You may have heard of diaper wet bags, and for me, they are just a great idea. They keep leaks and odours contained, and separate wet clothes from your dry clothes. Or you can simply keep a pocket for dirty diapers so as they are all kept in the one place without effecting everything else.
Best of all is that these are affordable for almost anyone, and a great item to have for any new parent. If you are a parent who has decided to go down the cloth diaper route, then I would strongly recommend using one of these.
Even if you are using disposable diapers, there are times when clothes will get wet for a variety of reasons. It is always a good idea to have somewhere to put wet items, that keeps them separate from your dry items. They are also pretty inexpensive and can prove to be very useful.
You can either use one of these wet bags along with your existing diaper bag, or when your toddler has been potty trained, then you can use this one as a stand alone bag. In fact as a lightweight bag to carry around, any type of wet bag just makes life that little bit easier, when it comes to carrying a lot of baby stuff around.
What To Look For In A Wet Bag?
It is probably obvious that any type of wet bag should make sure that nothing leaks, and that includes any type of damp or odour. The big thing that will ensure that is well made seams and a material that is easy to wipe clean, and keep clean. How the bag is actually sealed is also rather important as you can imagine.
Many of these bags will come with what is called a wet side and a dry side. That is really handy if you just wish to carry a single bag. Some others come as a wet bag only, which you can then use with your existing diaper bag.
I noticed when doing my reviews that many people also use these for going swimming. You probably know that feeling of going for a swim, and then trying to keep your swimsuit or towel separate from the rest of your gear. It seems quite a few people use one of these for that purpose, which to be honest, was something I never thought of.
After you know that the wet bag has all the necessary features, it primarily comes down to what size you want, what colors and style you want and as always what you are willing to pay.
Who Makes Wet Bags?
The usual brands who make baby accessories also make these wet bags. Some of the better known companies are:
- Skip Hop
- Planet Wise
- Kanga Care
There are of course other brands but these are the brands that certainly sell the best. The average cost of wet bags is around £10-15 for a good quality bag. At the highest end, these can go up to around $25, but I have found that you can get a good quality bag for around the average price point.
Below I have put together a list of the top 10 best selling wet bags on the market today. You will find the name of the wet bag, an image and you can click on that to read more detailed reviews. Then there is a brief description followed by the average rating that I have taken from buyers over at Amazon. They rate products they buy from a score of 5.
I have also included the size and a price guide. I use a price guide as prices can change every day. The guide indicates the following:
Top 10 Selling Wet Bags
|Product Name||Image||Brief Description||Average Rating||Size in Inches||Price Guide|
|Skip Hop Grab & Go Wet/Dry Diaper Bag||Large zippered pocket for wet items or dirty diapers|
Mesh zippered pocket for dry, clean items; BPA-free, PVC-free, Phthalate-free
Waterproof PEVA lining; Machine-washable
Oversized main pocket holds nine to ten cloth diapers
Sturdy strap unsnaps to attach to stroller or hook
|3.9||12 x 0.5 x 15||Around $15|
|Planet Wise Diaper Bag||Leak free seaming to keep the wet in, and the dry out|
Carry cloth diapers, swimwear, gym clothing, a change of shoes, makeup and so much more.
