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One of the problems that come with having a child is getting rid of smelly nappies. We have a changing table in the nursery so thought it would be convenient to have a bin next to it to dispose of all the nappies my son had used without having to throw them out one by one every time.
My girlfriend purchased the Angelcare Nappy Disposal System from amazon.co.uk so that we had a convenient and clean way to dispose of nappies quickly.
At the time of me writing this review the Angelcare Nappy Disposal System is priced at a mere £5.26 on amazon. I'm sure we paid more but that was a few months back.
The nappy bin to give it a simple name is made from white plastic. It stands at 55cm is 28cm wide and 21cm deep. It doesn't take up to much room and being all white will suit most rooms.
It only weighs around 499g. Not very heavy at all. My son takes great delight in pushing it over but it doesn't pose any danger of seriously hurting your child if they do go messing around near it.
It has a lid on the top through which you place the nappies and a button in the middle which you press to open up the bin.
HOW IT WORKS.
Firstly you will have to take the lid off the top of the bin in order to place a bag refill cassette into the bin. You have to pull the bag through the middle of the ring, push it through the jaws inside the lid, then open the bin up to tie a knot at the opening at the bottom of the bag. Simple enough.
Once you have the bag fitted you simply open up the lid and push the used nappy through the jaws and the jaws will close on the bag to theoretically seal it shut. The bags are described as multi layer. They do feel tough and wouldn't tear easily and the multi layer provides protection from any nasty odours.
Once the bin is getting full you simply open it up using the button on the front and inside there is a cutter. Pull the bag to where you want to cut it and slide it in between the blades and it cuts very easily. These blades are in no way exposed so it isn't possible to cut yourself on them.
Tie the open end closed and it is ready for the bin and then pull the bag through to the length you want it and tie that closed ready for the next batch of nappies.
You will at some point notice that after emptying the bin and starting a fresh bag that a red line will appear on the plastic bag that becomes visible when you lift the lift to place a nappy in. This red line means you are coming to the end of that cassette.
At £5.26 it is difficult to argue against the price of disposal system. It is incredibly cheap and it is a very helpful item to have in any nursery. Angelcare don't make their money from selling the actual bin itself (not at £5.26 anyway), but when they sell the refill cassettes.
You should receive a cassette free with your disposal system if you buy it brand new. The refills are also sold on mason but come in packs of three. At the moment they are priced at £11.69 for the three.
Angelcare state that each refill should last for one month each and take a capacity of one hundred nappies over the course of that month. They base that statistic on somebody using size two nappies.
That is maybe an accurate description but I do remember a period from my son being around six months old when we were using a refill around every two weeks. He is now coming up to two years old and we haven't had to buy many recently as they now seem to last longer presumably because he gets more use from the nappy now and we will be toilet training him soon so hopefully will have no more need for them at all.
Over the last two years I have spent around £100 buying refills. The £100 has bought twenty seven refills, plus the free one that we received with the bin itself so the description of one a month isn't to wide of the mark.
THE PROS AND CONS.
The pros are obvious. The bin provides a clean, convenient way of disposing of a number of nappies without carrying them to a bin in their own individual bags.
The bin can easily be used one handed so it is easy to place the nappy into the bin without leaving your child unattended if they are a changing table or anything they can potentially fall off.
Once the nappy is in the bin you never have to touch it again, you simply cut and tie the bag closed.
The complaints I have are that sometimes if your child has done a particular funky smelling poo then no matter how many layers that bag has, or how tight the jaws close you aren't containing that nasty whiff. It is better that you place the particular smelly nappy in the bin and change the bag straight away. We have walked into the nursery sometimes and there has been a foul smell coming from the bin.
The second complaint is that sometimes when you cut the bag it will be full of air. In order to tie it you have to let some of that air out. As you can imagine this leads to a gust of wind leaving the bag that smells that bad it could be used as a chemical weapon.
In my opinion everybody should have one of these disposal systems in their nursery. It is simple to use and doesn't take up too much room.
