Friday, August 30, 2013

Planetwise Wet Bag Review

For the next couple weeks I will be posting a review a day about my favorite (and not so favorite)  newborn cloth diapering items.   I have an 11 week old daughter, Hannah, who is a heavy wetter with big chunky thighs.  She was born at 8 lb 15 oz and 20 inches long, so she's my little chunk :)  Here is a pic of her in her first ever cloth diaper:

She was two days old and about 8 lb 10 oz in that photo.  She has on a Bitty Bee (more about them  in a later post).  For today I thought I'd review the one item I use at every single diaper change, my Planet Wise Wet Bags.  

I have a size Medium and a size Large. I threw the hotwheels car in there so hopefully give you an idea of their size.  The one on the left is the large, and the medium is on the right.  I LOVE the bright prints on these diapers, and they show no wear even after daily washing.  The zippers on them are smooth and durable, and the PUL inside is awesome.  The inside of the bags agitates out in the wash so you can be sure they're getting clean.  I've had no issues with leaks even with sopping wet prefolds.  

This is the large. In this photo I have about 10 newborn all in ones, 5-6 prefolds, 2 covers, and a few wipes in there and could probably fit more.  I love that it's a square shape instead of a big long rectangle, because this makes it easier to wash and no diapers get trapped in the bottom.   I love that the large has a strap to hang it by.  I especially love that you can un-snap the strap and hang it on things like a towel bar that wouldn't let you loop something around it.  The snap is a diaper type plastic snap.

This is the medium size.  Its a perfect size for the diaper bag.  It holds about 10 newborn diapers or about 6-7 one size diapers, perfect for a day out.   It folds up small when empty, and is so pretty that you can carry it outside your diaper bag once it's full.  The only drawback to this one is that there is no carrying handle, but that's pretty minor when you consider the excellent leak protection. 

What's your favorite way to store dirties?  Do you use a wet bag, pail, bucket, or something else?  

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hi, Im new here...

Hey Everyone!!!  I am sure you noticed the new look around here :)  My name is Beth, and and my good friend Nicki let me take over the blog.  She (Nicki The Eval Gal) has a lot on her plate right now with her charity Bears for Angel Babies, and her Etsy business Crazy Leggies.

Like I said, my name is Beth.  I am a 25 year old stay at home mama to two beautiful babies.  My son, Nathan is 4 years old, and my daughter, Hannah, is 11 weeks old.   I love all things to do with parenting (cloth diapers, babywearing, car seat safety, healthy food, different styles of parenting, etc.)  I hope to offer reviews, giveaways, tutorials and recipes here that you all will enjoy.

Stay tuned for lots of exciting changes coming your way :)  In the meantime,let me know in the comments things you would like to see from the blog.  Thanks!!!