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WonderReview – The Sangenic Nappy Disposal Sytem (Bin!!)

newz808028u374z374Right, well how on earth did I get a year into child number three without trying the Sangenic bin before?! I feel like an idiot! I suppose we moved house and in our old place it was more convenient to just run straight out to the wheely bin with every nappy but in our new house it’s just not practical – anyway that’s my excuse but I’m glad I did discover the benefits of this product as even today by 3pm it has saved me four trips outside!

This is basically a smart (not in the techie sense) bin which has a clever design which allows you to pop smelly, or not so smelly nappies in it so that you can store them in your home without stinking like a complete baby factory all of the time!

Sangenic_Hygiene_Plus_Tub2I used to use nappy bags but no matter how tightly I tied the knot I just never felt that the smell was gone if I had a nappy lying around.  I also cant stand the site of nappy bags as they just remind me what I have been dealing with – with the Sangenic bin you just pop it in the bin, do a bit of twirling and off it goes – never to be seen again – well until the bin is full that is, but even then its hygienically wrapped and secured!

I should probably explain how it works a little better than saying you twirl and it disappears…so here goes!

sangenic refillsThe bin comes with a pre-loaded cassette.  Each cassette will hold 66 nappies and each bin will hold up to 28 nappies. So one cassette will give you approximately two bins worth of nappy storage.   You get a refill in the box as well as the pre-loaded cassette.  The bins cost €29.95 and a packet of three cassette refills cost €23.95.  To use the bin you just place the nappy in the well until it is gripped and then twist the dial to individually wrap each nappy.  This action seals the nappy into its own odour blocking multi-layer of antibacterial film.  This is great because the film is antibacterial and kills 99% of germs on contact.  I can personally testify that the claims for unbeatable odour protection are fairly accurate.  From experience you could definitely leave a badly soiled nappy in the bin for a day without getting a smell – if you are just using it for wet nappies you can actually get a few days use out of it without needing to change it – which I personally think is very impressive! Maybe people do leave badly soiled nappies in it for the full 28 capacity – but as I started using this on a “wobbler” rather than a newborn we didn’t have the same volume so it just suits us to empty it more frequently.  Due to the cutting mechanism on the bin its really easy to change the bag without wasting any cassette!

I have to say I didn’t buy this bin for my first two babies as I never paid it enough attention to see how useful it was – truth told – I thought it was a gimmick! I wish now I had lifted my head out of my baby haze for a second longer to actually read the box as it sat on our pharmacy shelf due to popular demand by customers.  I will forever now at least consider that something popular may actually be so successful because it rightly deserves to be!! This product is a great investment and at the price I feel its a bit of a bargain – many fancy normal pedal bins cost the same price and this one strongly delivers a necessary solution to a very smelly problem! To be clear tommee tippee don’t even know I’m writing this article never mind that I have used their product so it is with my hand on my heart I can say that every mum should consider this ‘disposal system’ as for me it has become a house hold essential!

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The Sangenic disposal system and the refills are available to purchase from me on offer by clicking here!

 

websitefeetlogoI hope you have found this article helpful and if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact me by sending a private message to the WonderBaba facebook page (www.facebook.com/wonderbabacare) or by calling me (Sheena) at Milltown totalhealth Pharmacy in Dublin 6 on 012600262.  I’m always happy to help!


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Is there a right time to start potty training?

PLPOTTYPODgreyMilltownThe’right’ time for potty training is a topic of great debate! In America potty tends to happen before the age of two but in Ireland it’s much more likely to be over two or even approaching three! The right time is when your child is showing signs of readiness and most importantly you have the available necessary time to support your child through this large transition to avoid it becoming a negatively fuelled battle. There are certain pressures from society now which do encourage parents to take the task in hand a little earlier such as requirements by Montessori schools etc which now start earlier for many children with the introduction of a second free Pre ECCE year. This has changed the starting age for Montessori of many children to three rather than four.  Many montessoris have a requirement for children to be fully toilet trained before starting which would mean you would need to make a start on it at about two and a half years of age.

How do you know if they’re ready (are there signs to look out for)?

toilet-clip-art1-1-copyThere are many signs of readiness, these include: Continue reading


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The WonderBaba Guide to Potty Training!

 

***warning for the purposes of this lovely article urine will be referred to as pee and stools will be called poo.  There’s every argument for keeping it professional but then when in the same sentence i’m recommending Peppa pants and a mop and bucket I feel keeping the tone ‘real’ is important…..!!*** Continue reading


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wonder Tip! Save Your Couch!

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Wonder Tip!

Toilet training is a difficult enough time without having to scrub down the furniture every five minutes!

Something which may seem obvious but we have only really done on our second child is put a Huggies Dry night bed mat on the couch and convince your child it’s a super special big girl blanket that big girls sit on when they get big and start using the big girl potty like a big girl…see how many times I have to say big girl in a sentence now!!!

Doing this simple trick may just save you and your furniture from a lot of scrubbing and a lot of stress! Continue reading


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Nappy rash – causes and cures!

Nappy rash – causes and cures!
Nappy rash is a common skin condition which affects most children to some extent at some stage during their first year or two. It generally is caused by urine or poo being in contact with the babies skin and causing irritation, but can be as a result of other factors like antibiotic use, a change in diet such as from breast milk to formula, teething or chemical irritants. Continue reading