Up for review, owner Miranda sent me one of their Travel Duo Pocket Wet Bag in bright & cheery ruby red! Although I have tried several other wet bags before, I have never tried a duo pocket one (and have always wanted to!). When I first got this wet bag, I was very pleased to see just how thin it was! As a thin outer shell of red PUL, this wet bag compacts down to nearly nothing when empty, which is always handy as my diaper bag gets a little out of control at times! Being just a single layer of PUL also makes this wet bag so easy to care for. Simply turn the main (dirty) pocket inside out and launder it with your dirty diaper laundry, then hang it to dry. Easy peasy!
I love the dual pocket function of this diaper bag. It could be used in a variety of ways (simply for added room, or for separating different children's items), but my favorite way to use it was as a wet/dry storage system. The smaller, front-most pocket was so handy for keeping a small travel wipes case. This could also totally eliminate the need for a wipes case if you're using cloth wipes, which is a real bonus! Just wet a few cloth wipes (either with water or your wipes solution) while at home, then chuck the clean but wet wipes into the front zippered pouch, and seal it up. When you're changing baby, remove the clean wipes, and put them back into the main (larger) pouch with the soiled diaper once they're dirty. Like I mentioned, these days I love anything that is able to reduce the girth of my psychotic diaper bag a bit!
|The front pocket can easily be used as clean/dry storage|
Really, in addition to just storing wipes, you can also use either pocket of this wet bag to store at least one clean, flat, diaper. Since Baby Aurelia has been on solid foods, I find that the 'diaper bag' has become a store-all for all kinds of other items--packets of portable rice cereal, baby spoons, bananas, sippy cups, and even teething toys. Personally, there's nothing more off-putting than hauling this bag of foodstuffs and oral items into a grungy bathroom with me and laying them on the change table with a wriggly little baby--to me, there is just such a huge chance that some of her midday snack is going to fall out onto the change table (where all the babies' bums have been!), or onto the dirty floor. Even Starbucks, which I love, does not have a good set up for changing babies; although they give lots of room and a nice, flip-down change table, there is absolutely no counter space of any kind, and my diaper bag usually has to go on the floor while I'm getting the job done. With this new duo pocket wet bag, however, I can put all my changing related things in the pouches, tuck a flat change pad under my armpit, and get in and out with just baby and her diapering items. No more hauling baby biscuts into the john!!
I should mention that this wet bag also has a handy little elasticized handle that stretches easily to help hang it from any doorknob, bedpost, stroller handle, or wrist. This is a handy little feature that most mommy-related items have nowadays, and this Bambino Bums item has followed suit.
Overall, this is a handy, lightweight, low maintenance wet bag by a fantastic, mom-owned Canadian shop. I'm so happy to send them support and love, and am happy to announce that one of our very own readers will win a Travel Duo Pocket Wet Bag as well, in their choice of red, green, or blue!
Head over to the Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot right now to buy the Travel Duo Pocket Wet Bag for only $12 CDN!
Calgary Cloth Diaper Depot is generously offering one lucky reader a Travel Duo Pocket Wet Bag of their very own, in their choice of red, green, or blue!
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