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My wife and I decided to buy a nappy bin as we live in a flat and thought that this would be a very handy product so we weren't constantly in and out to the bin with nappy's or filling up the kitchen bin with the nappy's either. After having this bin recommended to us by my brother and his wife we decided this was the bin for us.
The bin is made of a robust, white plastic and it measures 33cm x 27cm x 29cm in size. It is quite compact and doesn't take up too much room in our child's nursery.
On feature that I think could do with improving on the bin is that the bin lid opens upwards which means the bin can't sit flush to the wall as you can't then open the bin lid wide enough to get the nappy inside. This is nothing more than a slight annoyance, however.
We paid £40.00 for a starter kit which included the cartridges that you use with the bin as well as the bin itself. You require the cartridges as it is the cartridges than contain the wrapping plastic that locks the nappy and all the odors away inside the bin.
The cartridges are easy to fit. I start by unclipping the lid by using the two buttons on either side of the bin lid. You then pop the cartridge in the top of the bin and pull some of the wrapping plastic through from the top to the bottom on the lid section. There is then a small hook which allows you to tie the loose end up so that the 1st nappy doesn't just fall through the plastic and into the bin unwrapped.
When it comes to emptying the bin you will generally find that the bin is full before the cartridge is empty. There is a handy thing on the underside of the lid which allows you to cut the plastic and then you can tie up the loose end like before.
For us I have found that the bin needs to be emptied around once every 4 days or so which I guess to be somewhere in the region of 40 nappys. With the plastic wrapping locking in all the odors we have never found that we have had to empty the bin sooner than this due to the bin starting to smell.
Having also used individual nappy sacks I have found this method although more expensive far less fiddly and a whole lot more convenient. Someone living in a house may find that the extra cost does not out way the added convenience of only having to empty the bin every 4 days or so.
Before my daughter was born, I decided I was going to use a nappy bin. Friends of mine who'd long since had children thought it was a complete waste of my cash, but I stuck to my idea and bought this Sangenic nappy bin from Babies R Us for £10 - I was convinced it was worth the money. It was then (and still is now) on offer, reduced from £24.99. The bin takes cartridges that need to be purchased separately, although I'm sure at the time they sold a package that included cartridges for a bit more. I didn't look at those though, opting to order them from Amazon as I had some gift certificates to use. A pack of three cartridges cost a further £10.
The bin is made of white plastic with a grey section on the lid that makes it look like a bin you'd push to place rubbish inside (but that's just for looks). It measures 33cm x 27cm x 29cm and we found it never needed a lot of space in the nursery.
The top section of the bin clips off in order to insert the cartridge. The cartridge is made of plastic and houses a large liner that makes up the individual wrappers for the nappies. It slots into the bin at ease. The liner needs to be tied into a knot at one end to start the reel off. This is then tucked under a small tab of plastic and the lid fits back onto the bin - it's ready to go within a minute or two. The set up is easy and we found that the cartridges lasted a long time (I'd say around 6 weeks).
Using the Bin
The lid of the bin lifts up by pressing a small button on the front and a hole appears to pop the nappy into - once it's in there's a handle that turns to wrap the liner around it. There's a large plunger on the lid that then pushes it all downwards when the lid's placed back down - the plunger shuts off that nappy and makes a space so that it's ready for the next use. The whole thing is very easy to operate generally although it is a bit of a pain having to turn a handle because it means you have to have a hand free - difficult with a baby on a changer!
Emptying the Bin
One cartridge lasts longer than filling the bin does so when it is full, it's not just a case of changing the cartridge - there's a cutting process needed to separate the cartridge from the nappy wrappers already sealed so it can be emptied. To aid with this, there's a small blade on the lid that helps to cut the liner - this needs a bit of a tug to cut through it completely. Emptying is a bit of a pain. One option would be to empty it straight into the bin outside which is ok if you don't mind taking the bin outside but ideally we'd have preferred to empty it into a bin bag first to save having to remove it from the nursery. Unfortunately the bin is too wide to fit the standard binbags we have for our main bin (a 30 litre one) and that would have meant us buying more bags just for this. The bin holds around 30 nappies before it needs emptying.
