Nappy disposal units offer a really practical and convenient way of keeping your home hygienic, tidy and absent of unwanted smells. More importantly, it cuts out the need to make multiple trips outside to throw out nappies. This is especially welcome in the colder months and early newborn days, when you’re changing at least ten nappies a day.
I purchased the Tommee Tippee Sangenic Nappy Disposal System which is compact and really easy to use. All I have to do is wind the handle to individually wrap and lock away each dirty nappy, which is then pushed deeper inside the bin by the inbuilt plunger as I close the lid. This bin requires a cassette that has been pre-filled with anti-bacterial film, which kills germs and eliminates odour.
I was skeptical at first as to whether this nappy bin really would keep out any offensive smells, but I was pleasantly surprised. Sure, when I remove the lid there is a chance I will catch a slight whiff but when the lid is on and closed, it’s impossible to tell what horrors lurk inside.
This bin has the capacity to hold approximately 28 nappies. The refill cartridge holds up to 180 nappies so if you make around 10 changes a day, you’ll get about 18 days use out of each cartridge. However, these numbers are based on using size 1 nappies, so keep in mind that the number will vary depending on how often you change your baby’s nappy and the nappy size you’re using.
Once you start using this bin it’s very hard to imagine living without it! You do have to purchase the refill cassettes on an ongoing basis though and they are not cheap, so the cost does add up.