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Wet Bag Size Comparisons

Here’s a quick visual of our different wet bag sizes to help you choose which size you need for your stash!

A) FuzziBunz Wet Bag – The smallest of the full size wet bag options, the FuzziBunz Mess Free Hanging Wet Bag has some nifty features.  Handles at the top for hanging off a doorknob and a zipper at the bottom for easy emptying make it simple to use.  It has an open top, but not to worry, smells are not an issue with this bag.  Fitting aprox. 12-20 diapers it’s the perfect size for those who like to wash every day and a half or two.  Not the best choice for lining a traditional diaper pail as it’s meant to hang, but could be used to line a smaller trash can or other container if you choose.

B) Kanga Care Pail Liner – Our largest wet bag by far.  Suitable for lining a traditional diaper pail or the 3-D ‘barrel’ design will allow it to stand alone.  Easily fits 2-3 days worth of diapers.  Drawstring closure fits any pail size, just cinch the drawstring down with the toggle for a snug and exact fit.  Adding to the thoughtful design is a cuff at the top of the liner so when you use it in a pail you will see the fun print or color folded over the top!  This bag is too large for traveling and has no handles but could do double duty as a sleeping bag holder or child/adult laundry bag once the babies are out of diapers.

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C) Bummis Large Fabulous Wet Bag – Also an excellent choice for a large in-nursery diaper bag, the Bummis Fabulous Wet Bag in size large is a generous size as well.  Although not quite as large as the Kanga Care Pail Liner, it is wider and also lines a traditional diaper pail very nicely or it has draw strings at the top so it can be hung from any doorknob or change table so it doesn’t take up floor space.  To top it off it is equipped with a zipper closure as well making it very functional in many different ways.

D) Kanga Care Wet Bag – A good mid-size bag.  Featuring a 3-D half-moon design, zippered opening and a top handle with a snap.  Fits 10-15 diapers.  Suitable as a nursery room wet bag for those who wash every day or as an all day outing wet bag if you’re headed out on the town with more than one kid in cloth or is an excellent option for wet clothes after swimming for children or adults.  Perfect for keeping the essentials dry at the beach or splash park so you don’t have to tote around your purse and of course it’s durable and waterproof and washable.

E) Small Wet Bag – This is the size of your typical travel wet bag that you would have in your diaper bag or hung on your stroller or stashed in your car.  Many different brands offer a wet bag of this size: Applecheeks, Thirsties, Sweet Pea, Bummis and bumGenius to name a few. 2692-lowres

And for something a little different in the mid-range size category, Blueberry has some amazing totes with wet/dry capabilities.  Featuring an top zippered pocket for the wet/dirty diapers and a side zippered pocket for dry dipes, it looks and functions like a fashion accessory, but is totally washable and functional too.  Fits up to 8 diapers and has a soft cotton exterior lined on the inside with waterproof fabric.

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20 Uses for a Wet Bag

Wet bags aren’t just for diapers!  Large and small wet bags can serve a variety of very useful purposes for the whole family.  They can be great for:

  1. Wet swimsuits at the pool or the beach.
  2. Mama cloth (cloth menstrual pads).
  3. Makeup, hairspray and gel in your suitcase to protect your clothes against leaks.
  4. Snapping on onto your cabinet or stove handle to collect dirty dish cloths and towels.
  5. Leaky sippy cups and bottles.
  6. Extra set of clothes in case of potty accidents at daycare, Grandmas, pre-school or sleepovers.
  7. Re-useable garbage sacs in the car.
  8. Breastfeeding parts for pumping moms.
  9. Holding pre-moistened cloth wipes when you’re on the go.
  10. Activity sacs full of fun stuff for each child on long car rides.
  11. Pretty gift bag if you’re taking a shower gift or new baby present to a cloth diapering mama.
  12. Lego pieces, puzzle pieces, marbles, chess pieces or other small toys that are part of a set to keep them together.
  13. Dry dog or cat food if you’re traveling with your pets.
  14. Keeping passports dry when traveling.
  15. Coloring/art supplies/stamps/toys to occupy kids at a restaurant.
  16. Big pencil case – perfect for watercolor painting supplies or those big fat markers.
  17. Bingo dabbers for Grandma
  18. First aid kit/epi pen holder to stash in the car, or have handy on outings to the park etc.
  19. Vomit bag in the car for motion sick kids or newly pregnant mamas.
  20. Sweaty clothes after a workout – especially hot yoga.

