Cloth Diapers 101: Everything You Need to Know about Large Wetbags

If you’re a parent who uses cloth diapers, you know how important it is to have a reliable and convenient way to store dirty diapers until laundry day. In fact, one of the most common questions we get from folks interested in cloth diapering is - what about the poopy diapers? You’ll need a large wetbag to make it work, and we think our drawstring wetbags are a great option! In this blog post, we'll cover everything you need to know about these essential diapering accessories.

Can I Wash Large Wetbags With My Cloth Diapers?


One of the common questions that parents have is how to wash and use their large drawstring wetbags. The good news is that it's quite simple! You can either hang your wetbag or use it to line a diaper genie or garbage can. Both methods work well, so it ultimately comes down to personal preference.

Fill with wet/dirty cloth diapers until laundry day (don’t forget to spray, scrape, or plop any solids first!). On wash day, simply flip it inside out and toss in with your cloth diaper laundry! Check out this great hack for those strings too!

We recommend washing them on a gentle cycle with cold water and using a mild detergent. Avoid using bleach or fabric softeners as they can degrade the waterproof properties of the PUL fabric.

After washing, hang the wetbag to air dry or tumble dry on low heat. Avoid high heat settings as they can damage the waterproof layer. With proper care, your large wetbag will continue to serve you well for years to come, even after you’re done with cloth diapers.

How Are Lil Helper Large Drawstring Wetbags Made?

At Lil Helper, we take pride in creating high-quality products that are designed with both functionality and durability in mind. Our large drawstring wetbags are made from waterproof PUL (polyurethane laminate) fabric (the same as our cloth diapers), which ensures that no moisture escapes from the bag. Additionally, the reinforced seamless bottom stitching adds extra strength and prevents leaks.

Why We Use a Drawstring Opening Instead of a Zipper

You might be wondering why we opted for a drawstring opening instead of a zipper on our large wetbags. The main reason is convenience. With a drawstring closure, you can easily open and close the bag with one hand while holding your baby or cloth diapers in the other hand. It's quick, hassle-free, and perfect for busy parents on the go. Plus, if you are storing your dirty diapers for 2-3 days between washes, air flow actually helps prevent stinks. It seems counterintuitive but you want your diapers to breathe, not be trapped and sealed tight.

Waterproof PUL and Reinforced Seamless Bottom Stitching

Our large wetbags are made from waterproof PUL fabric, which means they effectively contain any moisture and odors inside the bag. This makes them ideal not only for storing dirty cloth diapers but also for carrying wet swimsuits, soiled clothing, or even gym clothes after a workout.

The reinforced seamless bottom stitching adds an extra layer of durability to the wetbag, ensuring that it can withstand frequent use and washing without falling apart. You can trust that our wetbags will last for a long time, making them a worthwhile investment for any parent.

Cloth Diapers and Other Uses

While large wetbags are primarily designed for cloth diapering purposes, they have many other practical uses as well. These versatile bags can be used for storing soiled clothing during potty training, organizing toys on-the-go, carrying damp swimsuits after a day at the pool, or even as a travel laundry bag.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to utilizing large wetbags beyond just diaper storage. They are an essential accessory for any parent looking to simplify their life and stay organized.

In conclusion, large wetbags are a must-have item for parents who use cloth diapers. They offer convenience, durability, and versatility in one handy package. By following the proper care instructions and utilizing them for various purposes, you'll find that these wetbags become an indispensable part of your parenting journey.

Looking for something smaller for on the go? We have lots of other wetbag options to suit your needs! Find them all here.

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