I have been buying these nappy bags for years, and they are indispensible in my house. They come in the usual Sainsburys Basics colour scheme - white with orange writing, so they are not for the snob. The plastic bag they are in has a pull-tag whereby perforations allow you to make a hole to remove nappy bags through. This works pretty well, although sometimes more than one comes out (but can be put back in through the hole.
The bags themselves are quite lightweight / flimsy, but do the job perfectly well. I sometimes put 2 or 3 nappies in the same bag (e.g. if I have used a little nappy bin and want to collect them for the outside bin) and they fit great and the bag doesn't split. They seem to be unscented, but obviously they are the budget option so this must keep costs down. They have handles which can be tied together to shut the bag.
They are made from see-through, greenish plastic, so the only negative is that you can see something of the contents, but you can always double-bag or ensure the nappy is folded in on itself. I often through them out of a first-floor window (don't ask - sometimes they need to be straight outside and you can't always abandon your little one to go to the outside bin) and they don't split. So there you go, the nappy bag equivalent of a crash test!
The bags currently cost 12p for 100, so they are amazing value. I wlll carry on buying them when we no longer use nappies, as they are also good for disposing of feminine hygiene products, and bathroom cleaning wipes that aren't flushable. Recommended for their amazing value!
We use these bags primarly as a pooh bag when out with the dogs but I have also used them for nappies so will mention both uses in my review.
We have two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, they pooh a lot (TMI, sorry!), we've used various bags over the years; initially we used "proper" poop scoops bags and have worked our way to the cheapest we can possibly find! This brings us to the product in question - Sainsbury's Basics Nappy Bags.
They cost a massive 12p a pack, each pack has 100 bags. The packaging itself is a very basic white bag with the familiar Sainsbury's "Basics" writing on the front and a bit of information on the back about how to use, safety information and how to contact them if you're not happy.
The bags are a very pale green colour; they have quite a strong, very sickly scent, I'm not the best at picking up on scents so I couldn't tell you what it is and it doesn't say on the bag. This scent seems to be the common smell for nappy bags so I won't hold it against Sainsbury's for theirs stinking too.
The bags are a decent size, about 27cm x 15cm. They do feel very thin and when we first started using them, I was worried about the quality but I've used these 100's of times now to pick up my dogs poop and they don't ever rip (thank god, ick), the smell, as sickly as it is, does go some way to masking the smell of the dogs mess. The handle of the bags is very useful when you have to carry it before you come across a bin. I have before now put a filled bag in my handbag and it didn't rip (again, thank god!) or leave any lasting smell in my bag.
They hold a very wet nappy plus wet wipes without it being too full to fasten and they don't tear so very good quality for the price. I've only ever used them a couple of times for nappies (don't have children so luckily nappy changing is a rare thing for me!).
I highly recommend these to anybody who needs either a nappy bag or a pooh bag. I honestly wouldn't dream of buying any other kind now, I'm that pleased with them and of course they are an absolutely bargain!
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I have used these bags for many, many things over the years; they are so versatile and useful that I buy these on a regular basis.
I first bought them when I had my daughter, I needed bags to put her soiled nappies in and voila nappy bags to the rescue. I started buying more expensive brands back then, but over the years have moved towards the cheaper range as I am not using them for nappies anymore but everything else you can think of. When I bought my kitten, I used these to store the presents he left me in his litter tray. I didn't want to flush them because of the cat litter, but didn't want to just out them in a black bag either. I bought nappy bags for this purpose and found they worked very well. They are now used for used sanitary protection as well as chicken bones in the kitchen; it stops cats and foxes from smelling the meat scraps and ruining my bin bags.
The packet is a thin white basic bag with a perforated circle out of the top edge. Once removed you can take out one bag at a time. This can be harder than you would think, I more often than not end up with two or three. The bags are a light green colour and have a flowery fragrance, which isn't overpowering but does hide the smell of whatever is put inside. They are see-through but they do not split or break easily, for throwing away anything I do not want people to see, I use more than one bag, simples. They have handles which is helpful and are a fair size although I haven't measured this. They cost a whopping 9p for 100 and I would buy these over any other brand. They are very good value for money and I would highly recommend them.
This is a review Sainsbury's Nappy Bags which I have tried alongside other brands of supermarket's own brand nappy bags. I found these on sale one time and couldn't believe the price so stocked up on loads of them.
The bags are green in colour and have a light inoffensive smell to them. It can be tricky to remove one from the packet at a time.
