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Old 06-06-2012, 04:58 AM   #1
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Wet bag alternative?

Help! We have a last minute road-trip up to NY and we leave this afternoon. I just realized that we don't have a wet bag large enough for two days of dipes for my 8 wk old. We use a trash can with a pail liner at home but this won't work in the car for 18 hours.... I tried just taking the pail liner down to my dad's last week end and just securing the top for travel, but uh, that didn't work so well and if definitely did NOT hold in the smell. We were able to toss it in the bed of my husband's truck for the ride back, but this trip will be in my little hatchback. So, no separation between us and the used dipes.

I was hoping to get by diaper junction on my way through there this evening to pick up a larger wet bag - but they close at 4?!?

Does anyone have an idea for an alternative that will hold the smell in? We were even going to try disposables for the ride (ugh!), but we tested him in one last night and he outpeed it (fit or amount, not sure) in less than two hours and it leaked all over his onsie and the crib so that's definitely NOT an option.

I thought about getting disposable inserts for my few pocket dipes that fit him already - but no one around here sells them in stock and babies r us is out of even the g diaper inserts. I have some disposable liners which would help with poop smell I guess, but we use *mostly* prefolds still since he doesn't fit into all of his one sized yet, so how would I get that to work and actually contain things? And it still won't help with the ammonia smell after the pee dipes sit for a bit.

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The only thing you could probably get locally at this point is ziploc bags. They have 2 gallon ones and really huge ones I think they call large or XL. I use them to store clothes or toys in the basement.

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The only thing you could probably get locally at this point is ziploc bags. They have 2 gallon ones and really huge ones I think they call large or XL. I use them to store clothes or toys in the basement.

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Yeah, the huge ziploc bags are at the $1 stores too.

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Yep the ziplock bags work and hold in the smell pretty good too
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Re: Wet bag alternative?

Mama, I know you don't know me from anywhere, BUT, I live near DJ & could go get the wetbag for you, you could just send me the PP. I live RIGHT off of the highway (264 or 64) so you could swing through & grab it. If its after my kids' bedtime I could put it in our mailbox for you. (our neighborhood is safe)
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We use double grocery bags.
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I used ziplocs! Granted I used my gallon size and took a few. It held two days worth of fitteds and pockets in 3 1g size. HTH
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:17 AM   #8
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Re: Wet bag alternative?

We may just have to resort to ziplocs... I just hate the idea of that as much as I hated the idea of disposables

I'm trying to see if I can make it by DJ somehow, or up to Franklin Goose in Richmond (although this one would be out of my way by half an hour - but I could maybe make it before closing)
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Re: Wet bag alternative?

I have done roadtrips in a minivan (no separation from the trunk) and I just brought all my zip small wet bags I had/have even small ones. Then before we left to drive back home I put all the diapers in the tub with a little CD detergent, stomped on them, let them soak, drained the tub, refilled, rinsed, wrung them out. Then when I got home they were ready to go straight into a HOT wash.
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someone said that Target sells wetbags now?
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