If you are new to parenting, then it will doubtless seem like a daunting prospect! There is a never ending stream of accessories to purchase, terms to familiarize yourself with, and not knowing quite where to turn to get the best advice. Being a parent can be very polarizing. What works for one family, might not work for another. Sometimes that can make it hard to know who to ask for that important help.
Starting out with any new venture is not without its pitfalls and lessons learned along the way. Parenthood is no different. That’s where we are here to help, answering all of those critical questions that you have probably never previously considered!
So today we are covering a really important subject….
What is a diaper wet bag?
Well, essentially it’s what we would term a “must-have,” especially if you’ve already committed to using cloth diapers and are going to be spending plenty of time on the go.
You’ve probably already ascertained that there are a ton of accessories out there for your precious new bundle of joy. There’s something for just about everything, all purporting to be absolutely necessary to make a baby’s and, more importantly in this case, a parent’s life more practical and manageable. In the case of a diaper wet bag though, that really is true. We highly recommend that if you don’t already have one as part of your baby’s essential arsenal, you pick one up as soon as it’s convenient to do so.
A wet bag is a sensible and clean way of storing those dirty cloth diapers when you’re out and about and can’t quickly get back home to the sink or washing machine.
Let’s face it, diapers do get dirty, and you need a quick and easy solution that you can administer before things get out of hand! A diaper wet bag is just the thing. It’s a re-sealable, waterproof and, more importantly, leak proof bag that will securely zip tight stopping those unavoidable odors and liquids that your beautiful baby makes from escaping! If you have a baby, there is one thing you can guarantee. Dirty diapers!
How many cloth diapers can a wet bag hold?
That depends on the brand that you have purchased, but generally you should be able to hold anywhere from 3-15 cloth diapers. So if you do happen to be away from home just for a few hours or indeed on a weekend trip away, you should be able to comfortably store your used dirty diapers until you return back home and can get the washing machine on.
Does a wet diaper bag have any other uses apart from the obvious?
Absolutely, it does. Let’s not forget that because a wet diaper bag is totally waterproof and forms a secure zippered seal, it can also prove a useful accessory for transporting any wet items, such as your family’s swim suits for example. Do you struggle to find an appropriate place to store your sweaty gym clothes post workout? Again, pop a handy re-sealable diaper bag in your gym kit, and you can take your clothes back home to be washed without the fear of sweat dripping on your other essentials.
A wet diaper bag can also make a great, convenient, portable choice for storing and transporting items like toiletries when you are travelling. We’ve all been there. Opened up the suitcase and found that our shampoo has spilled out all over our favorite shoes. So how about using your wet diaper bag to safely transport all your liquids next time you are heading on a family vacation?
Is a wet bag really necessary? Won’t a plastic bag do the same job?
In a word, no! Besides the very obvious leakage issue that we have already discussed, we imagine that you’ve chosen to go with cloth diapers because you care about the environment and your baby. You probably even have your favorite brand of cloth diapers which might even have been previously used on an older sibling.
The last thing you want to do, then, is pop your dirty diaper into any old grocery bag, tie it up, and toss it to the side. You may totally forget what you put in there and cast it out with the rest of your household rubbish. No more favorite diapers. So by investing in a dedicated wet diaper bag, you will always know that your diapers are safely put aside, ready to transport and be thoroughly cleaned when you get back home.
Are there any other benefits of wet bags?
We think so, yes. One of the biggest being their complete convenience. Whether you are at home, out and about running errands, or away for an extended period of time, a diaper bag could be a life saver. If nothing else, they’ll certainly help make expeditions and adventures outside of the home less stressful. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there.
There is nothing at all you can do to keep your baby from spoiling a diaper, no matter where you might be! Plus, as an aside, you really can get some super cute designs on a diaper bag these days.
Are there different types of diaper wet bags to be aware of?
Just like with anything you are buying for your baby, there are plenty of options and choices so that you can pick something out that suits your own needs. There are mini versions, different closing mechanisms and of course, all manner of shapes and assorted designs. Finding something that works for you will be a breeze.
Look out for these top features
We recommend that you go for a wet diaper bag that has these three essential key features:
1. 100% waterproof lining
2. A handle or carry strap
3. A separate dry section
Whether you actually use cloth diapers or not, we think you’ll all agree that investing in a wet diaper bag really is a must. You might just surprise yourself and your friends with how many ingenious new ways in which you can use yours!