1. diapers stink. it doesn't matter if they are disposable or cloth. a wetbag will contain the smell!
2. diapers are dirty. you don't want to stack them on the wash, or dump them in a diaper hamper without a liner. trust me. it's gross.
3. it's easier to keep all the dirty diapers together. they all have a place, and you won't find an old pee-soaked prefold under your bed one saturday afternoon in a cleaning frenzy. maybe that's just me.
4. the wetbag can be dumped in the washer along with the diapers, creating less waste (than if you were to use a disposable liner).
5. wetbags are waterproof, which is essential when you are cloth diapering. less mess.
6. it will make the cloth diapering experience easier and less annoying. it will become your best friend.
last month, i received a planet wise hanging wetbag from fluffy cheeks to review -- a brand new company started by a stay at home mom in virginia. i was so excited to finally have a wetbag again, finally! and one that i've been wanting to try. planet wise uses super trendy and modern prints in their designs, and you can surely find one to match your style exactly with all they have to choose from.
image courtesy of planet wise
this wetbag has two pockets: a main pocket and an outside pocket, which can be used in any way that suits your needs. for instance, before when we were solely using prefolds and covers, i can't tell you how many times we'd run out of covers and i'd have to go digging through the dirty diapers to find one that was fairly clean so i could quickly handwash it. had we been using a planet wise wetbag, i could have easily used the outside pocket for my used covers, and the inside pocket for the soiled prefolds.
there is a convenient handle that can be used to hang it on a door knob so it stays out of the way. in our tiny bathroom, this really comes in handy, because there is absolutely no room for a hamper! the wetbag is long and slender which means there isn't any bulky bag in your way when you try to close the door.
there are two layers of fabric which make this 100% leak-proof and smell-proof wetbag. with our other wetbag, after a couple days the wetness from the diapers would dampen the outside of the wetbag. last week, i really got to test out the water-proof quality of the planet wise wetbag. being in the midst of morning sickness and hardly being able to stomach eating eggs in the morning, much less rinsing poopy diapers in the toilet, i decided to switch to disposables this month (plus, my family is still scared of cloth diapers even though we are using pocket diapers, and they are much more willing to help change a disposable than a frightening cloth diaper with *gasp* snaps). meanwhile, the dirty diapers from the last three days sat in the wetbag. and sat. and sat. for about six days, my dirty diapers sat. and not once did i catch a whiff of urine (or anything worse). finally, when i realized the diapers weren't going to wash themselves, i dumped them into the wash along with the wetbag, and went through my regular wash routine. i was very pleased to know they didn't leak through the wetbag during all that time, nor did they stink.
image courtesy of planet wise
tiffany from fluffy cheeks is giving away an extra-large planet wise hanging wetbag to a random winner! this contest is open to US residents and will be open until saturday, march 19th until whatever time i pop in and close the giveaway. :) for the mandatory entry, check out the fluffy cheeks website and tell me which print you would choose if you won. here are other ways to enter (one entry each):
1. become a follower of leaves of my tree through google friends connect.
2. become a fan of fluffy cheeks on facebook.
3. become a fan of leaves of my tree on facebook.
5. blog about this giveaway. please leave a link!
6. you can leave one entry for every social media site you choose to share the giveaway. this can be message boards, blogs, your facebook page, etc.
good luck! i will announce the winner on saturday, march 19th!