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Cloth Diaper Tip Tuesday: Traveling with Cloth Diapers

Posted by Becca on 3/5/2013 to Cloth Diaper How-To

Whether it's a quick trip to the grocery store or a road trip to the in-laws, it is possible to travel without having to dish out money for paper diapers. There are just three things you need to keep in mind as you do so:

  1. Luggage space
  2. Easy changes
  3. Washing facilities

Space is a big thing to keep in mind, especially if you're limited by the amount of luggage you can fit in your car or take onto an airplane. You should definitely try to take your trimmest diapers along. Flat diapers, or certain pockets and AIOs such as Grovia's One Size AIOs are perfect for this. If you're fond of a specific pocket diaper, you can always switch out chubbier pocket inserts for trimmer ones if you're really keen on bringing a specific brand along. Lots of hemp inserts are unbelievably trim while maintaining super absorbency and make pocket diapers trimmer. Basically, though, the trimmer your diapers are, the less space they'll take up in your diaper bag and/or luggage and the more of them you can take along with you.

Secondly, you need to keep in mind that while traveling, you may not be in control of where you end up changing your baby, so you'll want to pick something that's quick and easy. Pockets and AIO diapers are the seemingly obvious choice for quick and easy changes, but that doesn't mean that they're your only option. Flat diapers or prefolds pre-stuffed into a Thirsties or Flip cover go on just as quickly. Honestly, a quick and easy diaper change is less about the type of diaper you use and more about grabbing what is most comfortable for you. Diaper systems such as Flip or G-diapers are specifically designed for these types of situations, as both of them come with either cloth or disposable inserts so if you have some of them in your stash, you might want to take them along.

Finally, try to check out the washing facilities of your destination before you leave. If you're staying with friends or family, make sure that they're okay with allowing you to wash cloth diapers in their machines. If you're in a hotel, check ahead to see if they have laundry facilities. You might find yourself in a situation where you'll be hand-washing, in which case flat diapers might be the way to go. Or, there may be no place to wash at all, which means that you’ll have to take enough diapers to last throughout the duration of your stay, if that's possible. In any case, knowing how you'll be able to clean your diapers while away is key to successful planning.

Of course, in addition to bringing your diapers, you'll need to remember your accessories as well. Make sure you have pins and snappis on hand if necessary, and that you've grabbed a travel case of your favorite cloth wipes as well. In addition grab your cloth diaper safe rash cream as well as a couple of wet bags (large and small) and a small container of your favorite cloth diaper laundry detergent. I have also found that disposable diaper liners are a great idea for trips because they make poop disposal much easier than trying scrape or dump poop into toilets not previously armed with a diaper sprayer.

Granted, just because you use cloth diapers doesn't mean that you have to stick with them when traveling. It is a nice convenience to be able to buy disposables in a pinch. But if the idea of wasting your money on paper goods is just too much to bear, then know that traveling with cloth is possible.

Comments

266 Comments

Rebecca
Date: 5/1/2013
I've only traveled w/ cloth within the US -- between 6 and 12 hour drives and we always do cloth w/ no problems
Patricia Lopez
Date: 5/1/2013
We've only traveled to the beach and it was easy peasy ;)
Bella Ayers
Date: 5/1/2013
I travled last year(going to again this year) back home for my sons first birthday and we clothed the whole 2 weeks we were there and on the 12 hour plane ride. It was just as easy as disposables only cheaper;)
Djem
Date: 5/1/2013
We do everyday type traveling with cloth but extended trips like over the weekend or when we have to fly, we use disposables.
Erin B.
Date: 5/1/2013
I have yet to travel since we started using cloth, but I would make it work if I needed to!
Helen McFarland
Date: 5/1/2013
We traveled home with them but never at a hotel. Thry are still easier than sposies!
Kristin
Date: 5/1/2013
I have traveled soooo many times with my three. Depending on the trip... Sometimes we travel with our regular dipes, sometimes the hybrid. I love all the questions I get from fellow passengers!!
Crystal A
Date: 5/1/2013
I've only traveled with cloth once. I think a cover like flip and disposable inserts is easiest.
Tiffany K
Date: 5/1/2013
Yes, I've traveled with cloth before. When my 2nd was 3 weeks old we flew to my parents with my 19 MO also in cloth. We washed a lot! But the southern sun was awesome for quick dry times and stain-free diapers.
Brandi
Date: 5/1/2013
Only traveling I have ever done is day today.....library, zoo, parks etc....
Leticia
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't traveled with CD's yet. I'm flying to GA on Friday but was nervous about it.
Nicole Barr
Date: 5/1/2013
Traveling with cloth for the first time this weekend! wish me luck!
Tanya P
Date: 5/1/2013
Haven't travelled with baby yet but when we go away in Sept I plan on bringing cloth.
Megan Koren
Date: 5/1/2013
I've only traveled with cloth for short day trips, but that'll change this summer when we go on vacation!
alycia Schuler
Date: 5/1/2013
Normally use flip diapers with either disposible inserts or i used prefolds for inserts. We always use liners so i wash them out at night then just hang dry them like normal.
Bekah
Date: 5/1/2013
My best tip would be to take flushable liners with you, so there's less poo mess to deal with (and to sit around in your wet bag...especially important for car travel!)
Heather Anne Hendricksen
Date: 5/1/2013
We traveled with cloth to NJ (from NC) and back for a 5-day vacation. We were staying at my mother-in-love's house and I used her washer/dryer. I ended up hand washing some because her HE didn't get the poop out like ours does! haha! But it worked and everything was fine!
Jill S
Date: 5/1/2013
yes I've done short day trips only but will be doing a 4 day stint this summer so we'll need to find a laundromat at about day 2 to get things clean!
Kalista parenti
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't traveled yet with cloth but we are planning a vacation and I plan on using the grovia inserts or flip. I'm not sure if our hotel will have a washer.
christine k.
Date: 5/1/2013
we travel with cloth to see family. longest has been 4 days. we take a few hanging pails and use one for dirty laundry, the other for diapers. we keep a few extra wetbags around for any daytime trips and the trip down and back home. I just use a double-stuffed (night time) diaper for the trip there and back to make sure we don't have a wet carseat :)
Megan
Date: 5/1/2013
We have traveled with our cloth a few times, its not that bad! I make sure everything is washed before we leave so I can manage as long as I can without doing laundry.
Jill S
Date: 5/1/2013
yes I've done short day trips only but will be doing a 4 day stint this summer so we'll need to find a laundromat at about day 2 to get things clean!
Nicole S.
Date: 5/1/2013
Haven't tried it yet with my 3 month old but have been thinking about it!
Steven W
Date: 5/1/2013
I have never traveled with cloth diapers, but when I do, I'll feel more prepared than with disposable.
Christine
Date: 5/1/2013
We have used cloth diapers while camping. Prefolds and covers were super easy to wash and care for! Totally worth the extra bag in the car!
Becky Noll
Date: 5/1/2013
I traveled 6 hours away for a weekend. Cloth took a little more to plan for (just the wetbag) and I was worried about driving back with "the smell" but there was none. It worked great!
