“ Brand: Boots/ Type: Nappy Disposal „
Nappy bags are a fairly simple concept. You've changed little ones nappy and then need to get rid of it quickly with the minimum of fuss. Nappy bags are small plastic bags which you place the nappy in immediately after (or during) changing, tie at the top and then move to whichever bin you wish to make smell absolutely appalling in your home or garden.
As we have a nappy bin in our kitchen, we were keen to ensure it didn't offset the lovely smells of cooking with the smells of our little ones bottom so felt fragranced nappy bags were best. This doesn't mean the bags whiff of Jean Paul Gaultier, it simply means they have a simple air freshener type smell which helps offset the horrible stinky contents of the bag.
The bags come in a fairly cheap looking packaging but this is the same for most nappy bags, it is actually very convenient as the packaging is small has a hole which you rip open and then pull out one bag at a time. This works perfectly and would probably work worst with a more expensive form of packaging.
They fit perfectly in a nappy bag which is also a great bonus.
The bags themselves are small slightly greyed out bags, the reason they aren't clear is because nobody in their right mind would want to inspect the contents of these bags, so the colouring clouds this slightly. Separately the bags are smaller than those we've bought from Asda and Tesco and when you open them feel slightly flimsy, but they really aren't they hold the full contents of a nappy and then some and can deal with nappies of toddlers as well as babies. They are solid and you could carry them for 200 miles and expect them to hold but from the bedroom to nappy bin they are perfect.
For pet owners they are also a good option for picking up dog poo and are convenient to carry around.
At 50p for 100 these are great value, three bags of these will last any family a great deal of time, they are the great unsung heroes of the bum changing world, these are a great product and well worth your hard earned money.
A glamorous essential
One of the more exciting and glamorous items that you find yourself buying when you have a new baby is nappy sacks. I jest of course - but sadly these things do become a bit of an essential but is just the sort of product I definitely do not want to spend a lot of money on - however they have to do the job too!
Nappy sacks are designed to place used nappies in before disposing of them, and most versions I have come across tend to be scented to help cover up unpleasant smells.
Cheap, cheap, cheap!
For some reason I never used these nappy sacks when my daughter was born, opting for a supermarket own-brand. However when my son was born a few months back I discovered these in Boots and didn't hesitate to purchase them - due entirely to the fantastically low price tag! A pack of these sacks costs a mere 50p for 100 sacks - so a very tiny half a pence per sack. And if you are getting through as many of these as I seem to at the moment, saving money is pretty essential!
Do they work?
But at such a low price, are they any good? Well these sacks come in a plastic wrapper that opens at the back allowing you to pull out a sack at a time. The sacks are very pale blue and straight away I could see that these were much thinner than the sacks I'd used before. In all honestly I was sure this would mean they would tear easily. But after using these for a few months now, I can confidently state that not a single bag has ripped on me yet - good news when you consider the contents! I find these easy to use in often stressful situations (naked, wriggly babies can be dangerous things), and they are easy to open with one hand (although I do try to be organised and get the bag open before the nappy comes off!).
The scent of these sacks is very faint - it has a slight 'baby' fragrance and by this I mean that fresh, Johnson's talc type scent! As I say this is very subtle and does help mask odours.
In summary ...
I can't really fault these nappy sacks. They are cheap and do the job perfectly, and just as well as others I've tried. In fact I doubt I'll be trying any other brands and these tick every box, so it is an emphatic five stars from me!
I would say that one of the essential items you need as a new parent in your changing bag is some of these fragranced nappy bags. If you have ever changed an explosive pooey nappy you will know that it goes and gets into places you never thought possible and after you have changed it you need somewhere to place it. Usually the nearest bin is the most preferable spot but if you are not in the vicinity of a bin the next best thing is to put it in one of these nappy bags and then stash it in your changing bag until you get to a bin or get home. I find it amazing how well these bags work actually, you can put a nappy it in and tie it up and the smell completely goes. They keep the nappy from smelling out your other bags and contain the smell really really well.
These nappy sacks from Boots are great. They are part of Boots basic range and so the packaging is very basic but this doesn't really bother me at all. At just 50p for a packet of 100 sacks its a very cheap item to use and have in your nappy bag. If you think I probably change about 10+ nappies a day for each child but really only use these bags when I am out so if I say I only use about 2 a day the packet will last me 50 days which I think is a very good economy.
The bags are made of a quite thin plastic, a lot thinner than an actually plastic bag and you would think by the look of them that they would split quite easily but its amazing how much weight they can take without actually breaking. I can fit one big pokey nappy into one of these bags but if I have two small wee nappies they will fit into one of these bags too so I think the capacity is quite good.
The bags have a slight fragrance, its just a regular sort of perfume smell, nothing to offensive but its nice to have this to take the smell of the wee and poo away. All in all an essential item in your nappy bag for me!
I have bought nappy sacks and nappy bags many times over the years, as I find them a handy item to keep around the home. The amount of times I have purchased these items has increased greatly since the birth of my young nephew however, as he is a regular visitor to my home and so I often have to dispose of his nappies in a hygienic manner.
One brand of nappy bags that I have purchased many times is from the well-known drugstore Boots. Costing only 50 pence or so for a small package containing approximately one hundred individual fragranced nappy bags, I find that this is a great value price for such a large quantity of the bags, and I have no complaints on this score.
