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You`d leave dirty nappies behind at Gran and Grandad`s house?
Grandkids are older now- but yes they did- of course- same for nieces and nephews and many young visitors with babies. I mean, why bother have visitors at all! Do you ask them to bring their own sheets and towels too?
Agree they should have asked where to put them rather than leave in the bedroom though- but perhaps they felt somehow intimidated by their host
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Old 09.11.2015, 17:07
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It sounds like they weren't really your guests as such, more like you were doing someone a favour?

Very charitable of you - I don't think I'd volunteer to put up a family with nappy-age children unless they were very close friends.
Ja. We have a large house, and guest bedroom/bathrooms. When people need to overnight they are welcome. When they leave their babies used nappies behind I`m not impressed.

If asked where to put them, I`d probably be too cowardly to give my honest answer. Finding them in the bedroom was a bit yugh. Also wrappers from chocolates they`d discovered in my "storage" (near bedroom).

Sorry to sound eccentric, but I am. I must be. But nice eccentric. Unless you leave your dirt behind, or peer into/take stuff from my cupboards (without asking).
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Old 09.11.2015, 17:08
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Re: Used disposable diapers ..........?

I personally think it was very rude of them to just leave all the dirty nappies in the bin in the bedroom. The very least they could have done was asked them where you'd like them to put them.
When we have guests with babies we put the used nappies in the bin outside but I don't specifically tell them to out them there until they have one and then they ask. Nobody has ever just left them and said nothing.

We had dinner guests recently and during the course if dinner one of the ladies used the bathroom. A couple of days later I started to notice a disgusting smell in the bathroom which got progressively worse. I cleaned and disinfected all the drains and overflow outlets but the smell was still there. I was about to call the plumber out when I discovered where it was coming from. The 'lady' in question had put an unwrapped, blood soaked, used tampon in the bathroom waste bin. When I lifted the lid to empty the bin on bin day ( which unfortunately for us was one week after the dinner) the smell nearly knocked me out. It was truly disgusting.
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Old 09.11.2015, 17:18
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I think it be normal to take one`s waste, produced by one`s children, home. In this age, when everyone pays (or has to store) their waste disposal, why leave stinky waste at other people`s houses? That is arrogant/rude, imo.

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Would you expect a smoker visiting your house to take their cigarette butts home with them?

We have an ashtray for smokers and they are welcome to smoke in our covered outside area and yes, an ashtray full of stale butts really stinks up the bin but we wouldn't dream of asking a friend whom we have invited to our home to take their rubbish home with them.

But when our kids were at the nappy stage, we always asked what we could do with any used nappies and definitely wouldn't have dreamed of leaving them in an inside waste bin unless requested to do so.
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Grandkids are older now- but yes they did- of course- same for nieces and nephews and many young visitors with babies. I mean, why bother have visitors at all! Do you ask them to bring their own sheets and towels too?
Agree they should have asked where to put them rather than leave in the bedroom though- but perhaps they felt somehow intimidated by their host
Ah yes, but then you are obviously a very much different person to me, a much nicer, more homely and tolerant sort.

I run my house Gestapo style - in the hope of not being bothered. It amazes me that people want to stay here - or even ask to!

I must still be doing something "wrong"

Perhaps time to turn the guest room into another working room/studio extension!
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Old 09.11.2015, 17:22
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Re: Used disposable diapers ..........?

I'm in the "don't leave sh1t in my house" team.

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Old 09.11.2015, 17:26
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Re: Used disposable diapers ..........?

Taking chocolates from a separate room (where they should not have ventured anyhow) is a totally different issue and way, way out of order! I defo would really be annoyed- and agree with others, they should have asked where to put the nappies and not leave in bin in room. But on the other hand, expecting them to take away with them is just so OTT imho- as Tom says, same for disgusting, smelly fag ends.

BM to you provide bags for sanitary towels or tampons in the guest loo? Otherwise, apart from wrapping in several layers of loo paper before putting in bin- what was she supposed to do- put in loo and risk blocking the whole system - as well as the water recycling plant? Or put it in her handbag or pocket?

We have so many guests here, and in the past at my residential language school in the UK- I learnt that lesson a long time ago- provide bags with a notice, and check soon after departure
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Old 09.11.2015, 17:29
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Re: Used disposable diapers ..........?

