I have honed a lot of skills as a parent. One skill which can sometimes come as a mixed blessing is the ability to smell and recognize a poopy bottom. Yes, ability to recognize a stinky nappy is one of my super-mom skills.
When, the twins, Max and Maya were young I could walk into the room and know immediately which one was stinky. Don't ask me how I would know, it was just a super-mom skill. I also make milk. I have several super powers.
Having Trent has further refined this skill. The other day I was driving to the beach with a car full of kids when all of the sudden I knew that Trent had filled his shorts. I pulled over the car to give him a change. Not even the teenager sitting right next to him had any idea.
Trent has recently started eating solids (a post for another day) which has turned his not-so-smelly-almost- sweet-smelling breastmilk nappies into stink bombs.
Unfortunately all my abilities to recognize a stinky nappy does not exempt me from having to also change and dispose of those monstrosities. But, a short while ago I volunteered to review the Munchkin Nappy Disposal System. I figured with a baby in nappies full time and two three year olds who still wear nappies at night time we will be disposing of a lot of nappies in the coming months.
We keep the nappy bin in the laundry room, because that is where it fits best and I honestly can't smell stinky nappies when I enter the room, which is amazing.
Another beniefit to the nappy disposal system is that Max and Maya think it is cool to help throw away nappies. I don't even have to ask twice (which is doesn't happen often with 3 year olds) and they are happy put them in to the cool nappy bin that makes nappies disappear.
The nappy bin doesn't go through bags as often as I thought it might. I was a bit worried that I would quickly have to buy new refills. It is easy to remove and replace the bag. I also love that the full bag clips shut further containing the smell even when it is out of the bin.
Now if they could just figure out a way to keep me from having to smell the nappy while changing it. :)