The Nappy Lady Ltd

Nappy Bucket

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Product Details

Nappy Bucket Overview

This has been our best selling round lidded nappy bucket for over 23 years. A nappy bucket is used to store soiled nappies until you are ready to do your laundry. It is sometimes called a nappy pail.

This bucket is big enough to hold your nappies (but not so big you can`t move it to the washing machine when full!) It has a fitted lid to prevent smells escaping.

Size

The nappy bucket holds 16 litres (approx 12-14 nappies) which is enough nappies for 1-3 days depending on the age of your baby.

The bucket is bigger than the standard 9 litre bucket you can find on the high street which is too small and you would need two of them if you didn’t want to wash daily.

How do I use it?

We strongly recommend you use a nappy mesh with your nappy bucket as this makes wash day far quicker and easier. Read our full advice article on how you use a nappy bin.
 

Dry Pailing V Soaking

Traditionally nappies would be soaked in a bucket before washing, but we don't recommend this now. Just place your nappies in a dry bucket (dry pailing) until you're ready to wash them and then your washing machine will do all the hard work. It is much easier to load the nappies into the washing machine from a dry bucket and you can also keep your nappy wraps in the bucket along with the nappies. There will be no significant smell from the nappy bucket. Do not leave your soiled nappies in the nappy bucket longer than 2 days before washing, as extended time left soiled can damage nappy fabrics.

If you decide to soak your nappies you should only use plain water. Soaking does effectively pre-clean the nappies a bit, which helps keep stains from setting. However, the downside is that the nappy bucket may smell when you take the lid off, you also have to dispose of the dirty water and soaking can damage modern fabrics, elastics and fastenings. It is also important to remember never to soak your wraps as this will cause them to lose their waterproofing.

Nappy Bucket or hanging nappy pail?

A nappy bucket is the more traditional and popular choice of the nappy storage options. A hanging nappy pail can be hung up somewhere out of the way, perhaps in your bathroom. A hanging nappy pail is convenient if you struggle to have the storage room for a bucket. The downside to hanging nappy bag is that the waterproof layer will eventually wear out and the bag will need replacing whereas a nappy bucket will go on forever unless it gets physically broken. My own nappy buckets are approaching 20 years old now and are now retired from storing nappies but are now cleaning buckets, sick buckets etc

More details on washing nappies

 

Read full details on how to wash nappies on our article "Washing Nappies"

 

*** Care - This bucket can be sent in cream or white. Depending on stock availability***

Overseas Orders

The nappy bucket with a lid uk only. The bucket is too large to send via Airmail overseas however we can ship it by courier.

 

specifications

Brand
Size
30cm wide x 33cm tall
Junior Joy
Customer Reviews
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98 Reviews:

Not just for nappies
Rating:
29 August 2023  | 

Not just for nappies but truly an essential item for a new baby with lots of clothes to soak before washing.
A great size - double that which was available when I was bringing up babies. What a find.

Happy Nana

 
 

Sturdy, well-sized bucket
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24 August 2023  | 

The bucket holds enough nappies for a full laundry load; the lid fits well and contains any bad odours.
I bought the Baba and boo laundry bag as well, and that fits the bucket perfectly.

 
 

Good size
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06 August 2023  | 

Good size and seems robust and easy to clean

 
 

Does the job!
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13 October 2022  | 

A handy nappy pail, especially if you've got the liner bags that fit. Our space is small and it can easily be stashed in a corner out of the way. I do wish it was a bit bigger so that I could delay the wash a bit, but overall no complaints!

 
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Nappy bucket
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03 October 2022  | 

This is good quality, nice size and so practical for nappies and anything else for washing/soaking. I'm only sorry I didn't get one sooner!

