“ Brand: Asda / Type: Nappy Sacks „
When it comes to buying all the things I need for Jayden such as nappies etc I tend to get them all when I do my weekly shop from Tesco, however on occasions I do nip to our local smaller Asda to get a few top up bits. I recently ran out of nappy sacks so decided that going to Asda would be quicker, I tend to get a shops own brand nappy sacks and Asdas equivalent of this are Asda Little Angels Nappy Sacks, when it comes to this type of product I'm not too fussy after all they only have a dirty nappy tied up in them and are put straight in the bin so I was sure that these would be good enough.
The nappy sacks come in a rectangle shaped plastic packet, this is bright blue with white spots all over it, it has a red circle in the corner saying how many bags are in each pack, and in the other corner are 2 logos stating that the wipes won Mother and Baby awards 2 years running. Right in the centre of the pack is a white plastic oval shape which acts as a lid to the bags, it simply lifts up and clicks back in place to secure the bags in place. In the centre of the lid is the name of the product with the words Asda Little Angels written in bold multi coloured letters with the words Nappy Sacks opposite in dark blue. On the back of the packaging are various pieces of product information which are clearly set out and easy to read.
The Nappy Sacks
The Asda Little Angel Nappy Sacks are basically light orange plastic bags, they have 2 handles at the top which allow you to tie the bag up once you have finished with it. The nappy sacks have a light musky yet floral fragrance to them so there is no worry about your bins smelling, the fragrance is designed to neutralise any unpleasant smells.
The plastic that the nappy sacks are made from are of a reasonable thickness, the sacks are unlikely to split and the handles do not break as you tie the sacks up, the bags are also a decent size, you can easily fit a nappy and used wipes in them and still be able to easily tie the bag up.
The bags are nothing fancy to look at but the main thing is that they do their job of neutralising any horrible smells after a nappy change. The Little Angel Nappy Sacks are ideal for use within the home, keeping your bins smelling fresh, and they are also ideal to take out and about with you, the pack is reasonably compact so that it will easily fit in your nappy changing bag without taking up too much room.
Price and Availability
The Asda Little Angels Nappy Sacks are obviously only available from Asda as they are part of their own range of baby products. The packet of 75 bags costs just £1.48, this is quite a bit more than the ones I would normally buy from Tesco, I do not like spending too much one something that is just going to have a dirty nappy in it and then thrown in the bin. However although these are more expensive I do think they are not too badly priced and when I bought mine they were on offer, you do get quite a few nappy sacks (75) per pack so they do last you a while.
I have now used up all of my Asda Little Angel Nappy Sacks and I have been pleased with them, they were strong and I had no worries about the bags splitting open inside the bin or my bag, they were a good size with reasonably long handles allowing you to easily tie the bags up before putting them in the bin.
I liked the fragrance of these bags, it was of a decent strength allowing any nasty smells to be neutralised and it meant that our bins did not end up smelling.
In my opinion the nappy sacks are not the cheapest and are more than I would normally pay for this type of product, however I do find the packaging of these more convenient, my usual brand come in a plastic cover and the bags sometimes come out of it, however the packet that these bags come in means that I can clip the lid in place and keeps the nappy sacks inside the packet and not all over my changing bag.
Overall I would recommend this product, yes they are not the cheapest nappy sacks on the market but they are of an excellent quality and do their job very well.
We usually use Tesco Nappy bags however while shopping in Asda I needed to get some more and as the little angel nappy sacks were the only ones available I decided to buy them.
Firstly I was a little bit miffed with the price and the amount of bags you get. They were around £1.50 for 75 bags whereas the Tesco ones I usually buy are quite a bit under £1 and you get 300! I suppose when looking at them you can see why they are that bit more expensive. The packaging has a white plastic lid that flips up and down. This helps pull one sack out a time which is better as with others I usually end up with ten coming out! The bags themselves are also bigger and thicker which is good espesially now I have a toddler and his nappies are bigger as sometime the bag has ripped while I have been putting them in. This hasn't happened with Asdas. However I just cant justify spending that much more on something I throw away!
They do have a nice smell to them almost talc like! Which really disguises the smell of any poo nappies you put in them.
However even though they are good I personally will carry on using the Tesco ones!
When our daughter was born in December 2010 we were well stocked up on our nursery supplies. Thoughtful gifts from friends and family added to the mounting stash amongst which were some of these Asda Little Angel nappy sacks.
Packaging and first use
It took a while to get round to using them as some of the more budget buy sacks come in bags of 300 which obviously last a while! The packaging on these really did appeal to me though with cute blue and white dots and when I did use them, I immediately found them to be of better quality than their value versions.
The first thing about these bags are that the packaging comes with a white click lid which enables you to pull out one at a time and store them neatly. I noticed with the other bags they tended to be all over the place and you could never get hold of one at a time. Secondly, the actual bag was much thicker in quality and seemed more sturdy than the thinner bags which do tear easily.
Obviously, quality comes at a price and I have noticed that there are less in a pack (75) which don't last as long but when you double up the cheaper bags you are getting close. I only double up with these when the contents are extremely over the top toxic. Looking back at the other couple of reviews for this product, the price seems to have hiked massively of late. The bags are currently unavailable on Asda's website but the eco version which have the same packaging are £1.75.
