If you are reading this, you have probably already achieved the first step in sustainable childcare by choosing to use cloth diapers instead of throwaway paper diapers. Congratulations and welcome to world of sustainable baby accessories! Now, what’s next? You may have also noticed that there are a lot of accessories out there, and it is often difficult to determine what you actually need as compared to what you want. Wet bags are an accessory designed for specific applications and are often considered necessary by many sustainable parents who also utilize cloth diapers.
A wet bag is used to store dirty cloth diapers, especially when you are on the go. They are useful because they are reusable, waterproof, and protective against unwanted diaper leaks. Similar to cloth diapers, wet bags can be used over and over as long as you take the time to clean them. It is best to have multiple cloth diapers and multiple wet bags to make your life a bit easier and keep laundry days further apart! Imagine having to clean a cloth diaper and a wet bag every day? Instead, invest in a few of each and plan ahead for any outing with your children.
You can store three, or as many as fifteen depending on the model, cloth diapers in a given wet bag, which makes them perfect for a day out on the town or a full weekend vacation if you choose. Many people also use wet bags for their children’s’ swimsuits, dirty clothes, wet wipes, or other dirty items that cannot be disposed of immediately but needs to be kept dry, away from other items, and smell or leak-proof during an extended period of time. They are useful when you are out at the pool, at a friend’s house, shopping and unable to return home right away, or traveling with your family for the weekend on the road.
Wet bags are available in many varieties, shapes, and models depending on your needs. One of the main distinguishing factors is the size. Determine how many cloth diapers you will need to use in a given time, and this will help you choose a wet bag. You may also consider a zipper close versus a drawstring versus a button-up model. A good way to determine the best wet bag is to share your concerns and travel plans with other parents or babies’ caretakers and ask what has worked best for them. Online reviews, forums, and communities are also a good place to get advice and read reviews about a variety of cloth diapers and wet bags.