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      06.12.2013 19:13
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      Nice to have one, probably not worth the full price

      I bought a second hand one of these for about £5 before my baby was born, and for that price it's been very good value. As it was second hand, it came with no instructions, and it only took us around ten minutes to work out how to use it - nappies go in the top and there's a small handle to turn around which seals them away in specially bought bin-liner cartridges. It works beautifully, and all nappies are safely wrapped away, with no smell resulting.

      We got a free cartridge thrown in when we bought it, but the cost of the new ones is really starting to bite. Each one lasts around three weeks for tiny nappies, but as the nappies get bigger they use up more bin-liner. I'm at ten weeks now and so far I'm on my fourth cartridge. Bigger nappies also take up more space in the bin, which means it needs to be emptied more often. As a result, I often have a little bin-liner bag balancing on top of this bin when I can't be bothered to go through the faff of cutting and tying-off the cartridge and dragging the bin down to the wheely-bin. I'm also well aware that the little bin-liners cost peanuts in comparison.

      Unlike other models, this one does not have any kind of plunger for pushing the nappies down into the bin. That job has to be done by hand which can be unpleasant if the nappies are particularly dirty. Also, the mechanism for cutting off the nappy-liner when the bin is full does not work with the Tommee Tippee "Sangenic compatible cassettes" so they have to be cut off with a pair of scissors - unless I'm doing it wrong!

      In conclusion I'm glad I bought this, and it was certainly very useful during the hectic days of having a newborn. The older the baby gets though, the less useful it becomes, and I have a feeling that once he reaches one year we're unlikely to be bothering with it. If you can get it as a present, or second-hand, I'd definitely recommend having one, but I'm not sure it's worth the full price if you're economising.

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      22.09.2012 21:24
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      A good but not essential baby buy

      This is a review of the Tommee Tippee Nappy Wrapper Tub which we have been using for a few months now. It took until I was pregnant with our second child for us to decide that we actually needed one of these. Up till now we have been just using a nappy sack and bedroom bin (with a lid) to dispose of used nappies. We use two sacks when it's a real humdinger.

      Dealing with the problem
      To be honest, that bin really smelt bad and it was awful really for our daughter who had to sleep in that room with the bin. We tried bin deodorisers and room fresheners to disguise it plus of course emptying it frequently and it still smelt.

      Purchase
      I was adamant we didn't need a nappy bin, nor convinced that it wouldn't smell too but every time we were in a supermarket or in Mothercare my husband would linger in the section that sold these gadgets and try to talk me into buying one. In the end there was one in Mothercare reduced by more than 50% (I think it was £15) so we bought it. It came with a free cartridge that holds the wrapper.

      Description
      The Tommee Tippee Nappy Wrapper Tub is a small bin with a lid. Inside the lid is a neck which has the wrapper around it and you tie a knot in the bottom and hook it over a knob on the inside. You then push the used nappy into the container and turn a little handle on the collar around a couple of revolutions and it twists around the nappy and when you close the lid it pushes down the nappy into the bin. The collar is ready for the next nappy and it turns them into a sort of linked sausage of used nappies which sit inside the bin.

      Emptying
      You know when the bin is ready for emptying as it becomes impossible to push down the lid and it depends on the size of nappies and contents as to how many fit in the bin. We are in size 6 now which is big and the bin lasts 2-3 days (although we go out most days so it's not every nappy that ends up in there). To empty the bin is quite easy. You lift off the entire lid using two buttons on the side and pull some slack on the tube of wrap. Inside the bin lid is a built in scissor which you can cut through the tube if you wish. Tie a knot at the end of the line and a new knot to start the beginning of your new bin of nappies and tuck the new knot under the hook. Take the bin away and empty then attach the lid and you are ready for action.

      Does it smell?
      This was the most important feature of the bin for me and I can confirm it does not smell. Perhaps this is because it is emptied every other day but the 'sausage' linked nappies really do seem to retain their smells better than those in a nappy bag.

      Cartridge costs
      Sometimes the bin runs out of its cartridge when it is half full which is a bit inconvenient because it means you might as well empty it before you start again. Fitting the new cartridge is so easy even I can do it. You remove the old one which will just be a collar of plastic now and insert the new one in its place. Then repeat the step of tying a knot in the bottom and hooking it over the plastic knob inside. Prices are not cheap, we paid around £12 for three cartridges in Tesco last week but they do last longer than you think they will. Nappy bags are still cheaper!!