The outer packaging for the nappy bags has changed a little recently, so it looks slightly different from the picture at the top of the Dooyoo page. The overall appearance of the product is still fairly plain-looking I have to admit, although this doesn't strike me as being off-putting or remotely negative, especially given the value price of the nappy bags.
Each of the nappy bags is approx 285mm x 310mm in size, including the handles.
Each of the bags is fragranced, which is designed to "Help mask the odour of soiled nappies" according to the reverse of the packaging. I would agree with this statement to a point, and think that the light, powdery fragrance carried on the bags does help to give the impression of 'freshening up' the bin or waste container into which you have disposed of your soiled nappy. I wouldn't go so far as to say that the fragrance on the bags completely covers or 'masks' the used-nappy smell altogether, but I find that every little helps in these situations!
The bags are made of a very light polythene or plastic, and I find this is surprisingly robust. I haven't experienced any problems with the bags splitting or bursting as they are being used, which is something I have found can often be the case with 'budget-branded' sacks or bags similar to the Boots ones, so this was a welcome discovery for me. I also think that the handles on the bags are of a long enough length to allow the bag to be tied up hygienically and easily - another plus point if your bag is containing a particularly whiffy nappy!
I have found the Boots nappy bags come in handy for other reasons aside from disposing of soiled nappies however, and in particular I find they are helpful - and hygienic - when it comes to disposing of my pets' waste. I often walk my friend's small dogs and one thing I cannot stand is to witness a dog-owner allowing their pet to foul on a pavement or in a park, then simply walk off and ignore the mess left behind. I personally think this is a highly discourteous act, and would be horrified if one of my beloved "pooch-nephews" made a mess and I was unable to clean it up afterwards. When walking the little guys, I always have my pockets bulging with essentials. This includes some treats (naturally!), as well as their ball, and a generous handful of the Boots nappy bags for any little "droppings" that might appear during our walk. I find it takes all of two seconds to use a couple of the bags over my hand and scoop up the mess. I can then dispose of it in an additional bag and tie up the ends before putting the whole lot in the bin. Easy peasy!
Similarly, my old girl is very much a house cat, and does not get outdoors at all which means she uses her litter trays indoors to do the toilet. I regularly use the Boots nappy bags in the same way as with my doggy-friends, and am able to scoop out her droppings hygienically and quickly. I find the bags offer a fuss-free method of removing - and disposing - of her waste.
Lastly, I have found that these little bags come in very handy for travelling or going abroad. I find that the little bags offer some peace of mind in terms of my toiletries and assorted lotions and potions. In the past, I have found that one or more of my bottles has leaked during my travels, causing a huge mess over the contents of my toiletry bag, so I tend to use the little nappy bags to individually 'wrap' the bottles and jars and thus cut out any risk of damage to the rest of my toiletries as a result of any spillages. I have found this to be a method that really works for me, and have suffered no spillage-damage since I started this practice.
It should be noted that the bags are not suitable for food use, nor are they suitable to be flushed down the toilet. As with all plastic bags, they should be kept away from babies and children to avoid risk of suffocation.
Overall, I am very pleased with the Boots Nappy bags and will continue to buy them for my household. I find that they really are a must-have item to allow me to properly care for all the gorgeous babies in my life - whether animal or human!!!
The Boots fragranced nappy bags can be purchased online at www.boots.com, or instore in larger branches.
The product I am reviewing is Boots basics fragranced nappy bags. For anyone who doesn't know, nappy bags are a hygienic way to dispose of nappies. They are usually fragranced with a mild scent, which is mean't to disguise any nasty odours. Any parents will agree with me on the sort of nasty odours that come from nappies.
I purchased this product in a pack of 100 for around 50p, I do believe they can be bought in larger packs too.
So how does this product measure up:
The packaging for this product is very basic, but there again the name being boots basics can probably tell you that anyway. The bags come in a small plastic packet which is coloured white. The front tells you simply what the product is, the amount of bags inside and also that the product is to help you with hygienic disposal. The packaging is very small considering there is 100 bags inside, this is very good so there is no need to use up lots of room in your changing bag etc. One fault I have found is the fact that once you have opened the packet there is nothing to re-seal with, but as of yet none of the bags have escaped so it seems ok.
.....Do they do the job?.....
The bags are very easy to get out of the packet, if you moisten your finger a little usually just the one pops out every time. They open out very easy and without a struggle, this may sound silly but I have had problems with opening out other brands. The product states that it is fragranced, I personally cannot smell any scent to the bags. However once a nappy is inside I believe they do hold in any odours, as any smell immediately dissapears. To me this is more than enough without any fragrance.
I think this product is very well priced. Even though the price tag is cheap the bags are of a very good quality. I have never had any of the bags tear and they could also double up as bags for clearing up dog mess ( if you have a dog of course). I am sure to others they may come of other use aswell.
I would definetly recommend this product to people. As long as the lack of fragrance would not bother you, then these are definetly a bargain worth getting.
Another bonus of course is if you have a Boots advantage card you'll also be gaining some points.
So go grab some nappy bags!
For a hygenic way of disposing nappies and training pants.