Being white means it should fit in with any colour scheme that you use to decorate your nursery.
To finish I would like to add that the two complaints are really just two very minor problems and when you look at them logically there really isn't anything angelcare can do about them. They really aren't complaints worth complaining about and I'm sure all other disposal systems have the exact same problems.
If somebody was to ask my opinion on which nappy bin to buy I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the angelcare nappy disposal system.
When I made my list of essential buys ready for the arrival of my daughter, to be honest, this item didn't appear on it! I was bought it by a relative and although I did use it for a short time, I can't say I would recommend it as a must-buy for soon-to-be parents.
A soiled newborn nappy is tiny so at first I would get loads and loads in before it was full and needed emptying. However, as my daughter grew and moved up into bigger sized nappies, I found it needed emptying a lot more often and I was quickly getting through the refill cassettes. The refill cassettes are expensive and considering most supermarkets sell 300 nappy sacks for under 50p it certainly isn't economical on the pocket to use this nappy bin.
I ended up putting this in the utility room as although it says it prevents smells, I found once it had a few soiled nappies in it, it did smell. They're too expensive to have more than one dotted round the house so by the time I'd walked to put the nappy in the nappy bin, I could have opened the door and dropped it in the wheelie bin outside.
I guess if you are concerned about the environment, this nappy bin does use less plastic which is better for the environment but I dread to think how much you would spend on refill cassettes over 2/3 years until your child is potty trained.
As a new parent you buy so much "stuff" as advised by mothercare new parent lists, the majority of these things are things you never use but they sell you anyway, but every now and again you find a gem that you find you cannot live without. For me these finds were a microwave steriliser and a nappy bin. I have previously reviewed the steriliser.
The idea of a nappy bin is that it is specifically designed for waste nappy storage so that this sort of refuge is not mixed in with the everyday rubbish. Angelcare offer one variation of this, other companies also offer simliars
I actually did not purchase this, we had a voucher as part of our bounty pack which entitled us to pick one up free from Argos. It came with a refill cassette free aswell.
The product is tall and slim and does what it says on the tin! It does need emptying quite often especially with newborns due to how often you change their smelly bottoms, but having said that even as they get older they still need emptying as frequent as the size of nappies increase and their storage space remains the same.
The item works by opening the lid and pushing the folded up nappy through the small opening in the bin. This hole is thin enough not to let smells escape and providing you stay on top of the emptying, or use nappy bags to compliment this, we have never had an issuewith smells.
From what I understand these are cheap items but 2 and a half years on and these are still in use, even if it is just for that one nightime nappy that my boy uses.
The Angelcare Nappy bin is designed to give parents somewhere to place used nappies after a change without mixing them up with household waste in your kitchen bin. It is a variation on a theme of nappy bins which are now offered by a number of companies.
The idea is to provide a safe housing area for nappy bags to avoid your fragrant kitchen smelling like a growing babies bottom, having initially used nappy bags, I can see the attraction of this.
Where to Buy:
I purchased ours on Amazon for £6.99 and it included a refill cassette which lasted for six weeks, it is definitely worth taking a punt for a price like this and as we change baby in a variety of locations it has proved a helpful addition meaning we don't need to balance nappy bags and hope they don't spill over.
This comes in a large box, already set up, so expect an exciting sized parcel before realising it is simply the cheap nappy bin you ordered, the bin itself is already assembled, all you need to do is add the cartridge containing the plastic bags and you are ready to rock and roll. The bin is nicely sized at around 60cm tall and 15cm wide, it is all white except for the Angelcare button which allows you to open the bin element.
It looks minimalist and doesn't try to do too much which is refreshing, it should fit into any room easily and whilst it is probably too bulky to carry with a baby, it is small enough for organised parents to move the bin prior to a change if they want to do it in different rooms.
How to set up:
The bin itself is set up, you take the refill cassette which comes with the bin and remove the bin lid carefully, place the cartridge into the space suited to it and pull off the protective cartridge layer and move some of the bag element out of the cartridge to create the blue bag effect which you push the waste through.
