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The best nappy bins and buckets for dirty nappies

We pick the top nappy disposal units to keep your home neat and smell-free, including compact nappy bins, extra large nappy bins for twins and bags and buckets for disposable and reusable nappies

Best nappy bins

A nappy bin can be a handy addition to the nursery, as it stores dirty nappies safely away until you are ready to empty it, and usually offers more odour protection and convenience than a normal bin.

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You may be wondering whether you need to spend the extra on a nappy bin, but they can be really useful when you’re changing lots of nappies each day!

A nappy bin can save you having to trek to an outside bin – especially if you live in a flat, or in winter – and they’re particularly important if you’re using cloth / reusable nappies.

What should I look for when buying a nappy bin?

Liner system – Some nappy bins are designed to take liners, which are essentially just plastic bags, but they often come as a long roll on a special “cassette” which can be pricey to replace (and difficult to locate if you have an older model).

Capacity – The capacity normally covers size 1 nappies, so the bin and liners will hold fewer nappies (and need changing more often) as your baby grows. However, older babies can often go a bit longer between changes so it can even out.

Special features – Yes, it’s a bin, but many of the modern designs have extra features, like the ability to wrap the nappy up tightly to avoid odours. Most of these is nice, but not necessary. All you really need is a bucket with a lid.

Safety – As with all bins, plastic bags and liners, you’ll need to make sure your little one can’t get hold of them. Look for bins with lids that require an adult touch to open them, and store the bin away from curious little hands.

Reusable nappy bins – Reusable cloth nappies need to be stored in a bucket or bin with a tight-fitting lid until they’re washed. Although previous generations soaked their soiled nappies, modern cloth nappies are better stored in a “dry pail”, possibly with a mesh bag inside. If you’ve used a disposable liner, you can put the used nappies straight into the bucket and pop on the lid. Soiled or stained nappies will need rinsing first.

See the best nappy bins, including the best nappy bin for twins, odour-free nappy bins, and cloth nappies ahead.

1. Tommee Tippee Twist & Click Nappy Disposal Bin, £29.99

Best for: Anti-bacterial storage

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No of nappies stored: 28 per bin | Liners included: One cassette (up to 1 month’s worth of refills) | Cost of refills: £38/6 cassettes | Colours: White; Green; Pink; Blue

With a twisting mechanism that individually wraps each dirty nappy and locks it away inside the bin, the Tommee Tippee Twist & Click Nappy Disposal Bin claims to give maximum hygiene protection.

Simply drop your nappy into the bin and wind the handle to  twist and wrap the nappy in the protective bag for odour and germ protection. Then just close it to seal. The antibacterial film kills 99% of dangerous germs on contact, so bacteria and odours can’t escape.

Up to 28 Size 1 nappies can be stored in each bin load. The liner then continues to be used for the next bin load, with each cassette liner holding around 1 month’s worth of nappies.

Available from: Amazon, Mamas & Papas, Tommee Tippee

2. Angelcare Nappy Disposal System, from £19.99

Best for one-handed nappy disposal

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No of nappies stored: Approx. 20 per bin | Liners included: One cassette – 128 liners per cassette | Cost of refills: £14.99/3 cassettes | Colours: White

The Angelcare Nappy Disposal System has a one-handed push and lock system, so once you push the dirty nappy through the hole in the top of the bin, that’s it.

It has ‘Air-Seal’ technology, designed to keep bad smells at bay, and claims to use up to 4 times less plastic than other nappy bins.

Coming with one liner cassette, each bin load can hold around 20 nappies, with each cassette lasting around a month.

Available from: Argos, Mamas & Papas and Amazon

3. Korbell Plus Nappy Bin, £39.95

Best for twins

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No of nappies stored: Up to 65 per bin load | Liners included: One pack of liners – 580 liners per pack | Cost of refills: £18.99/3 liners | Colours: White/grey

This large bin is perfect for twins, or more than one child in nappies, as its 26 litre size holds up to 65 nappies per bin load, with each liner lasting for up to 580 nappies.

It’s got a foot pedal and opens at the front for easy removal of the liner once you have filled the bin.

