Parenting during a pandemic is a tricky thing – and that’s putting it mildly. Decisions and practices that were once run-of-the-mill and routine are now accompanied by about a hundred additional considerations we never would have needed to think about before. Even just deciding to leave the house with your little one now means working through a complicated laundry list of questions and concerns: Where are we heading? Are they open right now? Do they have different business hours? Do we need to register in advance to avoid overcrowding? What sorts of social distancing practices are in place?
One thing you won’t need to worry about, though, is running all over the house trying to collect everybody’s masks on the way out the door. With the recently-passed temporary mandatory mask bylaw now in full effect throughout Calgary, we thought that the timing couldn’t be better for us to share some helpful cloth diapering-adjacent tips. We have a great organizational solution for you that’s served our family well throughout the pandemic – and it all comes back to just another one of the many uses for cloth diapering wetbags!
These handy little bags are the perfect, compact solution for storing your clean masks in, as well as for transporting a ‘soiled’ mask home for washing – and the best part is that the bag and mask can all be tossed into the same load in your washing machine for quick and easy cleaning. It doesn’t get much more convenient than that!
Not sure which wetbag is best-suited for the job? No worries – we’ve got you covered. Applecheeks Minizips are a long-standing favourite of ours: measuring in at 9″ x 6″, these little wetbags are ideal for storing the entire family’s masks in one central, adorably fashionable location.
If you’re looking for something a little more compact, Colibri Snack Bags are 7.5” x 7.5” and offer a convenient way to pack a single mask into a work bag or backpack, giving you easy access to your face covering when you need it (complete with fun and funky designs, to boot). Our Colibri Snack Bags are exclusive to Lil Hoots Consignment Boutique – check them out online or in-person today!
As an added bonus, both of these bags are also made using food-grade safe materials, allowing them to be easily re-purposed for storing lunches and other snacks. Learn more about that (and all the other reasons we love those versatile little bags!) in our minizip blog article right here.
No more digging through diaper bags for masks. No more forgetting Mom’s mask at home because we were worried about grabbing the kids’ masks. And no more tearing the house apart for worn masks before you get the laundry going. Just cute minizip patterns and an extra bit of organization to help make parenting through a pandemic a little less chaotic!
Visit our online shop today to explore our wetbags and learn more about all the other locally-sourced products and accessories we offer to help make diapering and parenting just that much easier. Thanks as always for reading – see you next time!