How to Use:
Once you have set the item up, it is easy enough to use, basically you open the bin lid, push nappies and cotton wool into the blue bag element and push it through an easy to push past flap, before doing this I should add, you should open the lower half of the bin and ensure you have pulled a blue waste bag through and tied the bottom to ensure no waste can escape. Once you've completed changing baby, just open the bottom half of the bin by pressing the Angel Care button (prominently situated on the front of the bin) and then push the plastic bag across a cutter, then tie the top half of the bag also and drop it to the bottom of the bin.
These instructions sound long winded, but once you have got the process of pushing the bag through the flap and tying the bottom before a change, the rest is really easy.
A PDF further explaining how to use it and set things up is available on the Angelcare website on:
http://www.angelcare-monitor.com then go to products and find the nappy disposal unit, where you will find clear and concise instructions about set up and use.
I think this really depends on how long the cartridges last, our first one lasted six weeks and we bought three refills for £11.99 on Amazon which works out at £12 for four and a half months, whether this is better value than traditional nappy bags i'm not sure, but once you have gone through the process of doing this enough times, it is convenient and easy to use and might dissuade you from going back to nappy bags.
On first buying this I struggled to work out how the blue plastic bags worked, eventually realising it is your responsibility to tie them and the bin doesn't do it for you, I am at peace with them now and find them easy to use.
We initially used nappy bags and this was cheap and easy but we often felt uncomfortable leaving an open bag on a bed or table whilst changing, this convenient bin has helped us forget about this and also taken away some of the anguish with finding our once incredibly tidy kitchen stinking of baby poo.
I've read the reviews on here and most have been positive, one gives the bin a 2 out of 5 stating that it isn't easy to move between floors, the partner couldn't get the hang of placing a nappy through the blue plastic bag and they left the bags in the bin for too long.
I would say that all of these problems aren't really the fault of the bin, so please don't let that review affect your view of this, as you would with any bin, check it daily and empty when you feel appropriate, you can move it between floors as it is only 1.8kg and reasonably small, but really it is best in a fixed area to just sit and help take care of your waste, finally so long as you don't place your hands in the dirty area of the nappy when placing it through the blue bag and into the bin you are at little risk of getting dirty hands, i've not had a problem at all and i'm not the most dainty person.
My only negative is really my own fault, I have forgotten to tie the bottom end of the bag before a change on a few occasions meaning the dirty nappy falls into the bin area without a bag to contain it, this is easily avoided by tying the next bag when you tie and cut the previous used one. Pure user error but worth noting.
I can't complain, it was a good buy, it is easy to use, has made changing quicker and more convenient for us and wasn't particularly expensive, as the nappy flow is slowing down the use of the bags slows down too, so i'm hoping the three cartridges we bought for £12 will last up to 6 months which is around £2 per month and not bad value.
Overall i've been impressed with the bin, its understated, well designed, put together for you, the instructions received with the box are minimal but their website does offer a PDF as support which is good and handy for the environment (unlike babies end product!!!).
You won't smell a thing from the bin and unlike regular bins where the build up of smell can put you off making your dinner, its a really easy and almost pleasant experience
I got this after being fed up of having nappies sat by the door in bags waiting to be taken outside, or having my husband put them in the kitchen bin making it stink!
It works with refill cassettes, which are essentially a plastic ring filled with a long tube of "plastic bag" material. You pull some of the plastic out and tie a knot in the end, push it through the middle of the ring and then sit it in place in the bin under the lid. There is a sloped surface on a spring, onto which you push the nappy, and it slides under the surface and is "sealed" off when the surface springs back up again. If the bin gets too full, or you simply don't want to have more than a couple of days worth of nappies in it, there is a cutter hook, so you can cut off the plastic and knot it again like you did to start with. The nappies end up in big "sausage" knotted at both ends, which you simply remove and dispose of with your other rubbish.
