3.12.2011

*CLOSED* planet wise wetbag review & fluffy cheeks giveaway!

the wetbag: a simple, yet essential cloth diapering item that i didn't think to purchase until we were nine months into our cloth diapering journey. sadly, i destroyed mine soon after drying it in a super-hot laundromat dryer. the PUL separated from the fabric and it became useless as a diaper wetbag. we now use that poor wetbag for regular clothing. if you are new to cloth diapering or have yet to purchase a wetbag, here is why you should!

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.
4. become a follower of fluffy cheeks on twitter. woops, sorry! there is no twitter. my mistake!
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!

51 comments:

  1. I would choose the Aqua Swirl pattern. Love it!

    Krista M
    kaye333 at hotmail dot com

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  2. following leaves of my tree blog via gfc

    Krista M
    kaye333 at hotmail dot com

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  3. Fan of fluffy cheeks on fb

    Krista M
    kaye333 at hotmail dot com

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  4. Fan of leaves of my tree on fb

    Krista M
    kaye333 at hotmail dot com

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  5. Tweeted the giveaway

    http://twitter.com/#!/kmyers79/status/46642727252799488

    Krista M
    kaye333 at hotmail dot com

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  6. I couldn't find Fluffy Cheeks on Twitter, so I'm assuming you meant follow Leaves of my Tree on Twitter.

    I am following as kmyers79

    Krista M
    kaye333 at hotmail dot com

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  7. Shared on Facebook

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=57020&id=146979042022042#!/TootsieWoots/posts/132566743482396

    Krista M
    kaye333 at hotmail dot com

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  8. I love the mocha sunrise
    Shaylenehernandez@gmail.com

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  9. I would chose the Mocha Sunrise print.

    noles0121@gmail.com

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  10. I like them on FB

    noles0121@gmail.com

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  11. I would choose the Blue Mod.

    ziggy28028 at yahoo dot com

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  12. Follow you via GFC.(Leann)

    ziggy28028 at yahoo dot com

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  13. I would choose the outer space print!! And you know I was thinking about how I needed a wetbag, but can't afford one right now, so...very cool! I hope I win, these look great!!

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  14. i am a fan of leaves of my tree on FB!

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  15. Like fluffy cheeks on fb.(Leann LaPresti)

    ziggy28028 at yahoo dot com

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  16. Like leaves of my tree on fb.(Leann LaPresti)

    ziggy28028 at yahoo dot com

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  17. I'd choose Art Deco!

    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

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  18. Public Blog Follower via GFC (Rachel)

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  19. Love the black and white swirl and can't wait to get one even if I don't win.

    Deseere.cruz@yahoo.com

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  20. Shared via FB (Fluffy Giveaways):
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=211403135542159&id=100001959648602

    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

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  21. I'm a fan of fluffy cheeks on facebook (Fluffy Giveaways)

    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

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  22. I'm a fan of leaves of my tree on facebook (Fluffy Giveaways)

    dakotaring at yahoo dot com

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  23. I would choose the art deco.

    obsessionsottw at gmail.com
    http://obsessionsottw.blogspot.com

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  24. I am a new GFC follower!

    obsessionsottw at gmail.com
    http://obsessionsottw.blogspot.com

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  25. I am a fan of Fluffy Cheeks on FB!

    obsessionsottw at gmail.com
    http://obsessionsottw.blogspot.com

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  26. I am a Fan of leaves of my tree on FB!

    obsessionsottw at gmail.com
    http://obsessionsottw.blogspot.com

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  27. Very Outside The BoxMarch 12, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    I would choose Mocha Sunrise!

    veryoutsidethebox.blogspot.com

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  28. Very Outside The BoxMarch 12, 2011 at 8:50 PM

    I am a fan of Fluffy Cheeks on Facebook!

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  29. Very Outside The BoxMarch 12, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    I now follow LMT!

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  30. I like the Black Curly Q wet bag!

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  31. I already "like" fluffy cheeks on facebook.

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  32. I "liked" leaves of my tree on facebook.

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  33. I shared about the giveaway on my facebook page.

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  34. I would choose the Citrus Pinwheels pattern.

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  35. I am a fan of Fluffy Cheeks on facebook.

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  36. I am a fan of leaves of my tree on facebook.

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  37. I would pick the black curly q print.

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  38. i am a fan of leaves of my tree on facebook

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  39. I would definitely choose Mocha Sunrise :)

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  40. I'm a follower of leaves of my tree through google friends connect.

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  41. I'm a fan of fluffy cheeks on Facebook.

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  42. I'm a fan of leaves of my tree on Facebook.
    jenncollard@gmail.com

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  43. fun giveaway!

    would definitely choose the mocha sunrise.

    thanks!

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  44. I'd choose the Aqua Swirl

    szogediek at yahoo dot com

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  45. I follow you via GFC

    szogediek at yahoo dot com

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  46. i liked leaves of my tree on facebook

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  47. i liked fluffy cheeks on facebook

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  48. i am a follow your blog and love it :-)

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  49. Thank you so much for the information! I love the planet wise wet bag!

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