Travel sizes and sample sizes are often the way that we get to know a product before we buy it. Then you move on to buying the full size bottles or products.
However there are several reasons that keeping samples on hand makes sense and can save the day when you're in need.
When might travel and sample sizes come in handy?
Having a sample or two of your favorite bottom balm or rash remedy in the diaper bag is essential. Should you need to share your bottom balm with a friend you'll have a handy sample you can give them and won't risk sharing any contaminants in the event that you or they are concerned.
You also never know when you're packing your diaper bag if you'll forget to pack your rash remedy or bottom balm. Not everyone can afford to have a full size in the bag at all times and one at home.
Samples are also perfect for travel. Sample cloth diaper detergents keeping you from having to take an opened bag of detergent with you or from having to place your detergent in a container suitable for travel. No one wants to risk the detergent breaking open or spilling out.
If you know you'll only need to wash cloth diapers one or two times while away then small samples of detergents like Eco Sprout Soap, which can wash 2-4 loads, make perfect sense!
So, next time you've got some samples or the opportunity to acquire some, consider growing a little stash that you can keep for emergencies or to make traveling easier. I promise, you'll love keeping them around!
Do any of you already use sample sizes in this way or do you keep multiple full sizes for use instead?
Jessica Alba Diapers Date 5/30/2013
have gone through the blog and found useful baby diapers and feeding bottle. Thanks to share the post!
Gabrielle Date 5/31/2013
Since we're taking our first trip on a few weeks to visit great-grandmothers on the other side of the state, this has inspired me to take detergent & Dr.Bronner's in travel-sized containers for the weekend
Kelly Buck Date 5/31/2013
Samples and travel sizes are the best for on the go. They don't take up too much space in the diaper bag or car. Love them!
Talia Date 5/31/2013
I use sample sizes to test out new products when I get them for free (ha!), but mostly I use full-size products.
nicole barr Date 5/31/2013
I use sample sizes of cj's butter in my diaper bag. It has lasted months of on the go before needing to be refilled from my stash at home. A little goes a loong way. I also stash samples of disposable breast pads just in case.
Michelle Lee Date 6/1/2013
I love sample sizes for the diaper bag! And it's a great way to try out new products too.
Kim Hendricks Date 6/1/2013
We use trial sizes in the diaper bag because they take up less room and on trips because they are much easier to pack! I also love when you get a trial size for free because free is always good & a great way to try something out without wasting money!
Rachel N Date 6/1/2013
I didn't know that grovia magic stick had a trial size, I love that stuff! I take trial size rockin green samples when we go camping, it is perfect.
Miranda Carpenter Date 6/2/2013
I keep samples in my diaper bag all the time! I love giving them to friends or being able to show them off... And that way I have more space for diapers :D that way I also don't have to worry about them spilling in the diaper bags... sometimes I just wish u could buy more sample sizes of things!
Leela Date 6/2/2013
I keep a trial size of CJs butter in the diaper bag and have amassed a small bundle of sample detergents that I plan to take when I go visit my parents next month.
Sarah Hayes Date 6/3/2013
thats a great way to use the travel size detergent I have. never even though about using it for travel! Ill start saving them for that :) and the samples of rash cream is perfect for travel. I love getting those
Vicki Hall Date 6/3/2013
I love trial and sample sizes for my diaper bag. They also come in handy for camping. We don't have a lot of storage room on our camper.
Chelsea Date 6/4/2013
Definitely need to get some trial sizes for travel soon!
Laura Date 6/5/2013
We do this :) We take the mini CJ's BUTTers in the diaper bags and some boogie wipes.
Melissa C. Date 6/5/2013
I love it when retailers send a detergent sample (usually Bumgenius or Tiny Bubbles) with my order so I can save them for our frequent travels!
sarah Date 6/6/2013
Super clever, I'll definitely be hanging onto sample sizes for the diaper bag!
liz covington Date 2/2/2014
Great idea! I use sample sized cjs as baby shower gift add ons!
Laurie P Date 4/7/2014
Love love love sample sized products. Until my baby was 7 months old, we had a serious supply of samples, enough to not have to buy full size products for a long while. We got to learn about what we like best, what worked best, and try stuff we never knew about. We now have our favorites on hand. Still have lots of samples for the diaper bags...
Yolanda Flores Date 5/14/2014
My daughter plans on using cloth diapers; thanks for all the great advice!
Megan Wesley Date 10/14/2014
I never thought about taking the sample sized items with me when traveling, but it makes total sense! Small and compact they can easily fit in the diaper bag or suitcase. Plus they are just enough to get whatever job done without the extra weight or space!