With our fourth baby, we made the decision to use cloth diapers, and with cloth diapers, you need a place to hold them until laundry day. We looked at tubs, hampers, and pails – and ultimately decided that wet bags would work best for us.
I made four of them using the wet bag tutorial from a delightful blog called Little Birdie Secrets. Originally I planned on making only one large bag, and using the rest of the waterproof material for snack bags. Thankfully, I soon realized that I would actually need two large bags to collect the soiled diapers – one to have in the wash, and one to be ready in the drawer.
I made two smaller wet bags as well. The smallest bag holds one or two diapers, and the larger one probably holds five or six. I looked at several stores online and made careful calculations for the dimensions of each bag – and that all went out the window when the fabric and zippers I had did not fit those measurements. Instead, I looked at the fabric I had and cut it in half. I should have done that in the beginning – it would have saved a lot of time!
I’m so happy that I just made them all at one time. We’re making use of all the sizes on a regular basis, and we throw them right in the laundry with the diapers and they come out looking brand new each time. And they’re cute – that counts for something, right?!