Diaper basket - unnecessary gadget or necessity

Angelcare Tommee Tippee diaper basket

The diaper basket was the most surprising thing I heard about in the context of a newborn's layette. Is a regular basket not enough?


About the such a product exists at all I found out while pregnant. That apparently the diaper basket (the so-called diaper basket) and the used ones are of course the basis. It just has to be. Especially when the baby's room is on the first floor ... and even if the changing table was in the kitchen itself, I can't imagine keeping used nappies there, especially those with a surprise. Just like every time you change diapers on a winter day, go outside to the garbage can. In addition, we collect garbage every 2 weeks ...


Do you know that? the fragrance particles are smaller than the spacing between the molecules that make up the surface of the film? The kind from which breakfast bags, a shopping net or a regular garbage bag are made. This is because used diaper emitting an unpleasant smell after putting it in a breakfast bag or a commercial from Biedronka, unfortunately, but further it gives off this unpleasant smell, and our sensitive noses can easily sense such smells.


That is why, in our home, it always smells beautiful like Madame Chic, and despite the fact that we store used diapers in its walls, we decided to buy a basket for used nappies. We have three such baskets, including two professional and one amateur, and this is so much that only one met our expectations.


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1. Waste basket Angel Care

I bought it at an online pharmacy for only PLN 56 complete with 3 bag sets. To make it funny, one such bag costs about 26 zlotys, so it turned out that not only I saved on bags, I also got a diaper basket for free.


We spent the first few months admiring the basket and touting it left and right. Until one day, guests came to us who threw their older child's diaper there ... it turned out that every time we opened the basket the smell in the room was so terrible that we quickly replaced the refill with a new one. Of course, we thought it was the fault of ... the pile, not the trash. Nothing could be more wrong, after a few months gWhen solid foods appeared in our company, it turned out that this basket simply does not fulfill its function when a baby is older than a few months old. And all this despite the use of original cartridges all the time.


This basket is built so that it is inside multilayer bag for garbage, which supposedly is not permeable to odors. But what of it, since this bag is closed only with a plastic latch and a lidWhich turbo-tight are they certainly not?


In addition, each time you throw more diapers into the basket, you must open the container and its latch, and what do we see? And we feel Stuffed, unprotected diapers even for several days? (Such a basket holds up to several dozen diapers at a time).


Due to the fact that we have a children's room upstairs, so the road to the garbage can outside is quite far away, we decided to look for a better product. We asked friends again, we looked at the Internet and decided on the second in the picture:



2. Tommee Tippee SANGENIC PLUS Nappy Disposal

This time I bought it in an online store at a promotional price for PLN 99 including shipping. The set included a container and 1 cartridge. There is a container, there is a cartridge - so how is it different from its predecessor? So this one the container after inserting the diaper twists the bag over it and the next time you open the container we have no visual or fragrance access to previously thrown diapers. Thanks to this twist, the fragrance does not come out of the super multi-layered fancy bag. For a few long days, at least. And that makes sense! This basket is great, it stays with us!


What will we do with two baskets? Due to the fact that so far we are not complaining about the lack of space, and we have a supply of bags in the Angel Care basket, diapers with low contamination (read pee) we will throw into AngelCare (until we use the supply of bags), and diapers with high contamination they live in Tommee Tippee.


Simple and convenient?


Not necessarily, so if you want to buy a basket for used nappies, buy Tomee Tippee in the SANGENIC PLUS version right away. And if you want to save, just throw in very smelly diapers there (you know what), and utilize the remaining ones for example in a basket like the one from Ikea. But empty it at least once a day.


And how much do these diaper basket liners cost?


You can get one refill for each of the containers for about PLN 25 and we have one refill for about a month (of course, we empty the container much more often).


Just ... one day, when we were still using the Angel Care container, we ran out of refills, so we temporarily threw diapers into basket from Ikea STRAPATS, where we throw all the rubbish in the children's room every day. And what?


Let's call them more dirty diapers - they were there very temporarily, because the smell was easily leaking from it in all directions. So if you are wondering if this trash can fulfills the function of a diaper basket, you know the answer. Will not meet. But you can store low-risk diapers in it if you intend to empty it at least once a day.


And if you're interested in what disposable diapers we use, be sure to check out here, especially if you value ecological and healthy solutions.


And what do you think about the special bin for used nappies? Redundant gadget or indispensable gadget?

Leave a comment:

  • Natalia

    I used AngelCare with two children and I was very pleased.

  • Blessed

    Hello, thank you very much for the article, definitely useful 🙂 I have a question about replacement foil for the TT basket. They pass the exam? Is it still worth saving and buying original cartridges?

    • Kinga

      And can all these twisted diapers be thrown away after using up the entire refill? Can you faster? If it can be what does it look like? Somehow it breaks off? And what about the rest of the contribution, then still suitable?

