo - thanks for the back up!  I actually see epg's point, and the irony is that I was hoping to use biodegradable nappies anyway, but there is already enough to feel guilty about!!  I think we have to find a balance between ease of use/our sanity and doing our best for sustainability etc.

Anyway, I happily found a compromise.  I bought a purpose built nappy bin by Korbell.  It doesn't do the twist thing and the liners are biodegradable.  It was quite a good price and has a good dog-proof flap.  It also converts into a normal bin or cloth-nappy bin (with laundry bags).  So I think it should serve us well!  Bub is due to arrive any day now so time will tell!




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