Monday, November 4, 2013

Traveling with Cloth: Everyday Outings

This morning, a sweet customer (shout out to Samantha!) asked me if I found it difficult to travel while using cloth diapers. My answer was...in general, NO! But, it got me thinking. What are some things I wish I had known? I think I'll break this down into two posts: everyday traveling and vacations.

First up, everyday traveling:



1. Buy a good wet bag. I can't stress this enough. When you're purchasing a wet bag, it's worth it to spend a bit more and get a high-quality product. Sub-par wet bags will leak or stink (or both), which does not make for fun travels. Here at MSDC, we HIGHLY recommend Planet Wise. They're sturdy and well-made, work great at keeping in smells and leaks, AND...they're super cute! Can't go wrong there. I recommend a medium wet bag for every day outings.

2. Bring your wipes along. It's so much easier to throw dirty wipes into your wet bag (versus trying to find a separate trash can). You can read my post about cloth wipes here. For everyday outings, you could either: a) store wet wipes in a plastic or reusable baggie (a small wet bag works great) OR b) bring dry wipes and a spritzer/thermos/bottle of water along.

3. Try out disposable liners. I've never used these personally, but lots of people say this makes traveling with cloth much simpler! Simply lay this liner inside baby's diaper, and throw away (or flush) when soiled. This eliminates the dunking and storing of poop. Flip also offers disposable inserts, which I've heard are very handy for travel.

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In general, using cloth while out and about is pretty simple. Once cloth diapers feel natural to you, you'll be comfortable using them just about anywhere! What are YOUR tips for everyday outings with cloth???