I was very unprepared for the stink that is nappies! In all truthfulness there have been times that I have avoided the nursery completely because of a bin that was failing at blocking the odour. But let’s be frank (I don’t know how you can’t be, when discussing poop) if you had a container filled with stinky nappies, it is rather insane to ask for it not to be gross and have a lingering scent – WRONG!
The folks at Korbell, recently sent over their promising handy-dandy bin to be reviewed. I was quite impressed by how neat it looked but the true test would be the horrible – just horrible nappies that my son likes to present every morning around 9am. Oh… and they sent it just in time for TEETHING nappies. Joy!
As you can see, the bin is glossy and white with grey trimmings, being sure to fit in every nursery – and believe me, you WANT one in yours! It boasts 15l capacity which holds about 25 nappies before having to empty it. One refill of the liners is said to dispose upto 240 nappies and costs about R124.99 or get 3 refills for R279.99- yayee for savings and being budget friendly! There’s also a Korbell PLUS which is ideal for daycares or homes with multiple babies in nappies, as it has a 26l capacity and one refill of liners is said to dispose upto 335 nappies – say whoah.
Can you tell that I am excited? You know you’re a mom when you get excited over a nappy bin.
Okay – so why all the excitement?
There is no lingering odour. It truly contains ALL the bad smelly bits! In the past, I have wasted so many refills and packets (shameful for not being the most eco-mom) by having to change the bin early because of one bad nappy. With this bin, I had just under a week’s worth of nappies (remember, he is teething – that stuff is dreadful!) and still no sign of an odour worthy of clearing his tiny room. Sure, you have to hold your breath when you open it up to toss one away, or to remove the fine stash, that is so neatly packed away at the bottom. But I mean, once the bin is closed, you have no problem. Also, you don’t have to worry about wastage as you cut the plastic AFTER using it, so it can be cut to any size – whether after 1 or even 25 nappies, it is up to you!
Other mentionables is that the bin has a handy lock on the top, to stop the flap from going down thereby protecting adventurous toddlers from pushing the flap down, collecting a used nappy and releasing havoc while you try take a moment to catch your breath and sip on tea. It’s also hands-free! Anyone else have a little panic-attack when having to constructively hold baby on their changing-table while you try shove the nappy into the bin, trying not to scream ewe when you hand grazes over the smelly liner? No? Just me? Okay – well, I like the foot-pedal that flips the lid open, and you can slip the nappy into the trap door without even touching the actual bin. Sjoe!
Ooooh and… it’s environmentally friendly! Remember that shame from earlier? It’s completely gone because my stylish bin uses 100% biodegradable refills AND is made with 20% recycled material. Booyah – winning!
Want one too? They cost R389.99 and are available from leading retailers like Baby City, Reggies, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Shoprite Checkers, Pick n Pay, Kalahari.com – uuhm, just about no excuse not to have one!