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Old 09.11.2015, 18:19
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And there's the whole "can I carry this in my hand-luggage?" debate.
I can tell you my little one's explosive nappies would have fallen foul (pun intended) of the 100 ml rule!
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Re: Used disposable diapers ..........?

We would have little plastic bags that are made for used nappies and would wrap the used nappy in that and chuck it in the bin.
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Old 09.11.2015, 18:22
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Note to myself: Chuck out bathroom bin bag when female guests where present.
Perhaps get some contact details from this OP.
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Re: Used disposable diapers ..........?

It must be cultural, because it has never occurred to me that my guests should leave with their trash. If I can afford to feed them while they're here (although most of them end up contributing voluntarily to the costs or invite us out to thank us), I should be able to pay for the extra garbage bags their stay will incur. Given that most of my guests stay for a week or more, storage would still be an issue, anyway. I would also be very offended if my host asked me to take my trash back with me, but fortunately I don't know anyone who would do that; some of them are skint, but not that skint...

Normal practice for guests with babies where I come from and where I used to live. Guest changes diapers and asks: "where do you want me to put this". I point to the relevant garbage can and answer "here". End of discussion. The logistics has changed somewhat from the time we still had a kid in diapers and depending on the layout and temperature where we live, but we have always accommodated our guests' needs. When guests leave I clean the guest quarters thoroughly and empty the trash right away. That way I'm ready for next time (at times it feels like we run a hotel here).

About the used tampon, I have to admit I don't have small bags in my guest toilet since I don't use them. Can see how it could become and issue though, will have to see to that in the future.

On a side note, we had recently a party arranged at our house for the birthday of a Swiss friend and her mother brought an extra Zürisack as a contribution, along with wine and cakes. I thought it was cute.
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Old 09.11.2015, 18:26
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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!
Wrap them in a bag and leave them at airport security.
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Old 09.11.2015, 18:34
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Wrap them in a bag and leave them at airport security.
Biological warfare. I like it!
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Old 09.11.2015, 18:40
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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
The smell would have been contained within the paper to a certain extent so the smell would have been as bad and it would have been way less gross when emptying the bin.
I didn't say that I expected them to put it in their handbag, I just said that's what I would have done myself having wrapped it up well first.
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Old 09.11.2015, 18:43
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The smell would have been contained within the paper to a certain extent so the smell would have been as bad and it would have been way less gross when emptying the bin.
I didn't say that I expected them to put it in their handbag, I just said that's what I would have done myself having wrapped it up well first.
An other reason why I use a mooncup.... No waste.
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Old 09.11.2015, 18:44
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The smell would have been contained within the paper to a certain extent so the smell would have been as bad and it would have been way less gross when emptying the bin.
I think it'd have been better less worse if they'd left it on the sink.
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Old 09.11.2015, 19:02
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An other reason why I use a mooncup.... No waste.
exactly. full of iron. and an excellent addition to a bloody mary.
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Old 09.11.2015, 19:03
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Would you expect a smoker visiting your house to take their cigarette butts home with them?
i expect them not to smoke.
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exactly. full of iron. and an excellent addition to a bloody mary.
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Old 09.11.2015, 19:24
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I think it be normal to take one`s waste, produced by one`s children, home...
Actually, I think you'll find it normal to flush it down the loo. (The biological waste, not the nappy of course).

Having had children and visited friends/relatives with and without their own kids, and having had many people with and without kids visit us over the years, I think it is perfectly normal for hosts to accept that if they're hosting kids in nappies that they (the host) will dispose of the nappies. I also think it would be normal for the parents to ask.

So, in this instance I think both host and parents are behaving badly. FFS, they drank your best whisky, ate your super expensive Swiss food, and you're whining about a bag of nappies?
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Old 09.11.2015, 19:41
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exactly. full of iron. and an excellent addition to a bloody mary.
You want me to keep it for you?
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Re: Used disposable diapers ..........?

As a host: I really don't see what the fuss is about, particularly at this time of year. If you're worried about the smell then double- or triple-bag 'em and put them in the garage, cellar or another coolish part of the house.


As a guest: I assume anybody inviting us for an overnight (or longer) stay is already aware that we have small children and that small children wear diapers. And for that matter aware that small children sometimes have accidents that don't stay in the diapers. In fact a load of smelly diapers, neatly wrapped up, IN A BIN, is about the least catastrophic outcome possible, excrementally speaking... guess what I'm saying is, maybe some perspective would help?

On the day of arrival, I ask "where do you want us to change these guys, bathroom OK or should we take them to our room?" That's polite code for "I'm afraid used diapers will be forthcoming, do you want them in your bathroom bin or your guest room bin?" I would then absolutely use that same bin to deposit every diaper during our stay.

On the day of departure, I'd tie that bin bag shut and offer to take it down to the garage/cellar/wherever. Of course my hosts wouldn't dream of letting me but now they are aware that the bag exists.


If someone (let's say, someone who didn't live in a remote mountain hut and have their garbage hauled away by helicopter) asked us to take our used diapers away with us, I'd be mildly taken aback and a tiny bit indignant - but I'd accommodate their preference and have a good laugh later over their eccentricity. Same goes for people who forbid you to touch the coffeemaker or whatever. Weird but it's their house and their rules. I'd comply graciously but I'd definitely laugh about it with my mom friends afterward.
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Re: Used disposable diapers ..........?

yep MN- it's just called common sense pheeew. And you and the little ones are welcome any time- and they can make as much noise as they wish and run around like crazy and have loads of fun - hurrah.
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Re: Used disposable diapers ..........?

I've just had to take my kids shitty nappy off.

I'm not sure why I tried it on in the first place.
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Re: Used disposable diapers ..........?

I came upon a wonderful solution for the future!

We have a Robbi-dog box right outside our front entrance, on the dog-walking path ...... will just put a few of those bags in the guest room and tell them where to deposit them.

Thank you all for your contributions, nice to know how different people feel about other kids dirty nappies etc.
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yep MN- it's just called common sense pheeew. And you and the little ones are welcome any time- and they can make as much noise as they wish and run around like crazy and have loads of fun and make lots of poo - hurrah.
Fixed that for ya.
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Re: Used disposable diapers ..........?

hihi- well that would be ok too- kids will be kids, and as a mum and a granny- I know there is little choice there...

Only problem here with those damned disposable nappies is that they weigh a ton... and we pay for our refuse here by weight. But for a week-end, that will be fine. More and more parents here are turning to modern shaped washable nappies though - the cost of disposing is truly having an effect here.
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