      My thoughts
      I still don't think this is an essential piece of kit for the nursery but it is a practical item and will reduce the smells of used nappies if you don't take them out to the bin immediately. This is one of those items you will use for the duration of your babies being in nappies then it will immediately become redundant and you might get a couple of quid for it at the car boot sale. If you are thinking of buying one, it is worth factoring in the cost of the cartridges too as it's one of those items where the refills cost more than the original machine, like printers!

      Final word
      I don't regret buying this but wish we had had it sooner to get the maximum use from it. If you have the space for it (it's the size of a medium bin, slightly bigger than your average wastepaper bin) then I think they are worth having but again you will still need nappy bags for when you are out and about and at other people's houses so it doesn't totally eliminate the other way of doing away with dirty nappies. I think that the refills are expensive but I probably waste more money on less important things in life so won't beat myself up about the cost of keeping the nappy bin in business.

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        02.07.2010 14:52

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        Good idea in theory but frustrating to use

        Whilst trying to get everything ready for our new arrival, we found the Tommee Tippee Nappy bin on offer in Mothercare for £10. Believing (at the time) that this would be a wonderful purchase and would save numerous trips to the kitchen bin, we decided to get one, along with a pack of 3 cartridges, also on offer at £13. The nappy bin did come with a cartridge in the box but we thought it would be worthwhile to get spares in case we couldn't make it to the shops.

        With our baby not due for another couple of months, the bin stayed in it's box except for a little 'hands on' training so we would be prepared for when it was called into action.

        When that day came, I must admit I was very disappointed as the nappy bin proved rather tricky to use. The idea is to lift the top lid and place the wrapped up nappy in the space below. You then turn a small handle in a clockwise direction around the outside of the bin which should seal the nappy in. You then close the lid which plunges the nappy down into the main bin compartment (there is a plastic plunger on the underside of the lid).

        In theory this all sounds very straight forward. The main problem is that the cartridge bags do not seal the nappy in and rather twists the bag loosely. This means the plunger doesn't work in the way it should.

        I think in the end (through a combination of tiredness and frustration) we used the nappy bin approximately 10 times and so didn't even use up a whole cartridge. It then found itself sitting in our local charity shop.

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        25.02.2010 16:15
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        Excellent to lock in the smell

        i purchased this tommee tippee nappy wrapper from my local mothercare store when i was pregnant with my first. If i remember rightly i got it when it was on an offer and was only around £14.99 any came with 2 cassetts.
        Ive now got it set up again ready to use when my son arrives.
        Its a does what it says on the tin product. Its excellent at locking in the nasty smells of a dirty nappy. Although the thought of leaving a dirty nappy in a bin it a bit disgusting, it really does lock in the smell.
        you can by the additional cassetts which sit in the top of the nappy wrappy and is basically like a long bag with no top or bottom. you do need to tie a knot in the end of the bag otherwise the nappy will fall stright through into the bin and will stink. One youve fitted the cassett and tied a knot in the end of the bag your ready to go. All you then need to do is place the nappy into the bag, and turn the cassett using the handle. this will lock in the smell and its ready for the next nappy to be poped in. This gives a sausage affect to the bags but with nappys insted. There is also a cutter on it to cut the bags when you can no longer fit anymore in the bin. But this does not always manage to cut so it is easyer to just use scissors.
        I would recommend that you place the nappys with numbers twos in them in a nappy sack first. (which you can purchase from your local supermarkets as low as 39p for a pack of 100) just to make sure that the smell doesnt excape.
        Id also recommed not to leave it until you cant fit anymore nappys in as somtimes depending how many of each type of dirty nappy is in there it can start smelling.
        Excellent if you live in a flat and cant constantly take a dirty nappy down to the bin.
        This product is not only brilliant for when youve got a newborn but also as they get older and to a toddler as well. As you can buy different strength in scents cassetts.

        Overall i rate this products as very good but i wouldnt of brought it if it was anymore than £14.99 as i dont believe it is worth more than that.

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        13.12.2009 16:27
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        If you cant bear the smell then try one of these.

        It wasn't until my daughters second year that I started using this garbage tub, we had just moved into a new house and horror of horrors there was no window in the bathroom!
        Can you believe it? Thats just plain unsanitary right? So needless to say the diaper issue became allot more smelly and I had to do something, enter Tommee Tippee nappy wrapper tub! Phew what a mouthful...

