Packing a "cloth diaper" bag for the Minnesota State Fair!

Posted by Bert on 8/29/2013 to Cloth Diaper How-To

I'm headed to the State Fair...with cloth diapers!

minnesota,fair,cloth diapers Tomorrow I embark on an adventure; a summer tradition here in Minnesota, a celebration of everything agriculture and every fried. This “thing” why it’s the Minnesota State Fair! It’s been a hot one this week in Minnesota and it’s not that liveable dry heat either. It’s humid so while the temperature gage may say 90* the humidity makes it feel like 105* (and that was just on Monday). I was thinking about being lazy and taking disposables for my two year old daughter to use, however, since it’s going to be hot and sticky I’m going for cloth diapers instead. I mean I hated wearing disposable menstrual pads before I started using tampons in the heat and humidity. (By the way…Yuck! I’m a big fan of reusable menstrual cups now and would never use a tampon again.) I’m certain that it’s extremely uncomfortable to use disposable diapers in the heat. Itchy…scratchy…no airflow to get through. No thank you! Here’s my diaper bag list for our trip to the “great Minnesota get together.” minnesota,state fair,cloth diapers

What will I pack in my diaper bag?

Disposable Liners – I love these guys when I’m out and about. If baby has a dirty diaper I can simply plop the flushable liner and its dirtiness into a toilet and flush it away. It’s really easy and there shouldn’t be any swishing involved (although you never know, with all of that greasy food).

Wet Bag – Since my daughter’s two years old I am not going to need to change her as frequently as I would have had to change her one year and a half ago, so the size of the < ahref="/planet-wise-wet-bag-small.html">wet bag for my purposes is on the small size. Think about it being compact so it can easily fit in your stroller or diaper bag.

All-in-Ones – I love all-in-one diapers when I’m out and about because they have everything rolled into one. As a general rule they’re not bulky and they have everything that you need in a diaper right there…together.

Presoaked Wipes and Wipes Case – I love using wipes solutions that allow me to presoak my wipes before using them and storing in a wipes bag. The other method is spritzing the wipe at the diaper changing but who has time to do that when you’re in the public restroom.

Easily Applied Diaper Rash Cream – I want something that’s small and can easily fit in my diaper bag. I also don’t want a rash cream or ointment that’s messy during application which is why I prefer sticks to creams for places that aren’t my home.

How do you pack your diaper bag for a big day out with your family?


Date 8/29/2013
Rachel N
I always make sure the wet bag I pack has a snap handle so it can hang off the stroller. I also bring some extra dry wipes just in case I run out since it's easy to find water to wet them if you need.
Date 8/30/2013
Kim Hendricks
We only own prefolds & covers, so that is what we take everywhere, unless I'm being lazy and then I do disposibles for a day out. I justify that the cloth diapers have more than paid for themselves, so a day in disposibles now & then is fine!
Date 9/6/2013
Maggie Martin
I just fold a bunch of flats. Wet some wipes and stick them in the wipe pouch. Throw in some covers. Make sure I have my wetbag. Put in a few snacks. Bring a blanket. That's about it! :D
Date 2/26/2014
Bonnie Ward
Using a stick like EcoSprout's "The Coconut Stick" is a great idea! Enter to win one here:
Date 5/21/2014
Great information! Thank you. The idea of traveling with CD seems harder than it really is.
Date 5/26/2015
katie m
This is a great list, can't wait to travel with our cloth diapers for vacation.

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