Ridiculously expensive refills and stiff to use
While it’s a great idea and for us the bin works well trapping the smell, we both find it awkward to twist to get the actual happy locked in. The part that you twist gets stuck and you definitely need two hands to be able to use this, not ideal while bubs is on the change table, so often find ourselves going back to put it in later on. Also if the bin is relatively empty, there is no weight in it so if you try to twist it with one hand the whole bin just falls over. And don’t even get me started on the price of the refills! They are $65 for 6 x...liners! It’s the most overpriced item I have ever come across, we weren’t smart enough to look into this before buying the bin. Cannot wrap our heads around how the company thought this price was ever ok? Even the ladies at baby bunting comment on how outrageous the price is, that’s how you know it’s 100% a rip off. We have tried using normal bin liners inside the bin ($2 for a 20 pack) and just put the smelly nappies in a nappy bag prior to putting in the bin and this seems to work really well. Would not recommend this until your baby is 9 months at least, that way you have fewer nappies and won’t go through the liners as quick. Or use it with normal bin liners as just a bin. Absolutely ridiculous the price of the refills. Literally cannot get over it
The bin works for the first 2 months and then it starts to smell. We have to clear the bin every night which defeats the purpose. We do wash and sanitise the bin every time and it still doesn't lock the smell away... a little disappointed.
Purchased in November 2019.
New Bin is terrible compared to old bin!
I bought a new Tommee Tippee Sangenic Bin & while the new design does look prettier (you can choose from pink, blue or white) it isn’t nearly as good as the old design. I find I have to empty this bin after 4-6 nappies (it has so much room but I can never let it get full as it doesn’t effectively stop the smell) whereas the old bin you could fill it before it started making a smell. I find you also have to twist the bag way more to lock in the smell (which isn’t that effective anyway) using up more of the bag!!! We only put poo nappies in this ...bin (a trick we learnt reading reviews when we bought the our first bin - the old design) to save on the bag refills as they are very expensive - but the old design was so effective. Literally thinking that it’s worth getting the old design off of gumtree & getting rid of this new bin!
Very expensive refills, the environmental impact is probably not great either, i am sure they could use a biodegradable plastic and not sure why they cost so much . The twist and click mechanism does though effectively keeps the smell down to a minimum.
Right idea, deceptive marketing
While this is a good concept for saving on waste while maintaining hygiene, the expected process is nothing more than a money making scam. Once you get through your first round of bags, you will pay much more for refills than the actual product. What you are buying with refills is nothing more than a glorified plastic bag AND a cartridge which in the end is more waste to landfill to top off what is little more than extortion. Good ideas need to be accompanied by moral integrity or they will fail.
I love mine!! 5/5 here, keeps smells out and saves endless trips to the bin.... Refills can be pricey but I just stock Up when they are on special - don't think I have ever bought them at full price in almost 4yrs.Lived in a 2 story home, so highly rate this! still use it and also stock up on no name cartridges when on special. I love it. No mess, no smell and only need to empty once a week instead of everyday like other bins! 5/5 for me!
- Verified purchase
I looked at utube demo videos before making my purchase and was impressed. But when I placed my order online, what came was just several refills. The photo I had ordered from had a picture of the bin as well as refills , hence I chose that. Price of $70 odd seemed high for a bin but I wanted what I had viewed so accepted cost. I was shocked to see when my box arrived that it was for refills only, so I then found it would be another $60 to obtain the actual bin-which I did. As for its performance, the one that arrived was different to the paper ...instructions that came with it-not unusual for Chinese goods I have found. The instructions on the lid itself appeared the correct ones. Which Instead of being applied so that there were no air bubbles beneath same, this has several, so will not have a lasting life. As the old rego stickers on windshields proved. Also as for "no odour"..this is only so, UNTIL one opens to insert and then the room is permeated with a very unpleasant odour, just for the short time it's opened before twirling and closing. No I would not recommend purchasing this product without actually viewing in person, as mine is obviously a cheaper version than what I saw demonstrated on the web. I was disappointed, its certainly not worth $130 odd to obtain. Re questions below as to ease of use, my rating is because, I have to push the item down into the bin before twisting, or it will not twist away, which is not pleasant.
- Verified purchase
good but gets expensive
a must have in a hot climate - hot nappy bins get yucky quickly! However, wonder why another manufacturer hasn't come up with a less expensive option. The entry price is good but the refills get expensive. We buy them at baby bunting when on sale otherwise not cheap! also, I 'twist' every couple of nappies (our little girl is just 6mths so not huge nappies mine you)
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Very effective in what it is meant to do!
- Definitely does what it claims to do in keeping the nasty odours in.
- Easy to use.
- Refills are relatively expensive.
- The size of the bin is not big enough.
- The bin is a bit flimsy.
Overall I'm happy that I bought it and it's definitely better than using individual nappy bags.
had a neutral experience
First, i love that it somehow proves to its claims. Everytime I throw the nappies to this bin, there is no smell at all . The high technology does the work for that. One thing I find inconvenient is refilling it. I mean i can just dispose the nappies manually lol I just bought it for the sake of having a newborn baby that changes nappies from time to time.
Couldn't live without it!
Got one from Aldi when they were on special and am so impressed with how simple and well this device works. Unlike nappy bags this things reduces all odours in our babies room! On the rare occasion we run out of a cassette and switch back to nappy bags the sudden smell in the room is pretty unbearable and our little one probably doesn't like the smell either. Availability of cassettes has proven a problem and I can only find them in Coles at $10 for one or $30 for three. For us a cassette can last well past two weeks. You can also get the cassettes from eBay. Overall very happy and would recommend this to any parents to be as a must buy before little one comes along.
Had been excellent.
We have had ours for close to 18 months and it had been one of the most invaluable items we got. That said, the last 3-4 months there has been a noticeable build up of smell within the bin itself. We have washed it out numerous times, with some pretty heavy smell killers as well, however it is getting worse. Would be five stars and no end of praise if not for the recent change.
No smell. Very Clean & Convenient. Magic.
What I expected (first time mum):
I bought this because I didn't want to leave baby alone while I took every dirty nappy to the outside bin (I didn't want them stinking up the house either). I thought the refills would cost a lot but I was prepared to do it anyway for the safety aspect. I thought I would be emptying the bin daily or every second day to the outside bin.
What really happened:
It turns out, the pee nappies don't smell and just go into the general rubbish in their scented nappysack and only the poopy ones disappear into t...
Love this product!
I purchased two bins each including one cartridge from Aldi Strathpine for $15 each (What a bargain!!!)
And man what a difference it has made to my apartment. I have a two story apartment, so I keep on bin upstairs and one bin downstairs. Gone are the days of racing up and down the stairs all night triple bagging a stinky nappy destined to sit in the garbage until bin day comes around. Gone are the lingering smells of my little mans efforts. Gone are the days of pegging my nose just to take the bin to the curb. It has reall...
Good Nappy Bin
Purchased one of these bins, as our daughters nursery is up stairs and I'm not wanting to constantly run down the stairs with a wet/dirty nappy in the middle of the night.
It works really well, easy to set up, holds in smell, easy to empty. Only complaint would be that the refills are so damn expensive!
Just get this
Just get this. As a new dad (Latin for 'changer of poo collections') this was sent by the Gods of Sanity on the Auburn Wings of Scented Valkyries. It has cartridges - what bloke doesn't like to reload / change / swap something out. It works exactly as advertised. It does not stink. Awesome in a nappy bucket thing.
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