I don’t know how to introduce this blog post. I’ve been typing and retyping the intro many times but there’s just no way to glamorise poopy nappies.
Newborns make so many stinky nappies it’s actually a little ridiculous. There was a stage that Seth pooped EVERYTIME he had milk and that’s about ten times a day! He likes to drink little and often. Thankfully he’s not a poop producing factory anymore (although I feel like I missed out on a lucrative fertilizer business opportunity).
All these gross nappies have to go SOMEWHERE and hopefully somewhere where they won’t stink up the whole house… or street. We had a look at quite a few nappy bins while we did the nursery and eventually settled on the Tommee Tippee Sangenic Tec. It was the most compact one that we could find. (The bin’s dimensions are: 45cm high, 28cm wide and 25cm deep.)
The concept of how it stores nappies is not a new one. There are many bins that use the same principle but they tend to be quite tall and bulky. This video shows how the system works:
What I like most about this design is that nothing – other than the bit of plastic inside the nappy catchment area – comes into contact with the dirty diaper so it’s very hygienic.
The bin liner is a long tube that is wrapped up in a cassette. It’s also lightly fragranced and anti-bacterial. Changing the cassette is just a case of lifting the old one out and dropping the new one in. They cost about £5 each but they last longer than you’d expect and I replace it once a month. We’ve gone through about 500 nappies now (Seth is just over three months old) but only used four cassettes so I think it works out quite cheaply. The cassettes go on special often for £11 for a three pack, making it even more economical.
I do have one gripe with the bin though but it isn’t the product’s fault – it’s my own laziness because emptying it out so often is a schlep for me. Remember I mentioned that we went for the most compact nappy bin we could find? This little bin gets filled up in two to three days’ time (about 20 nappies) depending on how much the little man decides to tinkle or drop bombs. Tommee Tippee says that the bin can hold 28 size three nappies but I’ve never been able to fit more than 20. I don’t think they factored in all the wet wipes and the volume of liquid each nappy has to hold.
It is a bad idea to keep nappies in the bin for longer than three days though (because poop releases gas and if you leave it in there it starts smelling like farts and gets more pungent as the days go by.) Tommee Tippee claims that the bin liner is 100 times more efficient at keeping in all the smelly smells and if you read the reviews on Amazon, many people say it’s odorless. I don’t fully agree though. Either I am not spinning the bin’s wheel enough so the nappies are not getting wrapped up tight enough, or my kid just has majorly stinky poops but come day three I am aware that there is something sitting in the corner happily farting away. It’s not “OMG WHAT IS THAT SMELL!?” It’s more like… “baby, did you let a little puff escape?” I only think day one is odorless. After that it gets iffy. It’s really not that bad, but it’s also not rosey. It smells a whole lot better than throwing nappies straight into an open bag bin though, that much is for certain.
I honestly couldn’t tell you if this is THE BEST nappy bin out there because I have only ever used this one but it’s working really well for us plus it’s super easy to refill and empty out. I like our little nappy sausage maker so unless it breaks, I have no reason to go looking for an alternative. I like it so much that I’ve decided to gift one lucky reader a Tommee Tippee Sangetic Tec with one bin liner cassette worth £28.
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The colour options are white, pink and green (more of a duck egg blue).
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I am not affiliated with Tommee Tippee in any way.
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Open to all UK residents over the age of 18.
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Competition runs from Wednesday, 8 March 2017 to Thursday, 6 April 2017.
Winner will be announced on Friday, 7 April 2017.
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