Kristen B
Date: 5/1/2013
We haven't traveled with cloth yet but will be a lot this summer so were looking into tips, tricks & the easiest thing to use. kenyonsmomma(at)yahoo(dot)com
Ashley Norman
Date: 5/1/2013
I have traveled everywhere an still used cloth went to Alaska and found cloth easier to use while traveling no need to find a trash can !
Adrienne
Date: 5/1/2013
We did a road trip when DD was a newborn. Started with sposies and she had a massive blow-out. Switched to cloth a few hours into the trip. We love cloth for road trips when I can wash, but use sposies for short trips when washing would be a pain.
Hope
Date: 5/1/2013
We haven't traveled yet-no baby until June-but our first trip will be to the beach! Thankfully, there's a washer in the condo and lots of save in the car to pack whatever we need.
kate B
Date: 5/1/2013
I traveled a couple of times to the coast using cloth.. week - 10 day trip. It was no problem
Jessica
Date: 5/1/2013
We're considering traveling with cloth this summer on our trip to see family (total round trip time just under 48 hours). We'll have to see how much access we could have to the washer/dryer before we really start planning.
Rachal Yoder
Date: 5/1/2013
I use cloth when we visit my husband's family in PA. It's a 6 1/2 hour trip... :) It takes some planning but so far it has gone very well. We have a 3 week trip planned this summer and I am trying to figure out if there is anyway to use my cloth diapers...we'll be on the road a lot and don't know where I can do laundry. So sad. :(
Hannah Peterson
Date: 5/1/2013
Haven't traveled for more than a day trip yet. Good tips though!
Elizabeth
Date: 5/1/2013
Thanks! I'm about to travel for a month with cloth (12 hour flight I'm not looking forward to) and I didn't even think about the liners.
Jennifer Marohn
Date: 5/1/2013
When we traveled last summer, I had decided to use paper diapers while we were away. I missed my cloth so much, that I ended up buying some at Once Upon a Child, and using those for the rest of the trip. Washing was the hardest part. If I had to do it again, I think I'll just take an afternoon and find a laundry mat.
Elizabeth Hernandez
Date: 5/1/2013
Tina
Date: 5/1/2013
I've used cloth while away, but never actually traveled using cloth (in the car or on the plane). It's just easier to use disposables while away in general for us!
Doni Lauk
Date: 5/1/2013
We traveled to Canada for a couple weeks in December. Since we were staying with family, we were able to wash there, which was nice. Another thing to keep in mind while traveling is that the water where you are going may differ from what you are used to. Similarly, the machine will most likely be different. If you can, try to come up with a plan beforehand. I used less detergent than normal because here we have hard water, whereas where we traveled to has soft water.
Jackie Pepe
Date: 5/1/2013
When we have travelled with our little girl, I've found that the best by far is Flip covers with microfiber inserts. They're easy to flat pack and then we only have inserts to wash-not too many covers! It makes things a lot easier, especially If I have to pack enough for the entire trip! Xoxo Jackie
Tabitha
Date: 5/1/2013
I have just started cloth diapering , I ave had the chance to travel with them but my baby slept lastnight first the fire time in them lastnight
Kristin Hurff
Date: 5/1/2013
We use the flip diapers/trainers. We have traveled 8 hrs to NC and used cloth the entire trip. I had the flip disposables just in case but, we had no need to use them. It was super easy I dumped the inserts into a bag and took care of washing when we got to the inlaws and then did the same for the return trip home.
Kira
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't YET! But we plan on it soon! 900 miles to be exact! Lol
kristin carman
Date: 5/1/2013
We traveled with our son when he was five weeks old and cloth diapered. We're getting ready to move to Texas and plan to travel again with it! Cloth is so much better than trash pants!
Carrie miller
Date: 5/1/2013
We've traveled with our gdiapers before and it was easier then I thought it would be. Not sure I'd be brave enough to go with total cloth on a trip that was longer then a weekend unless it was to my mother in laws such I know I could wash there.
Madison Crow
Date: 5/1/2013
I have flown a lot with my son. The first time we flew he was 3 months. It is always between Alaska and Alabama for us! In a little under a week I am flying by myself with him from Alaska to Alabama and I'm a little nervous!!! Cloth diapering is no big deal! Just put it in the wet bag like always :)
Alyssa DiGeronimo
Date: 5/1/2013
I'm pregnant with my first but I plan on traveling with cloth when we go camping
Katherine S.
Date: 5/1/2013
I've only taken my son on short trips in cloth. I plan on taking him out more as he gets older and we will stick with cloth.
Kerry
Date: 5/1/2013
Yes! I have traveled with cloth. My family and I traveled from VA to Toronto, Ontario. Before we left, we were thinking if we should or just buy some disposable inserts. Turns out the way we were traveling, we wouldn't be away from a washer for more than three days! If worst came to worst I would have bought disposable inserts.
lisa benfield
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't traveled with cloth but will be this summer! I think that using a disposable diaper liner will be easier on the go for sure.
Robin Martin
Date: 5/1/2013
I did a 2 week cross country move from Washington State to Virginia cloth diapering not one, but 2 babies! We kept them in a medium sized zippered wetbag, and made sure to wash twice a week at hotel's. Quite a few hotels were very impressed that "young mom's" cloth diapered now a days!
Bethany Brown
Date: 5/1/2013
I traveled to Michigan from Arizona while using cloth. Even changed a cloth butt in an airplane bathroom!
Jennifer Nishizaki
Date: 5/1/2013
Road tripped from Southern California to Seattle last summer with a 4 1/2 month old!! Used our GroVia covers and biosoakers to great success, except for the time she slept 6 hours and was wet up to her neck!!!
Lisa
Date: 5/1/2013
We've only traveled with cloth diapers and haven't had a problem. But when we planned to cloth diaper, we figured we wouldn't be able use them while traveling. But it's super easy!
shelly van orden
Date: 5/1/2013
My trip with cloth was in August of last year. I took my two kids on an 8 hour road trip by myself (and will be doing so again this month). Both kids are still in diapers so we used our wet bag for the dirty diapers and thankfully in those 8 hours we didn't have poo ones. When we arrived, I waited until my bag of dirty diapers was full and washed them at my moms house. The worse part about it was having a separate suit case just for diapers. We went home after a week and it was over all a nice t
Jennifer
Date: 5/1/2013
I love using my cloth diapers! It's not that much harder than disposables, as long as you have a place to do laundry! I use prefolds with a DiaperRite cover, no pins or Snappis required. I bring a large wet bag for when I reach my destination, and a small one for the airplane. :)
Laraleigh M.
Date: 5/1/2013
I have never traveled with cloth but I do use it even when going out on a regular basis. No sposies here! :-)
Sophia Puerta
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't traveled very far yet but I always take our diaper right wet bag and per moistened wipes. We will be pcsing to California from Virginia and I plan on using grovia ai2 system with the bio soakers and tons of the covers. And our planet wise wet/dry bag :)
Becky
Date: 5/1/2013
I've only traveled with cloth when we were going somewhere for 2 days or less, so I didn't have to wash them somewhere other than at home. I have not been brave enough to attempt washing them in someone else's machine!
