Planet Wise New Style Cloth Wipes & Wipe Pouch Review
We love Planet Wise products, including the wipes & wipe pouch. I’ve been using a wet/dry bag and the wipes pouch (with a travel size spray bottle of wipes solution) as my “diaper bag” for about 2 years. We’ve been talking about getting a second wet/dry bag and wipes pouch for a while since we have 2 in diapers and go opposite directions sometimes. When I took my baby to his 1 month checkup and hubby took the other kids to a play, we realized we really needed to get another set!
When I bought my original wipes pouch, it came as a set of the pouch & 10 wipes for $18.99, available in pink or blue. Now they are sold separately with the pouches in 12 prints for $10.99 each, and wipes in 8 color combos for $12.99 per 10 pack. This increases the price for a set to $23.98; a $4.99 increase. I was curious what the extra $5 got you aside from new colors/prints.
The new wipe pouch is slightly longer, and has a snap. It seems that this is to keep wet wipes away from the zipper to prevent leaking or wicking. This isn’t a useful feature for me since I don’t pre-moisten my wipes. I prefer not to since I don’t use my travel wipes that often and don’t want them to get musty (or have to figure out how many I need & moisten them before we go out every time, then wash everything when we get home.)
This is the third thing I’ve chosen in an owl print lately. It’s weird. It seems like owls are a “thing” now days, and while I’m not particularly into owls, the colors have been most appealing to me over other new/available prints. I’d choose the lime cocoa bean print in a hot second if it was available, but it’s not.
The pouches have the same PUL inner, though the new PUL is a bright color vs. brown. Wipes are exactly the same size after washing. They are the same, simple, single ply flannel. They feel pretty soft at first, but don’t stay that way.
I’d prefer to have the wipes in all one color or print, but they are only available in color combinations intended to match the pouch prints.
I think $1.29 is very expensive for a single layer, flannel wipe. However, the thin wipes mean you can fit a stack of 10 in the pouch easily. If you made your own wipes, it would be much more affordable since you can buy the pouches separately. $10.99 is pretty expensive for a little wet bag as well, but it’s more compact and waterproof than a plastic travel case, and my travel spray bottle fits inside perfectly too!
What do you use when you’re cloth diapering on the go?
FTC compliance: I purchased these items at normal retail prices. I was not asked to write, nor was I compensated for this post, and all opinions are my own.
[…] you go out, as they are very trim and can fit in any diaper bag or even a purse. I also carry a wipes pouch with single layer wipes and a travel size bottle of wipes […]
When going out, I put pre-moistened cloth wipes in a Planet Wise snack bag which holds just enough wipes for a couple of changes. If I am going to be away from home for a while, I will put a pile of dry wipes and a bottle of water into a wet bag so they will not be mixed up with the diapers in the diaper bag…and so I will have an extra wet bag on hand if needed.
I was just visiting Doable Diapers and they have the blue dots wipes and wipe pouch on Clearance! The 10 pack of wipes is $8.00 and they have free shipping!
WHOA! That’s an awesome deal!!
I have an inexpensive little wetbag that I roll up really tight and then wrap the handle around and snap it so it stays in a tight roll. It takes up very little space in my purse which I love. I stopped using cloth wipes when we were out and about because my son (who just potty trained) has a lot of food sensitivities (which made for nasty diaper changes). He also HATED having his diaper changed. Not a good combo when you’re trying to change a kid on a small surface. I needed to be super quick when I changed him on one of those restroom changing tables so I switched to flushable wipes. It made sense since I used flushable liners in my son’s diapers. Flushable wipes are more expensive than cloth, but they are what we needed.
I actually made my own wet bags, and I made a super awesome one right before my son started potty training, and I’m in the process of making another one for my little Miss “L” to arrive in a few weeks. I have pockets on the front of the wet bag that fit my wipes (I always use them dry with a spray bottle, that’s just how my husband and I prefer them) and I have a special pocket for the spray bottle. The one I’m making will also have a pocket to carry my nursing pads, one for clean diapers, one for the wet diapers, and one for my wipes and spray.
With my son I didn’t have a wet bag for a while, and we’d use disposables when out, but I got annoyed with that, and as soon as I made my wet bag we fell in love, and that bag was super simple, zippered, one pouch, and had a handle. Now that I know more of what I want when I carry them around my bag has changed a lot, but we’re still ok with using the old wet bag. It’s also nice to leave downstairs and fill up then bring it up to the bathroom where we have our bucket. Just depends on how much of a time crunch, or how lazy we’re being that day. Plus, it’s always nice to have an extra, especially when one need to be washed.
The bag you made sounds fabulous!! You should sell them!