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How do I choose the right diapering accessories, such as diaper pails, wet bags, or wipes?

Hi everyone,

As a new parent-to-be, I am trying to prepare for my baby's arrival and I am overwhelmed by the options for diapering accessories. I am not sure how to choose the right diaper pail, wet bag, or wipes for my needs.

I have been doing some research online, but I am still unsure. I am hoping that some experienced parents or caregivers in this forum can share their advice and personal experiences with me.

Some specific questions I have are:
- What are the benefits of using a diaper pail versus just using a regular trash can for diaper disposal?
- Do wet bags really make a difference in preventing leaks or odors?
- What should I look for when choosing wipes, such as materials, fragrance, or thickness?

Thank you in advance for any guidance you can provide!

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Hey there! As a new mom, I can surely relate to your queries about diapering accessories. While selecting a diaper pail, I opted for the Arm & Hammer Munchkin pail. It has a self-sealing system that traps odors and provides a diaper bag refill technology. I would suggest you look for a diaper pail that is easy to operate, has a foot pedal and is big enough to hold a considerable number of diapers.

Wet bags are a fantastic option to keep your baby items organized, and I found them pretty helpful. They come in different sizes and fabrics so you can easily find the one that suits your needs. You can use them to store used or unused cloth diapers, wet clothes or even toys. I liked the home-made wet bags with a zipper closure for better security.

While choosing the wipes, I would recommend picking the ones that are free from harmful chemicals like parabens, fragrances, and artificial dyes. Look for the ones that are gentle on the baby's skin and provide better cleaning. I usually go with the Pampers Sensitive wipes, but there are numerous other options available in the market.

Hope that helps!


Hello everyone,

As a parent who tried cloth diapering, I have some insights into choosing the right diapering accessories. When it comes to diaper pails, I prefer to use a large wet bag as it's a more eco-friendly option. It can be put into the washer with the cloth diapers and re-used for a long time. The planet-wise wet bag is excellent and can accommodate a lot of diapers.

While on the go, I prefer to use small wet bags for storing soiled diapers, wipes, or outfits. The AlvaBaby wet and dry bag was a lifesaver for me as it helped to save space and keep the diaper bag tidy.

When it comes to wipes, I tend to opt for soft, moist, and natural ones with no alcohol or harsh chemicals. The GroVia cloth wipes were hands down the best for me as they were thick, soft, and super-effective in cleaning up. That being said, re-usable wipes aren't the most convenient option, so it's all about finding the option that suits you best.

In conclusion, cloth diapering can be a bit overwhelming, but with the right diapering accessories, it can be much easier and help you and your baby have a more sustainable life.


Hello everyone,

As a mom of twins, I have dealt with a ton of diapering accessories and found some that worked great for us. While choosing a diaper pail, I personally preferred the Playtex Diaper Genie. It had excellent odor control and saved me from having to take the trash out frequently. However, it is important to note that you should be diligent about emptying it often to prevent any nasty odors.

I used both wet bags and Ziploc bags while out and about. I found the wet bags to be more durable and leak-free, and they also helped to keep my diaper bag better organized. But during emergencies like when we ran out of wet bags, Ziploc bags were a lifesaver.

In terms of wipes, I found the ones with added natural ingredients like aloe vera or chamomile to be gentler on my babies' skin. I also made the switch to reusable cloth wipes, which saved me money and were so much better for the environment in the long run.

Overall, my advice would be to try different options and see what works best for you and your baby's needs. Good luck!


Hi everyone,

As a parent of a child with sensitive skin, I have some tips on choosing the right diapering accessories. When it comes to diaper pails, the diaper pail's effectiveness and quality depend largely on the type of odor-control system it has. I tried using a cheaper, basic model but was unhappy with the results. I then upgraded to the Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail, which is more expensive but is odor-sealed, and works well to mask smells.

The wet bag that worked best for me is the ALVABABY wet and dry bag. It's waterproof, washable, and has a double zipper to give extra protection from leakage. As well, it's very light, making it convenient to carry around, especially when traveling.

When choosing wipes, I go for the unscented and alcohol-free types, to avoid any skin irritations. I use the WaterWipes or Pampers Sensitive wipes, which are very gentle and effective in wiping away any mess. They're also readily available in most stores.

In summary, remember to always consider your baby's skin sensitivity, and choose diapering accessories that are gentle, durable, and effective.


Hi there,

As a parent who has already gone through the diapering phase, I can share some personal experience on this. In terms of diaper pails, I found that it was worth investing in a good quality one that had strong odor control. A regular trash can did not contain the diaper smells as well and I found myself taking the trash out more frequently. I personally used the Diaper Genie and was very happy with its performance.

Regarding wet bags, I found them to be extremely useful when we were out and about. They prevented leaks and contained any odors. I recommend getting a wet bag that is easily washable and has a strong seal to prevent any leaks.

As for wipes, I would recommend looking for ones that are made from natural materials, fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. Thick wipes also make the cleaning process much easier. I used water wipes for my daughter and found them to be very gentle on her skin.

Hope this helps!


Hi there,

As a first-time mom, I completely understand how overwhelming it can be to choose the right diapering accessories. When it comes to diaper pails, I went with the Munchkin Step Pail. It has a foot pedal, making it more comfortable to use when your hands are already full. It also has a dual-refill compatible for standard trash bags, which is cost-effective.

While out, I prefer to use wet bags. They are practical and come in different sizes. I found that the Bumkins wet bags worked best for me as they are durable, easy to clean and have a good seal, preventing any odors from escaping. Plus, they come in adorable designs which can be a fun addition to any parents' diapering arsenal.

As for wipes, I suggest opting for ones made from soft and gentle materials. I usually use the Pampers Sensitive Wipes as they are gentle on my baby's skin, free of harsh chemicals, and do not leave a residue. However, an important thing to note is that some babies can be sensitive to even the gentlest of wipes, so always check with your pediatrician.

Hope that helps!


Hello all,

As a father of two kids who are now in the toddler phase, I have dealt with various diapering accessories. Talking about diaper pails, I found that it is better to opt for steel ones as plastic ones tend to absorb odors over time. I went with the Ubbi diaper pail and found it extremely useful. It is lightweight and easy to handle, and also looks stylish. Apart from being a diaper pail, it can be used to store other items like clothes or toys, making it a good investment.

I never used wet bags, to be honest. We always carried a pack of Ziploc bags, and found them to be sufficient for our needs. They are cheaper, and you can dispose of them after use if you like.

When it comes to choosing wipes, it is important to select the ones that are not harsh on your baby's skin. Fragrance-free options are highly recommended as they do not contain any chemicals that could potentially cause a rash. I personally used the Huggies Natural Care wipes, but you can also use other brands that suit your budget and preferences.

I hope that helps you narrow down your choices!

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