Monkey Foot Designs Wet Bag – Statistical Review

Oh my goodness people have raved to me about the Monkey Foot Designs Wet Bag. When I was accepting nominations for the 2011 Diaper Awards, people kept telling me about them. Plus I’ve heard Autumn from All About Cloth Diapers rave about them–and she is someone I respect and trust. So I just had to try one!

Boy they were good. And the survey responses echoed what I experienced and what I heard. Out of 42 survey responses, only a tiny handful (less than 5) expressed issues with the product and many said they tried multiple brands and once they tried this bag, they looked no longer. Heck, these have even been used by NASA (no joke).

So here are the features of the wet bag:

It has a waterproof ProCare interior that is permanently heat sealed to trap in wetness

There are a tremendous number of cute prints to chose from. These are adorable.

The zipper closure helps trap in the wetness and stink

  

The Wet/Dry bag has an extra zipper and opening for you to store dry diapers. The Wet/Wet bag has 2 waterproof openings

There are 5 sizes (sandwich bag, small, medium, large, extra large, and extra extra large).

There are also kitchen wet bags that are used for storing dirty unpaper towels, rags, etc. during the day

Double pocket bags come in 4 sizes: small, medium, large and XL

Here is how it performed based on responses to the Wet Bags and Pail Liners Survey:

Keeps in stink: 88%

Traps in wetness: 91%

Cute Designs: 80%

Ease of opening: 91%

Total: 88%

Pros

Works great in my diaper bag – no stink/wetness issues ever.

High Quality.  All wetness and stink is contained.  Adorable fabric choices.  Can custom order bags to fit your personal needs.

Extremely well made. Holds up to daily use. 

Easy to use, beautiful designs, holds personal good like the iPad!!

Nice thick lining (procare). Doesn’t wick at all. Adorable designs that are always being updated with new ones. Excellent construction. WAHM-made! Love supporting WAHM’s :)

It is an amazing wet bag.  I own 4 of them.  They hold in the smell extremely well and I have no issues with it hanging from my son’s door knob in our hallway.  I love the strap on it to hang it from the door knob as well.  The zipper is easy to unzip with one hand (the other hand is holding the diaper).  She picks the cutest fabrics to do stuff in too.  She accepts custom orders at no extra cost which is awesome!  

Durable, cute fabric choices, strong zippers 

Clean seams. Tight seams. Thick procare liner. Best fabrics, non fading. Best price for the quality you receive.

Easily washed and dried, holds in smells, looks nicer than a bucket and comes Ian good range of sizes

Love the functionality – great hardware on the strap; easy to use.

Washes well.  High quality materials and construction.  Great customer service.  

LOVE my wet bag from Monkey Foot!  I have used others, and this one keeps in wet and smells so nicely and I love the patterns.  I also love buying from a WAHM.

LOVE these bags.  I have 2 I have been using for 18 months now.  They have been washed almost weekly in the wash machine and are still as good as new. 

Sturdy pul lining, thicker than others

Cons

About a month ago I noticed the pul or whatever she uses to line them is starting to get holes and not just one either :(

Could use another snap on the handle. Handles could be a tag wider. 

Cute patterns sell out fast and seconds sell even faster.

SMALL for  a LARGE

Takes a little long to air dry because the fabric is so thick.

Wicks just a bit

Bag shows some wear over time

One of the bags color faded in time, but it still works like it did when I got it new! 

Comments from the Company

-“About a month ago I noticed the pul or whatever she uses to line them is
starting to get holes and not just one either :(” – I encourage customers
to contact me if they are having any problems with their bags; often
improper washing / drying causes pre-mature holes in the lining. For the
greatest longetivity, the bags should be washed in cold/warm water and
dried on low / hung dry. Bleach and other additives can also cause the
lining to break down.  To avoid odor retention in the bag itself (a common
problem with people who have hard water), I recommend rinsing the bag out
and then washing with clothes / towels.   I have a complete care section
on my website: http://www.monkeyfootdesigns.com/faqs.php

- “Could use another snap on the handle. Handles could be a tag wider.” -
I can add a snap to any order that is shipping from me (etsy shop or
website), free of charge (I haven’t directly heard of anyone having snap
problems, but am always open to whatever you need!)

- “Cute patterns sell out fast and seconds sell even faster.” – if you are
a fan on facebook, I always list Pre-Orders for bags that will be ready to
ship within 5-7 days. This way you get first-dibs :) There are so many
fantastic fabrics out there that I love to offer a wide variety of prints
throughout the year.

-“SMALL for  a LARGE” – Different brands have different sizing: my sizing
is based on having xs, small, medium, large, xl and xxl; the large fits 8
diapers and is perfect for a day out; the xl is perfect for ~ 2 days of
diapers; other companies Large = my XL but my XL = their diaper pail

- “Wicks just a bit” – be sure not to stuff the bag to the top; any wet
bag will wick at the top where the zipper is sewn in (size up if you are
having any problems like this)

- “Bag shows some wear over time” – cotton fades :(


Price

$8.50-$50 depending on size and whether or not you have one that is a double pocket

Where to Buy

To figure out where to buy this, go to www.clothdiaperretailers.com and type in “Monkey Foot Designs” and you can see who carries it and compare things like shipping, location, specials, and a bunch more.

Monkey Foot Designs provided me with a wet bag for this review, but that did not in any way impact the opinions reflected here.

 

Tara Porter

Tara Porter began using cloth diapers in 2011 when she felt that using disposable diapers was costing too much money. The problem was, a lot of the highly recommended diapers weren’t working for her baby. What she finally discovered was that her baby was skinny and a heavy wetter, and that diapers worked differently for those baby types. Because of her professional work with survey design and statistics, she designed Padded Tush Stats as a way to determine how different cloth diapers worked on different babies.

Tara moved on to other career endeavors in 2014 but can still be found online blogging about health and fitness at Fit Baby Steps.
  • Robyn

    I have a double pocket bag that I love, it has been used heavily and still is in great shape. My kids actually broke one of the clasps (no fault of the bag) and Kris replaced it for free. I love MFD. Total brand loyalty over here!

  • Stacy

    I’ll add for MFDs customer service, I mentioned on Facebook when she was restocking that I was looking for a particular print if she had any left, and she found one in the size I wanted in some returned stock and set me up a custom listing for it.

    I love love love my bags and have 4. They get a ton of abuse at daycare but still work wonderfully.

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