Amber Faires
Date: 5/1/2013
Yes I have traveled a few places with cloth. Nothing more than a 4 hours drive and only for a few days. I have yet to use disposables but I can see why many do while traveling. It's not always fun to have to carry a ton of diapers and worry about if you may need to wash them. I think Id certainly consider disposable inserts in the future if needed.
Nancy mendoza
Date: 5/1/2013
Since we started using CD we have gone on 2 5-6 day trips and they where not bad at all!! I took all my pocket diapers and covers in their own suitcase. I chose to take them all so I wouldn't worry about washing in someone else's house. I took my biggest wet bag and at the end of the night I would rinse every diaper and spray them with buncha stick solution and throw them in the wetbag. I kept them in the laundry room always open and they never smelled. The other great thing was that by the end
Marcie black
Date: 5/1/2013
Lol-I chickened out on an overnight camping trip with my kids recently. I will probably use a mix when we travel to visit the grandparents this summer. Or, maybe she will be miraculously potty-trained :)
Amber C
Date: 5/1/2013
We are leaving the house for the first time tomorrow with our cloth diapers (baby girl is 13 days old). We are also going on vacation in July and plan on taking our fluff with us! :)
Tracey Napolitano
Date: 5/1/2013
I've used cloth on trips before with success (trifolded prefolds in covers mostly), but when I do travel it tends to be for extended periods, so we usually do disposables in those situations now. I am always happy to get home to our fluffy cloth diapers of course! :)
Lesley Weeks
Date: 5/1/2013
We've only traveled once 2 hours away and we had no issues at all!
Ashleigh J.
Date: 5/1/2013
I've traveled several times with cloth. I do find that liners are very helpful when I don't have my sprayer. We typically stay with family or in a hotel where a washer and dryer are available.
Sheala
Date: 5/1/2013
I've been out all day with cloth 8+ hours. I have one of my captain's chairs folded down in our minivan and it's like a traveling changing station, love it! Hanging wet bag and a storage pouch on the back of the seat filled with all sorts of cloth must haves ;) Can't wait to try it out when we road trip this fall!
Lizz
Date: 5/1/2013
This is why I love flips! The disposable insert is great for plane rides. TSA was not happy opening a wet bag with dirty diapers the first time I flew while cd! . The second time I flew, I took a small carry on with all my diapers and a diaper bag with disposable inserts and toys.
Lynn RAMMAGE
Date: 5/1/2013
I have traveled with cloth on lots of road trips to visit family. I like covers and flats or prefolds because they are easy to wash and pack small.
Sarah S
Date: 5/1/2013
I have taken my children in cloth to do errands with me. I have made a couple wetbags that hold a few diapers. I take cloth to friends houses, church, etc. I have no problem changing a CD in the back of the car if there is no changing table somewhere. I am at the point where IF we ever do take a longer trip/vacation before our youngest is potty trained, we certainly could do just fine with cloth. I have the confidence for it now :)
Jessica Laing
Date: 5/1/2013
Never tried it before, but once baby is here in a couple of months we will sure give it a go! At least for short trips!
Elizabeth Hernandez
Date: 5/1/2013
I was surprised at how much easier traveling with cloth was than I originally thought. Invest in a sturdy travel wet bag and there is no issue!
Shannon
Date: 5/1/2013
I enjoy traveling with my cloth diapers. We've taken them to the beach and to Grandma's for Christmas.
meisha wilkins
Date: 5/1/2013
I travel everywhere with cloth diapers. I go to South FL, North FL, GA, Over the summer I plan on going to KY and maybe if I can save the money on a cruise. I love cloth diapers and HATE disposables. I used my only wet bag till it finally died and I still use it with a paper clip. LOL
Kristin
Date: 5/1/2013
I've never traveled using cloth. But I plan to when we go on vacation this summer :-)
Angie C
Date: 5/1/2013
We have never travelled far with cloth, so it will be am adventure for us! We will be making a trip this summer and baby will only be a couple of months old (we will be flying and staying at a hotel). We have no clue how to cloth diaper away from home and without access to a laundry facility that would allow cloth, but we will not be doing disposables. I'm determined to figure it out!
Tracey Napolitano
Date: 5/1/2013
I've used cloth on trips before with success (trifolded prefolds in covers mostly), but when I do travel it tends to be for extended periods, so we usually do disposables in those situations now. I am always happy to get home to our fluffy cloth diapers of course! :)
Jennifer Muldoon
Date: 5/1/2013
Traveled at 4-5 weeks and I think we used gdiapers. It was only an overnight. Going for 5 days tomorrow and I think I'll do gs again b/c staying with friends and I'll be at a conference for no time for laundry...
Monica Austin
Date: 5/1/2013
I've never traveled with cloth, but we're camping this summer so we 'll see how it goes!
Katie Williamson
Date: 5/1/2013
We almost always travel with cloth! DH and I won a trip to CA, we live in SC, our second son was about 4 months old and breast fed so he was along for the trip. :) I took flips and flats. I hand washed covers as needed and did a simple flat fold. I brought a big wet bag and just stuffed it all back into a big pocket in the suitcase and washed when we got home. We were gone less than 72 hours. It worked beautifully!
Angela
Date: 5/1/2013
I've yet to travel with cloth, but I may be doing so in a couple of weeks. I still have to check if our hotel has laundry facilities!
Nichole Gibson
Date: 5/1/2013
We have a week away with one in cloth several times...and weekends away with two in diapers. With two in diapers I have found I prefer prefolds or flats and covers...at least with my youngest and pockets or AIO's for my tot.
Lauren Armitage
Date: 5/1/2013
We haven't traveled yet but I am prepared to try it with cloth. As a back up I purchased some disposable inserts for our Flip covers just in case. I hope to still have the same pack when she is potty training. We shall see!!! :)
Rachael Brenneis
Date: 5/1/2013
We did a lot of traveling last year and I only used disposables on the plane rides over to Hawaii and back. Looking back I think we would have been fine using cloth 100% of the time. We also did a road trip up to NYC. Boston, and Philadelphia and only used cloth. Luckily we stayed mostly in rental homes with full sized washer and dryers.
Alex Fisher
Date: 5/1/2013
We traveled with our 18month old from Idaho to Florida/Georgia. We were normally pocket people but needing to fly and pack lightly we decided to order a couple gdiaper covers and a pack of gcloth. We also ordered the disposable inserts and had them mailed to our destination. It worked out wonderfully!
Raquel Beaty
Date: 5/1/2013
I have used cloth on short overnight trips and have not had restrictions on luggage amount (driving to location), so I just took the diapers I knew would hold the most and stored them in a wet bag until we returned home. I have also used flats and covers on a week long trip to Branson, but only for the day time trained 2 yo. so it was a breeze to wash them by hand in the morning. I used disposables for my 3 week old because I wasn't sure of laundry facilities, and I didn't want to spend a lo
Lesley
Date: 5/1/2013
I have traveled extensively with cloth diapers. With my second child, we did just short trips with her in cloth, but my third child traveled cross country with us for an extended vacation and was in cloth or hybrid the entire time. We did use G-diapers for the airplane because of the logistics of trying to change a squirmy child in a miniature airplane bathroom. But once we arrived at our destination (Orlando, FL, and later the Gulf Coast) we used cloth exclusively. Here is what worked for
Cham Faby
Date: 5/1/2013
I've never travelled too far with my toddler in cloth. Maybe a day out at the grandparents' house. They live about an hour away.
