You might remember last month I reviewed a reusable cloth nappy from Tickle Tots and was fawning over how gorgeous their prints are, especially the chevrons. This month I'm really pleased to show you one of the nappy wet bags from their new range, which also come in the same great prints as the Tickle Tots nappies and have lots of great features that make them a lot more useful than many of the other wet bags I've seen.
Tickle Tots is a line of reusable, cloth nappies and nappy wet bags from Little Fox Clothing. The company has a strong eco-friendly ethos, believing in fair wages, minimal recyclable packaging, a paperless office, and for every 1,000 nappies created a tree is planted.
People who aren't familiar with cloth nappies often ask me what I do with them after changing my child's nappy when we're out and about, because of course I don't throw them away as you would with a disposable nappy. The answer is: put it in a wet bag! A nappy wet bag is a leak proof bag usually made with a PUL lining to keep stinks and wetness locked inside.
The range of nappy wet bags from Tickle Tots have several great features that make them really convenient and useful. They are made with double layered PUL which is a laminated fabric to prevent any leaks. The Tickle Tots nappy wet bags have two zippered compartments so you can use one compartment for dry nappies and the other for wet, or use one compartment for cloth wipes, for example.
It's a really good sized bag; I managed to easily get six nappies of varying brands inside the bag without it being too much of a squeeze and that is more than enough nappies to see me through a day out. If your baby is still being changed a lot during the night then it's the ideal size for keeping in the bedroom for night time changes. As I don't need to change J at night anymore and just use wetbags when out during the day, it fits nicely inside my Babymoov changing bag or can be attached to my pushchair using the poppered handle.
Inside the main compartment of the wet bag is a mesh lining which is attached with poppers. This is a really clever feature for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it makes emptying the wet bag really easy as you can just remove the mesh lining with the nappies inside and pop it straight into your nappy bucket or washing machine. Secondly, you can then either put another mesh lining into the wet bag or simply use it again without a lining, before the bag and lining will need to be washed. The bag and lining can be washed in the machine at 40C and then line dried.
The poppered handle on one side of the wet bag makes it really easy to take out with you. Sometimes I might only be going out on a short journey and not necessarily need take my changing bag, so I can just take the wet bag with a clean nappy and wipes in one compartment and save the other compartment for if and when J's nappy needs changing.
Tickle Tots nappy wet bags are come in orange chevrons, teal chevrons or blue whale prints and are usually £12.99 each, but they're currently on sale for just £11.69 so nab one now!