I stopped using this bin soon after my daughter started eating solids regularly. It was good when she was smaller as most of her nappies didn't have a very bad stench but when 'proper' food is introduced obviously their nappies change for the worse! I found the bin started to smell after a couple of days when we switched to regular solids and I stopped using it then, preferring bags instead. The bin is advertised as having 'GermSeal' technology, supposedly 100 times more effective than your average nappy bag for germs and smells. I just don't believe the 100 times more claim on the smells! Our nursery would have said otherwise! I obviously don't know about the germs part - this may be true, but on the smells I honestly can't say that this bin dealt with the smells much more than the value nappy bags I buy now. Definitely not 100 times more - a smell was sometimes present and terrible!
The problem with the bin is that the nappies are usually held in it until it's full - we found any bad nappies made the whole unit smell and eventually the room. If a bad nappy is placed in as one of the first, it could potentially be there for a few days unless emptied. I used to always have nappy bags as well and I got into the habit of placing the bad nappies in two of those instead because I didn't like the idea of them festering away in this. A solution would have been to empty it more regularly, but judging by the number of dirty nappies a baby gets through I think it could get to the stage where it is emptied so much to eliminate smells that you may as well use individual bags anyway! The bin is supposed to be designed to house all nappies effectively until it's needs emptying.
I would recommend this bin with caution. I did find it a great help during the first few months and I've not really had any bad experiences with it on the whole, once we used it alongside popping bad nappies in a bag. I am just as happy now using individual bags though. Bearing in mind that they cost me 35p for 300 they are far better value than what I paid for this bin and cartridges. They also don't take up any floorspace - they can be housed in a tiny section of a drawer. I rate the bin 3 stars in total - it's a fairly good item to have but not worth the price tag as I find nappy bags are just as useful and they're a fraction of the cost.
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Sangenic nappy wrapper
I first came across this product when I was pregnant with my son Jack who is now 3 months old a friend of mine who has a young child was talking about the Sangenic nappy wrapper and how it was ideal for us as we live in Cyprus. Looking after other friends' kids over the years and smelling nappies put in the normal kitchen bin normally churned my stomach, especially in Cyprus as the heat can accumulate to 40 degrees Celsius in the mist of summer. A lot of families wouldn't see this item as an essential but because of the climate over here I thought it would be more beneficial for us to have this then to put the nappies in the normal waste bin. I therefore thought I better look into this product further, I found the Sangenic starter kit which came with 3 cassettes and I purchased that alongside a further 6 cassettes due to the postal waits being around 6 weeks I thought it would be better to stock up than run out.
The first thing I noticed on the box was a vital piece of information and a great asset of the product; it proudly claims that the bin kills 99.9% of germs on contact. It also boosts of its odour protection, I definitely agree with this we have our nappy changing station down stairs in the living room which is the most convenient for us due to space and where we spend the majority of our time in the house. At first I was a bit dubious to whether or not it would be wise to have the bin in here as well as I automatically presumed you would still get a slight smell from the bin, I was completely wrong! I have never smelt anything in the house and neither have any guests who have been to the house. The temperatures at the moment are in the late teens but I am confident that the result will be the same in summer. The bin itself is plain white with a pop down lid that has a dark silver/grey circle with the brand and product name on. They say that the bin can hold 28 size 3 nappies and I would agree with that or there about, obviously this will change with the size of nappies you are using as well.
The cassettes last longer than the bin takes to fill, however all you do is cut the end with the handy built in cutter tie the top of the nappies in the bin and remove, and then re tie the remaining cassette and lock it into place, it is extremely easy to use and even comes with instructions if you are unsure of what to do. The way in which the wrapper works is that once the cassette is in place and tied off at the end, you simply lift the lid, press the nappy right down into the bins opening or use the plunger which is to the lid and you just have to shut the lid to operate, then you twist the cassette to lock around the nappy and close the lid again and it's done! Simple! When the bin is full and they nappies have been removed they come out all individual wrapped, they look slightly like a off putting string of sausages, ones that you wouldn't want to eat that's for sure, we then place them in a garbage bag and put them straight into the black wheelie bins ready for collection. The cassettes are said to last around 1 month and again this will depend on the frequency in which your baby is having their nappy changed and also the size of the nappies which are being used.