I have the occasionally visitor with a young baby and they normally ask when they have changed the baby - what do you want me to do with the nappy?
As I have a dog that spends a lot of time with me I always have a large box of nappy sacks for when we go walkies.
I always put the used nappy in a sack and then out to the bin.

But - I would not expect to have nappies left in a waste bin - imagine if you didn't have time to clean the room after guests and they got "forgotten" - no big deal to just ask your host what they want you to do.

BelgiumMum - Truly disgusting behaviour from your dinner guest - who in there right mind would do that????
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The 'lady' in question had put an unwrapped, blood soaked, used tampon in the bathroom waste bin. When I lifted the lid to empty the bin on bin day ( which unfortunately for us was one week after the dinner) the smell nearly knocked me out. It was truly disgusting.
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BelgiumMum - Truly disgusting behaviour from your dinner guest - who in there right mind would do that????
Where else?
Certainly not down the loo!
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Old 09.11.2015, 17:53
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Re: Used disposable diapers ..........?

I generally give mine to the Billag man.

It's one of the reasons he no longer calls.
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Old 09.11.2015, 17:59
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BM to you provide bags for sanitary towels or tampons in the guest loo? Otherwise, apart from wrapping in several layers of loo paper before putting in bin- what was she supposed to do- put in loo and risk blocking the whole system - as well as the water recycling plant? Or put it in her handbag or pocket?
No I don't have bags in there but who in their right mind would just drop an extremely soiled blood soaked tampon into the bottom of the bin unwrapped? Wrapping it in loo paper would be the very least they could have done really. There was plenty of loo paper available.


Presumably she would have needed to use a fresh one so why couldn't she have used the wrapper from that on the used one? They are designed to be used for that very purpose.

I can't see any reason at all why anyone would put anything like that unwrapped in a bin anywhere. Personally I would have wrapped it up well and put it in my handbag to take home.

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Certainly not down the loo!
No, not down the loo but wrapped up in paper at the very least. Not just lying there festering at the bottom of the bin.
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Old 09.11.2015, 18:02
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Re: Used disposable diapers ..........?

Agreed about loo paper- but it would not have stopped it festering or smelling though. As for expecting people to put in handbag- sorry but no
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BM to you provide bags for sanitary towels or tampons in the guest loo?
Do they not come with little plastic bags in the box (I thought I'd seen them)? I'd have expected a lady to have their own discreet supply of them; I wouldn't think it an uncommon occurance to need one when one wasn't availible. And coming back to the dinner table with a "where shall I put this" <dangling said item> might interfere with smalltalk.
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Re: Used disposable diapers ..........?

Train the baby/parents to shit outside maybe ?
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Re: Used disposable diapers ..........?

Usually I don't have a poo when visiting friends for dinner.. I'd be fairly sure that it wouldn't flush and when they see me heading into the guest toilet with a broom handle or bread knife, well it just makes for difficult small talk around the table.

Hence i usually do it in a bag and take it home.
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Train the baby/parents to shit outside maybe ?
And have a little RobiBaby outlet?
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Train the baby/parents to shit outside maybe ?

The Chinese approach?
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You`d leave dirty nappies behind at Gran and Grandad`s house?
Well, yes! It's a bit much asking your kids to take your grandchildren's nappies from Holland to the UK/ CH, or for that matter from Mauritius to the UK! Dirty nappies don't travel well!
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Well, yes! It's a bit much asking your kids to take your grandchildren's nappies from Holland to the UK/ CH, or for that matter from Mauritius to the UK! Dirty nappies don't travel well!
And there's the whole "can I carry this in my hand-luggage?" debate.
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Presumably she would have needed to use a fresh one so why couldn't she have used the wrapper from that on the used one? They are designed to be used for that very purpose.
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No, not down the loo but wrapped up in paper at the very least. Not just lying there festering at the bottom of the bin.
O.k. wrapping it would have been nice. But still, the smell could have started nevertheless. About wrapping, ever seen tampon from O.B.? Not much of wrapper with that one.

Note to myself: Chuck out bathroom bin bag when female guests where present.
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