There’s no argument that cloth diapers are awesome. But what’s even more awesome are cloth diaper accessories! Currently, I have two favorites: wet bags and cloth wipes. Not only are they essential to cloth diapering (at least in my opinion), they are so versatile! I can definitely see myself using these past cloth diapering.
I cloth diaper one baby right now and I have four wet bags. And I even want more! I have two large Planet Wise wet bags (for the house and travel), a small Planet Wise wet bag (for the diaper bag), and a medium Rumparooz wet bag (for daycare).
Of course I use my wet bags for dirty diapers, but they are also perfect for wet clothes and towels when we go to the beach or pool. We can send an extra one to Grandma’s house for dirty clothes at the end of the day/weekend. Perfect! They really can be used for so much other than dirty diapers. Investing in a few is very much worth it! My next want is a Planet Wise wet/dry bag. I’d love to be able to keep everything together, but separate, when we are out of the house all day long.
To be honest, I like my Planet Wise wet bags better than my Rumparooz wet bag. I feel as if they better hold in any smells, and I just adore all the prints! The great thing about both bags, though, is they both come from awesome companies. I personally haven’t had any issue with my Rumparooz bag, but I hear that the customer service there is absolutely wonderful. I have contacted Planet Wise before (a bag had a defect), and they helped me out with my issue so quickly and easily. I was very pleased. Great products and great customer service? You can’t beat that!
I also have a ton of cloth wipes in my stash, and I love them. They are so useful! Of course I use the wipes on my daughter’s bum, but I also use some of them as wash cloths when we are out. It’s helpful to always have a little cloth available to help clean up the messes little ones always seem to make! I use them for everything from snotty noses and spit up to spills and tears. There are so many brands to choose from, too!
I ended up making my own wipes (I couldn’t resist the adorable flannel prints and had oodles of down time before my daughter was born), but I know many who are very happy with the brand name wipes they purchased (Thirsties and bumGenius seem to be favorites among my friends). My favorite type of cloth wipe has terry on one side and flannel on the other. The terry gets the job done quickly and well, and the flannel is so gentle for that final swipe. They are also a great distraction for wiggly toddlers!
So there you have it: one mama’s favorite cloth diapering accessories. What are your favorite accessories and why?
Bio: Jennifer Esposito – I’ve been cloth diapering my daughter, Adele, for a little over a year. She wore her first cloth diaper when she was 6 days old and was in them full time at 3 weeks. I’ve been married to my best friend for 4 years. I’m an editor by trade, and during my free time I like to run, sew, or read.