 
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Good but too big for my needs
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07 September 2022  | 

I’m only using cloth nappies part time while looking after my grandson. I hadn’t thought of using just a wet bag for storing the wet nappies until I saw it mentioned somewhere. It would be much better for the number of nappies I’ll be using. The bucket takes up a lot of space but I’m sure is great for full time cloth users. I’ll probably pass it on to someone

 
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Essential for reusable nappies!
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02 July 2022  | 

This is great for storing dirty nappies & wipes in until wash day and a good size (any smaller would be too small!). I just put a net bag in it to make emptying it easier and then wipe it with a reusable wipe ready for the next set of nappies!

 
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Works very well
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25 June 2022  | 

The bucket works brilliantly for holding the cloth nappies with the mesh bag that fits perfectly over the edge for easy movement of the nappies from the bin into the washing machine. Fits about 12 nappies in.

 
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Cream not white
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18 April 2022  | 

Does the job it’s supposed to do. More of a cream colour than the white shown in the product image online

 
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Fine
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20 February 2022  | 

It’s a bucket, does its job of being a bucket

 
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Amazing customer service
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13 February 2022  | 

Great product and although the wrong item sent in error the customer service was amazing. Highly recommend x

 
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Good bucket, but not big enough
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15 November 2021  | 

This is a good bucket, but unless you squash the nappies down, part way through the second day the bucket is full and the lid won't stay on. Even with pressing them down, it can still be very full by the end of the second day.

 
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Great bin, great capacity
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16 October 2021  | 

Easily takes 2 days worth of nappies/wraps, and easy to keep clean.

 
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Does the job!
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01 July 2021  | 

Sturdy bin, atm holding a days worth of newborn nappies at a time, with the little lamb mesh bag and a couple of drops of tea tree oil it doesn’t smell at all!

 
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Brilliant!
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21 June 2021  | 

This nappy bucket is brilliant - close-fitting lid stops smells and the capacity is good. A bargain for the price and delivered speedily.

 
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Good but small
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01 June 2021  | 

Contains the smell well, but much too small for the amount of nappies we use where we way every other day.

 
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Nappy bucket
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25 May 2021  | 

Perfect size for 2 days of wipes and nappies.

 
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Perfect size
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26 November 2020  | 

Very useful! Perfect size and keeps the smells in really well.

 
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Nappy Bucket
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23 November 2020  | 

Lid arrived damaged but excellent service from nappy lady who provided replacement lid within days. Bucket is good size and lid fits snuggly so no smell escapes.

 
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Great products
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30 October 2020  | 

This is the second nappy bucket, one for reusable nappies and one for disposables. Does a good job. looks nice

 
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Brilliant pail
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31 August 2020  | 

Very happy that I bought this nappy pail, it's a brilliant size, a thick plastic which makes it sturdy and durable. I like that the lid is secure but doesn't involve a click mechanism so the lid is taken off easily during nappy changes but still doesn't allow any whiffs to escape.

 
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Nappy bucket
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10 August 2020  | 

It's a bucket, reasonable plastic and the lid fits snugly and it keeps smell in.
However I was disappointed about the size (the litres of something means nothing to me when I read it)
I have 15 little lamb all in one pocket nappy and 12 birth to bumble and I can't quite fit in as many as I'd like before I have to do a wash. So I personally found it too small.

 
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Large nappy bucket
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23 July 2020  | 

Holds more nappies than standard nappy bucket. Bought with little lamb wash net which fits perfectly

 
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Does What It's Supposed To
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08 July 2020  | 

Very straightforward to use and I haven't had any issues with my preschooler pulling out my babys dirty nappies. I don't keep the lid on as I find the smell becomes a bit unbearable, it doesn't make the room smell at all.

 
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Does the job
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11 June 2020  | 

Nice size, lid fits well, hold in smells. Simple just what you need for those dirty nappies

 
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Good
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30 April 2020  | 

Happy with this purchase. Not that I’ve got much to compare it to but does the job. It seems good quality and size. Lid stays on nicely (although doesn’t lock).