To use you just insert the contents (a used nappy) and then tie the handles. We often use two at once to contain the smell and mask the contents as they are a bit see through and a nappy plus wipes can be a little challenging for the flimsiness of these bags. I know other people use them to pick up dog poop and we also keep dirty clothes and bibs in them when out and about so they do have multiple uses really.
Price and purchase decision
At the time I bought them, a pack of 100 bags cost 12p and I am in two minds about this. The first being why spend more on something to keep dirty nappies in. But I do keep returning to the slightly better made and more expensive branded bags in that I prefer the quality of these and they tend to be less see through and more reliable. Then I think they are such a bargain and go back and buy the cheapo ones again so I am really undecided on whether they are a good or bad thing.
Why do they sell these so cheap?
There is a lot of psychology behind the whole concept of shopping but basically, supermarkets often sell certain items at a loss to get you through the door and filling your trolley with other things. For example if you buy your nappy bags there, you are likely to buy your nappies there too and loyalty to one supermarket chain is worth them virtually giving away the nappy bags.
These bags are OK. You certainly can't complain for the money they cost but I do find they are very cheap, see through and easily rip. I keep going back though so they do have a certain lure through the cheapness!
If you are ever out and about and forget your nappy sacks it can be a bit of a bad experience and I do feel that you should use these in public baby change rooms to help keep the smell down (although a lot of people don't use them, that's for sure). These little bags are handy and have lots of uses such as keeping dirty bibs and clothes contained in your bag. As they are fragranced, just don't keep your sandwiches in one of these!
Nappy bags do not need much introduction to anyone and especially not to anyone who has got kids. When I was expecting my daughter I have made the decision not to buy special nappy bag bin and just use nappy bags. Initially, I have stocked up on loads on loads of nappy bags on sale (these were Sainsbury's own ones but not basic) when the baby event was on just before my due date. However I have very quickly run out of my stock and switched from buying Sainsbury's own ones to Sainsbury's basics solely due to price difference between the two.
Packaging is very simple, just plain white plastic stating the brand (Sainsbury's Basics on this occasion) and name of the product. I do not mind the packaging; I would not expect anything fancy pants for the price of 12p. To open the nappy bags from new its easy, plastic is perforated on the top, however once you open the pack you are not able to re-seal it.
Are very thin and very pale green/blue in colour. Sainsbury's basics nappy bags are scented, as most nappy bags are nowadays. Scent is quite nice actually although I find that because the bag cannot be resealed, the smell can slightly fade away by the time I use all 100 bags. I have 1 pack upstairs and 1 downstairs I do not go through them as quickly as I used to when my daughter was smaller or when I was on maternity leave.
Sainsbury's basics nappy bags are see through although I wouldn't really care if they weren't; at the end of the day they are designed for disposing of used nappies. When I first started using them I noticed that the bags very a lot thinner than Sainsbury's own brand bags and thought they will rip/tear easily but I was wrong. They are quite strong; strong enough to hold a used nappy without breaking the bag. They come with tie handles to keep the bag closed when you disposed of nappy.
I always have some lying around my hand bag or my daughter's bag. They have come handy previously if I needed to change my daughter's clothes when out and about, I used to put the dirty clothes in one of the bags until I got home and put it in the wash.
Size of each nappy bag is approximately 2.85cm x 3.10cm, again this is ideal size for disposing of nappies and any cotton wool/wipes.
Sainsbury's basic nappy bags come in pack of 100 and cost as little as 12p per pack. I really cannot complain about his price, I used to buy Sainsbury's own brand nappy bags for 0.75p per 75 bags. Th
Good product for a price I can't complain about. I didn't find any major negatives other than that the bag cannot be resealed to keep fragrance of the bags. This will not stop me from buying this product again and would definitely recommend it.
5/5 dooyoo stars from me as I can not give 4.5.
WHAT IS IT?
A pack of 100 fragranced nappy bags.
WHAT ARE THEY FOR?
You use them to put dirty nappies in before putting them in the bin. The bags have handles for tying and are fragranced to disguise the smell of the contents.
ARE THEY ANY GOOD?
I have only used these nappy bags since giving birth to my daughter two weeks ago and I will carry on purchasing them when I do my weekly Sainsbury's shop. They are stronger than they look and have a delicate talcum powder fragrance that covers any bad odours. I use a Sainsbury's nappy bag every time I change my daughter's nappy and they definitely do hide the smell, the bags have a neutralising effect as they don't smell very strong themselves but control nappy odour very well.
