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November 7, 2010

The wetbag: What are the features and benefits of using a wetbag?

Spring Green Promise Nappy Sponsors – Congo Advice #3

The Sponsors of the Spring Green Promise Nappies are your Nappy Doulas for this series of ‘Congo Questions’.

All Spring Sponsors were invited to contribute their expertise. Each donated a special cloth nappy as a giveaway prize to become an ambassador for ‘Nappy Change’ as it stops a disposable heading to landfill each time it is worn. This seasonal giveaway strives to reach 100 donated nappies in a future round, and you can register at any time to play. You can enter into the draw for one nappy, or all of them!

What are the features and benefits of using a wetbag?

I’m pleased to have contributions from a number of your Green Promise Nappy Sponsors included in this article. I’d like to thank them for their time and for sharing their experience to help you make the most of your green nappies! We have Kyra from Bubbalooba, Louise from Nip Naps, Katerina from Twinkle Lily, Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products, Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba,Yoland from Bumbino, Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies, Nat from Little Diamond Bums, Fiona & Catherine from Darlings Downunder and Liz of Real Nappies NZ.

A wet bag is a waterproof bag for storing wet things. Useful for far more than wet nappies, they can be using for swimming gear, storing away those clothes covered in the various gloops of babies and children. With two you’ll be all set.  (some come with compartments or separate for wet and dry)

Let’s see what your nappy doula’s have to say about wetbags:

Kyra from Bubbalooba:

Wetbags are fantastic for using cloth when out and about – just throw in the used nappy and the wetbag will keep the smell and wetness out of your handbag/nappy bag.

Louise from Nip Naps:

A wetbag when you are out and about is essential. It’s a reliable way to carry about dirty nappies and so much less wasteful than using a plastic bag every time. TOP TIP: when your baby grows out of nappies use your wetbag as a swimming bag – they are great for wet towels and swimmers too!

Katerina from Twinkle Lily:

Using a wet bag makes travelling easier, it contains smells as well as hides soiled nappies in gorgeous colours and prints.

Michelle from Sustainable Hemp Products:

Keeps odour at bay while out, keeps everything else dry and clean in your nappy bag.

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

Wetbags are reusable washable bags used to carry soiled cloth nappies when out and about.
Some mums use large wetbags in lieu of a nappy pail at home.

Wetbags have a water resistant inner (usually PUL) to keep moisture in, and they may have plain or fashion outer prints.
Some wetbags close with a drawstring, while most have zipper closures to keep smells in.

Using wetbags instead of plastic waste bags will help keep waste down and are more convenient to use and wash with modern cloth.

Wetbags also look prettier than plastic.

Yoland from Bumbino:

Oh…Don’t get me started on wetbags! How did ever I live without one or three wetbags?I have a stack of wetbags! I love them! I use a large one as a swimming bag. I use them for holding make-up and toiletries when I travel. I use them for bringing home all sorts of messy bits such as left over food, food containers and bottles, for washing and re-cycling. I use them to cary dirty clothes and shoes.

If I am going on a very short trip out of the house and don’t want to pack the Nappy bag I take a wetbag with a nappy, tiny waterbottle and reusable wipes inside… and it all fits inside my handbag.

I enjoy using wetbags which feature attractive prints on the outside. I like the great practicality of this item. And I like the fact that some really messy things can be contained in such a gorgeous looking bag. A great alternative to a plastic bag!

Nyssa from Snow Pea Nappies:

I could not live without my wetbags!

They are waterproof, they hold in the smells and they are so compact when empty so easy to fit in your nappy bag. I have a few medium sized wetbags in my nappy bag, each holds up to 8 used nappies plus the wipes and stop everything in my bag from getting smelly while out and about.

Look for bags that have had the seams sealed so no moisture can escape, and go for a bigger bag if you can, they take up no more space than a small one and make sure you won’t be caught out if you’re out longer than expected.

Nat from Little Diamond Bums:

The main benefit of using a wetbag is that they can be used over and over again. Biodegradable bags frequently used do not break down if sent to landfill. Wetbags are great to take when swimming, they come in a variety of sizes and colours and additional features can include handles and snaps to hang over a change table.

Fiona & Catherine from Darlings Downunder:

Reliable containment of smells and moisture! Plus they come in such great designs and prints. And if you have boys and can’t have girly prints and colours on the nappies, you can go all out on a girly wetbag!

Liz of Real Nappies NZ:

We loooove our wet bag – top quality and the beauty of it is you can throw it in the washing machine! When you are out and about and have a soiled nappy, flush the solids down the toilet with the liner and pop your wet nappies in the wet bag. As the bag is totally waterproof and has a drawstring toggle it’s easy to keep the smells contained and the nappies sealed. When you get home simple transfer the whole bag contents and the bag itself into the washing machine. Great for a trip to Grandma’s or for a day at DayCare, the care-givers can just place all the wet items in the bag for you to collect at the end of the day. Plus when bubs is out of the nappy stage we found the bags were great for swimming togs, toys – anything!

– Your Nappy Doulas –

This is part of a regular series of articles that offer you an insight into the beliefs, concerns, knowledge and wisdom of mums making and selling modern cloth nappies in Australia and New Zealand.

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