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 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?