That was enough to make me not want to travel with cloth again.
So why attempt this again three years later? Chalk it up to experience and confidence.
Here’s what I’m packing for my trip:
- Cloth diapers – (um, duh! I did have to state the obvious though!) I have pockets but I’ve recently gotten a few AI2/3’s and a fitted diaper. I think I’m going to bring 15 of my 27 diapers with. I love the idea of bringing a few inserts and covers with you when you travel. You should be able to reuse a cover for up to two days as long as the fecal matter stays off of it. It’s less to pack which is why I think it’d be a great diaper to take with you on the road.
- Liners – To help lessen the nastiness of swishing the diaper in the toilet I’m going to use flushable liners. Or if you want to cut on costs and you have some old fleece blankets laying around that you don’t want any more you could cut those into liners and use them. They’re smaller than the diapers so it’s easier to swish. Swish, swish, and swish.
- Detergent – I use EcoSprout so I’ll be bringing that with me so I can do laundry.
- Large Wet Bag – I need something to store the diapers in when they’re wet and/or dirty.
- Cloth Wipes and Solution – I love Knickernappies’ Baby Bum Drops and since I’m going to be away for about five days I think I can get away with only bringing one drop with me. I’ll fill a wipes container full of my cloth wipes and then use those while I’m away.
Are you travelling with your fluff? What do you pack?
This post was previously published on the I Love Cloth Diapers Blog.
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.