If you have one of these wee stinkers still in nappies, or know someone who is about to embark on a nappy marathon with a newborn, then read on. You could win an excellent solution for you or a friend.
I only have one kid still in nappies and I think (hope) we are about to embark on toilet training. I say hope because I am entirely over dealing with massive number twos in a nappy!
When they were babies I had a nappy disposal bin for their tiny stinky little nappies. It was fine, but it could get a bit smelly and I used to cringe at the thought of tackling the dreaded nappy snake. You know, the one where you have to tie a knot in the end and carry the limp fetid boa constrictor of nastiness out to the rubbish? Yeah, well that got kind of old. After a disaster where I hadn’t noticed that the bag had run out and opened the door to an avalanche of stench, I gave up on it.
What follows was either trudging out to the outside bin (in the rain, sleet and cold) or forgetting to and being assaulted by a nasty ninja nappy leaping out at me at the next change time.
Just recently I’ve had the opportunity to trial the Munchkin Nappy Disposal system. I agreed to write about it because I am tired of CrashBoy’s huge nappy bombs and too lazy to go out to the outdoor bin when it’s raining (hello I live in Melbourne). Also I liked that it uses baking soda, a natural deodoriser to keep the stink away.
Test Subject – Munchkin Nappy Disposal System
The Munchkin Nappy Disposal System has a natural solution to smell, can be easily operated with one hand, and is very sturdy. The unit comes with 3 bags which can each hold up to 25 newborn nappies or about 12 larger CrashBoy bombs! Refill bags come in packs of 10. You can fill up the baking soda cartridge with ordinary baking soda. The combination of the baking soda and a neat twist action seals the bad and the smell.
One week of CrashBoy’s stink bomb nappies, three incidents of being rolled down the hallway, two of being sat on like a seat and numerous attempts to storm the fortress (open the lid and door).
Because CrashBoy’s nappies are quite large, I decided only to put the stinky ones in the unit. Generally there are only 1-2 a day so it took a week for it to fill up. Even so, I only got my first nasty whiff after 7 days had passed, and that’s only when I was pushing a nappy in. Once it closed you couldn’t smell it. Generally you’d empty it before this happened. I was surprised at how well the unit dealt with the smell.
Emptying the unit was so simple, no more horrid nappy snakes to touch or tie knots in! The built in handle snaps together, sealing in the smell and you carry it out to the bin. Too easy! Here’s a wee video of me doing a one-handed demo of how to use it!
- Natural deodoriser, easy and cheap to refill
- Practically indestructible! If CrashBoy can’t breach it, nobody can!
- Very secure. I couldn’t figure out how to open the lid the first day and it took CrashBoy about a week.
- The plastic refill bags with their hard plastic handles add to my disposable nappy guilt.
And before anyone starts slaying me for using disposables over cloth:
- I really wanted to use cloth but both babies were so tiny they leaked through the leg holes
- I got too used to the ease of disposables and I had bigger issues to worry about so resigned myself to saving the environment in other ways. You do what you can right?
So, would I buy this unit? Yes I would! It makes my life easier and motherhood more fun (ie less stinky) – ticks my boxes :)
How do I get one?
The Munchkin Nappy Disposal System is $79.99AUD / $89.99NZD and refills (10 bags) are $21.99AUD / $24.99NZD.
Buy online at www.babynest.com.au or www.babycity.co.nz and also sold in Target, Baby Bunting and Toys R Us in Australia.
or you can win one!
I’m giving away one Munchkin Nappy Disposal System valued at $79.99AUD/$89.99NZD
To enter you need to be a member of Crash Test Mummy so:
Then tell me in the comments your worst nappy disaster story.
The entry that makes CrashHubby cringe the most will win. Beware, he’s dealt with some pretty big disasters himself, so make it good!
The giveaway is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand only.
Entries close on 31st January 2012 at 5pm AEDT / 7pm NZT.
Winners will be selected on the strength of their answers. The value of the prize is $79.99AUD/$89.99NZD. The winner/s will be contacted via email within 24hrs of giveaway closing. If the winners do not respond within 7 days the giveaway will be re-drawn. Your answers may be published on Crash Test Mummy in future posts. Disclaimer: This is a post sponsored by Munchkin, who also supplied me with a complimentary unit to trial. My opinions are my own and can’t be bought.
Linking up this Tuesday with Jess at Diary of a SAHM for IBOT. Please check out who else blogs on Tuesdays – there’s always a good read.