Friday, March 16, 2012

KAEL&KAED Small Wet Bag Review

If you read my post last Monday then you'll already know that wet bags were #9 on my Top 15 Cloth Diaper Must Haves list.  Sure you could use a Ziploc or plastic grocery bag, but then you lose out on a couple of the key reasons why you would use a wet bag in the first place.  So that brings me to the question, "What is a wet bag and why do I need one?".  Well let me tell you ... 

A wet bag is a waterproof bag that you use to store your dirty diapers in while on the go.  They come in several different sizes and styles.  The large ones are great to use at home instead of a diaper pail while the small ones are great for short trips to run errands.  Normally they have a waterproof lining, a decorative exterior fabric, zippered closure, and if you're lucky they also have a snapped loop handle so you can hang it anywhere.      The super awesome part ... you can still use these after you're done cloth diapering.  Heading to the beach or pool?  Throw your wet swimsuit in here when you're done.  Use it as a toiletries travel bag.  How about a chick looking trash bag for your car?  The possibilities are endless.  As if that wasn't enough to convince you of the importance of a wet bag, think of all the plastic you will be keeping out of the landfills by not using Ziploc bags or plastic grocery bags.  You just use your wet bag then throw it in the wash with your diapers.  That's it! 

Now on to the good stuff.  My latest love.  My kael&kaed small wet bag...

KAEL&KAED is run by Tasha, a sweet mom of two little boys, Kael & Kaeden.  I met Tasha last year through the new cloth diaper line LUXbutt of which she is a co-owner of.  It was then that I found out that she not only helped to design a fabulous cloth diaper line, but she also had her own WAHM business of "trendy handmade (baby) things", called KAEL&KAED.  I love all her products which include hazelwood jewelry, snack bags, bandana bibs, belts, hair ties, and of course Wet Bags.  They're all so original and fun looking with a personal organic touch to them.  I also love that they're made in Canada.  Ok, I know I'm not Canadian, but a lot of my readers are and it's great to show off a product that they can buy locally.  That said I was so excited when Tasha gave me the opportunity to test out one of her wet bags and I'm so excited to tell you all about it.

Some of the great custom fabric options available.
When I received the wet bag in the mail I actually gasped.  I don't know if Tasha scanned my blog ahead of time or if it was just meant to be, but the wet bag seriously looks like it was made just for Lincoln.  I mean ONLY for him.  It matches his room exactly.  I don't think I could have picked a wet bag that would match his room any better.  It was amazing and I LOVE it!!!  That's the main reason I love KAEL&KAED (and Tasha of course).  You can get a completely custom item made just for you that nobody else will own.  There's something about that special touch that just makes you love that item that much more.  Click here to see some of the current KAEL&KAED Custom Fabric Options.

The fabric isn't the only reason I love this wet bag though.  I also love that it has a snapped loop handle on it. Is that the technical term???  I don't know.  Whatever the technical term is, I love them.  The handles are great if you run out of room in your diaper bag and you want to attach it to the outside of your diaper bag.  You can really hang it just about anywhere though.  You can hang it on a door handle, on your stroller, on a hook, or better yet, make your kids hold it if they're an older toddler (it is their dirty diapers anyway).  So many great reasons to have a handle.  Better yet, the handle has a snap so you can easily open and close the handle if you need to wrap it around something (like your diaper bag strap).  I noticed that a lot of major wet bag brands don't have this strap, or don't have the snap, and I really appreciate that this one does.

I also love the craftsmanship of this wet bag.  It's made just as well, if not better than some of my other name brand wet bags that I own.  It's that keen eye that guarantees that the product you're getting is in perfect condition when you get it.  The outside is made with 100% cotton and the inside layer is made from water resistant PUL.  I love that all edges are hidden and sewn in between the layers of fabric.  It creates a super clean look and a leak proof design.  I've had this wet bag filled with super wet diapers and wipes, smooshed in my overstuffed diaper bag, and sometimes upside down, without a leak to be found.

So what would I change about the wet bag?  Not much, but I do have one request.  I'd like to see the small size just a tiny bit bigger.  I love all the other size options and there seems to be an option for just about any occasion, but there seems to be a larger jump from the small to the medium than all the other sizes.  I'd like the small to be around 9x11.  That would give me plenty of room to fit two cloth diapers.  Right now I can fit two if I really squeeze them in there, but I'd like just a bit more room.  Sure I could go for a medium, but I'm picky (just ask my husband).  Just in case you were wondering, these are the sizes available.