 
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Handy nappy bucket
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19 February 2020  | 

I'm new to cloth nappies and initially planned to use a hanging nappy pail to save space, but after a couple of weeks I felt the nappy bucket would hold more and was easier to clean. I do tend to leave the lid off now as I've found that it tends to smell less when more air can circulate around it. The little lamb mesh bags fit this bin perfectly.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Nappy bucket
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07 January 2020  | 

Good size bucket and sturdy. No smells from full bucket either

 
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Super bucket
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08 October 2019  | 

Great nappy bucket that fits with the mesh and holds all odours inside

 
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Simple but effective
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26 March 2019  | 

This is a good nappy bucket, It suits us as we wash every other day but couldn't fit many more nappies (about 12 max), only downside is the lid doesn't fasten, but I prefer this as i'm usually opening it one handed.

 
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very handy
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22 March 2019  | 

As promised. Keep smells confined. Nice and sturdy.

 
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Essential
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02 March 2019  | 

Useful, well fitting lid.

 
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Bucket
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07 February 2019  | 

Suitable for storing dirty nappies is for washing. The lid is very rarely on the bucket as my wee boy like to spin it on the floor like a spinning top. Good product all round.

 
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Nappy Bucket
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17 December 2018  | 

Simple, sturdy, easy to clean!

 
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Perfect
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04 October 2018  | 

Good size, good quality. Does what it is meant to!

 
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Nappy bucket
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23 September 2018  | 

Quick delivery and great product.

 
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Great item
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14 August 2018  | 

I was concerned this bucket would be yellow or off white and not match my white bathroom, but it is perfectly white . It is strong and holds several days worth of nappies. The little lamb bags fit in perfectly. Very very happy. The delivery speed and options from the nappy lady are fab too.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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Really useful size
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06 August 2018  | 

Great size, pairs well with the mesh bags and works brilliantly.

 
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Nappy bucket
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06 July 2018  | 

Great value for money. Keeps in the smell of the nappies. Only downside is that the lid doesn't lock which can be a slight nightmare with teeny toddlers who like to raid through everything they can get their hands on 🙈 keep it out of reach of your LO is active but other than that, good buy.

 
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Perfect
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07 June 2018  | 

Exactly what I was after. Thank you.

 
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It is what it is
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09 April 2018  | 

It is a bucket with a lid and a handle. What more to say.

 
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Not much bathroom appeal but effective
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27 February 2018  | 

Holds smell in and makes laundry day easy, alongside the mesh liner. Just not the most attractive item in the beige colour but I am still pleased to have it as part of the kit!

 
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Nappy bucket
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26 February 2018  | 

Sturdy bucket. Used with little lamb mesh bag. No smells and fits just enough for a washing machine load.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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good
Rating:
19 February 2018  | 

Very handy bucket, easy to carry. Depending on which nappies it contains, can fit 10 easily, up to 15 if squashed down (questionable if that's good for your nappies).

 
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Great size
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27 December 2017  | 

I have 2 in nappies and do a wash most days but even on the days where I miss a day this still manages to keep all the nappies and stink contained.

 
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Nappy bucket
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12 December 2017  | 

Great for the price and size is good too. I can fit two days worth of nappies in and the smell is contained well. Handle makes the bucket easy to carry to the washing machine.

 
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Works well
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21 November 2017  | 

Good size, contains any smells. Found a bin with a flip lid more convenient for night time changes

 
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Perfect size
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12 November 2017  | 

Really good size, fits half my stash 12+_ Good for a wash every second day. Would be even better with a foot pedal, so you can open it hands free.

 
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Good size, lidded bucket
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25 October 2017  | 

Fits 10 nappies plus boosters (any more and the lid will not close completely)
Easy to use and clean
I haven’t noticed any smells when the lid is closed

 
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Great item
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13 September 2017  | 

Lovely sized nappy bucket and the lid is comfortably snug with a laundry mesh so doesn't let out any stinks.

 
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