A previous reviewer has mentioned potential hygiene issues do to having to touch the surface again and again when putting each nappy in - however, each time you put a nappy in it gets pushed down bringing a clean lot of plastic lining from the cassette with it, so you aren't touching the same germ covered surface at all! Plus I always wash my hands after changing a nappy, and spray the bin with antibacterial cleaner daily.
The bin itself was very good value for money, and came with the first refill cassette included. It was £7.99 from Argos. However the refills are not so cheap - at £12.99 for 3. I haven't had it long enough to know how long each refill lasts, but even if it lasts the month as described, I still feel over £4 for a long tube of plastic bag is a bit much. Luckily, I have found an ebay seller that sells the plastic refills by itself much cheaper (without the cassette casing), which you simply refill an empty cassette with. You could probably use it without the refills too, although it would obviously take more effort to empty and clean.
Overall I would highly recommend this product - it's great to be able to just put nappies in their own bin and not have to traipse out to the outside bin several times a day!
I had a voucher for this angelcare nappy bin- so got it for about £5 I think. I purchased it while I was pregnant and when in an expectant mummy haze of believing I needed EVERY product available. As it was only £5 it isn't the biggest regret I have in the way of baby puchases- but had it been any more then I would have regretted it!
It works ok- it's a pretty simple productt- you just put the nappy in the top of the bin and push downwards so that it goes into the nappy sack. You still have to wrap the nappy up on itself (I'm sure that will make sense to nappy changers!) and put it back together with the tabs- otherwise you are just puching a pile of poo with your hand! My other half found this difficult as he doesn't really understand how to wrap the nappy up.
However, that isn't the reason I regret the purchase (he can cope with a bit of poo on his hand) the reason is that I just hardly ever used it. I also never really used the nice changing table- as if I was downstairs with my daughter I wasn't going to carry her upstairs every time she needed a new nappy. I would just put the nappy in a scented sack and straight in the bin.
On the plus side the few nappies we did put in the angel care bin were in there for an embarrassingly long time before we emptied it and there was never any au de nappy in the room.
Just think carefully as to whether or not you really need it!
Angelcare Nappy Bin
I recieved a voucher for a free AngelCare Nappy bin (R.R.P £19.99) when I was in hospital after having my daughter now 11 months. If I am not mistaken, I recieved the voucher off the people who go around the maternity wards handing out and signing people up for Bounty Packs.
I had never actually heard of a Nappy Bin, let alone thought about buying one but I thought as I had been given the voucher I might aswell give it a try. I gave the voucher to my partner and asked him to pick it up from our local Argos store for me as I was staying in hospital for another day after having a C-Section.
When I got home and seen the Nappy Bin, my first impressions were that they were nothing spectacular and wondered what exactly this product could do to minimise the odours of used nappies.
The Angel Care Nappy Bin itself is white, slimline with a blue flip lid and can fit easily in most small spaces and is around 1m tall.
The way that the Nappy Bin works is that it splits halfway down for easy access to the nappy cassettes to be changes or the full bag emptied. The Cassettes are a round cassette reel (shaped like a polo) and they fit just under the click close lid. then the 'bags' (which can only be described as white bin liners without any ends, just one long liner) are pulled down and pulled through a clip. The bottom end of the bag is knotted just under the clip and the rest is still attatched to the cassette. The Bin is then closed and ready for the disposal of nappies. Underneath the lid is a spring activated chute which you push the nappies into. It takes a bit of force to do this which is a good thing as the odours from the nappies are trapped in the bag and sealed in there. When you feel that the bin is full (you will be able to easily feel when you are pushing the nappies in as no more will fit or it will become a bit of a squeeze) the next step is to open the bin via the middle and then pull the bag down until you can for the top of the bag into the mini 'guillotine' that is situated inside of the bin, swipe the top of the bag through it to separate it from the rest of the cassette, tie the bag up and you are ready to start again!