The handles are long enough to tie securely and even though the bags are made of very thin plastic they are strong enough to never split. I am still using the tiny newborn nappies but these nappy bags are large enough to hold larger more swollen nappies, I used one last week to dispose of a rag that had been used with methylated spirit and it kept that from spoiling the air too so that shows how effective they are.
The bags come in a plastic bag but the individual bags are easy to pull out and will come out one at a time. I like the nappy bags that come in a box but these are so much more expensive. 100 of these Sainsbury's nappy bags costs only 12p and they last me for at least two weeks even using them for every nappy change.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
I normally use Asda 'Little Angel' nappy bags but having recently run out I needed an alternative quickly. I picked up two packets of these in Saisburys for 4p each, they normally cost 9p but were on offer.
As most parents know nappy bags are a must for those sticky nappies before they go out to the bin to prevent your bin being stunk out! I normally use about 10 a day.
The packaging is very simple, being Sainsburys basics it is simply white with an orange logo and writing. Each packet contains 100 nappy bags.
The first thing I didn't like about these bags was the fact that the packet isn't resealable. Secondly when you try to pull one out of the packet you end up with about 5. I think the main reason for this is the fact that they are so thin compared to the more expensive bags you can get. The bags are green in colour and have a horrible floral smell to them. I find the bags are also very static and hard to open. The handles are also flimsy and difficult to tie together. I have a small pedal bin in my bathroom which I empty every morning into the outside bin, normally I using the more expensive bags I wouldn't notice any smell as the odour from the nappy would be prevented from escaping and wafting through the house. These bags however did nothing to mask the smell! and my bathroom smelt of a mixture of baby poo and a horrible floral air freshener. The solution is to double or even triple bag which is a pain when you have a million things to do!
I would never buy these bags again, they are thin and smell so horrible! I would rather pay the extra 70p for Asda's or even Tesco's own brands as they are much better!
The only thing I would recommend these for is scooping up dog poop!
Well I'll admit it I was a mug as I was buying the Boots basic nappy bags for the past 6 months and was forking out 50p/100 bags and they were thin, short, didn't mask the pong and tore very easily when doing up the handles. So I was in Sainsbury's the other day and noticed these nappy bags retailing for 9p for 100 bags and although I was apprehensive about the likely hood of them being any good considering their price I have to admit I was wrong. These bags are much larger in size when compared to the boots ones which is especially important as you're little bundle becomes a mass of chaos (at approx 6 months) and the nappies get larger and the poo's get smellier and the pees become more frequent. The bags are thicker and smell nicer than the boots own brand and are a doddle to tie without the fear of the bag splitting - particularly when it's a heavy nappy.
I really cannot think of anything more to add other than at 9p I cannot find a thing to complain about and I am quite happy to use these from now on. Would recommend to those who use nappy bags when out and about or when the number 2 train has arrived at the station and you don't want your nappy bin stinking the room out.
== Sainsbury's Basics Nappy Bags ==
== Introduction ==
Nappy bags are one of those things which most mothers of babies find essential. These bags are much like thin sandwich bags which are usually scented, and are used to put soiled nappies in to conceal smell and also to stop the nappy been loose in your bin- afterall if your bins are collected once a fortnight do you want your rubbish bin stinking of baby poo? I know I don't!
Nappy bags are never usually expensive, normally around £1-£2 for 100 nappy bags. 100 may sound like LOADS, but considering most newborns go through an average of 12 nappies a day for the first few weeks... they very quickly get used up! Especially if you need to double bag a particularly nasty nappy!
One day I was wandering around my local Sainsbury's supermarket and picking up some baby care essentials the week before I was due to give birth, I had a packet of nappy bags at home, but thought I would stock up and get some more whilst I was shopping. Down the baby aisle, I spotted a small white Sainsbury's basics packet of 100 nappy bags- a very simple packaging, just a white small square packet with the orange Sainsbury's Basics logo. I popped them in my trolley without bothering to look at the price, knowing they would be no more than £2. When I got to the self scan checkout, I got the shock of my life to find the nappy bags were just 9p! Me and my husband had a real giggle about the price been so low, and were made up to get such a bargain.
== Using the Nappy bags ==
I wasn't really expecting much from the bags. Nappy bags are a simple affair, but I was expecting these to be unscented and maybe a little weak. My daughter was eventually born and I was up to my elbows in dirty nappies in minutes! The nappy bags had come out before I knew it and I was very pleasantly surprised- the bags are a mint green colour and are fragranced, quite strongly too, although they are a little thin, they are plenty strong enough to hold a nappy even when full to bursting! I have not once had to "double bag"!!!
