I received a Buttons Cloth Diapers Wet Bag to facilitate this review…and you get the chance to win one for yourself below!
I no longer have a child in diapers (woohoo!), but I am *still* using some of the cloth diapering products I discovered when cloth diapering. For example: all-natural diaper cream that does amazing things to rashes and little scrapes, wipes that have evolved into cleaning rags for the bathroom, and wet bags that used to hold diapers but now hold everything.else.under.the.sun.
Wet bags are a necessity for cloth diapering, but they’re so functional and handy that you’ll find yourself using them for all kinds of stuff, and long after you’re done diapering.
This last week I received a wet bag from Buttons Cloth Diapers. I loved the Buttons diaper that I had when Claire was in diapers, so I was super excited about this wet bag.
Buttons wet bags come in small (7.5″ x 9.5″ and can hold two diapers), medium (11″ x 11″ and can hold four diapers), and large (14″ x 14″ and can hold six diapers). I tried the medium, as this handy size is perfect for the things I will be using it for.
The first thing I noticed was that it’s really, really cute. Seriously. Grey with polka dots? I love it.
It has a hanging loop that snaps so you can pretty much hang it anywhere. I use rags for cleaning, and I feel like there are always dirty rags laying around – my first thought, when I noticed this hanging loop, was that I should hang it from the handle on my oven to store dirty rags in until laundry day. It would be perfect for that!
The wet bag is lined with PUL, and it zips closed. I’ve tried different wet bags with different closure methods, and a zipper is my favoite. When you are out and about and need somewhere to store your dirty diapers, you don’t want other people to be able to smell them, you know? I think zippers do the best job of keeping the stink in, and they’re also the easiest to deal with!
The inside of the bag is lined with PUL, so it’s waterproof. This is, obviously, great for diapers…but it’s also great for storing wet swimsuits on the way back from the pool, or shoes covered in mud that you don’t want the kids wearing home from school.
The large wet bag has two pockets – one waterproof pocket lined with PUL for dirties, and one non-waterproof pocket for clean diapers.
I received mine in the mail right before the kids and I were headed out to run some errangs. I put it to use immediately holding snacks. Since I don’t really need a diaper bag anymore, I usually stuff snacks and drinks in my purse or in a plastic bag. This is a much better way to store snacks (and cuter than an old plastic bag, too).
I’ve been impressed with the quality and the price point…these are affordable wet bags ($7-$16, depending on the size), and if I was still diapering I’d have several of these around.
You can read more of my posts about cloth diapers here – I have posts about how to use cloth diapers, cloth diapering logistics, cloth diaper accessories, and more.