Ubbi vs Tommee Tippee: To nappy bin or not to nappy bin?
A nappy bin offers convenience. No trips to the outside garbage bin to dispose of stinky nappies. It’s already annoying taking out the normal kitchen trash. Imagine heading out multiple times a day. No thank you!
Trying to work out all of the differences between each of the many nappy bins on the market can be a tricky task. So I’ve narrowed it down to our two most popular models - the Ubbi Nappy Bin and the Tommee Tippee Twist & Click Nappy Disposal System.
The Tommee Tippee Twist & Click Nappy Disposal System is the OG of nappy bins. The fact that it has been around for so long is to its credit. It can store up to 28 newborn nappies. The way the bin works is that each nappy is encased in plastic just as if you’re making a sausage. By wrapping each nappy individually you’re ensuring that you trap the smell. The refill is made with special GREENFILM ™ which kills 99% of germs and locks in odours. This method is what makes this bin the most effective in keeping the odour at bay. The con to this is that you’re using more plastic. Granted the system is made with over 98% recycled and fully recyclable plastic. Some nappy bins place all the nappies in to one large bag, meaning you’re using less plastic. But the trade off here is of course it’s not as effective at keeping the smell at bay. The refill cartridges are easy to install, and one cartridge can last for up to a month.
The Ubbi Nappy Bin is a more stylish option and is available in many colours to complement your nursery. It has a large capacity of up to 50 newborn nappies. What’s unique about this nappy bin is that you can use a regular garbage bag as it’s liner making it a very economical option. You’ll never have to duck out to the shops to get more refills like you need to with almost every other nappy bin on the market. It has been made from steel as it is an odour blocking material, as opposed to plastic which quickly absorbs the smell due to the porous nature of the material. As an additional barrier against odour, the pail is equipped with rubber seals around the rim and sliding lid, making the pail completely airtight. But just know when sliding the door to open the bin to place a dirty nappy inside the smell does escape at this point. They have thought of all the things including a child lock. This keeps little hands from finding their way inside the diaper pail.
If superior smell protection is your number one priority, I’d suggest you go with the Tommee Tippee Twist & Click Nappy Disposal System. But if you’re considering your environmental footprint and after a more economical solution the Ubbi Nappy Bin is the way to go.