I think this is an essential product to have in any nursery or at your changing station, it keeps smells at bay and leaves your house free from nasty odours!
We bought this nappy wrapper when we were expecting our first baby.
The nappy wrapper is designed to twist and seal nappies in plastic to hold in smells. The wrapper is made of thick white plastic. It comes in two parts, the bin part on the bottom and the top part which slots onto the bottom. The top has a hinged lid. When the lid is opened there is a hole to slot the refill cassette into and a pusher on top to push the nappy further down. You need nappy wrap refills to use this (one is usually included with the wrapper) These are available from most places that sell baby products. You just slot these in to the wrapper and tie a knot in the bottom. Then you just need to put the nappy in, push it down and twist. When you put the lid down, that's the unit ready for the next use. The unit retails around £13 and the refills around £10 for three cartridges.
This nappy wrapper is very good at what it does. We had our first child in June and have been using this since day one so have been using it during the hottest months. It does seal in the smell. We change the baby in the living room so therefore spend a lot of time there and have never caught a whiff of nappy yet, well obviously unless it's coming from the baby!
It is really easy to use. The refill just slots into the unit and once the knot is tied and looped through the lid, it's ready to use. The bin is a decent size and can take a fair few nappies until it needs to be emptied. Doing this is easy as well as the lid comes with a handy cutter making it easier and less messy to separate the nappies from the unused plastic. You just have to remember to tie a new knot in the plastic before using again. We forgot to do this once and made a real mess!
The refills can be quite expensive but if you shop around, you can usually find them at a decent price (the cheapest we got them for was about £5) I was told before buying that a refill would last around a month but at the start we were going through about one a week. This has settled down now though and we only have to change the cartridge about every two weeks now.
One downside to this wrapper is you really need to push the nappy down before it will wrap it properly. With wet nappies this is fine but with a really dirty nappy this can be quite daunting and can result in messy fingers!
I would definitely recommend this. If you manage to get it for a really good price, it can be a godsend, saving trips to the outside bin everytime you change a nappy. It holds in the smell really well and only need to be emptied every couple of days which is a real timesaver.
This is something i never even considered when i was pregnant with my first child i thought a nappy bag and a bin was a good enough way to dispose of nappies but then this was on sale in mothercare for better than half price so my partner brought it for us because he thought they were a brilliant idea i just thought it was a was of money to be honest but my partner was right they are brilliant and so helpful.
they are quick and easy to use which is great having a newborn the last thing you want is to have to run to kitchen to pop dirty nappy in the bin when little one is crying. You just pop nappy in push it down and spin the colour bit round so it wraps the nappy up and its as simple as that!
there is no smell and it holds a good amount of nappies which is good in my case because my daughter constantly need changing.
They are easy and simple to empty and refill with the bags.
The bags come in a separate box and in my opinion are a little expensive but are definitely worth the money.
I was of mixed mind as to whether I wanted one of these due to the cost. My sister had one which she had used and had thought they were a good buy. When I saw it on sale for half price and the cartridges a 1/3 off I decided to get one. After all with twins on the way there was going to be a lot of smelly nappies!
What is it?
Made by Tommee Tippee the Sangenic Hygiene Plus Advanced Nappy disposal system is a quick and hygienic way of getting rid of babies nappies without having nappy sacks leaking smells in bins around your house.
It is a white plastic bin with a lid that slots on either side so it is clipped in place. The lid has a flip top which reveals the film dispensed by a cartridge fitted in it. The lid is really easy to open one handed which is great as the other hand is holding the dirty nappy.
How big is the bin?
The bin is approx 46 x 29 x 29 cm so doesn't take up too much room, I used to keep mine next to where I change nappies but now they are older and not being changed as often it is kept next to the toilet.
How does it work?
The bin comes with a plastic cartridge of film that you have to fit in the lid of the bin. You gently pull some film through the lid of the bin and tie it in a knot. I normally do a double knot to make it a decent size, the knot then slots under a plastic clip on the underside of the bin. You can then replace the lid, it takes a couple of minutes to do this and then the bin is ready for use. When you have a nappy you want to get rid of you just open the bin lid and push it into the film. There are soft bits of plastic that you push it through which guide it in you then push the small knob handle which is just on the outside of the film round 360 degrees. This then twists the film to form a seal over the nappy a bit like a sausage. The lid has a piece of plastic moulded into it that acts as a plunger pushing the nappy down into the bin.