The smell of the nappy does sometimes comes through the fragrance, but then again...it comes through the fragrance of the more "expensive" nappy bags too if the nappy smells strong enough so that's no surprise really.
The bags are quite difficult to get out of the bag, a small perforated gap is cut out of the bag at the top which you pull off and then the bags are there to pull out, but I find that the bags all stick together (probably with static) and I can never get just one of them out...again though, this is the same with the nappy bags which come in a box, they ALWAYS stick together and you end up with 15 coming out at once- so it isn't a problem which is only occurring with the Sainsbury's basics bags.
I now would never spend more than 9p on my nappy bags, they are exactly the same as the more expensive bags, and although £1 isn't a huge cost, a saving of 91p is always going to be good! After all that 91p could go towards milk or nappies which are more expensive an item- and when your going through a packet of 100 nappy sacks each month, it's a saving of around £10 a year...not much but a saving none the less!
I would recommend these nappy bags to any new mother, though many are put off by the fact they are a Sainsbury's Basics item, people think it is cheap and nasty and a scruffy thing to do to buy a very cheap item like this for their child, but why spend unnecessarily when these bags are identical to the more expensive ones!
Now people may come around saying there are "eco" nappy bags, but this confuses me a lot...considering nappies are notorious for been bad for the environment, they take so long to decompose on the landfills...I simply do not see the point in putting them in a bag which will degrade within 6 months when the nappy will continue to be there!
I give these bags a 10 out of 10, the price is fantastic, and these bags are just as good as other nappy bags for more money!
After reading a few reviews about using Nappy bags to use instead of dog poop bags I decied to give them a try myself, as at 9p for 100 Nappy Bags it was far, far cheaper than buying regular dog bags which normally retail at upwards of £1 for 100.
The only things I was concerned about was; are they going to be thick enough, the last thing I want is poo on my hands, and will they tie up securely enough to last through an entire walk.
When I opened up the packet, there is no fancy dispencer, but all the bags seem to be stuck together somewhat similar to plastic shopping bags at the checkout in supermarkets and just just gently pull one off when needed.
They seemed resonably thick, not as thick as standard dog poo bags, but I figured they'd hold the weight easy enough. This was confirmed whilst we where out walking when I had to pick up a nice steaming turd! However what I did notice is that they arn't quite as big as my regular dog bags, but for me this wasn't a problem as Rufus is a Springer Spaniel and so only a medium sized dog, but I imagine larger breeds who might produce mountianous sized poop might need a bigger bag. Also there was only one handle and it took me a moment to work out that to tie them shut you have to pull part of the bag on the oposite side through the loop and tie. This was easy once figured out, and the bag held easily even though there was only one handle and showed no signs of breaking through out the walk.
This was all fantastic as using Nappy Bags instead of normal dog poop bags is far cheaper and so will save me some money, which I love, but I was somewhat put off by the colour of the bags. They are light blue, which means that the poo can be seen through the bag whilst you're walking around. This is slightly disgusting and probably will not appeal to the squimish, but as where I ususaly walk there are plenty of dog bins I cna get rid of it quickly this does not put me off using them all together, especially when I think of the money I am saving every week!
When my daughter was a baby I really liked to use nappy bags but I always found them to be a little costl, usually £1.00 for 100 nappy bags and although this isn't alot it does add up overtime especially when you have a newborn. So when I was looking around Sainsbury's I came across their Basics range Nappy bags which were 19p for 100! An absolutely bargain for something that ends up in the bin with a not so pleasant nappy inside it!
The main plus point to these nappy bags is that they are so cheap. The bags come in a plastic pack which is white and has the clear Sainsbury's basic branding on it. You unseal it with a littl perforated middle which pulls out. The nappy bags themselves are a pale green colour and have little handles which you can tie together to contain the smell. The nappy bags are nicely perfumed with a powdery scent. It isn't an overpoweing scent but it is nice enough to cover the horrible smells that can come out of nappies!
I found the nappy bags to be big enough to hold a nappy (I used these up until my daughter stopped using nappies which were size 5) and some wipes which is more than enough.
The thing I did think with these bags was that they were very thin which they are but the are surprisingly strong and I found it very hard to try and rip one apart when I realised one of my rings had slipped off and into the bag just as I was getting ready to throw it away. No amount of tugging or pulling could break the bag apart!
I sed these nappy bags all the time - at home and when we were out and about. They were strong and tough and I never had any problem with them splitting.