And more…

What do you use your wet bags for?


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Welcome BumGenius!

It is with MUCH enthusiasm that we announce the addition of the bumGenius line of diapers to Cloth Diaper Kids!  Manufactured by Cotton Babies, bumGenius has a number of amazing products that we have used and loved on our own kids.

What’s great about them?  Owner Jennifer Labit says it best on they’re website:

In an industry filled with abundant diversity, Cotton Babies endeavors to build bridges with people, not walls over differences. We operate our retail stores under the premise that “every mom leaves our store feeling like a good mom”. When designing new products, our goal is always to support parents at every point on the spectrum and offer a variety of customizable options to fit their unique needs.

It’s companies with philosophies like this that we like to support here at Cloth Diaper Kids.  In addition to a strong Mom-centered mission statement, Jennifer cares deeply about growth of the cloth diapering industry and was the founding chair of the Real Diaper Industry Association.

So which amazing products are we currently stocking?  Well the best ones of course!

bumGenius 4.0 Pocket Diaper
A classic one size pocket diaper that comes complete with 2 microfiber inserts (one newborn size and one larger).  A snapdown front gives you the perfect fit quickly and easily and fits many baby body types well.  Absorbent, reasonably priced and made by a company with a long-time presence in the cloth diaper world, you really can’t go wrong adding these to your stash.

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bumGenius Freetime All In One Diaper
This innovative number is one of our favorites in our own stash hands down.  It’s genius design not only dries super fast, but feels dry on the bum, resists staining and is very absorbent without a lot of bulk.  Often on the bum when we go out for an extended time running errands, we highly recommend these to our customers and they are loved by all.  With attached inserts that you fold over butterfly style it’s obvious that a lot of though went into this unique design.  Try one and you’ll be hooked.
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bumGenius Newborn All In One
A diaper we loved on our most recent newborn these newborn all in ones are the closest thing you can get to a disposable while enjoying all the benefits of cloth.  Velcro closure, snug fit and absorbency built right in.  No folding, stuffing or moving parts.  Just put in on, take it off, wash and repeat.  The stay-dry layer keeps baby feeling dry and comfortable and the trim fit will fit easily under baby clothes without lots of bulk.bumGenius-Newborn-Diaper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We also carry the Bottom Cleanser (great to use with cloth wipes), and outing wet bags.

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What Accessories Do I Need For My Cloth Diapers?

We have every accessory you will need for diapering your baby. At the very least you will need wipes (either reusable wipes or disposable ones) a portable travel wet bag for storing soiled diapers when you’re out and about and a storage solution for soiled diapers before wash time.  We carry both traditional washable diaper pail liners as well as the very popular and unique hanging diaper pail bags that store the soiled diapers and wash right up with them in the washing machine.

Additionally you will need a cloth diaper safe detergent or at least a store brand with no additives, enzymes, whiteners or brighteners. As well as a set or two of wool dryer balls or re-useable dryer sheets to replace traditional dryer sheets and facilitate drying in a faster, chemical free way.

You may also want to consider the optional but handy diaper sprayer, which attaches easily without tools to the back of your toilet and/or flushable liners to aid in messy cleanups.

Other accessories such as cloth diaper solutions and sprays, additional inserts for extra absorbency, pail shakers to keep the diaper bag fresh till wash day etc. are nice, but optional.


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What Do I Do With Dirty Diapers Between Washings?

When you change baby’s diaper, knock any solids into the toilet and then store soiled diapers in an open air pail with a lined with a washable liner or in a hanging diaper pail (called a wet bag) to let air circulate. A closed pail will concentrate odors making them worse and may cause mold if you let the diapers sit too long between washings.bummis-wet-bag-group-large-5408_bmprd_lf

We highly recommend the FuzziBunz® “In and Out Mess Free” diaper bag as it washes easily right along with the diapers and requires nearly NO touching of the dirty diapers since you can unzip the bottom of the bag and simply shake the soiled diapers right into your washer.

You do not need to use a wet pail to soak your diapers in water or any other solution between washings.  This is no longer necessary with todays modern cloth diapers and it is a drowning hazard for curious toddlers.