Emptying the bin
When the bin is full you remove the lid and if the film cartridge isn't empty you need to cut it. There is a handy blade built into the underside of the lid to do this, marked by a picture of a pair of scissors. You can then tie off the other end of the film, release the start end knot from the lid and take your bin to be emptied outside. In the winter when it's raining or snowing it is great to have somewhere to dispose of the nappies without having to go outside everytime or leave them inside to smell in nappy sacks.
The film is antibacterial and kills 99% of germs on contact, this makes it a far more hygienic way of disposing of nappies than nappy sacks. It also keeps the smell in, dirty nappies can be in the bin for several days and I have never noticed any odour coming from the bin. Even when you take the lid off to empty it or when they've been in the outside bin for a while there is no smell.
A cartridge is meant to last a month for one baby, obviously using it for twins means we change it slightly more frequently than that.
Price and availability
The RRP for this product is £25.52 but you can often find it half price. It is currently only £12.76 at Mothercare. They are also available at Tesco and Amazon among others. The replacement cartridges are sold at the same places and this is what pushes the cost up. I paid £15.29 on Amazon for a pack of 6 cartridges at the start of May which would last a single baby in nappies about 6 months, this makes it far more expensive than buying nappy sacks.
Would I recommend?
Yes, it is a well designed bin and keeps smells contained. I think the convenience of this disposal system has been worth it but it isn't an essential item.
The Sangenic Nappy Wrapper wasn't something I viewed as essential when preparing for the birth of my son. It's not that I didn't care about ensuring dirty nappies were disposed of correctly-more that I thought a normal bin would be adequite enough at doing the job. So when I saw in on sale in Mothercare for better than half price at £14.99 for the bin and 4 wrapper 'cassette' packs I couldn't see the harm in giving it a whirl!
The packaging is pretty bog standard (opps another pun!), a simple and quite flimsy cardboard box held the bin and the wrappers and a 2 page instruction guide which wasn't really needed. On the plus side the lack of packaging, padding etc meant it was easily recycled.
The bin itself looks quite a decent size and looks like it should hold lots of nappies so with that I was quite pleased. According to the manufacturer (Tommee Tippee) it should hold up to 28 nappies, reasonable I would say.
The nappy bin itself works on a 'three step system'.
1. Once nappy cassestte is in place you push the nappy down below the plastic level.
2.Twist and Lock the nappy bag around the nappy with the plastic handle.
3.Plunge the lid shut to push the nappy down while it's twisted top locks away germ and odor.
Now for the REAL facts about this product! Everything listed is based on the information I recieved with this product but I was sadly disappointed with this bin and if it had cost any more than £14.99 I wouldn't be a very happy mummy! It's from a range called 'Hygiene Plus' and apparantly is better at being germ free etc but boy, is the advertising hugely misleading! This is something which always makes me cross, manufacturers should be honest about their products rather than insinuating it's the bee's knee's if actually it's just a basic functioning, normal bin with a supply of nappy bags on top. Because really, thats all it is.
The packaging claims to use up to 60% less plastic than premium nappy sacks-I would love to debate this because I can't see how. With my Sangenic Nappy Bags in this bin I have to really twist them round to hold tightly enough to hold the nappy in place, so the whole system can even work. Having to twist so much means I use far more plastic than I do when I buy simple nappy bags in the supermarket. It's claim it holds up to 28 nappies could perhaps be right if the nappies are small and not filled or soiled. I bought this to dispose of the particularly nasty nappies and with those it holds far less-quite annoying. Plus no matter how full the nappies are depending on where the nappies falls after insertion controls how many can be contained and this is something you can have no control over. And excuse me if I don't fancy sticking my hands in there!
It's 'unbeatable odor protection' is another thing I could laugh at! It based this upon it's twist and lock 'technology' to lock away germs and odor. There is nothing in this bin to prevent germs spreading that I can see and my main disappointment with this item comes at it's INABILITY to conceal odor. This is what they are mainly for and I find very little evidence it works, unless you leave it empty and never use it of course. But hey what can you do, ask your little man/lady to hold it?! The cassette's insinuate they have something on/in them to prevent germs but I can find no evidence of this.