Plus it’s odour-free and it also comes in different sizes. The Mini 9 litre bin holds up to 25 nappies at a time, with each liner lasting for up to 300 nappies, meanwhile, the Standard 15/16 litre bin holds up to 45 nappies at a time, with each liner lasting for up to 495 nappies.

You can buy the Korbell nappy bin from Cheeky Rascals or Amazon.

4. Ubbi nappy bin, £69.99

Best for style-conscious homes

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No of nappies stored: Up to 55 per bin load | Liners included: No | Cost of refills: Use regular bin liner, or Ubbi liners £7.99/25 | Colours: 13 solid colours, 5 patterned designs

The cute Ubbi nappy disposal bin is made of powder-coated steel, fitted with rubber seals and a sliding lid – all designed to control unwanted smells!

With a child-proof lock and available in an array of 13 solid colours and 5 patterns, including stars, chevrons and hearts, the Ubbi nappy bin has been designed to stand out from the crowd.

It may be expensive, but it can be used with regular bin liners, so no pricey cassettes or liners to fork out for, although Ubbi does have its own range of eco-friendly liners if you want.

Plus there’s even a washable cloth liner bag (£19) available, if you want to use it for storage for reusable nappies.

You can buy the Ubbi nappy bin from Amazon and The Nappy Lady

5. Rotho Babydesign TOP Nappy Pail With Lid, from £13

Best for bright colours

Rotho nappy bin

No of nappies stored: About 15-20 disposable or 8-10 cloth nappies | Liners included: use wetbag or regular bin bag | Colours: available in over 15 colours

The pail is available in over 15 modern colours, so you’ll definitely find something to suit your changing station or nursery. It can be used for disposable nappies (by adding a regular bin liner) but the lidded bucket also delivers as a dry pail for reusable nappies. The click-close lid can be operated one-handed so you can keep one hand on your baby as you get rid of their nappy, and once closed will keep odours at bay until wash day.

The carry handle makes transporting dirty nappies to the washing machine easy, and the simple polypropylene design is easy to wash between uses, using just soap and water.

Available from: Amazon

6. Tots Bots nappy bucket, £13.95

Best for reusable nappies
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No of nappies stored: 10+ per bin load | Liners included: N/A | Cost of refills: £8.95/2 washable mesh bags | Colours: White/green

This 16 litre nappy bucket for reusable nappies has been designed to keep curious toddlers out and any smelliness in.

The lid is secured by four locks and has a large, strong carry handle making it easy to get it to the washing machine (or bin if using for disposables).

To make life that bit easier, and less messy, the bin can also be lined with an elasticated mesh wash bag (£8.95/2). The dirty nappies go into the mesh and then when full, the bag goes straight into the washing machine.

You can buy the Tots Bots nappy bucket from Babipur, Amazon or Natural Baby Shower.

7. Bambino Mio wet nappy bag, £10.99

Best for cloth nappies on the go

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No of nappies stored: Approx 1 day | Liners included: No | Cost of refills: N/A | Colours: Various colours

If you’re using cloth nappies while out and about, you need a safe and hygienic way to store them. A smart wet bag is the perfect solution.

Reusable nappy specialist Bambino Mio makes this small and convenient nappy bag, which is great for the environment and your wallet too. You simply stash your nappies, roll the top down and clip it closed. It has taped seams, making it waterproof, and is machine washable at 60 degrees. You can fit around 4 wet nappies in it, so it’s great for days out.

Available from: Jojo Maman Bebe, Bambino Mio and Amazon

8. Munchkin Bagit Portable Disposable Nappy Bin, from £2.40

Best for travel

Munchkin Bagit portable nappy bin

No of nappies stored: Up to 30 per bin | Liners included: No | Cost of refills: N/A | Colours: white

This clever design is a full-sized portable nappy bin. It comes in a near-flat circle that can be popped up and filled with up to 30 nappies, then you throw the whole thing away. Sold as a single unit or in packs of five, it offers a slightly more sturdy alternative to just keeping nappy sacks in your changing bag.

This portable unit is great option for travel if you’re short on space until you reach your destination. It also stands up in most car boots so you can fill it up during a long journey, or it could be used as a second nappy bin in the house if you have multiple changing stations on different floors.

Available from: Amazon

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