Worth every dollar
I honestly never thought I’d spend $90 odd on a bin, but after getting sick of smells wafting through the house all day and night I thought I’d do some research proper nappy disposal bins. Other nappy disposal systems are cheaper but require you to buy their specific bags, and I believe that would end up more expensive in the longer term. Also my understanding is that other systems wrap all the nappies individually - like a link of sausages - which would be more environmentally taxing.
The Ubbi nappy bin works perfectly in keeping all the sme...lls contained. We just use medium sized bin bags (any brand is fine) from Coles or woolies, so the ongoing costs are very small. We empty the bin once a week and the only smells that escape are when the bin liner is being removed. The bin has a little lock in it to stop toddlers being able to open it up, though even with the lock on it the whole lid can swing up so I’m not sure why that is, but we’ve never had a problem with our kids opening it. There’s not really much else to say except this bin just does its job really well. Worth every dollar to not have nappy smells wafting through the house anymore!
Purchased in April 2018 at Go Toddler Online store for $89.95.
Looks good works bad
Looks stylish and locks in the smells, but like many stylish looking things they aren't practicable to use. Most bins are tapered out at the top to release the contents as it is removed. Not this one, it has straight sides and then a lip at the top to cause and obstruction upon removing the bag. Then there is the bracket inside for securing the bag, which when folded up leaves a square corner on the way to create another obstruction and tear the bag open spilling the nappies out. With three in nappies it's a daily empty and more than half of them get torn open.
Purchased in December 2018.
Economical option for nappy disposal
I previously had a Munchkin nappy disposal unit, however the specialised bags became far too expensive. I was drawn to the Ubbi, because you can use any bag with it and the metal design is supposed to lock in odours.
- I use large garbage bags which is super economical.
- Trendy design with lots of colour and pattern options.
- Lock to keep little hands from being able to open it
- Stores quite a few nappies in it. I only need to change the bin 1-2 times a week.
What could be better:
- The initial outlay for the bin is dearer than other options out there. However the long term investment means you will still come out ahead once you factor in the cost of bags. ...
Purchased in December 2018 at Tiny Fox for $76.67.
Not what I thought it would be
Ok, the design is nice and the fact that you can use any kind of bag is good, but it doesn’t lock odors in... ive just bought arm & hammer bags and odor pods to try and fight it... I hope it works because the smell is AWFUL... I also put some Lysol bacteria killer every time I change the bags. Plus when you want to change the bags, it kind of gets stuck inside and it’s hard to take them out with the fear of them tearing appart.
I don’t think it’s worth the money AT ALL.
I have been using this nappy bin for 3 months so far with no complaints: it looks great, it contains nappy smells, it's very quick and easy to use and empty + so handy that it uses ordinary bin liners (one of the major selling points for me). I am happy with the product and would definitely recommend it.
After being drawn to this product because of its funky designs (we chose white and grey cheveron) I read reviews online and decided to give it a go.
It definitely contains all the smells, holds a decent number of nappies (changing the bag every 2-3 days) and we can use the same bags as we use in the kitchen if we wish. Fits in the corner neatly. Easy to slide lid and a lock for curious toddlers. Great buy!
No fuss / high quality
This is a high quality bin, very durable and well made. It is easy to use, no-fuss and it does what it is meant to do - namely, keep in the stink! This it does perfectly.
Beyond that core function, our criteria for a nappy bin were that it was (relatively) environmentally responsible, it was low maintenance and it didn't require the ongoing purchase of expensive cartridges or bags. This bin meets all of those needs.
We use the same bin liners in it as we use in our kitchen bin, we don't need to wrap the nappies in extra plastic bags before th...
Great bin that does the job
I bought this bin for my toddler's room after seeing it at a friend's place. I have had it for about a month and I am pretty happy with it. You don't have to buy special bags which is a major plus (and largely why I didn't buy other bins), once the nappy is in the bin it locks in the smell and it looks good. But as mentioned previously, when you open the bin after placing a few pooey nappies in it, the smell escapes and can linger. This wasn't really an issue for as I have placed the bin in our en-suite which is still convenient enough for me.
Overall I am happy with this purchase.
A Good Bin With EXCELLENT Customer Service
First of all the bin, there's plenty of good things about this bin which make it a very good choice:
- Made from steel, so it doesn't absorb smells
- The design means smells are contained. Sure, opening the access panel lets a bit out, but it depends on how you put the nappy in there. See tip, below..
