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    Hi all. Does anyone use one of those special bins for disposable nappies? I have heard mixed reports, with some saying they still smell, and that refills are expensive. If you don't have one, what do you do instead? Thanks

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    I brought 2 one for DDs room and the lounge room (2 story) biggest waste or money!!! I never used either! (did for about a day!! Lol).

    We just put them in a normal bin and took them out to the garbage after a day or even a few hours. Heaps easier!! The bins were a PITA to use anyway.

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    I had one given to me and glad I didn't spend money on it as I hardly used it! It was such a pain to change the cartridge and just seemed easier to walk out to the big bin! But mine was an old version, they may have designed them better now!

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    i assume you mean the nappy wrapper bins?

    they are REALLY terrible for the environment, adding a plastic cocoon to a nappy that already takes hundreds of years to break down, isn't worth the "convenience"

    just put them in the bin as is.

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    Yes they still smell. We have to use them at work (I'm a preschool teacher) the bin stinks even fresh in the morning with no nappies lol
    For this reason we just used a small bin similar to our kitchen bin lined with a scented liner same as the kitchen. Than just empty it every day in the Otto

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    Terrible!

    We had one, they still stink, and the cassettes (refills) are stupidly expensive. Once we used all the cassettes that came with it, we stopped using it.

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    They stink!
    We use bio-degradable nappy sacks. We hang one from the change table then when it is full (5 nappies or so) I take it to the bin.
    So easy and the bags smell nice too!

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    I was given one that doesn't use the cassettes. You just use regular bin liners. It rocks! I wouldn't buy a wrapper one though.

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    My sil bought a nappy wrapper bin, huggies brand. I have used it with both boys. Very worth it in my opinion especially living in a humid climate. And the bin doesn't smell at all, I spray the bin with lemon deodoriser. The refills actually go a long way so i don't think they are expensive. Stock up when they are on special or buy off eBay.

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    never considered buying a nappy wrapper i dont see the point. i just buy the biodegradable nappy sacks and then put them in the bin as required. there are so many other things you can buy that are actually useful!!


 

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