The cassettes themselves last around 3 weeks and usually around 20 nappies can be filled into each bag. Cassettes can be purchaced in a number of stores including Argos and online at amazon.co.uk and the Angelcare website and are priced around £5,00 for one or around £10.00 for a triple pack.
In my opinion this bin is an absolute wonder not only is it practical and clean looking, it is also efficient in serving its purpose, even when the bin is full I have never noticed so much as a hint of a smell coming from it! A real must have for every new mum and dad as it saves all your energy instead of running out to the bin 10 times a day.
Angel Care Nappy Disposal Bins can be purchaced online at amazon.co.uk for the bargain price of £7.49 - well worth it!
When my sister found out she was pregnant, I decided to buy her a few things to help her with the new baby, and one of those items was a nappy bin. I shop on Amazon quite a lot, so the first place I tried was Amazon, and I got a total bargain. I bought the Angelcare Nappy Disposal System, and it only cost me £6, with free postage and packaging. The offical Angelcare site sells this for £19.99!!
The Angelcare Nappy Disposal System is basically a white, plastic bin that comes apart in two, has a click close lid and nappy bag inside. Just under the lid is the "roller" part which the dirty nappies go through to be put into the bag inside the bin. The bags are dispensed through a cassette reel, just like most nappy bins, and one cassette is supplied with the nappy bin itself.
My sister finds this bin to be an absolute godsend. It is actually quite light and slimline, so can be kept anywhere in the house you need to put it, without it being in the way. Also, even though it looks small, it holds a large amount of dirty nappies, and thanks to the way the system works, you can't smell anything, even if you leave the lid open for a little while. When the Angelcare Nappy Disposal System is full, you will know easily, as you can not get any thing through the roller when it is full. To empty it, all you do is twist the bin, so the bag is released from the top of the bin, pop of the top half of the bin, pull the bag out and tie it up.
It is easy to use the next bag, just pull it down from the cassette and place through the roller section in the top half, and start filling it up all over again. The cassettes last a good while, about 2 -3 weeks, and you can buy the refills in either single packs or triple packs in Boots, but these are expensive. The price for a single one in Boots is £4.99, whilst on Amazon you can get the triple pack for £9.99 (more than the bin itself LOL) and you can get free delivery on these too, but order before you run out so you always have a good stock of them
All in all, the Angelcare Nappy Disposal System is actually quite good to use, and great for saving time and space when it comes to looking after children. I recommend this totally to anyone with young children, and I give this a 5 out of 5.
As a new mum you suddenly become obsessed with baby poo so what better for a review than a nappy disposal system.
Before Brad was born we did not buy this as wanted only essentials for baby but a few days in realised that disposing of nappies is hard.
Our council only picks up rubbish every two weeks so we need to save space. Yes I could use reusable nappies but decided this would not happen for first six weeks of first baby - sorry.
What is angelcare?
It is a white bin about a foot tall and wide. It promises to compact nappies and to stop them smelling. All good if you have fortnightly bin collections.
Where from and how much?
www.angelcare.co.uk is the official site where this sells for £19.99. Boots also sell at this price but for bargain go to Amazon where I bought for £7.49 with free delivery.
You need to buy refill cartridges which come in 1,3 or 6 packs. Again Amazon and Boots are cheaper than the official site. RRP for a 3 pack £14.99 Boots / Amazon £11.49.
How does it work?
Each cartridge contains blue plastic which is sealed at the bottom. Put the cartridge in and you have formed a nappy sack. The bin has a hinged lid above the plastic so you can just put the nappy in. It gets sucked down into the bag and the hinged lid closes trapping the smell!
The bin cleverly compacts the nappies holding 25 - 30 depending on nappy size (and fullness!) you can put them in one handed too.
When the nappy sack is full you know as you cant fit any more through the nappy trap door.
Emptying the bin
When it is full you open the bin using the door half way down. There is a clearly labelled "cutter" pull the plastic out leaving enough to tie a knot in the top and cut it off.