LW
Date: 5/1/2013
We travel to my parents' house at the beach and we always bring cloth. But we have access to a washer and dryer.
Cham Faby
Date: 5/1/2013
I've never travelled too far with my toddler in cloth. Maybe a day out at the grandparents' house. They live about an hour away. [email protected]
Katie
Date: 5/1/2013
Perfect timing - we're planning a trip for next month!
Nicole
Date: 5/1/2013
I have not traveled with cloth diapers yet...when we go somewhere its by airplane and they just take up wayyyyy too much space in my luggage :( Maybe someday!
Nicole S
Date: 5/1/2013
I have traveled with our cloth stash quite a few times by both plane and car. The place trips may differ a little for us since we *usually* get free baggage being military. But with this we do our cloth laundry at family/friends houses and if we stay at a hotel we be sure it has a washer & dryer. We've actually done this at Disney as well. As far as a sprayer we don't bring it unless we are going to visit family and staying with them. We just get one or two dollar tree spatulas to flip or
Sara Peczkowski
Date: 5/1/2013
We have not taken a trip yet but are in the process of trying to plan one. I already got the OK from family to wash the diapers in their wash machine! :)
Koren
Date: 5/1/2013
We have done 2 long weekend camping with cloth ... I packed all the clean diapers in the pail for the ride and then unpacked them once we were ther ... Tied up the wet bag so we didn't stink them on the way home ... I just rinsed everything once we got home.
Christyn Kai Ibara
Date: 5/1/2013
We will travel with cloth this summer. I'm going to pack 5 large flats, three diaper rite black covers, two large prefolds, 2, fleece and 10 flip disposable inserts. The plan is to handwash my flats. We are going to be in hotel. I started cloth diapering with out a washer, so this system is not for everyone, but I can manage it pretty well. It's a every other system. Hope that helps. Oh and cloth wipes, detergent and large wet bag...
Rebekah
Date: 5/1/2013
I always take my cloth with us! A long day trip tip my sister taught me was to full an extra wetbag full of clean diapers and when your regular one is full s switch it out, shove the dirty one under the stroller or in the car!
Rachel williams
Date: 5/1/2013
My daughter has spent the weekend with my parents. We have never traveled for longer since we had kids.
Lucy Mills
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't cloth diapered yet, but I believe I would always have cloth there for any instance. Just a few prefolds and a few covers and some place not too far with a washing machine... That's all you need!
Cristine Brunn
Date: 5/1/2013
I have not traveled far more than 1 night with cloth, only because of the washing issue. We're headed to Virginia for the weekend tomorrow and I'm still not sure what I will do!
Abi M
Date: 5/1/2013
I traveled with cloth over the holidays and had no problems while there. I was exclusively using Flips at the time and I had a designated diaper suitcase, lol, pockets would have taken way more space. My LO did get a nasty rash on the way home, not sure if it was detergent residue in the washer we were using, the new detergent we had cause it was travel size, or just something he ate. Other than that, I love traveling with cloth because I am super proud of being a cd mama and like to show off
Trisha Barnes
Date: 5/1/2013
I traveled from Ohio to Maine by car, using cloth the whole way. the only bad thing was an aunt of mine didn't know not to use dryer sheets in my laundry so some of them had to be stripped when I got home. I used a very large bag to pack all of my son's things into and just used a couple extra wet bags to put the dirties into before washing. if I have my way, I will never put a disposable on him again!
Kara D
Date: 5/1/2013
We moved from Alaska to Maryland when my son was 8 months old. We stayed in a hotel before we left and just washed diapers there. Took 3 planes to get to Maryland and cloth diapered the whole way. We kept clean diapers and our large wetbag in our carry on luggage, but kept a smaller wetbag and a few diapers in a diaper bag that we kept under the seat in front of us so they were easy to access. We'd just empty the small wetbag into the bigger one and put more clean diapers in the diaper bag d
Monica
Date: 5/1/2013
We stayed at a beach house for a week last summer and did cloth. It was really easy we just used the washer there and had no problems!
Cat W.
Date: 5/1/2013
I traveled with a mixture of cloth and disposables on our last trip. It was to my parents' house so I knew what to expect. It went pretty well!
Alysha Putnam
Date: 5/1/2013
We've traveled a few times with our son and cloth diapered. When we first were trying out cloth diapering we had a couple g-diapers and used those while out on the Cape (in MA) and that was so so. We don't use g's anymore, and when we travel they're short trips, so we've never had to wash them other than at our home. :)
Rebekah
Date: 5/1/2013
We typically use disposables when away from home for an extended period of time, unless we're in a home-like setting. What can I say, I'm lazy.
Kandi Handley
Date: 5/1/2013
If longer than a weekend and not seeing family we use Grovias hybrid with disposal inserts. We handwash the covers as needed. If just a weekend we take the whole stash and wash when we get home. I love my cloth. The disposal inserts are nice but not as good as the cloth inserts. We also make sure if we used disposal inserts the trip in followed by a day or two in fitteds.
debbie cormier
Date: 5/1/2013
I only do sleep overs at my sisters and skip a day of my wash routine and bring my supplies so far so good!!! Once i did use disposables because it was a last minute decision and that night there was a leak:( so better to do our cloth routine.....Flips with 2 stay dry inserts!
Jobie
Date: 5/1/2013
I have. 3 trips to Chicago, 1 trip to Honduras, and numerous trips to the grandparent's house. We did the first time camping, but have used disposable the other 3 times.
Deanna F
Date: 5/1/2013
We've traveled with cloth in the past, but I found that using another washer led to detergent residue on our diapers. So now I prefer to travel with disposables to avoid having to strip our cloth after traveling.
Krystal Ardita-Girard
Date: 5/1/2013
I've never used cloth diapers before but have family in Michigan so I guess ill find out soon enough!
Sheree Garcia
Date: 5/1/2013
Last summer we went camping and took our 1.5 year old daughter with us who is in cloth. This summer we'll be taking her (Who's out of diapers, except at night) But we'll also be taking her baby brother who is due May 8th!! lol That will be interesting
Beth Hawes
Date: 5/1/2013
We have never attempted to use cloth if we will be gone more than one night.
Amber S.
Date: 5/1/2013
We've only done day and over night trips so far, so we just bring an extra wet bag. Planning on a week long trip to Florida this summer, not sure how that is going to work (fitting in the luggage and laundry).
Jessica Armitage
Date: 5/1/2013
We traveled from the East coast to West coast for one week. We used Flips covers and disposable liners on the plane and my SIL added more prefolds onto her weekly rental. It worked out super well. When traveling for the weekend to my in-laws 4 hours away we use prefolds and covers.