Anything wet, soiled or messy look fashionably chic from the outside
Coordinating inner waterproof material and locking zipper are 100% PVC and lead free
Holds approx. 8-9 cloth diapers
|4.5||13 x 16 x 0.5||Around $17|
|Planet Wise Wet/Dry Diaper Bag||As above but has wet/dry facilities||4.7||13 x 16 x 0.5||Around $21|
|Kushies On The Go 2 Pack Wet Bag||Lightweight, waterproof fabric|
Handy for clean or dirty things
|4.1||13 x 10.5 x 0.5||Around $18
|Swaddlebees Diaper Wet Bags||100% Polyester|
This wet bag can accommodate 6 to 9 cloth diapers
Made of waterproof laminated 100% polyester fabric
Hand or machine wash and dry on warm
Made in USA
Variety of colors
|4.3||14 x 16 x 4||Around $15|
|Bumkins Waterproof Zippered Wet Bag||Made of Bumkins easy wipe waterproof fabric, stain and odor resistant|
Machine washable, hang dry
|4.4||12 x 7 x 0.5||Around $10|
|Kanga Care Wet Bag||Holds 12+ soiled cloth diapers|
Industrial Stength Snap Handle & Zipper Close Top
Perfect for Day Care
Barrier Seam Sealing - EXCLUSIVE to Kanga Care
Huge variety of colors
|4.4||8 x 6 x 1.5||Around $20|
|Alva Baby Cloth Diaper Laundry Wet Bags||Reusable, waterproof, and machine washable|
TWO zippered compartments for keep wet and dry things separate
Comes with handle for easy carrying or attaching to your diaper bag or stroller
Great for swimming suits or other wet items
|4.5||11.5 x 14 x 0.5||Around $6|
|Thirsties Wet Diaper Bag||100% polyester with urethane coating|
Waterproof PUL and fully-taped waterproof seams keep messes and moisture sealed within
Cute, color-coordinated snap handle can be used to hang or wrap wet bag for compact storage in your diaper bag
Can easily fit up to 8 diapers and inserts
The matching zipper seals the bag and keeps odors at bay
Available in a variety of colors
|4.8||5.2 x 3.5 x 1.5||Around $14|
You can see from this table, that there are certainly plenty to pick from. Personally I prefer the bags that use either a zipper, or a snap type of closure. Some of these use a draw string, and although that is a quick and handy method, I don’t think it is particularly suitable for a wet bag.
The biggest selling of all of these bags is the second one on the list. It out sells the others by quite a margin. You may well ask why I have it placed at second on my own list. Well for me it comes down to price and rating. The first one on my list is cheaper, has a higher rating and I think offers the best overall value for money.
Here is a quick review on each of them though just to keep things balanced, and help you make your mind up.
Skip Hop Grab & Go Wet/Dry Diaper Bag
This one is pretty new to the market and comes in three colors and styles which are the chevron, metro stripe and onyx tile and I think all three colors and styles look really good.
The bag is BPA, PVC and Phthalate free which is important for many parents. The average price I have found for this wet bag is around the $13 tag, and for what you get, I really do think it is good value for money. It has a waterproof lining and as long as you follow the washing instructions, that will last for a very long time.
I did notice in some of the reviews that people had boiled this bag to clean it and destroyed the lining. So please follow the instructions carefully, and it will last for a long time. Here is what one reviewer at Amazon said about their choice of this bag.
Best wet bag
Perfect size for a dirty outfit and/ or diapers. Also very good quality. It’s nice to have the mesh on the outside too. I also plan on keeping one in my beach bag for suits!
Published 7 days ago by Rebecca J Schultz
That is pretty typical of the reviews that I found. Over 90% of the reviews rated this 4 stars and above and that is unusual to see, but speaks volume about the quality of this particular bag.Click Here To Read More Reviews
Planet Wise Diaper Wet Bag
As mentioned earlier this is the biggest selling wet bag on the market right now. The average price I found for this was about the $16-18 range, which is at the higher end of the average you would expect to pay. It is about $3-4 more than the one above so you would expect slightly more from this bag.
This choice of bag does come in three different sizes, small, medium and large. The small measures 8 x 10″, the medium measures 13 x 16″ and the large measures 18 x 21″.
- Small holds 1-2 cloth diapers
- Medium holds 8-9 cloth diapers
- Large holds 16-17 cloth diapers
So this bag is good, depending on what your needs are for holding diapers. They are closed by a zipper and the large size has a snap handle as well.
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Solid Color Baby Cloth Diaper Bag
This product has recently been released at the end of 2014. They are being referred to as solid color because that is exactly what you get in terms ok a striking single color look. The colors include:
- Army Green
- Animal Print
- Owl Print
It is also eco-friendly and easy to wash and keep clean.