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Why I Love My Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag

When people ask me if I like cloth diapering, I reply with an enthusiastic “Yes!” There are so many things I really LOVE about cloth diapering—saving money, helping the environment, keeping yucky chemicals off of my baby’s bum, not to mention they are just so darn cute! However, there is one thing that I don’t love about cloth diapers—the bulk! I didn’t really anticipate this issue until after my son was born and I went to pack the diaper bag for our first outing. Two of my Bumgenius 4.0 diapers took up the same amount of space as a whole day’s worth of disposables! I felt like I was hauling around a carryon suitcase by the time I fit everything I needed in the diaper bag! I finally found a solution to my problem when I came across the Planet Wise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag. If I was going to be going out for a long time, I started only packing a couple cloth diapers in my diaper bag along with a small Planet Wise wet bag, and putting the rest of the diapers in the dry side of my hanging wet/dry bag. If I was going to be in one place all day, like a friend’s house, then I would carry in both the diaper bag and the wet/dry bag so I would have all of my clean diapers in …

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Planet Wise Wet Bags – A Must for Cloth Diapering Mamas

Without a doubt, my favorite cloth diapering accessories are my Planet Wise wet bags. One of the most intimidating things about starting cloth diapering is what to do with those dirty diapers. In our society, we are so used to just rolling up diapers and throwing the mess away that we just can’t imagine having dirty diapers lying around. I have two Planet Wise wet bags and they make storing those dirty diapers until laundry day a cinch! One is a hanging wet/dry bag and one is a medium wet bag. The hanging wet/dry bag hangs on the doorknob of my daughter’s room, next to the changing table. When we change her we just toss the dirty diaper in the bag. The medium wet bag stays in the diaper bag and when we change her when we’re away from home the dirty diapers get placed inside. As soon as we return home I dump the contents from the medium wet bag into the hanging wet/dry bag. (Don’t forget this step. No one wants to find two week old dirty diapers in their diaper bag!) Before we began cloth diapering I thought I might want to use disposables when out and about, but thanks to my wet bag I use cloth even when away from home. Both bags are the perfect size. I normally wash diapers every other day and the …

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Have Diaper Will Travel

The challenge: Drive to Kansas City, MO for little sister’s graduation, then to Dallas, TX to stay with grandparents, return to Denver safe and happy with daughters 1 & 5 years old, parenting & driving solo. Total traveling time 14 days. Total driving time ~ 26 hours. If I had the funds I might call myself addicted to cloth, it is rather difficult stifling the urge to max the credit card with random fluff every time some new print or interesting style arrives on the diaper market. I have tried just about everything currently offered out there. I settled in for the second round with Baby E outfitted with prefolds and wraps. My experience thus far has proven that for ease of use, versatility, and cost effectiveness, prefolds win every time. My main concern traveling with the diapers had little to do with how and when I would wash them. I was mostly concerned with mildew and other nefarious diaper destroyers. It never even crossed my mind to purchase disposables for the trip. Where we go, the diapers go. Besides, my number one reason for using cloth is that I do not ever have to purchase diapers again, unless I want to—that is freedom. Anyway, loading up the car, I packed my diapers in a basket, plopped them on top of the rest of our baggage along with my Planet-wise …

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To Cloth or Not To Cloth

When my husband and I found out we were pregnant with our first my husband immediately jumped on the cloth diaper wagon for environmental reasons. I, on the other hand was so opposed it began our first “parenting war”. My one and only experience with cloth diapers was when I lived overseas and worked in a baby hospital. The babies were clothed in muslin material from armpit to tip toe and the smell was enough to knock you on your backside. From that experience on I was determined to diaper the twenty first century way – disposables only (or so I thought). Nine months after our second child made his great appearance I began questioning my strong beliefs. I sat down and being the Excel spreadsheet woman that I am I calculated the cost that we spent on our first son to get him from newborn to toilet trained and our second son from newborn to the nine month mark and I was shocked! For three plus years of diapers, wipes, and diaper genie refills I was pushing the $3,500 mark (that would be an awesome family vacation had I spent it for that). I began researching and discovered many benefits to cloth diapering. I discovered that cloth diapering is much more than the first known of muslin material; there were even cute covers to make diapering a fashion statement …

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12 Days, 8 Month Old Twins, and Cloth Diapers

I have just returned from a 12 day trip with my 5 children. My oldest being 6 years old and my youngest being 8 month old twins. I took them without my husband, who had to work, to visit my family in Wisconsin, which is a 6.5 hour drive if you only have to stop once for gas. Add 5 children, including nursing twins, and it took 9 hours to get to the Eau Claire area. I was not in a good mood upon arrival but we all survived and made it home again 12 days later. I knew I had to bring my cloth diapers on this trip because I was going to be gone for nearly two weeks and had access to do laundry when ever I needed too. Really, how could I not bring them? I would have had to bring about 160 diapers to make that amount of time in disposable diapers! On a side note I figured it out that I would need 315 diapers a month with twins! Double that when they were newborns! My mom also is happy that I use cloth and tells me all the time that my diapers are welcomed to be washed at her house. Packing up the diapers and figuring out just what I would need to make it about 2 days so I could wash every other …

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