Cloth Diapering

How I Use Wet Bags for Everything

July 30, 2017

Now that I’ve finally come to the realization that I don’t need any more diapers, I’ve started to collect wet bags. If a new print comes out, I can still get it if I like it and not feel too guilty.

I have a variety of brands of wet bags and I like certain ones for different uses.

Blueberry Diaper Clutch

I use these Blueberry diaper clutch as our wet bags for the diaper bag when we’re out & about. They hold 3-4 diapers which is plenty enough for us. I like the combination of wet/dry so I can have all the diapers I need in one spot. I scored them during a grab bag sale when they were listed as seconds, but I haven’t found anything that effects their function.

Blueberry Wet Bag

I use these Blueberry wet bags for storing wet swimsuits and dirty clothes from days at the pool. We’re going on vacation in October and I plan to use these to cart clothes back and forth from the house to the beach. These are only for either all dry or all wet, since there’s only one pocket. I like using wet bags for keeping things dry, especially when we’re going to relatively wet places — like the beach or pool — that way I know whatever is in there will most likely stay dry even if the outside of the bag gets wet somehow.

Other Various Wet Bags

These next bags were my first wet bag purchased when I started cloth diapers. The green one is ย a wet/dry bag of Bumkins brand that I got off of zulily for cheap, the turquoise one is a wet/dry bag I bought from Etsy and the small rainbow is PlanetWise. I used the two larger ones as my main wet bags for the first several months of cloth diapering. I only really stopped using them because I got the bigger Blueberry diaper clutches. but they were great and I do actually keep a few diapers in each and have one in the back of my car and one in my husband’s car in case of (diaper) emergency. The small rainbow one I used when I exclusively used cloth wipes while my baby was a newborn. It worked great at keeping the wipes moist and served its purpose well. I don’t really use it much now because I don’t really use my cloth wipes anymore. I don’t remember when I stopped, but I think it was soon after the newborn stage when poop gets a lot more intense and I was back at work and not able to focus so much on diaper laundry. I was washing newborn diapers probably every 3rd day at least.

Smart Bottoms Wet Bags

Now I’m going to show you how I use the multi-sized wet bags I absolutely love that Smart Bottoms sells.

The smallest one is called micro and is about 5″x 5″.

Here it fits some of my must-have and go-to essential oils. I keep this in my work bag during the week and in the diaper bag on the weekends. And c’mon, how can you not love a print that features tacos and acoustic guitars? I know I can’t and that’s probably why I also have a diaper in this print as well.

They’re the perfect size for jewelry too!

The next size is the mini at 8″x 6″.

This little bag fits SO MUCH stuff. These are all my every day products I like to have with me ‘just in case’. No the bag isn’t slim and flat with all this stuff, but it’s not jam packed either, everything fits nicely and it’s easily accessible. If I’m tight on space, I usually just pick a few must have items and put them in a micro bag.

I’ve kept this one in the diaper bag all summer and it’s been a relief to always have the spf and extra lotion on hand and easy to find. I feel like when it’s just loose in the bag it always manages to get “lost” or I don’t remember to put it back in our bag at all. Now I’m so much more conscientious of putting things back in their little bag so I know where they are. Another great thing about using wet bags is that if something somehow gets open and leaks, it’s so easy to clean up — either toss it in the wash with the next load, or just wipe clean.

I also use this size to store bug spray if we’re on the go in the evening hours when the bugs are the worst here. The smaller bottle here would fit perfectly in the micro bag as well. I really loved this print and was crossing my fingers I’d get an Africa on the front.

And the small bag is 11.5″x 8.5″.

I recently bought a new camera, and this bag fits all the little extras I need. I do add the padded dividers that came with the actual camera bag inside to protect the longer lens. I usually just put this bag into whatever bag I’m carrying so then I don’t have to lug around the extra camera bag.

I also use this size bag to carry my pump parts to and from work every day. They fit perfectly and again, the added security of not leaking anything through is great.

See, you really can use wet bags for everything! I was so intrigued when I first discovered these sizes and now I’m hooked, because they truly are so versatile and I know we’ll be using them well beyond the diapering years.

Do you share my affinity for wet bags? How do you use them?

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16 Comments

  • Reply April Kitchens August 3, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    The strawberry print wet bag is pretty! I only had/have 2 wet bags and I just use them in my out and about bag. Wet splash pad clothes, dirty playground clothes, whatever really lol.

    • Reply Marie August 3, 2017 at 8:01 pm

      Yes I’ve only recently started really collecting them. I definitely think I’ll be using them for years to come for various things, that’s what I love about them! They’re not just for diapers. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Brittany Putman August 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    I can see why you love these. They are so cute!

    • Reply Marie August 4, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      Aren’t they? Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply Tanya August 11, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I just got back from a trip to the beach, and I borrowed some books from a friend. I wanted to make sure I returned them in like-new condition, so I used a wet bag to keep my novel safe from sand and water. It was perfect!

    • Reply Marie August 11, 2017 at 9:14 am

      That’s a great idea! I wish I had discovered wet bags before I was cloth diapering, they’re so versatile.

  • Reply Beth August 11, 2017 at 9:32 am

    This is my first time hearing about wet bags and I have to say- this post may have changed my life! They sound amazing and are so cute!

    • Reply Marie August 11, 2017 at 9:39 am

      That’s awesome! Be careful, they can be addicting๐Ÿ™ˆ.

  • Reply becky owens August 11, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Wow! I had no idea there were so many uses! I purchased my first one this summer when it was on sale on amazon and I used it once for the kids bathing suits and then I threw it in the back of my car and have not used it since. I suspect its moldy now but maybe I will have to get it out. Thanks!

  • Reply kiersten August 11, 2017 at 10:35 am

    The prints are super cute! I use similar bags for travel and love that I can get everything organized so easily so I can grab what ever I need quickly. And with kids, there is always something someone needs:) I’ll have to check these out!

  • Reply Cheesy Mom August 11, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    I need one of each!!!

  • Reply Kailey | The Haphazard Housewife August 17, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    We aren’t cloth diapering our baby but wow I can think of a million other uses for these! So smart with the oils! I always feel like they drip or leak all over my purse occasionally!

  • Reply Janet August 26, 2017 at 2:40 am

    These bags are cute. I don’t have small children anymore so I appreciate that you included other ideas to use the bags rather than just for baby items.

  • Reply chris September 29, 2017 at 11:17 am

    Those are so cute! My youngest isn’t even that old, but we had to use grocery sacks lol. I wish I had these then. I’m going to try a few for make up and lotions I carry in my purse.

  • Reply Amanda Elize September 29, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    That tacos and acoustic guitars print is too cute! ๐Ÿ˜† I cloth diaper as well! Wet bags are super handy, wish I had a collection like yours!

  • Reply Ashley Griffith October 1, 2017 at 11:40 am

    These are SO cute! I only have a couple of them and never thought to use them for so many things. They would be super helpful for our travels. I’ll have to see if I can get a few before we go out of the country at the end of the month!

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