Cloth Diapering

Are all Wet bags created equally?

Are there "good" and "Bad" wet bags?  Do different brands have different "features?"  All of mine have been made by my sister. I was looking at possibly buying one more on amazon but didn't know if there were differences in the brands.

Re: Are all Wet bags created equally?

  • They all look about the same to me. I think some have pockets on the side to hold little items. Then there are different sizes and patterns. They all seem to get the job done :
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  • No. Some have an inner layer and outer layer, some are just one layer. Some are really thick and some are really thin. My favorites are my itti bitti and least favorite are Itsy ritsy or planetwise. Although I do like my planetwise pail liners.
    Also, some come with a separate zippered part for dry items. Some have a snapping handle. I usually read reviews on amazon before I buy there. I know they have a lot of the kushies, but I didnt see many good reviews so I didn't get them.
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  • is there kind of a consensus on if the one or two layered ones are better?  Are there downsides to one or the other?
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    is there kind of a consensus on if the one or two layered ones are better?nbsp; Are there downsides to one or the other?

    Personally I don't like the 2 layer ones. Its a pul inner and a decorative outer. The Itsy ritsy is 2 layers, but the PUL is crazy thick, and the one I machine dry the cotton outer layer has shrunk to smaller than the inner PUL. The planetwise wetbags are 2 layers and soapy water always gets stuck in between the layers. It drives me crazy.
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  • Good to know! Thank you!  All of the ones my sister has made me are just one layer of PUL I could see how the two layers would cause problems now.
  • I also second the one-layer bag recommendation. I think mine is a Swaddlebees, and I love it.
                 
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  • I really like my kanga care bags. They can hold quite a bit, have snapping handles AND they were only 5 dollars during a seconds sale.

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    I really like my kanga care bags. They can hold quite a bit, have snapping handles AND they were only 5 dollars during a seconds sale.

    I think they still have them
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  • Kanga care all the way!!!  Love those things - we have 3.
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    I also second the one-layer bag recommendation. I think mine is a Swaddlebees, and I love it.

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    I have 2 Swaddlebees that dry quickly overnight.  I love them, but they aren't big enough for more than 1 day of diapers.  I bought a large Planetwise, thinking the size would be great.  The size is good, but the darn 2 layers takes forever to dry!  In retrospect, I should have just bought a couple more Swaddlebees.

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    I really like my kanga care bags. They can hold quite a bit, have snapping handles AND they were only 5 dollars during a seconds sale.

    I think they still have them

    Nice! Maybe I'll pick up a couple more for back up. Most brands I've looked at are 20 dollars and up.

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  • I liked my Bummi's large one that I use as a pail liner, until the side seam started coming out. My fav for that purpose is a planetwise pail liner. It's one layer, dries relatively fast and has been durable.

    For small wet bags, I really prefer zipped ones to drawstring. I've tried kushies (terrible all around) and GroVia (was nice at first) and had both of them come apart. I really like our bummi's small wet bag and another one that I sadly don't kow the brand name of and bought from a site that went out of business.

    Those kanga care bags look really nice! How do you all use them? As a pail liner or hanging bag? 


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  • I don't knoe.  I habe three.  2 wahm, ones's a one layer and the second is a two layer.  I like the two layer for the way it snaps onto things, but it takes longer to dry.  I have 1 large alva baby wet bag.  I just put it in a trash can, works great and super cheap.  I may buy a second one before this baby gets here.
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  • In a word - no!  I tend to prefer double-layer wetbags because they are better at keeping the smell IN.  The single layer ones do not.

    I have 7 wetbags.  I had to throw one away (Planet wise) because the zipper broke and I couldn't fix it plus the outer cloth layer had holes that I got tired of mending.  I also have 2 Planet wise pail liners which have come apart in a few places around the elastic but have held up otherwise. I haven't tried other pail liners. Here are my quick reviews of the others:

    Lg PW with handles - love the handles, smell stays in for most part (2 layers)

    Med PW - no handle but 2 layers. good

    2 Bummis med - have snap handles, but only 1 layer so not good at keeping smell in. Also one of them has come apart several times, I hand-sewed it but it came apart again. Mended with sewing machine and it's OK now. Handle came off completely.  All around OK I guess.

    2 Small Wethappened? - love these - very thick PUL inner layer + outer layer. Only hold about 3 dipes, no handles :(

    1 Med SweetPeadiapers brand - similar to Bummis, has snap handle and 1 layer. I think it's a local company that makes them.  Ok but not great.

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  • I have four Planetwise's in every possible size that I really like. I have 2 Alvas that I also really like, plus they are super cheap. I send the Alvas to DC and use the PWs for the diaper bag and nursery.
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