  • simon

    Hello, We produce replacement foil for garbage bins - if you are interested in cooperation - please send me an offer by e-mail info@sonesta-poland.com

  • 15.10.2018

    We use the basket from Ikea, it works very well 😉

    • Anna

      Hello. I didn't find much information on this subject, but at least here you described the operation of the baskets nicely. I am looking for a basket for large diapers (for adults) and I wonder if TT will fulfill its function in this case? May I have your opinion, please? I have not dealt with such gadgets before, and it is necessary to dispose of used diapers because the neighbors will complain ...

  • 14.03.2018

    Encouraged by your entry, I bought a Tommee Tippee Sangenic Tec (this is probably the same as the PLUS model) in a set with 4 refills. We'll see how it works out for us, because we are rather those who do not fly to the container every day 🙂 Now I am waiting for the shipment and we will probably test in a few days, as we wait for our Szkrab. I'll let you know how the impressions 🙂

    • 17.08.2018

      In that case, I'm waiting for impressions 🙂

    • 17.08.2018

      The basket is a revelation - probably the best gadget next to the electronic nanny. It is virtually odor-proof, elegant and easy to use. It has only one drawback - expensive refills. We currently use "2" diapers and one refill lasts for 7-10 days (the child is breastfed), as I calculated it is about 700 PLN per year. But we use it and we will also use it with the next children 🙂 at the beginning we were also disturbed by the lack of a pedal to open the lid with our foot, but we quickly forgot that we needed it.

  • Jerzy Salawa

    What nonsense! I have an angelcare basket (baby almost 2 years old) and nothing stinks. The description shows that the bin opens similarly to ordinary garbage. In fact, there is a special "clamp" mechanism to block odors. Bravo Tomme Tippe. BRAWO MARKETING CHIP. ps. just a pity that it was built on a fraud.

    • 21.11.2017

      I showed both garbage cans - these are my private purchases and my personal, subjective opinion. And the "clamp" mechanism does not work half as well as the rotary mechanism, as I described exactly. I don't cheat anyone, and the Lord offends people. But that's what people do when they don't have substantive arguments.

  • Kasia

    Nice entry;) I have a technical question, which means that we exchange cartridges once a month and empty the container more often? Can you throw away the diapers without throwing away the refill?

    • 21.11.2017

      There are more bags in the cartridge than for one emptying the bin 🙂

  • Artur Jaskólski

    It's been a while since the article was published, did the basket still meet its expectations over the months? I am asking because on Ceneo there is an opinion that the older child does not mask the smells and requires emptying every day, even diapers only wet and not dirty, and I would not like to spend so much money badly.

  • Marlena Pol

    Would the baskets be reusable diapers?

    • 21.11.2017

      I think for storage, but I think that then you would have to empty the basket at least once a day and wash everything.

  • 14.08.2016

    I am thinking about buying a basket because the fact is that I will not run every now and then with diapers to the trash. Where do you buy cartridges for the TT basket? Are they easily accessible? Can you use ordinary plastic bags as a last resort?

    • 17.08.2016

      Monika, I bought the refills in a warehouse or via the Internet. Unfortunately, ordinary or non-original bags do not work at all - the garbage can ceases to fulfill its function and begins to let all the smells pass through, instead of keeping them inside.

  • Beti

    Hello Agnieszka,
    I am glad that you are with us because I was supposed to buy a basket for Zuzia and now I know that Zuzia's mother will be happy with a good present :))) thank you and best regards

  • 01.10.2015

    It's great that I came here 🙂 You just drove me away from buying an AngelCare basket 🙂
    I noticed available bags for these baskets on the allegro, did you use? They are mounted as if on a used cartridge (this plastic) according to instructions. I am therefore considering the Tomme Tippee basket 🙂

    • 17.08.2016

      As far as I know, unfortunately they do not fulfill their function - our friends tried and said that they did not hold the smell at all.

  • 26.08.2015

    We praise the diaper basket 🙂 We have Diaper Decor Plus and it's great!

    • 17.08.2016

      Great, unfortunately we have a small selection, but as you can see you can choose better and… better 😉

  • Ania

    I did not have a special basket and Honestly, the breakfast bag is enough for us, and the trash. We take what.3-4.days.and feel nothing :)
    But I would have more money and space at home is cool. Gadget 🙂

    • 17.08.2016

      Most importantly, the intended effect achieved 🙂

  • Asia K.

    Wow. I did not think that this topic is worth attention, ie the bag is a bag - I always think that the special cost of diapers is a bit of exaggeration because diapers must stink and already:] It's already 7 months, so it's probably about time to buy a new gadget for your room.
    Oh, and thanks for making me aware 🙂

    • 17.08.2016

      I thought similarly and rolled with laughter thinking about such a gadget, but living in a house with a room on the first floor quickly changed my mind szybko