Tie a knot in it and dispose of your nappy snake. This will be remarkably heavy as it is full of soiled nappies so watch your back.
Tie a knot in the plastic in the bin and you can start the next nappy snake.
Changing the cartridge
A cartridge lasts around a month - but depends on usage - if you use more nappies then less time. As it holds the plastic you will need to change it regularly.
Open the bin and remove the old cartridge then pop in the new one. Very easy and the instructions are great. This is an english product so they are in english!
What do I think?
This genuinely works - it stops nappies smelling and really compacts them so saving valuable bin space. If you need room this is great.
The bin is cheap at £7.49 - I would not pay £19.99 for it (although would probably pay £15.) Cartridges are an additional cost but less than £4 per month so not too onerous.
It is discreet and easy to use - even a sleep deprived first timer can use it!
Would thoroughly recommend if you use disposable nappies.
Our local council, in its infinite wisdom, has decided that non-recyclable household waste will be collected twice a month. Putting aside the hotly debated issue of whether we should be using washable nappies or not (and believe me, from what I can see, these things are debated quite vigorously by mums at toddler play groups...) this obviously presents a problem for the parents of a newborn.
Although I entertained visions of a medieval trebuchet loaded with dirty nappies and pointed in the general direction of town hall as a reminder to our beloved councillors of that particularly nasty and pungent olfactory assault occasioned by infant poo, we clearly needed a more practical (and less illegal) solution to the large volume of dirty diapers Baby H produces.
With our first child, we invested in the Tommee Tippee Nappy Wrapper, which was a brilliant solution that seemingly could not be bettered - mainly because it was the only such product on the market at the time. However, time stands still for no man (or company) and good ideas are usually copied - and if as consumers we find ourselves lucky - improved upon. Enter the Angelcare Nappy Bin (ANB).
WHAT IS IT?
Made by a UK company based in Stoke-on-Trent (http://www.angelcare-uk.co.uk) the ANB is a white almost cylindrical hard plastic bin about a foot and a half tall and about a foot wide. It has a hinged lid at the top, and also a hinge halfway down the cylinder to facilitate emptying the bin.
It is relatively small, compact and non-descript and is also relatively well blessed in the looks department. It's a simply but well designed, robust and extremely practical (it can easily be used with one hand - an essential quality with an infant in the other).
Inside the top cover is a replaceable cartridge which holds a tube of translucent blue plastic that extends down through a spring-loaded flap into the belly of the bin. Disposing of a nappy is very easy. You simply open the lid, place it in the receptacle at the top of the bin and then push down until it disappears into the cavity below.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When the nappy goes in, the flap pops back up, sealing the contents down below and preventing them from stinking out the place. When the bin is full, you open the container at the hinge halfway down by pressing the Angelcare-branded button at the front, and folding it back. The hinge is perfectly placed so that when folded, the head of the bin sits flush against the floor, providing a stable base for the next part.
Underneath the assembly for the flap is a simple cutting mechanism (helpfully labelled "Cutter") which consists of a shielded angled blade. You gather the plastic above the last nappy, leaving enough room to tie it off, and run it through the cutter. You then tie off the top of the plastic to seal the nappies in and dispose of them in your household waste as usual. As the nappies are wrapped, they won't smell nearly as bad while in the outside rubbish. You then tie off the bottom of the plastic to start a new chain, fold the bin top back until it snaps shut and you're in business again.
Cartridge replacement is simple. The cartridge is an O-Ring, with the plastic dispensed from out of the sides of the "O" and then pushed through the middle of the aperture. You lift off the top lid (there is a handle at the back) and lift out the old, empty cartridge and simply drop a new one in. You pull out a length of plastic wrapping, tie it off and then push it through the aperture.
DOES IT DO THE JOB?
It is a product that is best not seen and not smelled - and as such, it does a stellar job in both departments. Given its size, it is easy to leave it unobtrusively in a corner or under a counter, and even if its in plain sight, you won't notice it for the simple reason that it almost totally eliminates noxious nappy smells. It is also safe, easy to use and a doddle to clean.
