In our cloth diapering journey, we have discovered that you really need something called a wet bag. A wet bag is like a laundry bag for your cloth diapers. It has a waterproof inner-lining and it zips up to keep those unfortunate odors at bay until it is time to do laundry. Wet bags come in a variety of sizes, from small ones designed to hold 1-2 diapers (great for taking with you when you run errands around town) to a bag that will hold 5-6 diapers, all the way up to large bags that will hold up to 2 days worth of cloth diapers.
When I was looking at wet bag options, I knew I wanted to go big first. I got connected with Michelle, the owner of a terrific WAHM (work at home mom) company called Sewing Mom Just Accessories, Etc. (SMJAE). She had some fun prints available on her site, and one, in particular, really caught my eye. Check out this fabulous print with dragons on it! SOOOO cute! Michelle had a small bag advertised with this pattern, but I contacted her to see if she could make a large. She had enough fabric, so we were in business! This goes to show that with Michelle, if you have a special request, just get in touch with her and she’ll let you know if she can do it!
Michelle made the bag in just a few days, and then sent it my way. When it arrived, I was pleased to discover that the fabric had been pre-washed to prevent shrinkage. The bag looked absolutely fantastic. The seams all look tight and professionally done, and the zipper is secure. I have already washed the bag 5 times, and it has held up beautifully. I’ve also loaded it up with diapers, and it has held up against the weight of them just fine.
Right now I am sending this wet bag with Darah to daycare and emptying it out each evening. I will eventually be getting a medium wet bag for daycare, and I’ll be keeping the “dragon bag” (as I call it) at home to hold all the dirty diapers that come back home over a 2 day period (including the diapers we’ll be using on her at home). I think that you can get by with just one wet bag if your child goes to daycare, but it is easier if you have 2 (or even 3…with one for your daytime errands).
We’ve been cloth diapering for a while now, and haven’t had a wet bag. Trust me, it is a big improvement to the entire system to get one! We were just putting the dirty diapers on top of our washing machine in the laundry room, and that definitely made it a stinky place. Keeping your diapers in a wet bag helps reduce the “ick” factor that keeps many people from trying cloth. And I found that the wet bag does a good job of containing the overall odor. I’m not going to sugar-coat it, folks. Dirty diapers smell bad. Just sayin’.
If you are looking for a wet bag, I know from first-hand experience that Michelle offers quality products with cute designs at reasonable prices. Support a WAHM and make a purchase from her. Her small wet bags start at $9.99, and you can email her for prices for larger bags. I am currently obsessing over this wet bag…the print has robots at camp on it. I don’t even have the words to describe how cute this is, folks!
Win It!: Michelle is ready to help one lucky Stuff Parents Need reader get their cloth diapering adventure (or any other adventure with kids!) in check with a small custom wet bag in your choice of prints! The contest will run until July 10th at 7:59pm CST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond before the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the United States. Only one entrant per household, please.
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post. I paid for this wet bag, but I did receive a discount. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.