Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Traveling with Cloth Diapers

I'm participating in the Cloth Diapering Bloggers' Carnival today.  The topic is traveling with cloth diapers.  To go read other posts about traveling with cloth go here

This past weekend was the first time I have ever been brave enough to travel with cloth diapers.  We have cloth diapered from about the time my daughter was born and been on a few trips, but I had always taken disposables.  This time I really didn't want to spend the money on a package of disposables.  Those suckers are expensive.

Since this was just going to be a short trip and wouldn't require any washing I figured it was a safe time to try it out.  I had just enough diapers to make it and wash immediately when I got home, barring any unforeseen events.  It went pretty well.  I should have planned better as far as having a big enough bag to put dirty diapers in and a deodorizer, but still not a deal breaker.

Overall, I really liked traveling with my cloth diapers.  I hate having to use disposables when I know they are so bad for my baby, my wallet, and the environment.  I'm sure there will still be trips where we switch to disposable, but traveling with cloth diapers is now an option also.  The trip went so well, I think I will be brave and try to take our cloth diapers when we go to Colorado at Christmas.  We usually go for a week, so that trip will require washing diapers.  I will have to get my grandma to agree to let me use her washing machine first.

My advice for traveling with cloth:
1. Plan ahead so you have enough diapers or somewhere to wash them. Also make sure you save enough space, since they are a little bulkier than disposables.
2. Bring a big enough wetbag/pail liner.
3. Don't forget to bring a pail deodorizer.
4. Liners would be awesome for traveling.


Melissa said...

I agree with all your tips! I really need to get a bigger wetbag.

Jackie at 3littleones said...

I also agree w/ your tips! (although i havent been braave enough to try cloth while traveling yet - lol!). Good for you for doing it - that is awesome!!! sposies are so expensive!