Emily Smith
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't traveled with cloth before since I'm pregnant with our first LO due any day now! I am planning on cloth diapering full time when she comes. I made my own small wet bag with a zipper for traveling so i am hoping it makes traveling with cloth much easier! :)
Allison
Date: 5/1/2013
We traveled with cloth when our son was 6 months old, and we brought way more than we needed. It was no big deal andour friends thought we were crazy :P we are traveling with cloth this weekend and hope to weird out another set of friends ;) just do diaper laundry on your regular schedule!
Rachel Smith
Date: 5/1/2013
We thought we would use disposables while traveling, thought traveling with cloth would be "too much trouble" WRONG! Traveling with a baby that has a poop explosion due to lame Pampers lack of containment. So changing a baby's diaper, clothes, car seat and the baby was the real trouble! Needless to say we travel with our gdiapers and our bum genius 4.0s, Cloth wipes, butt spray and a wet bag now! Way easier. I also returned all unopened boxes of diapers, and exchanged them for more G's.
courtney hambel
Date: 5/1/2013
I have never traveled with cloth as this will be our first child in cd but we travel a lot so I will definately be doing so in the future!
Amanda B.
Date: 5/1/2013
I think it really depends on the destination and time frame. When I do long trips to visit my mom, using cloth is no problem. It's business as usual. With short trips, it's easier to use sposies. We were never in one spot long enough to do laundry and didn't want to spend our vacation time doing it. Plus, you can just buy diapers when you arrive at your destination rather than paying an extra bag fee for your cloth diapers. That said, we try to stick with cloth if possible. I feel like a traito
Rhiannon
Date: 5/1/2013
Haven't traveled yet looking forward to it though!
Christine Savela
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't traveled with cloth yet...only because my little one will be here in just a couple weeks! I plan to use cloth on short trips (weekends visiting family) or if I know I will have access to laundry facilities. On longer trips of more than a couple days, I plan to use organic eco-friendly disposables!
Carmon J
Date: 5/1/2013
We have made several weekend trips to visit grandparents with our cloth diapers. We either wash half way through the visit or wait until we get home.
Kerry F
Date: 5/1/2013
Only day trips so far, but great tips!
Krissi
Date: 5/1/2013
We recently went to west va, a 5 hour trip. This was also t he first day we used our cloth diapers. Babygirl is now 1 month old today and loves her clothe diapers!!!
Aurora Piña
Date: 5/1/2013
Just did 2 weeks ago and did fantastic with CD!!
Nichol Daniel
Date: 5/1/2013
I have traveled with cloth both car and plane trips. I will travel with cloth only if I have easy access to a washer/dryer.
Samantha Ireland
Date: 5/1/2013
We are getting ready to start our summer camping trips. Still haven't decided wether or not cloth is the way to go. I'm trying to figure out a good system since we will be in a little camper. LOL stinkies are not welcome in there!
Caity
Date: 5/1/2013
I've traveled with diapers to my parents' house a bunch. It's not too long of a journey & I know I can wash if I need to. This summer I'm thinking of trying to do flats at the beach. I am even considering the flats and hand washing challenge this year to get ready. I'm not sure daycare would love me for that. We did disposables at the beach last year & I was so ashamed for anyone to see him in those (even though no one would've known the difference).
Caity
Date: 5/1/2013
I've traveled with diapers to my parents' house a bunch. It's not too long of a journey & I know I can wash if I need to. This summer I'm thinking of trying to do flats at the beach. I am even considering the flats and hand washing challenge this year to get ready. I'm not sure daycare would love me for that. We did disposables at the beach last year & I was so ashamed for anyone to see him in those (even though no one would've known the difference).
Rachel Smith
Date: 5/1/2013
We thought we would use disposables while traveling, thought traveling with cloth would be "too much trouble" WRONG! Traveling with a baby that has a poop explosion due to lame Pampers lack of containment. So changing a baby's diaper, clothes, car seat and the baby was the real trouble! Needless to say we travel with our gdiapers and our bum genius 4.0s, Cloth wipes, butt spray and a wet bag now! Way easier. I also returned all unopened boxes of diapers, and exchanged them for more G's.
Nancy Koop
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't used cloth diapers on any trips where we've flown across the country for the sole reason of not having enough luggage space. We did travel with cloth diapers, though when my daughter was 22 months old and we drove from Virginia to Tennessee. We were staying with family who were more than happy to let us use their water and dryer. I packed double stuffed pocket diapers, covers with flip inserts and hemp doublers, fleece liners for easier cleaning, cloth diaper safe rash cream, wet bag,
Tracie Oliver
Date: 5/1/2013
I've gone to a homeschooling camp for a week with cloth diapers. Mid week I went to a laundromat and washed with some other cloth diapering Mommy's. No problem! I've also taken them on vacation to the beach. The time share we were in had a washer and dryer. And to my Mom's house. It's easy traveling with cloth.
J
Date: 5/1/2013
I have never traveled with cloth diapers , I just just got my first wet bag and plan to try at least part of the time with baby #3. We do reusable swim diapers though guess it's a start :)
Cecelia
Date: 5/1/2013
We have traveled with cloth for car trips, but only if we were going to be gone for less than 3 days.
Melissa Mailly
Date: 5/1/2013
I've traveled with cloth! I use prefolds or flats & wool or PUL covers as they're easy to wash (the wool doesn't need washing) and don't take up a lot of space.
Susan Howard
Date: 5/1/2013
We haven't done any real traveling yet, but we hope to next summer! The farthest we've gone with cloth so far was about a 2 hour drive.
Rachael Van Sickle
Date: 5/1/2013
I have not yet had the chance to use cloth on a long trip, but this post sure has given me the courage!!
Lisa
Date: 5/1/2013
We've only traveled with cloth diapers and haven't had a problem. But when we planned to cloth diaper, we figured we wouldn't be able use them while traveling. But it's super easy!
Trisha W.
Date: 5/1/2013
I have not traveled across the miles with cloth. When we used to live 30 minutes from family, I would take our cloth with us for day visits though.
Miryam
Date: 5/1/2013
We travel with cloth, and like itti Bittis quite well for it. They wash and dry easily. We're traveling this month with them!
Christi
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't traveled with cloth yet, but I would probably use the Flips if I did.
Amanda Saunders
Date: 5/1/2013
I've flown cross country with cloth and then used them for a week at my parents house. I used a Thirsties fitted and wool cover on the flight and then prefolds and covers at my parents. My mom was really impressed with "new" cloth diapers!
Sabrina Conery
Date: 5/1/2013
We have CD's during weekend and week long trips to visit family. The farthest was 650 miles away.
Kaitie Donahue
Date: 5/1/2013
I've done multiple trans-Pacific adventures with cloth and had no problems! Once was 24 hours of traveling with just me and little one. I usually use the Flip system with a combo of cloth and disposable inserts depending on how much carry on luggage space I have.
Patricia Mills
Date: 5/1/2013
We have traveled to my in-laws with our cloth diapers. For us, I can't wash there so I always use disposable liners (Bummis) so I can flush the solids. Since these trips are less than a week, I just wash when we get home!
Sarah Hayes
Date: 5/1/2013
I dont take my cloth when I travel overnight if its a long trip and if we stay for several nights. its too much hassel and too much to pack plus im too scared of losing some of it.
