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Cloth 101: Traveling with Cloth Diapers
January 26, 2014 10:36 am | by
Prepping Cloth Diapers

jjcole-swag-bagIt’s January, and if you’re like me, you’re dreaming of summer and the idea of a three-week beach vacation.  But if you live in the real world, the mere thought of an exotic beach vacation has to be scaled back into a small weekend getaway with your kids.

When it comes to traveling with children who wear cloth diapers, it’s really just as easy as traveling with children who don’t.  Only it takes a bit more planning and packing.

Here are a few tips to help you take your cloth diapers on the road:

1. ALWAYS bring a bumGenius wet bag or two.  This is essential, as you will be able to store 3-5 soiled diapers in your wet bag.  NEVER use plastic grocery bags.  I’ve heard horror stories about people keeping used cloth diapers in plastic grocery bags that are later mistaken for trash and thrown out.  Don’t lose part of your stash to something that can be avoided.  You can even tote diapers and wet clothes in a bumGenius Pail Liner if you need something larger than a wet bag.

2. Flip One-Size Diaper Covers and Flip Disposable Inserts make it easier.  Flip Disposable Inserts give parents more options when it comes to using cloth diapers on the go.  You can simply discard soiled Flip Disposable Inserts and replace your Flip cover with a new one.  You never have to worry about laundry or having enough clean diapers on hand.  And, in case you are worried about using anything disposable, Flip Disposable Inserts are free of harmful substances.

3. Plan for a laundry day.  If you know you will be away from home for more than a few days, scope out nearby laundry facilities.  Pack your detergent and make plans to wash your cloth diapers.

4. Ship items ahead.  Save some room in your suitcase and send any item from Cotton Babies to your destination.  You can also send items to a hotel.  Just be sure to alert the front desk.

5. Pack all the other necessities for traveling with a baby like sunscreen, toys, and a PeaPod.

6. Don’t forget the swim diaper! bumGenius 5.0 covers without inserts double as swim diapers.  Read more here.

7. Don’t stress. I know that going anywhere with a little one takes some planning, but try not to get too consumed with cloth diapers that you miss what’s going on right in front of you.

8. When you return home after your vacation, don’t forget to bring in your wet bags and dirty cloth diapers.  Trust me, it’s not fun when you find a dirty cloth diaper in your backseat after you’ve been wondering what that weird odor was for weeks.


PS: If you’re taking cloth diapers on your trip, snap a picture for a chance to win!  Just include your location and hashtags #CBTravel and #lovemyclothdiapers, then post it to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

About the Author

Brittney is a social media coordinator for Cotton Babies. She has three sisters, loves pizza and enjoys listening to obscure bands no one has heard of. Outside of posting on the Cotton Babies Facebook and Instagram pages, she babysits a few cloth diaper-wearing kids and likes playing with her dogs.


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