Thursday, June 3, 2010

Traveling with Cloth Diapers

My family is about to depart on a long vacation, but does that mean that we won't be using cloth? Nope! I am dragging our whole load of cloth diapers with us. However, there are four things I consider essentials when traveling with cloth diapers:

PlanetWise Hanging Wet/Dry Bag - This large bag is perfect for traveling with cloth. The front dry pocket can be used for clean diapers and wipes. Then, the wet section of the bag can be used for dirty diapers. The entire bag can be hung by the handles on a doorknob or even a hanger in the closet.

ImseVimse Flushable Diaper Liners - When away from my diaper sprayer, I want to be sure I have an easy way to get soiled diapers clean. I love using these flushable liners that make clean-up as simple as turning the diaper over above the toilet.

Cloth Diaper Detergent - It is so easy to forget the detergent, but I do not want to scramble in a place I don't know. We always bring our Rockin' Green Detergent because I know it works well in any machine.

Cloth Wipes - Especially on the road, it is easy to forget how convenient cloth wipes really are when using cloth diapers. Just add dirty wipes to your dirty wet bag.

A few other traveling tips and tricks I have learned along the way:
  • If you are flying on an airline, Southwest and JetBlue let bags fly free, so the extra bag of diapers doesn't add to your luggage costs. Not traveling on a bags-fly-free airline? Stuff your bag full of cloth diapers inside the bag with your child's car seat. Car seats fly free on all airlines.
  • When on the road, it can sometimes be difficult to change your child as often. Be sure to add extra absorbency to all diapers by adding diaper doublers or double stuffing. Some of our favorite road trip diapers are Rumparooz One Size Cloth Diapers with their super absorbent 6g soaker inserts.
  • Oftentimes the hardest part of traveling with cloth diapers is getting yourself psyched up to do it. Once you have tried it, you will find out what works for you and your family, and before you know it, you won't even question bringing your cloth diapers with you!
Do you have any questions or concerns about traveling with cloth diapers? Post them below or email me directly. Happy Diapering!

Sara, Diaper Daisy
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  1. Do you put your cloth wipes in a solution,do you bring a spray bottle, or do you do something else?

  2. We just went camping for our 3 day weekend and I took are bg stash of GroBabys! I was so glad I did. It wasn't a hassle at all. I ended up washing a few of them by hand and hanging them up to make sure we didn't run out of clean ones. It was great not to have to go out and buy a pack of sposies jstfor the trip. Saved us more money for fun stuff:)



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