Another printed fact on the box is that it saves endless trips to the bin, erm anyone else think this is ridiculous? No matter if I put my sons used nappies in here or any other bin I still have to walk to it! Please Tommee Tippe, in future don't assume all us Mummies are morons!
The only true thing printed on the packaging is that the nappy cassette's last approximately a month, which by my methods is correct and at approximately £4.99 a pack isn't too bad for one month I suppose but based on a bag of scented nappy bags from sainsburys at 9p for 30-I don't think it's brilliant value for money within it's market.
Based on my experience with this bin I would give it 2 out of 5 stars and that is only because it was better than half price at purchase time. I can honestly say when my initial cassette's run out I wont be purchasing replacements for it and will just be sticking to my normal nappy bags for 9p a packet-and they have the added bonus of actually smelling nice! It's does nothing it claims to do and really does no better job at disposing of nappies than I can do with a single nappy bag and a normal bin.
Summary-A big waste of money and a big thumbs down from me!
I have recently had my first child, and had never even heard of the product, then again its not until you are expecting that you notice products like this.
I received a voucher for this, reducing the cost and various shops near me had the cartriges on offer so I thought bargain!
The product is very simple to use, even my dad has no problems! simply place soiled nappy in centre, push down in to main compartment of bin and twist handle a full 360 degrees.
Comes with a well hidden blade at left side to cut bag once bin is full, simply not and start to fill again.
Nappy changing times are alot more fun for me now than changing my neice's whom they dont have a bin and I dont have no moans or groans from family if they are holding my son and he fills one up.
Cost can be high, look around for vouchers and special offers, system can range from £12.99 (for bin & a cartridge) right up to £29.99 for the same thing. Catriges i have seen for less than £9 for three or £19.99 for 6, again shop around for a better deal.
I have well and truly noticed a difference visiting friends homes and the difference in smell for thouse that have this item and thouse that do not.
I was not planning to get one of these but it was in the sale and I had a voucher which reduced the price greatly.
I live on the first floor and my bin store is about 5 doors down. It seemed like a product designed to make my life easy and not need to go for a walk every time my son decided to fill his nappy.
The bin was so useful! While my son was in newborn size nappies to size 2 I was able to get a week's worth of nappies in the bin before it needed emptying which I was completely amazed by! The smell was also contained in the bin brilliantly although once my son went onto solids I noticed there was more of a smell only when the bin was opened. It was so good at keeping the smell contained that we were able to keep the bin in our son's nursery - great after a night time nappy change!
The cassette literally drops into place and there is a spcae to almost peg down the end of the bag which is created by a knot. The bin includes a built in bag cutter which is great and keeps everything in one place. Being contained in the lid makes it safe for children. You only need to lift the lid and pop the nappy in, push down a fraction and turn the cassette using the handle. This twists the bag enough to divide it into what can only be described as a string of nappy sausages!
We have since popped this into storage as we empited the main bin far more often these days! I did however recommend this to my brother who absolutely swears by his. He commented that I should have told him about them sooner!
Another modern baby gadget that actually turns out to be its weight in gold.
I could not cope without my Tommee Tippee Sangenic Nappy Wrapper!
When my daughter was born we purchased the Angelcare nappy wrapper as you get a voucher in bounty packs reducing the price down to £5. I was perfectly happy with this nappy wrapper until I discovered the Tommee Tippee version. I decided not to buy it at first as it was priced at £19.99 and couldn't justify spending another 20 pounds on something we basically already owned. But I managed to spot it in a sale in Boots for £9.99 so I immediately grabbed it!
While I found the Angelcare nappy wrapper system to be perfectly adequate and did what it was supposed to, the Tommee Tippee version appealed to me more because of the extra hygiene features. This nappy wrapper system actually wraps each nappy individually (and creates a string of nappy sausages inside the bin!) unlike the Angelcare which just drops them into one big bag. Because the nappies are all sealed individually this also eliminates any smells produced by dirty nappies. The second thing I liked about this nappy wrapper bin is the antibacterial coating that is claimed to be on the plastic wrapper itself. I am totally obsessed with antibacterial products and I was so happy to find a nappy bin with antibacterial action.
