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Old 22.02.2010, 12:08
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Baby Advice - Diaper disposal

Hi,

We are expecting soon, and I'm wondering, in your experience, what the best type of Diaper/Nappy disposal pail is. I know the Diaper Genie is very popular in the US. I can't seem to find it here. Is there a Swiss equivalent? Is it worth importing one?

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Old 22.02.2010, 12:12
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Re: Baby Advice - Diaper disposal

Forget them. Put them right into a normal bin outside. (balcony, windowsill, terrace..)
In the beginning they don't really stink anyway, and by the time the baby is on solids (at 5-7 months, or "really" on solids at about 9-12 months), they stink so bad that you don't want them in the house anyway.
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Re: Baby Advice - Diaper disposal

Actually I loved my Diaper Genie and I would import one if I had to to have one around.

It does contain the odors but the part that was the most useful to me that it reduced the number of times you had to empty the diaper pail. (and you'll be in shock how little time you have between feedings and diaper changes) Instead of having to do it daily, you empty the genie and that could be a week or longer (depending on the size of the diapers). Also, when you empty the genie, you don't have to deal with odors a second time.

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Forget them. Put them right into a normal bin outside. (balcony, windowsill, terrace..)
This is what we do.

We had one of those 'special' pails, but that went quickly to the garbage- hubby has a rather sensitive nose and is quick to pull this face
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Old 22.02.2010, 16:57
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Re: Baby Advice - Diaper disposal

Us too - just put them in the bin or outside if they really bother you.

There is enough environmental disaster in a plastic 'disposable' nappy, no need to add another layer of plastic to everything...

And the cost...

For every really stinky one you might have 6-8 that really aren't that bad...

On the subject of plastic 'disposable' nappies, I can highly recommend the Migros brand in the green packet. Half the price of the expensive 'name' brand ones...and barely any difference... our son's been wearing the 'Maxi' size since we arrived when he was 8 months old, and he's still in the 'maxi' size at 2+ years...
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Re: Baby Advice - Diaper disposal

Actually, if you empty your Genie only every 1-1.5 weeks, you end up using a lot less plastic garbages than you would otherwise. The Genie also does a very efficient job of compacting everything with a lot less plastic than throwing diapers into a bin lined with a regular garbage bag and then throwing that out daily.

I'm a mom of 4 kids and I didn't have a Genie with the firstborn and I've tried it both ways.

I can only speak about the Genie and I don't know how other special nappy bins work so what I said for the Genie might not hold true for the other special nappy bins you are asking about.
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Re: Baby Advice - Diaper disposal

Hi,

We also put ours in a small-sized, regular trashcan on the balcony. When we moved here from the U.S. I wondered the same thing but this has worked just fine for us... I often just throw the not-so-bad ones in the regular garbage.
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Old 22.02.2010, 17:54
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Re: Baby Advice - Diaper disposal

I've heard good things about the TommeeTippee Sangenic system, which is available here in Switzerland. Here's a link.
If you'd like to google other local options, just look up 'windeleimer'.
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I've heard good things about the TommeeTippee Sangenic system, which is available here in Switzerland. Here's a link.
If you'd like to google other local options, just look up 'windeleimer'.
Yup it's been around for quite a while and I found it very useful back in my young mommy days
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Re: Baby Advice - Diaper disposal

I'll add my voice to the choir saying that you don't need a diaper genie to survive. We've been doing just fine with a regular trash can (out of the little guy's reach once he got old enough to want to investigate).

I'll also second the person who suggested store-brand diapers. Pampers and company look nice, but really aren't necessary. Why pay twice the price? There are plenty of other things to spend your money on once you have a baby!
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Re: Baby Advice - Diaper disposal

Wow - thanks for all the good advice!
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Re: Baby Advice - Diaper disposal

Hello!

Well, I love my sangenic I agree that it is not 'needed' BUT it does make life more comfortable

I have the base too which amkes it just the right height and I found it really convenient to just chuck the nappies there without having to walk anywhere with them whilst dealing with the baby.

Net, I am very happy with the purchase.

Only one thing: I tried the agel care at a friend's place and found it possibly better as the nappy is pushed through by the pail itself.

And no kidding, there is no way I could put them in the kitchen garbage, too much pong

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What do you do with dirty diapers?

Just looking for some tips on what most of you moms do with dirty diapers? My sister in law has a diaper pail, but I heard that those can start to smell after a while. If you don't use one, do you handle poo and pee filled diapers differently? I suppose if I just throw them in the kitchen trash (we throw ours out once a week so far), it will start to smell pretty quickly.
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Re: What do you do with dirty diapers?

I guess you are asking about disposable ones? We throw them away in a plastic bag on our balcony and every Wednesday into our normal "Gemeinde" garbage bag at the curb for pickup.
There is a really great gargbage pail you can get if putting them outside is not an option (it requires no replacement filter or special bags) It is called the Diaper Champ and you can get it at Migros or online... Hope this helps

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Re: What do you do with dirty diapers?

Does anyone have experience with the diaper disposal systems with cartridges which seal each diaper?

such as these

Are they worth the extra money?
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I guess you are asking about disposable ones? We throw them away in a plastic bag on our balcony and every Wednesday into our normal "Gemeinde" garbage bag at the curb for pickup.
There is a really great gargbage pail you can get if putting them outside is not an option (it requires no replacement filter or special bags) It is called the Diaper Champ and you can get it at Migros or online... Hope this helps
I notice there is no "no handed" option here, for the really toxic ones. You know...the ones that require a hazard suit to handle, and theoretical exposure in public would be considered biological warfare.
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Re: What do you do with dirty diapers?

We started off with the special bin with cartridges for individually gift-wrapped nappies but then ended up with the bin-bag on the balcony method. For the particularly toxic ones we double bagged them in an old plastic bag (saved from fruit and veg purchases from Coop) to keep the stench contained a bit.

In summer you might need to dispose of the bag a bit more frequently or it attracts flies.
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Does anyone have experience with the diaper disposal systems with cartridges which seal each diaper?

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Are they worth the extra money?
Yes. The diaper champ is shit, as it starts smelling like shit after half a year.
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Yes. The diaper champ is shit, as it starts smelling like shit after half a year.

Emptying it regularly and giving it a wash round with a bleach solution once in a while is a good tip with any of these bins. They start to take on a distinctive hum if they're not cleaned and left to fester.
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Re: What do you do with dirty diapers?

We have an Angelcare nappy bin, I prefer it to the individual wrap ones because they trap a lot more air and its ultimately more to dispose in the regular household waste.

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