Cloth diapering isn’t as hard as some people make it seem.
(Usually “some people” are those who don’t do it, by the way). The benefits of cloth diapering far outweigh the downsides, and with the right gear, any negatives come out in the wash, anyway (get it?)
Our daughter is almost two and she’s been in cloth diapers her whole life. And one of the pieces of equipment that’s made cloth diapering dramatically easier (and less gross) has been our wet bag.
After doing our own research, combing through hundreds of reviews and ranking the options, here’s the best wet bag for cloth diapers for 2019… and plenty of other options.
But first, before we get into it…
- The Wet Bag Rating Criteria
- The 10 Best Wet Bag for Cloth Diapers
- #1 Planet Wise Wet/Dry Bag
- #2 Itzy Ritzy Travel Happens Sealed Wet Bag
- #3 ALVABABY Cloth Diaper Wet/Dry Bags, 2 pc
- #4 Kanga Care Wet Bag
- #5 Bumkins Waterproof Wet Bag
- #6 Thirsties Wet Bag
- #7 Skip Hop Grab & Go Waterproof Wet/Dry Bag
- #8 Damero Wet/Dry Bags, 2 pc
- #9 Babygoal Wet/Dry Bag, 3 pc
- #10 Kidthingz Wet/Dry Bag
The Wet Bag Rating Criteria
Finding a cloth diaper wet bag that ticks all the boxes can be tough, so I've taken the liberty of outlining my personal wet bag-buying criteria.
A wet bag needs to be leak proof. If it can’t hold wet stuff, it has no place calling itself a wet bag. Second, it has to contain odors. Nobody wants to lug a stinky bag around. It also needs to be compact enough to be travel-friendly — unless, of course, you’re using it at home.
Almost any wet bag can work on the go, but some are more portable than others. Obviously, smaller wet bags work best for outings, but those that are partitioned to accommodate dry stuff as well (wet/dry bags) are the most helpful.
A wet bag that doesn’t broadcast the fact that I'm toting dirty diapers is a major bonus. Plus, one of the fun things about cloth diapering is the cute diaper patterns.
As long as it does what it needs to and is capable of seeing me through the diapering years, I don’t mind shelling out a little extra for a sturdy wet bag. Wet bags serve a very specific purpose and sometimes reaching for the cheapest one can come back to haunt you when you least expect it. On the bright side, though, most wet bags are affordable.
The 10 Best Wet Bag for Cloth Diapers
If you’re looking for a straight-up wet bag and don't particularly need or want a dry compartment, this is a great alternative to our number 1 pick. It's stylish, sturdy, and, most importantly, it effectively keeps wetness and odors from leaking out.
When it comes to getting great value for your money, this set is hard to beat. Having two wet bags to rotate on laundry day is undeniably convenient and despite the low price, these perform surprisingly well.
Ok, so maybe it’s not the smallest or the most attractive wet bag around. However, if you have more than one kid in diapers or need something that’s capable of taking care of a couple of day’s worth of cloth diapers, this uniquely shaped wet bag is a solid choice.
We started with Bumkins, and they have worked just as expected. They come in cute prints, and the single layer waterproof construction folds up nicely and delivers good moisture and odor control, making it ideal for travel.
Small enough to travel with, roomy enough to hold up to eight cloth diapers plus inserts, and performs mighty decently when it comes to containing wetness and odors — all in all, this is a great wet bag. My only real gripe is the fact that the seams are sealed with tape, and tape has a tendency of peeling…
In terms of keeping wetness and odors contained, this is a great wet bag. It also looks good and it comes with a dry pocket. So why is it so low on the list then, you ask? Unfortunately, the PEVA lining just isn't as rugged as others and might tear with repeated washing.
An affordable set with two different sizes for user convenience. Not entirely waterproof, but they do just fine with damp or stinky diapers. We also appreciate that the manufacturer is upfront about the level of water-resistance.
Considering the price, it's hard not to love these bags. They're a little smaller than others on our list, but since there's three bags in a set, stashing one extra in your diaper bag or car is always an option.
At first glance this looks like a pretty snazzy wet bag. Closer inspection, however, reveals a tacky tag and colors that fade after only a handful of washes. Ok, so these factors aren't deal breakers, but did the really have to stick a bright orange tag with “Kidthingz” on the outside of the bag?
And there you go, folks. 10 fantastic wet bags that will keep your baby's dirty business under wraps, at home or on the go.