Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Cloth Diapering on the road??

A lot of people think we're crazy for cloth diapering at all much less when we go on trips.  But I actually have a (possibly irrational) fear of using disposables especially when we travel!  I'm afraid that they will leak, I don't know what to do with the dirty ones when we're on the road, and I just really don't trust them at all.  Yes, I'm crazy, but I'm ok with that.

So how exactly do we manage to cloth diaper while driving over 1300 miles in 4 days?  Well, we're organized...really organized...

First, I have a bucket for diapers and clothes.  We took an assortment of BumGenius AIOs, Rumparooz, Smartipants, Fuzzibunz, Flips and HuggaBunz along with extra Blueberry inserts and hemp doublers and a Imse Vimse swim diaper. Under the pirate towel are his clothes and swim suits.

Second, a basket with wipes (cloth and *gasp* disposable), foaming wipe solution, pail powder, a sample packet of Rockin' Green Hard Rock and a few extras.

Third, we take two FABULOUS Planet Wise hanging wet/dry bags.

Since we stayed with family for part of the trip we simply did laundry there which made things a lot easier.  I took one of our Pressa Drying Hangers from IKEA which is great because it's small and compact but works really well for diapers!

I really do think that cloth diapering anywhere is very doable!  If you haven't tried it, you should really give it a shot on your next road trip.  If you're nervous you can always take disposable back ups, but it really isn't as hard as you may think...and just think, if you don't buy that pack or two of disposables you can put the money towards a dinner out or a night at the movies!


Cindy @ This Adventure, Our Life said...

We totally also cloth diaper on any trip so far that we have taken!!! We also do pack cloth and disposable wipes...Good job, and well organized!!

Becky said...

We used disposable diapers on two trips. The first time was a NIGHTMARE! The second was because we were traveling overseas and we were going to be gone for 2 weeks and didn't really know what the laundering situation would be. We've traveled A LOT and have never had trouble cloth diapering on the road.