The nappy system works by pushing the used nappy through the flap in the top of the bin. There is then a little handle round the rim which you need to turn a couple of times in order to seal the nappy inside it's own little bag. Then when you put the lid back down this presses the nappy down inside the bin and creates a new opening ready to put the next used nappy in. The nappy bin holds around 20 nappy so needs to be emptied every 3 to 4 days. This is very easy to do as the lid just clips off and the bottom of the bin has a handle on either side enabling you to carry out to the bin easily.
The plastic wrapper comes in cassette refils which you can buy from most supermarkets, boots, toys r us, mothercare etc so they are very easy to find. They are priced at around £12 for a pack of three but they are reguarly on offer in tescos and asda for £8. There is plenty of nappy wrapper plastic inside each cassette and one cassette tends to last us around 4 to 6 weeks. The cassettes are really easy to fit inside the bin. They just slot into the top and all you need to do then is push the plastic down through the hole and tie a knot in the end of it. As the nappy wrapper plastic is just one long tube which is twisted into individual bags, there is also a cutter on the underneath of the lid enabling you to cut the plastic when the bin is full and you need to start a new string.
I couldn't imagine not owning one of the nappy wrapper systems now and I think it is so much handier than having to take every single nappy out to the bin individually.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review and I hope you find it useful.
I bought one of these 'must have' accessories for my first son.
Branded Tommee Tippee, and lemon yellow in colour, I proudly marched home with it under my arm after purchasing in a sale. I was so excited, the reviews on this almost made it seem like they found it a pleasure to change your little one.
All I had to do now was wait for the big day then I could put this contraption to work.
I loaded the cassette in (this is what they call the spool that holds the plastic the nappy gets wrapped in) which was easy enough, just pull some plasticout, fold it over and drop the cassette into the machine!
The mechanism is a simple one. It consists of plastic fingers inside that position the nappy as its being wrapped, above this is a 'hole' you push the nappy through and then at the top is a lid with a grip on that you turn one youve pushed the nappy into position and turned the rim of the cassette a few times. By turning the closed lid then you are cutting the adjoining plastic from the cassette so you can empty the bin (think of sausages and you wont be far wrong).
This seemed such an amazing idea. The only negative thing i would say at this point would be that you have to buy different cassettes for different age groups of nappies. I never understood this as ive never seen it on nappy sacks...
Anyway, the big day came and me and breastfed baby returned home after a few days due to me having an emergancy c-section. This made the thought of a nappy wrapper even more appealing, as instead of having to take each nappy outside to the bin individually, i could simply use the wrapper and empty when necessary...or so i thought.
In the beginning all was fine. As most of us know, breastfed babies nappies rarely smell foul, so the nappy wrapper served well.
Then I had a double whammy that would prove too much for the fate of the poor nappy wrapper standing in the corner...my son had to be moved to bottle feeding due to medical reasons, and i had to buy my second pack of nappies after running out of prebought supplies. I didnt realise that a cassette will only last for approx 1 pack of newborn nappies, and at a tenner a pop this starts getting serious for the everday person. A newborn baby will use a pack of 40 nappies in about 5 days maybe a day or two more. So lets say for ease of example your baby is very good and goes through about 1 pack a week, at £4 a pack, thats 4 packs a month, so £16 on nappies alone, the add the price of the cassette refils for the nappy wrapper on top...frightening isnt it? £56 a month! Thats two weeks shopping for my family of 4!
But lets just assume youre wealthy, and money is no object (then youd probably pay someone to change your baby for you, i know but lets pretend that you wouldnt) so you buy your cassettes, start using your nappy wrapper, and after a few hours you notice a smell. This is a smell youre not familiar with, and so will bother you until you find its source. Look no further than the nappy wrapper. The smell of nappy sacks is intese and can be overpowering, because it needs to be. The smell that comes from the nappy wrapper of dirty nappies is not disgusting, but enough for you to notice, and so i ask whats the point in using a nappy wrapper? if you have to empty it that often, why not just take every nappy to the bin individually? Kind of defeats the object dont you think?