AVAILABILITY & COST
To be fair, we were not intending to replace our old Tommee Tippee unit we still had from when our first child was in nappies. However, in the Bounty pack provided to my wife in hospital, there was a discount voucher entitling us to an ANB from Argos for the much-reduced price of £7.99. Ironically, we later found that it was available on Amazon (and still is) for £7.49, reduced from its usual RRP of £19.99.
The key with both systems (much like printers) is the cost of the replacement cartridges (you only need to buy the actual bin once, so the manufacturer makes their money from the consumables) and these, at £9.59 for a three pack on Amazon, compare very favourably to rival products (namely the Tommee Tippee at £5 to £8 for single cartridges depending on the model, or £14.99 for a three pack).
The first cartridge for the ANB is provided for free and lasts for about a month. The bin itself will hold around thirty nappies, so you will only need to empty it once or twice a week - especially as it is so effective at locking in odours. In addition, unlike its main competitor (the Tommee Tippee) you only need one type of cartridge from birth all the way through to the end of potty training.
There are some products as a new parent that are nice to have, some that look nice, and others that perform a vital function and can be classed as a must have. If you are intending to use disposable nappies, the ANB is simply a must have - especially at the vastly reduced price you can now get it for.
© Hishyeness 2009
When I had my daughter about 7 weeks ago in hospital I had a voucher to get £20.00 off the angel-care nappy wrapper from Argos which would mean that Instead of paying £24.99 I would only be paying £4.99. So with me always liking a bargain I went and got one as with having three children under the age of three and them still being in nappies, something like this can be a godsend!! I had never really bothered with one up until now so i thought I would see what all the fuss was about.
Well the nappy wrapper stands about a meter tall and has a rounded body and base. It is white in colour and has a flip up lid at the top and half way down it opens on a hinge so you have easier access of getting the bag out once full. On the front it has the logo 'Angel care' written.
The way in which it works it quite simple but I have to admit it took me a while to get used to. Basically inside there is a large blue polythene bag and you push the nappy through the top where there is one of them pulley systems so once the nappy is pushed through, a plastic shelf comes up to stop odours escaping from inside.
Once the bag is full it is quite easy to tell as obviously you won't be able to get more nappies inside. So you then to empty the bin open the lid that is half way down the wrapper and this gives you access to the whole bag. All the bags are attached to each other and the new bags are stored at the very top of the wrapper. Just below the pulley system there is a cutter to separate the old bag from the new ones. So once the old bag has been removed, you simply pull down a new bag. It does sound a lot more complicated than it actually is and once you get used to it, it does become easier.
I got a free cassette of bags with the actual product when I brought it, and with having three small children I would say that it lasted about three weeks. But then again it all depends on how many children you have and how many nappies you go through each day, to how long each cassette lasts.
When I enquired as to how much it would cost to buy the refill's that is when I said goodbye to the wrapper. For three cassettes it would have cost me around £10.99, six £17.99 and for 12 £33.99. Thinking about it in the long run spending all that money just to dispose of nappies seemed a real rip off to me so since then I have stopped using it. My wheelie bin is only at the end of my pathway and I would rather have the exercise of putting nappies in there a few times during the day, which costs nothing at all then spend out that sort of money to have them sat in a plastic tub at the side of the room.
In the description it does say that it is odour free but in my opinion it is far from that. When it was only so far full full walking past the bin I couldn't help but catch a whift and it didn't smell like a bed of roses. I know that all opinions of this item will differ and it will be different for people who say live in flats etc who cannot get to their bins like other people, in which I would say that this product might be beneficial to them.
My overall final verdict is that this product is yet another money making scam that has swept over the market of parenting. The company that make these wrappers may claim that it is a hygienic and clean way of disposing of nappies but whatever happened to a good old fashioned nappy sack and a quick trip to the bin???
I got this bin for £5 with a voucher from my bount pack from Agros, it was meant to be £24.99.
