Product Type: Tesco baby products
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It's In The BAG..!
Tesco Value Fragranced Nappy Bags
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Tesco Value Fragranced Nappy Bags
Advantages: Low price - Good quality & Surprisingly robust - Easy to use..
Disadvantages: None for me!
* INFO - WHY DID I BUY? *
I have bought nappy sacks and nappy bags countless times over the years, as I find them a handy item to keep around the home. The amount of times I have purchased these items has increased greatly since the birth of my young nephew and my friend's baby daughter however, as they are both regular visitors to my home and so I often have to dispose of their dirty nappies in a hygienic manner.
* PRODUCT DETAILS - TESCO VALUE NAPPY BAGS *
It had been quite some time since I had purchased the small package of Nappy Bags from the well known Tesco Value range, mainly because I choose to buy my cosmetics and toiletries from other supermarkets and drugstores, which is where I will usually buy my nappy bags too.
I was shopping in a local branch of Tesco's supermarket recently however, and decided to try out their Value-branded Nappy Bags again, paying only 12 pence for the small pack, which contains 100 bags. I thought this price offered an excellent value for money price, even when compared to other 'budget' branded bags such as Boots and Superdrug.
The packaging is very simplistic and has a very basic look to it as you would expect, given this is the image of all of the products in the Tesco Value range, which all have a very 'uninspiring' and basic look to them. As I only ever buy cheaply-priced nappy bags however, this is something that I am very used to, and given the fantastic price of the product, the uninspiring packaging is not necessarily something that would make me 'mark down' a product in the overall score. Similarly, the drab packaging is not something that would deter me from repurchasing a product that I liked. It may be worth noting that the packaging has had a bit of a small 'facelift' in recent times and it no longer looks like the image provided by Dooyoo on the review page. Whilst the red and blue 'Value' logo is still emblazoned across the plastic package, there is now an image of a small baby on the front of the bag which does go some way to providing a slightly less 'clinical' look than past times.
Each of the nappy bags is approx 285mm x 310mm in size, including the handles. I find that this size is pretty standard, and is certainly on a par with most other brands of budget nappy bags that I buy regularly.
* MY EXPERIENCE *
The small bags are fragranced which, again, is common practice with all similar products that I buy regularly, and I find that the smell used on the Tesco bags is pretty similar to all other brands that I buy regularly, being a sort of talcum-like smell. Even though I don't particularly like the particular scents and aromas that are carried on the thin polythene bags, the scent does go some way to helping avoid a build up of nasty smells in the bin or waste container and I think that the light, powdery fragrance carried on the bags does help to give the impression of 'freshening up' the bin into which you have disposed of your soiled nappy. I wouldn't go so far as to say that the fragrance on the bags completely covers or 'masks' the used-nappy smell altogether, but I find that every little helps in these situations!
The bags are made of a very light polythene or plastic, and I find this is surprisingly robust. I haven't experienced any problems with the bags splitting or bursting as they are being used, which is something I have found can often be the case with 'budget-branded' sacks, so this was a welcome discovery for me. I also think that the handles on the bags are of a long enough length to allow the bag to be tied up hygienically and easily - another plus point if your bag is containing a particularly whiffy nappy!
I have found the Tesco Value nappy bags come in handy for other reasons aside from disposing of soiled nappies however, and in particular I find they are helpful - and hygienic - when it comes to disposing of my pets' waste. I often walk my friend's small dogs and one thing I cannot stand is to witness a dog-owner allowing their pet to foul on a pavement or in a park, then simply walk off and ignore the mess left behind. I personally think this is a highly discourteous act, and would be horrified if one of my beloved "pooch-nephews" made a mess and I was unable to clean it up afterwards. When walking the little guys, I always have my pockets bulging with essentials. This includes some treats (naturally!), as well as their ball, and a generous handful of the Boots nappy bags for any little "droppings" that might appear during our walk. I find it takes all of two seconds to use a couple of the bags over my hand and scoop up the mess. I can then dispose of it in an additional bag and tie up the ends before putting the whole lot in the bin. Easy peasy! There is absolutely NO excuse for dog owners who do not clean up after their pet.
Similarly, my beloved girl is very much a house cat, and does not get outdoors at all which means she uses her litter trays indoors to do the toilet. I regularly use the Boots nappy bags in the same way as with my doggy-friends, and am able to scoop out her droppings hygienically and quickly. I find the bags offer a fuss-free method of removing - and disposing - of her waste.
Lastly, I have found that these little bags come in very handy for travelling or going abroad. I find that the little bags offer some peace of mind in terms of my toiletries and assorted lotions and potions. In the past, I have found that one or more of my bottles has leaked during my travels, causing a huge mess over the contents of my toiletry bag, so I tend to use the little nappy bags to individually 'wrap' the bottles and jars and thus cut out any risk of damage to the rest of my toiletries as a result of any spillages. I have found this to be a method that really works well for me, and have suffered no spillage-damage since I started this practice.
It should be noted that the bags are not suitable for food use, nor are they suitable to be flushed down the toilet. As with all plastic bags, they should be kept away from babies and children to avoid risk of suffocation.
All in all, I have been very impressed with the Tesco Value Nappy Bags and have already repurchased a second pack recently. I think that for only 12 pence, they have met my household's needs perfectly, coping well with a variety of messes and droppings without splitting or bursting open. Dealing with heavier items such as soiled nappies too has been without incident, and I have nothing negative to report about them at all. I find that they are a must-have item to allow me to properly care for all the gorgeous babies in my life - whether animal or human!!!
As @ June 2012, the Tesco Value Nappy Bags can be bought in two different sizes online at www.tesco.com, these are 100 bags = 12 pence and 300 bags = 35 pence, however I have only ever seen the smaller pack on sale within my local store.
Summary: I'd recommend them, and will buy them again!