Unfortunatly these have a somewhat trendy image, especially with new mums, however you will find you buy one, use it for a few weeks, then you will realise its actually not saving you any money and is quite expensive, it will go in a cupboard somewhere and not see the light of day again. Then one day, when doing your house clearence for ebay, youll find it and think ''someone somewhere will pay for this, its like new!'' so you research ebay and other advertising sites to see how much they are going for. You will then realise that every other first time mum has fallen into the same trap and is too trying to get rid of theirs, therefore the market is flooded and they are selling for pennies.
Spend your money on something nice for yourself, and stick to the nappy sacks! You wont regret it!
Having had 3 children and never using a nappy wrapper,i thought i would give one a try once i had my 4th baby,mainly just to see what all the fuss with this was all about,i purchased my Sangenic Nappy wrapper from argos for £9.99(currently on special offer with the wrapper cassettes x3 for less than £15)
I was surprised at how simple the nappy wrapper was to use,you simply push your soiled nappy into the bin,you can manage this one handed which is perfect when in the middle of changing your baby,you get a free cassette of wrappers with the Sangenic Nappy wrapper which holds 15 dirty nappies,the cassettes them selfs have a nice citrus smell to them which helps cover the wiff of the babys dirty nappies,i did find this product works well but after manageing with my 3 previous childrens nappy dirtys by just putting them into a nappy bag and then straight into the bin,i found this was a rather expensive way to get rid of them,and after a few weeks found it rather pointless as you still need to empty the wrappers into the bin,and my Sangenic Nappy wrapper ended up in the loft(empty of course..lol)
This product is good for parents that want all the gadgets,but in the long run its pretty pointless and expensive and id just stick to cheap nappy bags.
I don't think this product is worth the money! We bought one when our son was born and it is now stuffed in the porch unused! The idea is to wrap your dirty nappies in a sealed container thus preventing any nasty odours in your home and making disposal easy. The actual twist and seal function works well enough although you really have to shove your hand in the bin to get the nappy through which is not appealing if the nappy is particularly soiled and therefore I still ended up using fragranced nappy bags to put the nappy in prior to putting it in the nappy wrapper bin - surely thatr defeats the point? The refill cartrdges are expensive (approx £10 each) and the bin looks pretty ugly in the decorated nursery! I have resorted back to just using fragranced nappy bags (approx 30p for 100) and putting them in the normal household waste - I certainly haven't noticed any odours. I thing this product is one of those gadgets that you are told you can't live without but in reality it is a waste of money and space!
I think that all nappy wrappers are designed to be a must have with the people that have produced them however as a mum of a young child i think that they are a complete waste of time, space and money, i put my daughters nappies into a nappy bag and then put them into the bin, this has worked soo far for us and we have not smelt the nappy once it has gone into the nappy bag - even the most offensive nappies have been ok once in a bag and then in our main household bin. I think that if the nappies did become offensive in the future and this is a possibility in the summer then we would put the nappies in a bin with a lid - a nappy pail until they could go out with the rest of the rubbish. I personally think that there are better things to spend my money on!
I wasn't particularly impressed with the Sangenic Nappy Wrapper, though I passed it on to my sister in law when I switched to terry nappies and she thinks it's wonderful!
I foud that it was a little fiddly, the lid was a odd fit, meaning that on more than one (read several!) occasion, I lifted it to move it and found I had a nappy 'sausage spilling over the floor!
As for the actual usage, when she was first born, and I had the lovely, teensy little nappies, wrapped over on themselves, as you do, and the cute little tennis ball sized bundles, they'd pop in through the slot absolutely fine. Once the nappies got bigger, I'd have to roll them tightly, as small as I could get them, with the great risk of beautiful yellow baby poo squidging out of the sides, then kind of 'force' them in.
I found the cassette refills overly expensive, and fiddly to fit, and the slight 'baby' scent that the wrap omits absolutely revolting when combined with dirty nappies, it just smelled like badly concealed baby poo.
In the end I gave up with the wrap, used swing bin liners and only put wet nappies in.
As I previously mentioned though, my sister in law cannot praise it highly enough, so I assume it's just one of those products you either love or hate. I just thought I'd share my person opinion/experience of the product.