Thinking about it...
I can never suss out the sense of an eco nappy bag if you are stuffing it with a landfill destined nappy. Does it make any difference if the bag biodegrades if the nappy inside remains on this earth for a long time? I don't wish to start any debate about disposables vs reusables as that is completely up to each parent to make their mind up about these things.
Back to the bags then. The other nice thing about these being a bit more 'premium' is the pleasant scent on the bag. My husband loves the smell of them and has been known to sniff the bag - before contents go in! - but he does like the smell of most air fresheners. I on the other hand quickly began to associate the smell of the bag with the smell of a used nappy so it just doesn't do it for me.
I find these great for when we are on the go and they are nice and organised in their packet, in the bag. In our nursery we have one of those nappy wrappers so don't really need to use the bags any more but I have used them in the past. Another great use for them is just for storing clothing that has been replaced during the day or dirty bibs before they get to the laundry basket. We usually have a bag ready when we go out for meals to put used baby wipes and other rubbish in to keep it in one place and it's easier to throw away afterwards then. I do hope these continue to be available at ASDA in the future as they are my favourite nappy bags used to date and believe me, I've tried them all!
I have always used Asda's Smartprice nappy sacks, but when I had my shopping delivered they got substituted for these Little Angels nappy sacks. I love getting a more expensive substitute, even if it is only something little like this!
When I first got the sacks out of the shopping bag, I noticed they look a lot like the packaging for Little Angels wet wipes, on closer inspection this wasn't the case. They come in a blue and white polka dot packet, with a hard plastic flip lid, locking in the scent from the bags.
Opening the lid is easy, and pulling the bags out is simple as there is a nice size hole underneath the plastic lid. The only problem with getting the bags out is one never comes out on its own, I usually have to shove a few back into the packet.
The bags are a nice size at approximately 30cm x 35cm, with tie top handles and a peach colour. The scent is quite subtle, with a floral, baby powder type smell.
These nappy bags are great, I can put in heavy soiled nappies with no doubt in my mind that they might split. None have split on me yet, despite the heaviness of some nappies that I have put inside. Once the handles have been tied there is no hint of the smell that's lurking inside. Once disposed in the bin, there is no horrible smell, but no scent from the bags either. Much better than putting a nappy straight in the bin.
These bags are handy to take in a changing bag too, for when out and about. They are also handy to stuff in a pocket if you are taking a dog for a walk, although I'd probably take a few as I wouldn't fancy picking up dog poo with just one bag.
At 30p for 75 nappy bags these are great value for money, but with the Smartprice sacks at only 35p for 300 I'm not converted to these Little Angel sacks and will continue to buy the Smartprice ones.
Little Angels is the baby product range from Asda. It includes toiletries, nappies, wipes and accessories.
Asda offer a 300pk of Smart Price Nappy Bags for 35p. A step up the rung is these Little Angels Nappy Sacks which are available in a 75pk size.
The nappy sacks measure 300x365mm. They are lightly fragranced and have tie handles. The sacks are designed to hold wet or dirty nappies, baby wipes and cotton wool and could also be used by dog owners for "poop" emergencies.
The packaging design has recently been changed and was previously a baby blue colour. The new packaging is blue and white polka dots and resembles that of a packet of baby wipes. There is a plastic flip cap which conceals a large dispensing hole.
The wipes are available from Asda stores and online priced at 30p.
When my son was a baby, I stocked up on various bits and pieces I knew I would need. Whilst nappy bags aren't essentials, it makes disposing of smelly nappies a lot more pleasant. My son is still in night time nappies so these occasionally get used and I still have half a pack left. I would say we have only went through a few packs since my son was born and I've never felt the need to sway to another brand of sacks.
The packaging is convenient and the pack can be stored neatly in a cupboard, drawer or in a changing bag (which I used to do). The sacks are easy to grip and pull out the pack with one hand which is convenient if you have a wriggly baby on a changing table.
The sacks are a decent size and are a peach, slightly transparent colour. The bags aren't the thickest but are strong enough for their intended purpose and have never split under the weight of a nappy. I have used these sacks to hold a soiled nappy and several wipes with no issues. If a baby has an leakages, wet or soiled trousers can comfortably be stored in the bag until you have a chance to wash them at home.
The bags smell pleasant without being too strong. They have a powdery, floral aroma which is nice enough. Once the dirty nappy is inside, the tie handles are substantial enough to double bow the bag and this completely seals it. I notice a huge difference between the smell of our bin when a nappy has been thrown in and a nappy has been bagged and put in. Whilst any smell would still be evident if directly sniffing the bag (who would want to do that anyway?) there is no lingering smell from our bin. These sacks are ideal if visiting family as well as it means I didn't used to feel so guilty about Ryan stinking their house out!
Very cheap and sturdy little bags which do their intended job. I can highly recommend them and will be using them again when we are blessed with another baby. The current pack we have has been open for about a year or so and the bags are still scented just as the day we bought them .My brother in law uses this brand of sacks for picking up dog poo but finds he needs to double them to avoid feeling any texture!
Thanks for reading x