        First off let me say that these tubs are pretty nifty and my dear partner thought it was very awesome to have a sophisticated nappy disposal unit and even had a go at changing the nappy himself! That in itself was a big plus and definably worth the money.

        The bin is white and purple and is comprised of three layers, the bottom container for the nappies the center where you put the nappy into the bag and the lid.
        You have to buy what they call a cassette, to put in the center compartment, it is a round ring with a hole in the center. In the ring is a plastic bag which when you pull it out is like a long hollow tube, you tie a knot once you pull enough out to get a knot in. Now you have a long tube with a closed end, you put this inside the bin and push it down so it is hanging downward toward the bottom of the nappy bin.
        Now when you have a dirty nappy you put it inside the bag push down and twist the ring in a circle (the bin has a little handle for doing this) and the bag twists close and is ready for the next nappy. So you have this bag which essentially works like a sausage roll with each twist holding a nappy, rather then a brautwurst.

        The bag is lightly fragranced so that also helps keep the smells down.
        This bin really works well in terms of keeping the smells down, however I did find that the bin got full rather quickly and it only holds about 15-20 diapers before it needs to be emptied.

        Now when you empty the bin another little contraption comes into play. At the top of the bin is a light purple three cornered raised design. this is only to be used when the bin is full. when you twist this little contraption (like you would untwist a bottle or jar top) a little blade inside the lid is turned cutting the bag. Now once you have done a complete circle you lift the lid and voila! The bag has been neatly sliced and is ready for you to tie the knot. Now when you empty the bin all the diapers are safely ensconced in their plastic prison.

        Conclusion:

        I like this nappy bin it really worked for me, it is however very expensive to buy the refills as each one costs between 8-9 pounds, and will last less then a month. (depending of course on how many nappies your baby uses)
        in terms of keeping the smell out it works really good not 100% of course but a huge improvement on a regular bin. It will not however receive 5 stars from me as I find 9 pounds for a cassette rather expensive.

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          18.11.2009 23:19
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          Good baby gift but not something you need to rush out to buy before baby comes!

          I was given the Tommee Tippee Nappy Wrapper as a gift at my baby shower and although I thought initially that it was an essential piece of nursery kit, I have to say that it is a 'nice to have' but not really a necessity.

          I live in a second floor flat so getting to the outside rubbish bin is pretty much not going to happen with a little baby so this nappy wrapper does come in useful but when it is eventually full, I tend to just throw subsequent nappies in the kitchen bin before remembering to empty the nappy wrapper.

          Using it is quite straightforward though - you just put a cartidge full of one continous bin liner in the top and feed the liner through and knot it so the nappies don't fall out the other end! Every time you use it, you just put the nappy in, push it down a bit then twist the handle under the lid to 'seal' it off. Once full, you have a cutting device within the lid that works once a button is pressed. In theory, you then have a big bin liner to carry out and you just knot the new liner in the same way as the first. However, I have very rarely been able to get the cutter to work effectively and have resorted to cutting with scissors on more than one occasion.

          On a positive note, this product does definitely stop the smells and mean that you can leave the bin to get full before the smell gets to you. I recommend putting the nappies and dirty wipes in a nappy bag first and then putting this into the wrapper as an extra layer of protection - I've never just put a dirty nappy straight into the wrapper.

          I would say that if given this as a gift, that's great but don't rush out to buy it. Cartridges can get expensive to replace (although online and high street promotions can make them cheaper and they do tend to last. I use my nappy wrapper for pooey nappies only and my son is now 6 months old and I have got through 4 cartridges so that's not too bad I suppose).

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            28.10.2009 11:31
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            Buy if you can get this and newborn cartridges cheaply, then review usage

            Like most people I bought this reduced. I paid £10 for this and 2 cartridges and don't think it's worth more than that. I have always bought my cartridges reduced too (in supermarkets' baby events) otherwise they could be pricey.
            This is easy to use when changing nappies - push the messy nappy and any wipes into the slot and twist it down - voila no smelly nappy. It's also easy to empty (hold down the scissor button and spin - then empty) but I only learnt to do this about a month ago - prior to this it was my husband's job - lucky him!
            I believe this was essential for a newborn - they have a lot of smelly nappies and you need somewhere you can put them in the middle of the night without worrying about hygiene. Now my daughter is weaned I believe this is less effective - although there are thicker cartridges for weaned babies the smell escapes, and when emptying the bin it lingers. For this reason I won't be buying any more cartridges for this as it's a pricey way of dealing with nappies, and now there are no more night changes, not so essential. It also takes up precious space, so I will be storing it and using nappy sacks straight in the bin!
            In 8 months of use though it is still spotless, there have been no leakages so the cartridges are very well make.

