5 uses for wet bags (that have nothing to do with cloth diapers!)
We just got back from our big summer trip: 2 weddings, a camping trip, and a trip to California all packed into 17 days. While didn't cloth during the trip, I took lots of wet bags with me! Wet bags are so useful, whether or not you use cloth diapers.
- At the pool - Wet bags are a poolside must-have these days. I like to toss one in our pool bag and use it to hold our wet swimsuits, swim diapers, etc. I particularly like the wet/dry bag style, which has two pockets: one for dry, clean things, and one for wet, dirty things. That way, it's easy for me to find a clean diaper when we're ready to go home.
- Snack pack - I'm no good at actually using all of the organizational pockets in my bag, so I've adopted a "system," which is really just shoving a bunch of smaller bags into the bag. Anyway, I picked up one of these super cute wipe bags to hold snacks while we're out and about. I love that the lining is food-safe, and water-resistant so that leaky applesauce pouches or squished mandarin oranges don't result in a full-blown mess. Instead, the bag wipes clean and can be dropped in the wash. I've also added a few planet wise sandwich bags into the mix to hold crackers, goldfish, etc.
- Restaurant necessities - When we eat out, I take a few things that make the trip easier on all of us - a plate that suctions to the table, some pre-meal snacks, and a couple favorite toys. I like to stash them in a wet bag so they're easy to grab on the way out, and so that once the plate is covered in food and we're on our way home, the mess is contained.
- Traveling- During our recent trip, I used a wet bag to hold an easy-access collection of toys. This was mostly toy cars, a board book or two, and a homemade fine motor toy (really just a tupperware with a slot in the top and a few buttons to put through the slot). This was super helpful during wedding receptions because I had a "magic bag" that not only occupied Logan, but kept other kids at the weddings busy too.
- A change of clothes - Kids seem to exist for the sole reason of destroying clothing. First, there's the newborn liquid poo stage where baby sneezes and suddenly theres poo all the way up their back. Then, they start eating solids and every outfit becomes caked with whatever new food they've just discovered. Then, they start walking and become covered in a fine layer of dirt for the rest of their lives. When this happens, I like to keep a change of clothes in the diaper bag, stored in a wet bag so that when I swap outfits, the gross old outfit is contained until I can attack it with a stain stick and put it in the laundry
Clearly, wet bags are an everyday favorite for us! Do you have any wet bags? How do you use them?
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