Wetbags, at their heart, are a PUL laminated bag with a zipper (or two, depending on make and model). They can basically be used anytime you would normally use a plastic bag. But they're reusable and won't end up in a landfill! And let's not forget, much prettier than a plastic bag. At some point, we might think we have "enough" nappies and our children might toilet train but you can never have enough wetbags and you can never grow out of them. So sit down, grab a cup of tea and enjoy this creative (and sometimes funny) list of things real Bubblebubs mums use their wetbags for.
Let's start with the basics, the classics:
- Dirty nappies. The reason wetbags were invented. You're out and about and you need to put a dirty nappy somewhere, the wetbag is here for you. Wetbags are brilliant at keeping in smell so you can deal with "everything" when you get home.
- Swimmers. PUL is not waterproof it's water resistant. In the same way, an overly full nappy will leak, a wetbag with sopping wet swimmers will also leak. But give them a bit of squeeze and pop them in your wetbag and you'll be fine.
- Mini nappy bag. This works especially well with the double-pocket wetbags. You can put a couple of clean nappies and change time essentials in one pocket and use the other for dirty nappies and you've got a mini nappy bag.
Now let's get creative:
- Storing dirty clothes when you're out and about
- Breast pump parts. I used to pump at work and store the dirty pump parts in the front pocket when I was done pumping for the day.
- Spare shoes in the nappy or daycare bag
- Hanging on the back of the front car seats with vomit bags or toys in them. Depends how bad your day is going. ?
- Keep spare swimmers in the car in summer ‘just in case’ you find a pond or puddle of water and the kids NEED to get wet
- Keep a spare set of clothes in the car for you and baby in case of vomit, aforementioned puddles or any number of disgusting things that children do
- Toiletry transportation to and from the bathroom facilities at caravan/holiday parks
- "Emergency kit" for the glove box filled with first aid or emergency snacks. Depending what type of emergency you are prone to having ??♀️
- Kids toilet seat or potty
- Hanging wipes off the change table
- Mama cloth or menstrual cups. Clean and used.
- Stinky gym clothes
- Keeping sets of toys together (think themed animals, lego, blocks, doll clothes)
- Plane bag. After they make you stow your actual bag this is the set of toys or books to keep with you and use to take off or land while you can't access your bigger bag.
- Library bags
- Shopping at the markets, hang off the back of a pram and they're great for produce because they're washable.
- Picnics. Take your food and cutlery and whatever else to the picnic and then store your rubbish after the picnic until you can throw it away.
- Colouring book and pencils when you go out
- Bottles ready to go or dirty when you're feeding out and about. Again double pocket bags are great for taking our clean and then moving the used to a new pocket.
- Toiletries bag
- Electronics. When you travel store your chargers and headphones.
- Dirty shoes on the way home from a trip
- Bath toys when you travel and they're not quite dry.
- Creams and suncream
- Makeup bag
- Hair ties and brush for daycare
- Harvesting in the garden
And onto the more... let's say "specific":
- Sex toys and lube. Keep it in a drawer of the bedside table so it's not so obvious what it is and as a bonus makes it easy to throw in a suitcase when you go away.
- Storage of bloody murder weapons when hubby ignores something you ask him to do one too many times. ??(We assume this is theoretical ?)
- Hiding chocolate from said husband.
- Baby hiding/storage
Lots of these can be done with different sizes of wetbags depending on your needs and what you have on hand. Some, however, are better suited to certain sizes. So here are some ideas specific to mini wetbag and extra large wetbags.
- A couple of days worth of dirty nappy storage if you're travelling with cloth. (If you want to read more about travelling with cloth check out my blog here)
- Laundry when travelling
- Hanging in the nursery to keep dirty nappies in. (This works for some people but if you find you're having any smell issues try switching to an open dry pail with lots of airflow, like a laundry basket)
- Laundry hampers for clothes. This is great in yours of kid's room if you're short on space because it just hangs off the back of something else.
- Taking out cloth wipes, pre-wet or dry
- Baby's medicine. Keeping all those syringes with the right medicine! It's easy to grab and put in a handbag or pass to Daddy/Grandma/Grandpa/daycare provider or whoever has the baby that day.
- Bibs when you're out and about (dirty or clean)
- Keep cup. Either hanging off the pram full (careful but it does work well) or when you’re done keep the dirty one in there so the last drops don't spill everywhere.
- Valuables at the beach or pool
- Dummies. Hang it off the cot (on the outside so it doesn't fall in) or change table so they're easy to find in the middle of the night.
- Hanging your phone and keys off the back of the pram for walks
- Mini wallet. Keep cards, gum, panadol etc when you don’t want to carry a big wallet or handbag
- House all your nappy change accessories (Botty Balm, Foamy Wipes Wash, wipes)
- Breastpad storage out or at home
Hopefully, that's inspired you and given you some great new uses for your wetbags. Check out our range of wetbagsand don't forget they come out and new and gorgeous prints all the time. ? If you'll excuse me, I think I need a few more now myself...