Katey
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't yet, but I plan to this weekend!
Brittaney
Date: 5/1/2013
We have only travelled short distances for short periods of time with no laundry facilities.. Worked out okay :)
Anne B
Date: 5/1/2013
I have only done day trips with cloth
Rachel
Date: 5/1/2013
We travel a lot and we always CD, even on the go. Whether we're flying across the country for a week, taking a long road trip, or going on a weekend "stay cation" in a nearby city, we always bring the fluff. :)
sophieandmomma
Date: 5/1/2013
I do travel with cloth diapers. I have found that I pack a square basket to neatly put all my diapers in. It's just easier than a duffle bag for us. I def. use a big wet/dry bag to keep dirty diapers in. I wash/rinse the diapers well and flush away solids. It's worked out fine, just have to remember not to delay on washing them once we're home.
Melissa L
Date: 5/1/2013
We recently traveled with our cloth diapers for about 2 weeks....I had to wash them in the community washers and dryers at the hotel but things worked out perfectly!!!!
Caitlin Sharp
Date: 5/1/2013
I'm actually traveling with cloth right now. I have large wet age that I pack the diapers in and throw in the car. Every time we have traveled with cloth laundry is always available. I don't know what I would do if no laundry was available....maybe hand wash in a tub? Out and about I find a wet/dry bag is the perfect item. Keeps all the diapers together.
Becky D
Date: 5/1/2013
My problem when traveling is finding someone to let me use their washer, and I'm not brave enough to try to go through the airport with dirties!
desiree
Date: 5/1/2013
Yup! Have travelled to NY for the week with fmily and brought along our complete stash - 2x, and planning to do so again this summer!
Eden Agno
Date: 5/1/2013
We traveled with cloth to Disney World just TWO WEEKS after starting our cloth adventures! They were in full use from the plane ride there to thw plane ride back. We took all we had-diaper rite covers and prefolds and some bumgenius, fuzzibunz, and rumparooz pockets. We washed the dipes at the hotel the night before we left to go home.
Sierra M
Date: 5/1/2013
I have traveled with cloth once so far. It was only over night and we didn't have any issues. I would use cloth always, except when flying as I just don't think packing all the diapers needed would work. Maybe I'm just making excuses though, but I wouldn't really want to be carrying dirty diapers while at a layover in the airport LOL.
Lauren
Date: 5/1/2013
We are planning a multi-stop, cross country trip to see family this summer. I'm planning to take cloth! I'm thinking I'll bring Flips, with maybe some AIOs as backup.
Sharon Lachendro
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't traveled with cloth yet but will be in july!
AmyM
Date: 5/1/2013
I've always traveled with cloth going to our parents houses - plenty of room to bring it along, no issues with washing, drive times about 5 hours or less. I plan on taking cloth with us to the beach this summer as well.
W Lee
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't ever traveled with cloth, but I will this summer!
Lindsay Hamilton
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't done anything more than a day trip yet (LO is only 6.5 weeks). But I used flats and covers. It all worked out great, I think carrying an extra cover or two is easier than a full pocket diaper or aio. But we'll see if I change my mind as I get farther along.
Katya
Date: 5/1/2013
No never traveled with cloth. Not a big fan of laundry while on vacation
tonya lynn
Date: 5/1/2013
I do and pack less or use and AI2 system so it is less bulky and I wash more often.
Kim H.
Date: 5/1/2013
Yes! We tried taking all of our 13 of our 11 mo. Old's pocket diapers camping, with no laundry, and no running water- just the community spickets that the state park provided. I thought since it was only a weekend we could just rinse out the less soiled ones and line dry. But our campsite was in complete shade all day= nothing dried, and everything smelled funky to say the least lol! Oh the things you'll try when you're young an dumb! Lesson learned
Moani H
Date: 5/1/2013
We've never traveled with cloth but we will on our next trip coming up in a month. Reading this blog post helped me decide on what cloth diaper items we'll be bringing. I'm excited and little nervous about bringing our cloth for the first time.
Christina hirazumi
Date: 5/1/2013
I have traveled within my state with cloth diapers for a weekend,, but never for a week. We are planning a car trip to Virginia which is about 10 hours away. We won't have a washer where we are staying but our friends do. Once I check with them( which I am sure they will be fine with) I plan on bring my flips down. I have also have disposable inserts which u will bring as a back up. Everyone, minus one person, thinks I'm crazy for doing that, but I don't care what they think.
Brittany Kinney
Date: 5/1/2013
Perfect timing for some great tips! I've never travelled before witb CD and will be in 3 weeks. With NO washing facility and no way to buy diapers once we are there. So I have to make sure I pack enough CD.
Rachel Neufeld
Date: 5/1/2013
I have done long weekends with Grovia AI2 with the cloth inserts. Worked great because they take up less space. I have not had to wash while away though.
Allison Oren
Date: 5/1/2013
We travel every day to the sitters with cloth :) not sure if that counts, but it does require prep and thought! Lol. Trips to the store seem to be our weakness, we never use disposables but we often find ourselves in need of new pants. Between the 2.5 year old and the 7 month old, someone always needs a new diaper!
Rebecca
Date: 5/1/2013
We're CDing our 3rd (#4) right now and have always traveled with cloth. I just pack everything in a plastic tote with a lid the fits under the back seat of our van. We have a large wetbag for dirties and wash as soon as we get home if we didn't wash them while away. I pack a variety, just like we use at home and really the only difference is we are in a different place. We typically only travel to see family or within the state, so about 8-12 hour drives each way. It's never been a big d
Robin Martin
Date: 5/1/2013
I did a 2 week cross country move from Washington State to Virginia cloth diapering not one, but 2 babies! We kept them in a medium sized zippered wetbag, and made sure to wash twice a week at hotel's. Quite a few hotels were very impressed that "young mom's" cloth diapered now a days!
Sam Marine
Date: 5/1/2013
We've only spent a 4 day weekend away and packing all the diapers was annoying but we did it anyway!
Jesica C
Date: 5/1/2013
We have only been on day trips since our son was born. That was definitely easy. The only down side was diapers taking up space in the bag. It is fun traveling with cloth because people usually ask me about his diapers and theyare surprised at how they look. However, if it was a long trip and I didn't have easy access to a washing machine, I think I would have to begrudgingly buy a pack of sposies :( But kudos to parents willing to hand wash diapers!
Catherine Stephens
Date: 5/1/2013
I have only done day trips so far, I use AI2's so I don't have to pack as much, the diaper bag would be huge if I chose AIOs or pockets!
Erika
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't traveled with my cloth yet, but I will for the first time at the end of this month. We hav an 8 hour drive and will be gone for 5 days to visit my in-laws
Christina
Date: 5/1/2013
I was happy to travel to my in-laws in cloth. We had a wonderful trip, and the cloth worked super well! So thankful my mom-in-law was supportive and let me wash them at her home. Hope to do the same this summer too!
