Monday, November 21, 2011

Cloth Diapering on the go? Packing your diaper bag is easy!

You want to use your cloth diapers on the go but how do you pack your diaper bag? Here’s a peek into my diaper bag to help you with yours.
First you’ll want to presoak your cloth wipes with your wipes’ solution so that you can put them in your traveling case. I make my wipes’ solution in a clean bowl, soak the wipes and then put the solution back in my spray bottle so that I don’t waste anything.
Next wring out the wipes a little bit so they aren’t sopping wet in the case. Place them back into the case for later use when you’re out and about.
You’ll need a wet bag in your diaper bag so that you have a place to put the wet or dirty diaper and the used wipes.
And you cannot forget the cloth diaper! That would be quite the mess, wouldn’t it?

See, easy as pie and it doesn’t take up THAT much room.  What do you pack in your cloth diapering diaper bag?

Elizabeth (aka Bert) Anderson married her college sweetheart in 2005, and started her journey into motherhood in 2008 with the birth of her son.  She started blogging in 2009 as a way to keep track of her thoughts on being a first time mom, especially her struggle with postpartum depression, and as a way of reaching out to other moms who are struggling with the same things.  This June, Bert had another first in her motherhood travels - a little girl!  Even though she's newly a mother of two, Bert maintains that no matter how many children you have you will always be a "first time mom" because there's a first time for everything!  Visit her blog, at FTM. Bert is a contributor for She Thinks Media.


RaeO said...

Mine is similar, but I like to keep sposie wipes as well as a roll of those dog-poo plastic bags in my diaper bag. That way, if I forget my wipes or wetbag (which I always seem to forget the wetbag), then I have those things as backups. Sposie wipes dry out after awhile though if the package is open, so that is annoying.

JLBrown said...

With a very little one still, I keep a spare change of clothes (or two), an extra receiving blanket, a nursing cover, BIBS and BURP RAGS because she is quite the spitter-upper... and OF COURSE! the diapers, wipes, wet-bag, and changing pad! I also keep hand sanitizer for after the changes just in case. Mommy usually has a snack in there as well.

JLBrown said...

I have a big spitter, so most of my diaper bag is extra bibs and burp rags... I also keep a spare change of clothes (or two), a receiving blanket, a nursing cover / swaddle blanket, and OF COURSE the diapers, wipes, wet bag and changing pad. I also keep hand sanitizer for after the changes if needed. Mommy usually keeps a snack for herself in there as well.

Jill said...

This is my 2nd go round and our holidays/on the go is always a 'long time away'....I have a newborn, so I just pack a wet wipe in a case on the outer pocket of the bag for easy access and pack the rest dry inside the bag and a large wetbag (or two) depending on how long we'll be gone. that helps especially if you have an older child who could get carsick, have an accident, dirty their clothes with cranberry sauce, etc. to have an extra bag. I just recently thought to leave an extra 'sleep sack' in the diaper bag at all times, and just forget about extra outfits. babies are always cute, no matter what they are wearing. (just buy a sweatsuit in current or next size and leave it in your car for bigger kids)... diapers of course the cutest ones for the holiday, a nose bulb, burp cloth or blanket (multipurpose for covering, wiping up, laying down for diaper changes, etc), and always take 2 more diapers than you think you will need plus one in your glovebox. take the EASIEST diapers for the holiday, too. AIOs, etc. Wash ALL your diapers the night before if you are traveling, to make sure that a. you have enough and b. that there's nothing hanging out for a few days if you'll be gone. If you're paranoid, take some baby tylenol with you, but in general, simple is best, don't over pack, and try to use the multi-use items as much as possible.

Julie said...

4 or 5 pocket diapers, a fleece liner, a prefold, 4 wipes that have been wet with plain water, a cup, a bag of snacks, a small toy or 2, and a spare change of clothes. I'm not a big planned ahead of time type of person, and so even though I might INTEND to only go down the street to the library, it can (and often does) turn into "oh it's a nice day out and I just don't want to go home right now". I've been known to spontaneously spend the night at friend's houses or just spend the whole day walking around, so my diaper bag is always packed and ready to go with these things in mind.

Julie said...

4 or 5 pocket diapers, 3 or 4 wipes wet with plain water, a prefold, a fleece liner, a medium wet bag, a change of clothes, 1 or 2 small toys, a cup, and a snack. I'm a spontaneous person, and so my diaper bag is always packed, because often I can leave the house with the intention of being gone for maybe an hour or two, and before I know it, things have happened that I end up spending the night at a friends or going downtown to spend the whole day out.

Jena said...

I keep a little Tupperware container of organic coconut oil in my diaper bag, in case she starts showing signs of rash.

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