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What Are Nappy Wet Bags?

Every mum should include nappy wet bags in her diapering system. They come in handy especially if youíre out and about and you need something to store soiled nappies. Generally, wet bags are made from lightweight polyester knit fabric called polyurethane laminate (PUL) which makes them waterproof, prevents leaks and unwanted mess and great for storage of wet and soiled nappies. Storing soiled nappies will also give you ample time to contain it before tossing them in the laundry.

Most wet bags feature a zipper closure which seals in bad odour and moisture of wet nappies and keeps them from coming out. Weíre pretty sure that you do not want any nasties from peeping out and releasing unpleasant odour inside your change bag or in the car. They feature a loophole handle which allows you to attach a carabiner to it and hook it up securely on prams and diaper bags. They come in a wide range of designs, prints and patterns.

Nappy wet bags also come in different sizes; small, medium and large. A regular sized nappy wet bag can contain 6 nappies which is ideal when youíre out and about.

How to Clean Nappy Wet Bags

Ideally, nappy wet bags can be washed and cleaned in a washing machine. Itís highly recommended to read the care instructions of your nappy wet bag if you havenít already.

Remember to wash nappy wet bags regularly especially when it is used for soiled nappies. Turn the bag inside out when using the washing machine. Use a mild detergent or the same type of detergent you use when washing your babyís clothes and nappies.

You can tumble dry or sun dry your nappy bags. You can also hang it upside down in order to prevent the water from staying inside and drip the water out.

Other Uses of Nappy Wet Bags

Apart from storing nappies, wet bags can be used in creative and unique ways. Some mums would use their nappy wet bags as clothing storage containers. You could use it as storage for breast pumps, breast pads, menstrual cups, sanitary pads and tampons. Toiletries including reusable baby wipes, bottles of shampoo and soaps and reusable cotton pads.

A lot of mums have also been using nappy wet bags as a handy storage for childrenís toys. This is very ideal especially if youíre travelling on a plane with a baby.

As silly as it sounds but some mums have been using nappy wet bags for storing their childís snack and school stuff such as pens, pencils and coloring books.

Environmental Impacts

Nappy wet bags were created with the sole purpose of storing nappies but other mums use it for other purposes as storage for other things and personal care products. They make our lives easy and they are washable and reusable.

Unlike disposable plastic bags, wet bags are never landfilled after use. With proper care, your nappy wet bags would last you for years. Using them instead of single-use plastic helps you reduce your plastic waste, less waste means less negative impact on the environment.

Aesthetically, nappy wet bags are even better than dull plastic bags. Whatever is inside the wet bag wonít be seen unlike see through plastic ones.