Daphne
Date: 5/1/2013
We traveled with our baby when she was only 5 weeks old. Brought our large planet wise wet bag and since we were visiting family we brought ALL of our diapers. It was nice to use a washing machine that wasn't public. We also bought a bunch of the bummis reuseable fleece liners to ensure that it was dry against her skin. With all that we still stopped every 2 hours for about an hour to feed, change and cuddle.
Chastity
Date: 5/1/2013
Thank goodness for this blog post! Perfect timing, I am flying to NY for a week to visit my husband (who is working out of town and who my sweet son misses extremely!) and I was trying to figure out if I could still feasibly cloth diaper or of I would need to buy disposables. I think I will be able to use the washer at my husband's hotel and bring our nice, flat prefolds and a few pocket diapers for nighttime. Thanks so much for the helpful info everyone! Thanks for posting, Diaper Junction!
Rachel Nelson
Date: 5/1/2013
If there's a washing machine available or we have enough to make it back home, we always bring cloth. Except when I flew with her by myself. There wasn't room in the luggage.
Jessica Larson
Date: 5/1/2013
Our bun is still in the oven but this is definitely something we will take into consideration when we do end up traveling with our little one : )
Lindsay Kaples
Date: 5/1/2013
I have only traveled once with cloth and it was way easier than I thought it would be. We just made sure we had plenty of wet bags and diapers on hand and brought some detergent to use when we got to our destination. Easy peasy
Jessica Lingle
Date: 5/1/2013
I have only ever done a full day/ overnight with cloth but it was easier than I expected :)
Melissa Johnson
Date: 5/1/2013
We haven't tried taking our cloth stash with us for overnight trips due to the logistics of washing while away from home but for day trips and errands we pack our AIOs and hit the road! Great tips if I ever get up the nerve to take everything me with on a trip!
cora davis-anderson
Date: 5/1/2013
Never traveled for long only to Grandma' Who was surprised to Hear about our cloth switch and about how modern cd is now....lol
Amy Vancura
Date: 5/1/2013
We have traveled with cloth many times! To the beach with family, to visit grandparents an hour away, to the mountains and we've even camped with cloth. Flush able liners are a must for us when traveling with cloth since our diaper sprayer stays at home. I also love flats or prefolds with covers when traveling...they generally don't have an issue with different washers and hardness levels.
Lauren
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't yet traveled with cloth diapers because Of the laundry aspect and the fact that I just started and don't quite have the confidence yet to make a trip with them. Hopefully one day!
Samantha Shuman
Date: 5/1/2013
We've gone away for a week-end when my daughter was 18 months old for a wedding and I felt we were moving with all the diapers. Turns out I overpacked. I did bring a couple ziploc baggies in case of a really terrible poop.
Tiffany P.
Date: 5/1/2013
Most I've traveled using cloth diapers was a 4-5 hr trip. I used the g diapers or flip diapers with the flushable inserts. With my second child I would like to travel more and if I do I'll use cloth diapers
Juawana Hall
Date: 5/1/2013
We have traveled to visit family for as long as 4 days with our fluff- easy peasy! I'm a little nervous about a week long beach trip this summer but we are gonna brave it!
Beth C
Date: 5/1/2013
I have not traveled with cloth, but we have a camping trip coming up this summer.
Linda
Date: 5/1/2013
I take cloth anytime we are going somewhere with a washer. The only time I brought sposies was when we went to Disney last year.
Melissa M.
Date: 5/1/2013
Yes once... not far. 3 hrs for a couple days it fine :) we did one wash while there!! :)
Stephanie Borre
Date: 5/1/2013
I have yet to travel with cloth. But I do have a trip planned for September and am already planning how I'm going to :)
Ashley
Date: 5/1/2013
I have traveled for 3 days using cloth but we have also done the flip disposable inserts with our covers and that has been super easy!
Valerie
Date: 5/1/2013
Pregnant and wanting to cloth diaper...was wondering what most people did while traveling. Thanks for the info.
Rosalie
Date: 5/1/2013
My kids break out from disposables (both diapers and wipes, no matter what brand we tried), so we don't have much of a choice but to use cloth all the time. We're so used to it now that we don't bat an eye when it comes to traveling. It just feels normal. My favorite travel diapers are covers and flats. We just pad-fold them and lay in the covers. We've even done this combo while camping and staying in a hotel for a relative's wedding, and washed by hand in a bucket. The great thing is those dry
Sara Davis
Date: 5/1/2013
I haven't taken any real trips with cloth. The only big trip I've taken since I started cloth was a rush trip home with my daughter a few months ago (she was 10 months then) for my Grandma's funeral, and my husband didn't have any leave to go with. Between all the flights, then the craziness of being at my parents for 1 day, then out of town for 2 days at a hotel, then back to my parents for a day before flying back (not to mention a huge snow storm), I just couldn't handle it...
Kaitlyn Allison
Date: 5/1/2013
I go back and forth in my mind over which I will use this summer during my week long trip. I am leaning towards cloth though.
Kaitlyn Allison
Date: 5/1/2013
Cannot wait to try cloth this summer for our vacation!
Valerie
Date: 5/1/2013
Pregnant and want to cloth diaper...was wondering what most people did while traveling. Thanks for the info
Carly Canion
Date: 5/1/2013
Just got back from the beach! Used cloth the whole time! :)
Katie
Date: 5/1/2013
We've traveled using cloth for long day trips (8 hour one direction travel, handling business, then 8 hours back) and most recently on a week long vacation.
Amanda L
Date: 5/1/2013
I've done a few trips with cloth, and it was no problem. One time the dryer wasn't drying at all so we had to line dry, but it was no biggie.
Eva Lepe
Date: 5/1/2013
I've traveled 6 hours with cloth, I've used grovia shells with gdiapers flushable inserts or just pockets and grovia hybrids with hemp soakers and boosters :) no problems
casandra rief
Date: 5/1/2013
I've traveled many times cross country with cloth diapers, no problem. We use prefolds with diaper rite covers and diaper right pockets at night. No leaks, easy to wash.
Suzanne Faust
Date: 5/1/2013
My baby is due in August. But I'd like to try travelling with cloth diapers!
Alta
Date: 5/1/2013
We traveled with cloth just last week when we took our daughter to meet her great gram. Our BumGenius 4.0's worked out just as well on the road as they do at home! Traveling with cloth, although bulky, is definitely worth the peace of mind.
Marla Stanley
Date: 5/1/2013
I've never traveled with cloth-I'm only a week into using CD with my 11mo daughter. Definitely not confident enough with them yet!
Laura Fulks
Date: 5/1/2013
We travel all the time, the key is... Don't forget the wet bags!!! Can you tell I am speaking from experience? :)
Katie Micko
Date: 5/1/2013
We haven't traveled outside of the city with cloth yet -- first big test will be when we visit NC this summer! The plus is that we're going to stay with family most of the time so washing shouldn't be an issue. :-)
Linda Hawes
Date: 5/1/2013
Traveling with cloth isn't hard at all. You just keep on doing what you do everyday, change diapers! Most important thing to keep in mind is using diapers that will result in quick changes and wet bags are a MUST! :)
Tabetha G
Date: 5/1/2013
I have not traveled with cloth yet, except for around town. I have done a few all day outings, and DS has worn cloth everytime. I try to bring at least one more pocket diaper then I will need, and have 3 prefolds as back ups. As far as long muti-day trips I am going to take a week long trip at the end of the month. I plan on using cloth diapers and wipes the whole time. Wish me luck!