Small - 8x10 - $16/$20 (fits 1-5 diapers)
Medium - 12x14 - $21/$25 (fits 5-8 diapers)
Large - 14x17 - $26/$30 (fits 8-12 diapers)
Jumbo - 17x21 - $31/36 (fits 12-15 diapers)


So there you have it.  I love the KAEL&KAED wet bag and would recommend it to anyone.  You can find KAEL&KAED products on Etsy.  She has both ready made items as well as custom slots.  In addition to the Etsy site, I also like to keep my eye on her KAEL&KAED Facebook page.  That's where you'll find the latest and greatest products as well as some great discount deals.  She also previews products there quite often, so sometimes you can snag up some really cute products before they ever hit the Etsy store (that's how I got my hazelwood necklace from her).  Speaking of great discount deals, KAEL&KAED is offering 15% off Custom Wet Bags for all Adventures In Fluff Readers using the Coupon Code "WET15".  This code will expire May 31st, so don't wait too long.  She books up fast.  To redeem the coupon code, just e-mail Tasha at kaelkaed@gmail.com.  


51 comments:

  1. Very cute bags! Love all the beautiful prints!!

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  2. Seems like a great product! I love the colorful prints! :)

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  3. Those prints are amazing! Glad to know the bags are both beautiful and very functional! Thanks for the review.

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  4. Thanks for sharing a great Canadian company! Great fabric choices

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  5. Nice. I like that it has that handle that you can just snap onto the diaper bag.

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  6. Very cute prints... the tools are my favorite... my son would love them!!!

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  7. Very cute! Love the versatility also!

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  8. Very cute! Love the variety of prints! So many uses for the wet bag!

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  9. I'm with you! There are so many uses for a wetbag beyond just diapers. They are great for camping too!

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  10. The diaperbag strap is great, and with prints like that I would definitely want to show it off.

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  11. I love the diaperbag strap, and with prints like that I'd definitely want to show it off.

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  12. I love that the wet bag can just snap onto your diaper bag! Great idea and great prints

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  13. We use our wetbags for everything! Especially swimming or even just a super messy outfit. Thanks for sharing

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  14. I love that they are Canadian, like me! Their are so many great prints to choose from.

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  15. SO CUTE! would love one of these

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  16. I would love to try one, especially the green mushroom print.

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  17. Gorgeous prints! I love collecting wetbags in pretty prints! <3

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  18. I've never thought about attaching a wet bag to the outside of the diaper bag. Good idea!

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  19. I love the bright colors and prints! They are so unique and cute! Perfect for on the go!

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  20. I love all the fun patterns!

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  21. I love the grey giraffe garden print!

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  22. Cutest prints and really practical!! Love the little details!!

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  23. Cute prints and love the little details!

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  24. Adorable print but they look kinda small :(

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    1. I did think it was kind of small. It held two diapers if I wrapped them tight. They do come in larger sizes though. She just sent me the smallest one. It's exactly the same size as the Planet Wise one I have.

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  25. those wet bags are adorable! every print is so cute and fun!

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  26. These fabrics are beautiful -- I love that many of them don't look 'babyish' at all.

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  27. I really love custom made and handmade things. I also really like how this wetbag (even in the small sizes) has the snap handle. That has been my biggest pet peeve about wet bags is no handle. This is great!

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  28. I love the cute prints and the 4 different size options!

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  29. Thanks for sharing! I love the cute prints and the different size options

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  30. Just like you, I always look for 'snapped loop handle' (whatever the right terminology is). I like that these wetbags come in so many different prints. As I keep telling my husband, there's no such thing as too many wetbags! They are so versatile you can use them for a million things!

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  31. soooo many amazing prints! and i love the snap handle, our current wetbag doesn't have a handle at all :(

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  32. I want one!!

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  33. OOOOO, me likey prints. *drool*

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  34. laura4him@bellsouth.net
    thanks for the review!

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  35. Those are beautiful prints - I would have a hard time choosing.

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  36. These prints are sooo cute!

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  37. What a cute print! I really like the bicycle one, too.

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  38. I need a smaller wetbag than the one I have now, it's huge. Plus, it doesn't have a handle. These would be perfect =)

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  39. love cute prints. I will check and buy some for me

    rajee@momsfocusonline.com

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  40. i love the wet back has a handal that I can snap onto things

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  41. I like the bicycle print, it would be great in my diaper bag

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  42. I love her options for fabric prints!!! I like that they have handles!

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