There are a few different options you may choose when it comes to storing your dirty cloth diapers.
Choosing a wetbag is almost as hard as choosing a cloth diaper. There are so many brands, patterns and prints. Do you want cute? Do you want cheap? Do you want stylish? Do you want leak/smell proof?
I have tried many brands over the years and here are the ones that have made it to the top of the list-
- Monkey Foot Designs. These bags are the most solid and have the best prints! I wish I could say I have spoken with the WAHM behind this company but I haven’t. Which is strange. Maybe she’s just too busy making awesome bags! This brand (and the next) are the only ones that don’t leak odor. I have extensively used Monkey Foot Designs through many months and many washings/dryings. Still it holds up in color and function.
- Weehuggers Hobo Laundry Bag. I love the hobo design. It’s different than other brands and I love my Jungle Jam print. I’m able to store quite a few diapers in the roomy bag making it perfect for long stretches b/w washes or traveling. Weehuggers has a “wee-be-gone” patch inside the bags. This patch is designed to remove the compound Trimethylamine-an ammonia-like gas present in soiled diapers. As far as the efficacy of this patch, I haven’t done a thorough comparison but it’s a nice perk.
- Leslie’s Boutique. I love the versatility of the wet/dry bags. I often grab it when I travel so that I can store the clean diapers in the same bag as the dirty ones. I don’t carry a diaper bag so this allows me to keep everything together. I also used my Leslie’s Boutique wet/dry bag at the beach. We’d store camera’s and phones in the waterproof part and snacks and other things in the outside pocket.
- Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Diaper Bag I haven’t tried this one but I had to add it because I just keep coming back to it. I’ll try it soon Maybe when the new baby arrives!
- and I have to add these next 2 because it seems like everyone recommends them…is it because they are widely available and been around the longest? Most moms I talk to who “just” cloth diaper (you know, the ones who see cloth diapers as just diapers and don’t spend time online looking at and reading about them Maybe someday I’ll grow up and be like them) use a Bummis Organic Wet Bag or a Wahmies bag.
Pail w/ liner:
Before my trash can died this was the best system. I’d line the pail with a Kissa’s Antibacterial Pail Linerand toss the diapers in. Then when it was full I’d dump the contents into the washer. I found that dumping the diapers while the liner is still on the can is much easier than dumping them directly from the bag. The diapers end up getting caught in the tightened elastic hole when I do the latter….and when you’re trying to hold your breath because you refuse to smell anything, a traffic jam in the liner is no fun
I haven’t tried Planet Wise Diaper Pail Liner but besides Kissa’s and Wahmies it is the next most popular liner used.
I’ve opted for this option many times. Sometimes (camping, traveling, all your wet bags are dirty…) having a simple drawstring bag is the best way to go. Here are some options for you to choose from:
Did I list your system? Let me know if you have a brand you love and that works great!