No one wants to smell dirty cloth diapers. No one wants a pail or wet bag that leaks. When you ask me which wet bags are the best I will recommend Monkey Foot Designs…hands down, every single time.
The top 5 reasons I love Monkey Foot Designs Wet Bags (MFD for short).
Reason 1: Stink and leaks just don’t happen. Ever.
I like my dirty diaper smell to stay INSIDE a wet bag. I don’t want to be that mom that has people asking….”What is that SMELL!?”
I can tell you that I have used wet bags that stink even after they’re closed. It’s embarrassing. One time I was out and someone asked if Sophia had pooped. She had, but I’d already changed it and tucked the mess in the wet bag to deal with at home. With my Monkey Foot Designs that would have been exactly what happened end of story. But with my Brand X wet bag, there was a definite stink wafting out of my diaper bag… Not a good way to convince people to cross to the cloth side if you know what I mean.
I’ve used my Monkey Foot Designs Wet Bags for years now. put a week’s worth (a full 7 days) of night diapers in them (Norah is only in diapers at night now). The only time you smell something is when you open the bag to put the next one in. Zip it closed and like magic… no smell.
When I was rinsing out poop cloth diapers, I wasn’t a big wringer. Yes, you really should…but I didn’t. I wanted as little touching of the poo residue as possible. I often put saturated rinsed diapers in my MFD bags. They have NEVER leaked. Ever…
*Disclaimer* You really should wring them out after rinsing. It gets more of the wet gunk away from the diaper and helps to keep mildew at bay in humid areas. I just didn’t do it myself as I am somewhat lazy about certain things. But aren’t we all?
Zip it closed….poof! No more smell. Nothing leaking out. LOVE that! Which brings me to reason two. How can you zip it closed and keep that stink in?
Reason 2: The ZIPPER & PULL! And a few other things…but look at that zipper pull!
I hang my bag off the side of the changing table. It’s always nice to be able to open the bag with one hand so you can use the other to make sure your kid doesn’t fall. The zipper is such good quality and the pull is so big that it is no problem to zip it open, throw the soiled diaper in and zip it closed…all with one hand! Keeping it simple is essential when you are a mom. This is simple!
Reason 3: High quality, Earth/family friendly materials…
Monkey Foot Designs uses ProCare to waterproof the bags instead of PUL. ProCare is a food safe, waterproof fabric. It is eco friendly and better for your baby and family because it has no DEHP, phalates, plasticizers, BPA strengtheners or bromanated fire retardants. The ProCare lining is soft, durable and it will NEVER delaminate!
The snap straps are triple stitched for added durability. And the snaps work so well it’s like the are locked in. I’ve hung up to 11.5 pounds of dirty cloth diapers in mine and it held strong. Weaker snaps or stitching let loose long before reaching that.
Reason 4: Made in the USA
When I say locally I am talking about your own town but also about items made and sold in North America. Money spent here stays here. Forbes.com says that every dollar spent locally has two-to-four times the economic development impact of a dollar spent elsewhere. Want to create and keep jobs in the US? Shop locally and buy Made in the USA and Canada when you can!
Reason 5: NASA used them!
That’s right…the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA for short uses Monkey Foot Designs Wet Bags in the International Space Station. NHPR News reported that a NASA Aerospace Engineer found Monkey Foot Designs online and tested her products against other similar products.
Out of the choice of even creating their own or using ANYTHING else on the planet, NASA choose to use Monkey Foot Designs Wet Bags to hold their stinky trash in space. NASA couldn’t find anything else that kept stink in better. I think that says something…don’t you?
NASA ordered a 1,200 of Monkey Foot Designs’ bags enough to last the space station from 2010 until 2016.
Bonus reasons! As if I could top the NASA thing! lol
- Huge selection of fabrics. So many patterns and prints to chose from. You are bound to find something you love.
- Sizes for every use. From XS for snacks and baby item storage (utensils and bibs while out or nail clippers or toothbrushes when traveling). Different size wet bags depending on how many changes you want to store. Medium and large are great for days out. I use an XL with two straps at home. It hangs off the side of my changing table and holds about three days worth of dirty diapers.
**I was not compensated in any way for this post. I’ve used and loved MFD wet bags for more than eight years. I’ve bought more than a dozen of these bags all on my own because they are THAT good. I hope you will try them out and love them too. If you’ve ever tried a MFD bag, I’d love you to share your experiences with other readers! Make sure you leave a comment!
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Jenn is a long-time cloth diaper educator and a passionate small business advocate. She has worked in the reusable diaper industry for over a decade, helping millions of families via her websites All About Cloth Diapers, Thinking About Cloth Diapers and Cloth Diaper Geek as well as hundreds of small businesses during that time. Her goal always to provide simple, reliable information.