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            15.10.2009 23:53
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            A good buy

            We bought this half price at Tesco and I think it's been a very good buy for us. Lots of people do not like the cost of the refills nor do they like the fact that the wrapper does not always cut properly. We found it particularly useful when our little one was very small and we were going through several nappy changes per hour (so it seemed at the time!) but having said that we still use it now 19 months later. It saves numerous trips downstairs to the outside bin per day although we do empty it daily.

            We only use it upstairs and use normal nappy sacks downstairs and it really has worked well for us.

            The cutting mechanism could do with some improvements, the wrapper just needs to be manually cut (or pulled apart) sometimes. We will be using it for No 2 without a doubt and would recommend it to others and make them aware of the pitfalls too.

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            30.09.2009 17:30
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            Great if you can use it properly but easier to use nappy bags

            When I was expecting my daughter I was in Mothercare and saw this nappy wrapper on offer for £14.99. It had one cassette included and I wouldn't have bought it at full price, but as it was this price I decided to get one and give it a whirl.

            I placed it in the nursery and waited for our bundle of joy to arrive so I could feed it with nappies! I find the whole thing quite a clart to be honest. It is great when you are just putting the nappy in and then you turn the wheel on the lid to to wrap it, and then it is all fresh ready for the next load, but to empty it and reset it for another load I found quite annoying.

            When the wrapper is full you have to press down on the little button which has picture of a pair of scissors on it and this cute the plastic wrap as you turn the wheel with the handle. The wrap drops through and then when you have lifted the lid off you are able to tie a knot in it to get it to the bin. I also found this a nightmare as the nappies that were tied used to inravel!

            To start a new series of wrapping you tie a knot in the bottom of the wrap and start again.

            I hardly used my wrapper and when the cassette ran out didn't buy another and it was redundant!

            This item is great for locking the smells away, but I did find it hard to get to grips to.

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              22.08.2009 13:01
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              Makes life a bit easier!

              I think this is a "must buy" for any new mum and wouldn't be without it. The nappy wrapper is a handy tool to have in the nursery as you can dispose of nappies in a sanitary and non smelling wrap until it is convenient to take them outside. The wrapper saves a lot of time so you do not have to go to the dustbin after every nappy change and it only needs emptying every 4 or 5 days. It also means that any night time changes are dealt with quickly and nappies need not be left until the morning. The internal wrapping is bought separately and is placed in the top, tied off and pushed through into the bin. You then put a nappy into the bin and turn the handle. This twists the wrap and seals the nappy inside. When it is time to empty, you simply twist the handle on the lid and the wrapping material is cut. You can then empty into a carrier bag and put outside. This job can be a bit smelly and I get my husband to do it, but all in all it much more convenient that buying nappy bags and taking them out to the bin after each change.

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                14.08.2009 00:55
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                A waste of money - if only it did what it claimed and had twice the capasity.

                I thought this was such a bargain when I found it reduced to £10 a couple of months before my baby was born. The premise of this bin (and that's what it is, lets call a spade a spade here!) is that it has a cartridge that is placed at the top to create a lining. As nappies are placed into the bin you have to push them into the lining through a rather small entrance. This is rather unpleasant, as you really don't want to squeeze the nappy, but this inevitably happens! Once the nappy is pushed down you are meant to turn the dial on the top of the bin to seal the nappy in. This is where my biggest issue lies. To all intends and purposes the advertsing gunf suggests that the nappy is now locked away in an airtight section of the liner. In my experience this is all well and good until you empty the bin - as you lift out the used 'airtight sections' they all unfurl until all you have is a large sack full of pooey nappies. The cassette only lasts around a week and you constantly have to empty the bin as it is so small. Save your money and buy cheap nappy bags!

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                  05.08.2009 22:15
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                  Better than trips to the wheelie bin but could do with some improvement

                  We purchased one of these before my daughter was born as we thought it was an excellent way to save endless trips to the wheelie bin. It is a clever but simple idea you simply put the nappy into the top section of the bin and turn the handle and this wraps the nappy in frangranced bin liner.