- You can use any plastic bags you like - you're not forced to use expensive bags from the bin maker, like some other brands
- A decent capacity - we change the bin bag around once per week, and that's with nappies from each day and night go...
Great alternative to traditional nappy bin systems
We replaced our munchkin bin recently after overfilling it and forcing it closed one too many times. I wish we had bought this bin from the beginning! The savings are huge. I calculated that our previous Bing was costing us $1/day. That's $365 per year! Over several years (or longer if you have more than one) that's huge! While closed it keeps the smell in. Yes when you open it you will get a whiff BUT there's actually not reason why you have to wait until the bin is absolutely full to change the bag. I empty it everyday so there's no issue wit...h the smell building up. Since it uses regular bin liners that cost pennies per bag I don't feel the need to cram the bin full before changing it. It takes all of 1 minute to change the bag so hardly a nuisance. Plus it looks cute! Finally it's much sturdier than the plastic bins so I know this one won't break!
best nappy bin - uses normal kitchen bags
This nappy bin has saved me lots of $$$, we still have our original bin stored in the cupboard but we no longer need to purchase the expensive cartridges. The Ubi nappy bin takes double the nappy count and uses normal bags which is a big saving in time and money
I purchased this nappy pail on reading rave reviews however its not great. It holds a good amount of nappies and uses normal kitchen bags which was a selling point for me. I really want to love this bin but the problem is every time I open the lid to put another nappy in all the smells escape the bin and makes my babies room smell really bad. I'm having to spray freshener every time, which actually isn't working either. I use scented bin liners and also use scented nappy bags for number 2 nappies but this hasn't masked the smells. I've eve...n tried putting bicarb soda in the bin bag to try and absorb scent but again with no luck. Then when you have to change the bin liner OMG my boys room smells horrendous. If I could return this bin I would, for me with the stench that comes out every time I put another nappy in, it renders the bin useless. I wish I replaced my first nappy bin (munchkin) with the same one as every time a nappy went in a small amount of bicarb soda went into the bin when the lid closed and I never had an issue with nasty smells. I actually broke the latching clip therefore needing to replace bin. With the munchkin bin I never had to take the bin out of the nursery to change liners it actually did contain the smells. Very disappointed I really wish I spent the money on another bin - I now wouldn't mind paying extra all the time for the specific bins bags.
Not perfect but certainly does the job!
I bought this after reading a review on an eco-parenting blog as I am using modern cloth nappies (Itti Bitti D'Lish SIOs) and wanted to be able to change my baby's nappy in the nursery and not have to carry dirty nappies to the laundry. I bought cloth liner bags to go with it.
The lid works well and has a lock for when our son grows into a curious toddler. The opening is a little small for MCNs and we have to wipe it down due to the occasional soiling as the nappy is pushed through the hole.
We have had no issues with the bin smelling and...at this newborn stage the nappies are going in poo and all so that's fairly impressive. The cloth bags work well as you can simply turn them inside out into the washing machine emptying all the nappies in and then chuck the bag in for the wash too. The main issue with the bags is that due to the waterproof lining not liking the warmer wash cycles used for the nappies the drawstring has become 'sticky' with too much friction too pull closed easily. The drawstring was also coming undone and pulling out of the bags during the wash until I retied them all securely. The bag also looks like it should fit into the bin in some specific way and it took me some time to work out how to put it in. The instructions in the booklet weren't very clear in that aspect. No smell, easy to use with cloth nappies, secure lid Opening a little too small, cloth liner drawstring bit dicey.
Although many may consider a nappy dispenser to be a glorified bin... This product is worth every cent. The Ubbi does not require "special bags" unlike all other nappy dispensers which end up costing an arm and leg over time (I use large kitchen garbage bags). The lid slides open which means it keeps the smell that escapes when the lid is open to a minimum (if any at all). The design is great and it looks like a quality product as it's not made of plastic.
I did a lot of research on nappy dispensers before purchasing the Ubbi and am super happy with it.
If you can afford the luxury and have the space for a nappy dispenser, this is the one to go with in my opinion.
Design, cost effectiveness, keeps smell locked in
Questions & Answers
Hi do you think I could use this bin for my sons Disposable depend real fit underwear The problems are the same just the size is probably a little larger than a nappy I guess it may only mean emptying it a little more often Geoffo
I was hoping this bin wouldn't retain the smell once the bag was removed. Any advice on how to avoid smell leeching into the bin? I do think hubby could empty more frequently!
Hi Natalie, I purchase a inexpensive 'small space air freshener' from the supermarket and have that in the bottom. I also empty bin every two days. Hope that helps
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