Good Points -
-Its white so fits in any room.
-Easy to keep in nursery so you dont have to make a trip outside to the bin or downstairs (was easy for me as id had a csection so less moving about the better!)
-Keeps about 15-20 nappies in
-Easy to replace the cassettes
-Each cassette probably lasts about a month
-£5 is a great price
- When you empty it the bag is tied at each end so still keeps nappies wrapped in a bag for when its put in the outside bin so no smells escaping which is good espec in hot weather no flies etc around your bin!
Bad Points -
-Doesnt keep the smell in that well as it doesnt wrap the nappies individually, its just one big bag, so for dirtier nappies i still put in a nappy bag and put in the bin outside.
- Price of refill casettes is around £11 for 3, so an added expense onto of all the nappies i need to buy!
-Not sure how hygenic it is as when you put a nappy in you have to touch the bag where an previous nappy has already touched so make sure the nappies are wrapped up well.
Im glad we had this nappy bin although if it wasnt on offer for £5 we wouldnt have got one. I have seen the tommee tippee ones which individually wrap the nappies on offer for £10 currently so would have paid the extra to be honest if it was at this price at the time.
I had heard that the 'Bounty' packs given after birth contained a voucher enabling the purchase of an Angelcare nappy bin from Argos for the reduced price of £5 (versus £24.99). Unfortunately, by the time I had my son the offer had been discontinued.
I looked around at various nappy bins & was tempted by some of the Tommee Tippee bins, but put off by the colours (some have lilac on them which would not look good in a boys room!). I then spotted the Angelcare system for sale on Amazon.co.uk at the reduced price of £7.50, which included one refill cartridge. (And colourwise, this is plain white, which will fit in anywhere!).
I soon received my nappy bin & inserted the cartridge (simple enough when you follow the instructions). Basically, the cartridge is one big blue bag which is knotted at one end when inserted, to hold the nappies. When full, this is then cut using the safety cutter inside the bin, tied up & disposed of. You then re-tie the end of the blue liner to form the bottom of the waste bag & start again. There is a spring-loaded flap at the top through which to drop the dirty nappies into the bin. The flap is very strong (in order to keep the unit air-tight & keep bad smells out) & it is sometimes difficult to get the nappies in.
I was a bit disappointed - I had it in mind that this was one of the nappy disposal systems that individually wraps the nappies into one big sausage-link. As it is, the bin is good value & holds probably 2 dozen nappies (my son is still in the smaller size nappies - obviously as the nappies get bigger, then bin will hold less). I have never had any problem with odours from the bin. I cannot comment on how long one refill will last - I have had my bin for 2 months now & it is still going strong however.
The bin is still on sale at Amazon for £7.50. Refills are around £11 for 3.
We bought this in Argos with the voucher that we got in the newborn bounty pack while we were in hospital.
It retails at £24.99 and is well worth the money.
It is a bin for nappies that is at waist height and can hold roughly 20 nappies before it need emptying.
It is a brilliant product and it means that you don't waste time with nappy sacks which often smell awful. We have it in the corner of our baby's nursery and it is compact enough to not get in the way.
It locks away the entire odour - most of the time you wouldn't even know that it was there.
You can buy the refill cassettes from Boots and Argos. You get three for £11.99 and as each cassette lasts us a month it only works out as £48 a year for the cassettes which is great value for money for something that provides ease and locks away nappy smell.
Well worth the money.
hello i bought one of these as i live in a flat. I have to say the hygiene side of it is terrible, where you push the dirty nappy through you have to touch this surface with your hands. The germs that must collect on this cannot be good. Also it does not eliminate the smell because the nappies just fall into a big bag inside and then everytime you put a nappy in the smell that comes out is disgusting. Sorry this is not positive but it is honest. Looking back i wish i had bought one that individually wraps each nappy as you put it in. I believe that if someone done a test on one of these it would show up an alarming amount of germs!!!! BEWARE
Keep dirty nappies and bad odours contained.