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Traveling with Cloth Diapers
September 28, 2018 2:19 pm | by
Tips for traveling with cloth diapers

I’ve found that the longer I use cloth diapers, the more resistant I am to buying disposable diapers. Several weeks ago, my family had some traveling to do. First, we spent Labor Day weekend at my sister-in-law’s lake house. Then, we drove from the Midwest to Destin, Florida. I thought this would be a great time to use Flip disposable inserts full-time.

Traveling with little ones can be daunting, but making plans in advance helped to keep things running smoothly.

As much as I love my baby’s cloth diapers, I wanted to enjoy a carefree vacation and that didn’t involve hauling a bunch of diapers around and keeping tracking of dirty diapers. I could have easily bought some disposable diapers, but I really didn’t want to. I prefer the look of a cloth diaper and didn’t want disposables creeping into my vacation photos(signs of a diehard cloth diaper mom!). I truly am an advocate for cloth diapers and it makes me happy when strangers see them and want to learn more. Luckily, we already use Flip diaper covers, so I just needed to grab some Flip disposable inserts.

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Traveling with Flip Disposables

For the long car rides, I packed a portable diaper changing station. It included a changing pad, wipes, extra Flip covers, Flip disposable inserts, diaper rash cream (just in case- though we never used it), hand sanitizer, an outing wet bag, and a roll of my dog’s poop bags. It all fit nicely in a travel cosmetics bag.

We drive a minivan, so I put the changing pad down and changed him on the floor of the van. I dropped the used inserts and wipes into the dog poop bags and tossed them in the nearest trashcan. The car ride was actually very easy.

Once we arrived, we maintained a similar setup. For the poopy diapers, we got pretty lucky and most of it stayed on the insert. For the messier ones, I let the cover soak in the toilet before making its way to the wet bag. We were fortunate that we had access to laundry on both trips.

Would I do it again?

Yes, absolutely. With the Flip disposable inserts, we experienced no leaks. I was still able to enjoy our cute prints and colors. As a bonus, we had less to bring back than we brought, so there was room for fun souvenirs. Flip covers with disposable inserts was a great way to continue using my cloth diapers even while on vacation.


Tips for making travel easier with Flip diapers

About the Author

Julia joined Cotton Babies in 2016 as Executive Assistant to Jenn Labit. She’s the proud mama to a toddler and a baby. She and her husband also have 2 dogs, a cat, a turtle and a pet fish. Julia is a diehard Cardinals fan who loves spending time with her family, shopping, crafting, and binge-watching “The Office.”


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