                  I found that it doesn't get rid of smells completely. There are two stages of nappy wrapper refils 0 to 6 months & 6 months plus. I think that once your baby is on solids you need a nappy wrapper refil that is a little more heavy duty!

                  The only problem that we had with the nappy wrapper that we purchased is that there is a section of the bin that holds the nappy in place whilst you turn the handle to wrap it. This section in our bin kept detaching from the bin as it unclipped too easily when emptying. As a consequence we have actually lost this section of our bin whilst emptying into the wheelie bin! It is still useable but not quite as effective as it was.

                  The other thing to consider is that once you've purchased the bin you have the ongoing cost of the refils we go through about one every 3 to 4 weeks

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                  12.07.2009 18:02

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                  Would definately recommend

                  We bought the Tommee Tippee Nappy Wrapper before my son was born, as my husband hated the thought of having smelly nappies around the place. I must say that I am glad that we bought it as it definately keeps the smells at bay. You literally just put the nappy it and turn the kknob and push down ready for the next nappy. I would say that it holds approximately 20 nappies so it needs to be emptied every few days. The only problem that I have is that when you empty it, you are meant to put the lid down and turn the knob and it is meant to cut the plastic and you put a knot in the plastic bags, however, when ever I have tried to do this I have found it hard to turn and have not been able to do it and therefore need to get the kitchen scissors to cut it instead.

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                  25.06.2009 20:04
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                  good for recyling purposes

                  I couldnt have asked for a better deal on this item I bought it though the bounty club for £4.99 when I had my second child and it came with the bag to go inside.

                  The way this works is that you place the bag inside that is in a plastic container. when you have a dirty nappie you simply lift the lid and push the nappy in the bag gets pushed down and the lid gets closed so that it conceals the dirty nappy smell and germs. It stands about a meter tall and will fit next to your kitchen bin if you have the room to store it.

                  when the bin is full you lift the compartment and cut off the bag with the slicing apperatus that is inside tie the top of the bag and dispose of the long tube of dirty nappies. You tie a knot in the end of the other bag that is ready to be used. Usually you will fit about 20 nappies in before it has to emptied, and the bags will last about 4 times before you have to replace them so in total you can dispose of about 80 nappies.

                  I found one downside to this and that was the bags to replace when they did run out cost £5 and in the end i found I didnt use it as much because of forgetting to buy them so I ended up giving it away.

                  It is a good gimmic but for me it wasnt the thing and I wouldnt have another one I would just use normal smelly bags for them and put them in my bin. I dont feel like I have wasted money though due to where I bought it from. If you are into recycling and health and hygine then yes it is good but can work out expensive when you get through 8 nappies a day due to buying the bags.

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                  24.06.2009 10:59
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                  Dont really need it

                  My girlfriend and I was given this nappy wrapper as a gift to us from her mum before Amber was born. She is now 7 days old and we have used it about twice.

                  While its sitting in her bedroom looking quite neat and tidy, and keeps dirty nappies out of the way. 9 times out of 10 before we have realised its there we have put the nappy in a nappy bag and put it in the bin.

                  What the product is, is once you have taken the nappy of your child you then put it in the top of the nappy wrapper and twist it at the top. The nappy then gets wrapped up in a fragranced anti-bacterial film and they get strung together like sausages into the bin below it.

                  That sounds all very well and good. But what's wrong with just putting it in a bag and putting it in a bin?

                  Although this product looks good, it is a bit of a needless thing which no one really needs.

                  The idea is that it keeps nappies away from your bin and stores them in here to stop smells and filling your bin up. We have put more nappies in out bin that in this nappy wrapper and we haven't smelt anything from our bins.

                  These bins also work out quite expensive as you have to keep buying cassettes for them which is the anti bacterial film when it runs out.

                  The Tommee Tipee nappy wrapper is a very good idea and product, but, you just don't really need it.

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                  The Nappy Wrapper is a simple way of dealing with nappy disposal which gets rid of smells and germs. This clever little tub conceals a roll of fragranced anti-bacterial film. When placed in the tub each used nappy is wrapped in the film sealing in smells germs and mess. The twist and seal mechanism makes sure that all nappies are safely stored in separate airtight sections out of sight out of mind. The tub comes with one cassette.