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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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A Wonder Review Ear Band-Its!

There is nothing worse than trying to explain to a child that they can’t go swimming  or mess too much in the bath because they are not allowed to get water in their ears due to grommets or ear perforation due to a bad infection.  In addition to that consider the nightmare which exists when trying to bathe a child who hates to have water in their ears!  From both a parents and child perspective ensuring no water enters the ear canal is nothing short of a disaster!

From my experience there are two main situations which arise! One where a child is not allowed to get water in their ears for medical reasons such as infection or grommets and another where a healthy child hates the feeling of water in their ears and suggesting a bath makes you enemy number one!! In essence it involves a parent trying to explain or battle (let’s be honest here!) with a child who either wants to splash and dunk their head under the water or else coaxing and convincing a child that hates the bath that water in their ears is ok and there is no need to be afraid!  Well I don’t know about your WonderBaba’s but mine certainly seem to follow my logical arguments!!

I recently came across a genius little product which solves the problems associated with both of these ‘water’ issues!  May I introduce… Ear Band-Its! Continue reading


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Healthcare tips and essentials for travelling with a baby or toddler!

Travelling light and having all the essentials that are needed for a little baby or young children is a challenge larger than Everest in my opinion… ok maybe not that bad – but it certainly requires a lot of thought and organisation so I’ve put together a little list of items which I don’t go away without in case of medical emergencies or minor ailments. As for the number of bibs, nappies, soothers, outfits, wipes etc to bring…well if anyone has a list for that I would love a look!!

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Bumps to the head – What to watch for!

 

bump helmetI know this sounds obvious but preventing a bump is better than curing one. I sometimes wish it was possible to wrap them up in cotton wool but as it’s not, there are lots of other things you can do – although I will admit I think this fella’s crawling helmet might be taking it a little too far!!

There are however times a helmet is a good idea! Always make sure they wear a helmet when cycling or on a scooter, childproof the home using stair gates and other safety equipment and check that windows cannot be opened by your child especially upstairs windows (if necessary move beds or furniture away from the window to reduce the risk of falls). Avoid the use of cot bumpers as these can pose a suffocation risk as well as being a potential climbing aid to be used to escape a cot. Even with all the precautions in place it is inevitable that they will have the occasional bump. Continue reading