Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Wet Bags and Pail Liners...Do they have special washing instructions?

If you are new to owning a wet bag or pail liner then the question is sure to come up, how do you wash them?  Do they have special needs or instructions? Do I just wash them with my diapers or with my clothing?

Tips for caring for your Wet Bag or Pail Liner:

First thing you should know is that wet bags and pail liners are not just cute little diapering accessories, they're supposed to be functional too, and that means leak-proof. 

Leslie's wet bags and pail liners are made from the same waterproof fabrics as most popular cloth diaper brands, this means they should be cared for and washed just the same.

Depending on how many diapers you're washing in a load, you can just throw your wet bag or pail liner right into the wash with them or if you need a pre-rinse cycle with your diapers then you may want to hold off and add the bag to the wash after the rinse, just to avoid unnecessary wear and tear.

 Keep in mind, if you weren't to wash your wetbag or pail liner in cloth diaper safe detergents, then you run the risk of buildup and odor issues.  On top of that, should you then wash your bag WITH your diapers you are taking a chance that the non cloth diaper safe detergent residue contaminating your diapers, causing rash issues, repelling, etc.

Another tip, try not to leave your wet bag or pail liner in the dryer too long.  Hang to dry whenever possible and learn how long it takes for them to dry in the dryer so that you can take them out as soon as they are ready.  Any unnecessary washing or drying also reduces the life and effectiveness of your product.

Also always check your wet bag.  If your diapers didn't stay in it for an extended period of time and they weren't that wet or soiled, your wet bag may not even need to be washed before the next use.

*Is there a question about care and use that you want discussed?  Email us or post a comment here and we'll be sure to answer your questions.  Thanks for reading!


1 comment:

  1. thank you so much for this. I do have two of your wet bags and wondered. Fortunately, I have been caring for them properly. ;-) but these reminders were nice as was the affirmation that I had done it right! And, my they are so darling, I get compliments on them all the time! : - )