Don't be put off because they are a Basics product. These bags are of a really good quality and just think you get 500 bags for just under a £1 whereas if you buy the more expensive £1 per pack nappy bags you are looking at £5 for 500. It is a big difference for something that will ultimately go in the bin.
Nappy bags are always something I keep handy around the house. I don't have a baby (unless you count the canine variety), but still have a multitude of uses for them. This pack of 100 costs 19p.
The nappy bags comes in a plains and basic plastic bag, with a perforated half circle which you rip out to open the pack. The bags are all folded over together inside the pack and you simply pull one out. This can sometimes lead to more than one coming out, which can be annoying but not a massive problem.
The bags are green, and although thin they are suprisingly strong. I am able to fill them with cat litter and they will not split when carried. They have two tie handles at the top of the bag which are long enough to easily tie a double not - with plenty left for carrying.
The bags are pleasantly scented, which is a fantastic idea. I regularly use them as doggy poo bags, and really appreciate the smell being masked, especially if I have to carry it for a while to the nearest bin. The smell is much like baby powder and is suprisingly strong compared to other value nappy bags I've used, it does fade a little as there is no way to seal the bag, but it does remain throughout the whole pack.
These bags are extremely versatile. I use them as dog poo bags, for dirty cat litter, to put in my vegetable peelings and any other small bits and pieces which need to be thrown out.
The only problem I do have with these nappy bags i that they're not very environmentally friendly. I try not too use them unecessarily, but this is a big down point to them.
On the whole, I do think these nappy bags are excelennt value. They're big enough for very large nappies and many other things. They smell lovely and are stronger than you might think. Tesco do an equivalent at 9p, which is much cheaper compared to the 19p of these bags, but overall they are good value.
My sister is well potty trained now but we still keep a pack of nappy bags in because sometimes if we're going on a journey or having a madly busy day we'll put a pull up on her. She's kind of at the stage now where she doesn't like weeing or pooing in her pull ups but sometimes there's no choice so we've still got to get rid of it just like a nappy.
I don't see the sense in paying over the odds for nappy bags so we always buy the cheapo supermarket ones, these ones from Sainsburys cost 19p for 100 and that is mega cheap.
The bags are very thin and flimsy, they come in a plastic bag and not a box but I prefer that because we just keep them in a drawer and they don't take hardly any room up. 100 will last us for AGES because like I said we don't have all that many nappies or pull ups to deal with any more. They have got ties at the top and a nice powdery smell that actually DOES stop the smell of a manky nappy coming out of the bin.
I wish the bags was a bit thicker but that's more for peace of mind because I've never had one of these Sainsburys Basics bags rip on me so even though they look thin they're strong.
For 19p they're fine, before I found cheapo nappy bags I used to get boxes of 75 bags from the chemist for £1.00 and that was when my sister was in nappies full time so I got through them a lot better. Thinking about it the only difference was they come in a proper box and was definately thicker. Like I said, these 19p ones don't rip and they keep the smell contained as well so I can't see any reason to buy the more expensive ones.
Actually ALL the supermarket cheap nappy bags are fine so whatever supermarket I'm in I'll always go for the cheap option instead of the more expensive ones.
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Since the arrival of my new and totally gorgeous little man, I have spent an awful lot of time changing nappies. I had completely forgotten just how many nappies newborns get through and it seems to need changing every ten minutes. My middle child is also struggling with the whole concept of potty training, so I currently have two children in nappies.
This is not only time consuming but also really blooming expensive. I seem to spend an absolute fortune on nappies, wipes, baby stuff etc and while there are certain products that I do pay a premium for, I am happy to try cheaper alternatives for many other items. One item that I am happy to try the budget/basics range for is nappy bags.
I picked up a pack of 100 of these nappy bags from Sainsburys during a recent weekly shop and was really impressed that they cost an incrediblt reasonable 19p. Now at this price, I really wasn't expecting a whole lot but all I really hoped was that the bags remained intact and didn't rip or tear when filled with a yucky nappy and cleaning up materials.
On first use, each individual bag did feel incredibly thin and flimsy and I wasn't convinced that they would be strong enough to hold the contents. I got it wrong on that one though, I filled the bag, fastened the top and it didn't split or rip under the weight of the contents. I have since gone on to use the rest of the pack and these bags have been completely adequate for my requirements. While they are not scented like some of the more expensive offerings, this is not a priority for me, as I ensure any stinky nappies go straight outside.
My only downside for this great budget product, is that they can be a little tricky to pul out of the plastic packaging and sometimes, I end up pulling more out than I need. Otherwise, I really don't think you could hope for more at such a fab price.