Sandra B
Date: 5/1/2013
We've done a day long trip but nothing more. Really wanting to try cloth on our trip this weekend!
lisa
Date: 5/1/2013
Yep, we've done it, but only if we can use laundry where we go.
Amanda Topping
Date: 5/1/2013
I have not had more than a days worth or just overnight. I honestly have not thought that far ahead but sure i will encounter it. Trips are expensive enough id rather not breakdown and buy posies!
Rosa A
Date: 5/1/2013
I have not yet travelled with cloth diapers, but we hope to try it soon. Hopefully it works out. :)
Emily Li
Date: 5/1/2013
I'm a new mom and it's an adventure just going to the grocery store! But we will be traveling to visit my husband's parents for the holidays at the end of the year and we'll be taking cloth and disposable liners with us.
Tricia
Date: 5/1/2013
I've never traveled with cloth but plan to soon using either my grovia or flips
Jen Prochazka
Date: 5/1/2013
I will pack flip inserts and prefolds and a few covers to get about 10 diapers worth for little packing space. I also take a few pockets I really like along with some stuffed for night time use. I also pack detergent in a small reusable container so I'm not picking the whole box.
Chelsea
Date: 5/1/2013
We had our first trip with our baby and it went really well. We brought way more diapers than we needed but we had plenty of room for extras. We brought our pail liner to for the dirties and a few small wet bags for when w were our and about.
Amanda P
Date: 5/1/2013
We've travelled from NY to VA with twins in cloth. We rinsed the diapers at rest stops and stayed in a time share that had our own private laundry.
Stephanie Moya
Date: 5/1/2013
I've sucessfully traveled from Central Texas to Southern California, then to northern California and back twice all while using cloth. I find using a small laundry basket for clean diapers, a large wet bag and pre stuffed diapers work best. I'm lucky enough to have about five days of diapers so I get by without needing a wash. If I didn't I would do all pee diapers by hand in a hotel sink or laundry mat.
Copper
Date: 5/1/2013
We've travelled with cloth a few times, though I have to admit it's been easy because we just stay with family. Honestly not sure if we'd take them on a week long trip somewhere other than family's houses. =)
Morana
Date: 5/1/2013
We haven't travelled yet, but when we do, it would be in cloth diapers.
Kara
Date: 5/1/2013
I diapered with all disposables with my son 4 years ago, but I'm expecting to go completely cloth with my daughter. We r due June 3rd!
Kara
Date: 5/1/2013
I diapered with all disposables with my son 4 years ago, but I'm expecting to go completely cloth with my daughter. We r due June 3rd!
Melissa Cleaveland
Date: 5/1/2013
I've never traveled with my little one, but when I do I will know how to bring my diapers with me, thanks to you!
kayte P
Date: 5/1/2013
I would love to cloth while visiting home, but all our family lives in 1-bedroom apts without washers and dryers, so for us it is almost impossible unless we want to spend hours at a laundromat washing in God knows what other people put in those grungy machines instead of actually spending the time with our family!
megan cool
Date: 5/1/2013
Friday I will be going on my first cloth diapering camping trip! With my poop trained 9 month old I have 2 extra wet bags to keep my clean diapers in and a spray bottle just he has a poop accident on the trip there!
Jen K
Date: 5/1/2013
Not yet but it's only a matter of time! Definitely something to prepare for.
Sarah
Date: 5/1/2013
I've traveled with cloth a few times :) It's much easier than I thought it would be! I like to take a large wet/dry bag, makes it easier to store and carry the clean and dirty diapers because you only need the one bag :)
Kirsten
Date: 5/1/2013
Did a 2 day trip to the coast and it was no problem. Had to take 2 wet bags since I don't have big ones. The diapers were no more dirty when we got home than if we had stayed home.
Cameo
Date: 5/1/2013
We're traveling next week and I really don't want to buy diapers...perfect timing for this article!
Jennifer N
Date: 5/2/2013
Have traveled for a few days with Flips and it wielded great. We were able to wash at a friends house. I also use tea tree oil and do a sanitize cycle if they sit for more than 24 hours.
sarah w.
Date: 5/2/2013
we recently traveled to the beach with our cloth....and discovered that the beach water (softer?) cleaned the diapers better than ever!
Rachel Z
Date: 5/2/2013
Yes, all the time.
Anna
Date: 5/2/2013
We've only traveled once using cloth, and even then it was Flip covers with disposable inserts. Better than full disposables, I guess.
Hope
Date: 5/2/2013
I recently traveled with my 2.5 month old and bought some GroVia hybrids for the trip. They worked great!
Leia T.
Date: 5/2/2013
I haven't traveled with cloth. Just haven't had an opportunity to travel far with the baby. Hope I win the flash giveaway!
Golden
Date: 5/2/2013
I didn't start cloth diapers until my son was almost two, but we did go out and about with him in them. Clean up was simply dumping any solids in the toilet in the family bathrooms at wherever we were, and putting the diaper in the wet bag. Wash when we returned home. Easy!
Jessica thrasher
Date: 5/2/2013
We went to Ohio for two weeks in cloth. It was fine, we took about 18 diaps for our 7 month old. We used a laundromat and it went very easy.
Amanda O'Mara
Date: 5/2/2013
We drove 14 hours from Georgia to Ohio to introduce our little lady to the family and we cloth diapered the drive to and from as well as the whole week we were there. We only stopped at once place along the drive that didn't have changing facilities, but it was beautiful outside, so we did it in the backseat of the car instead. We stayed with each set of our parents and let them know ahead of time what our plans were and they were cool about letting us use their machine. They were a little confu
Elizabeth Dickson
Date: 5/2/2013
I have not traveled long with cloth yet. However, I will be this summer traveling with cloth with rouhgly 14+ hours of flying hours! I have enough to hold over for a few days and i will be using flats while at moms house visiting and bioliners on the actual plane. We have went on a day trip though with cloth and it worked great! I just made sure every diaper was ready to go with a booster already stuffed in case we needed extra. From 8 am-10 pm, I had 6 diapers, but i had a seperate bag sp
Lauren
Date: 5/2/2013
We are actually leaving in a few hours for a trip to the beach and we are taking our flip diapers and inserts. I don't think it will be a big deal at all because we're staying in a condo with a washer and dryer. My daughter is only 3 months old so we don't have to fool with swim diapers yet. Next trip might be a little harder.
Shannon O
Date: 5/2/2013
we use wool exclusively so underwoolies & covers w/fitteds are the way to go! easy to use comfy & great for any temp.
Lesley
Date: 5/2/2013
I have traveled many times with cloth diapers!! Since my ex and I love in different parts of California, we spend a lot of time in the car. My son prefers the cloth diaper actually as well!! We have done several long trips across the us, and never had any major hick ups. We are constantly trying to find better ways of making this travel thing with our son a little better and cloth diapers seem to be the easiest. I was really happy to see that I'm not the only one who has gad similar problems!
Sally Galbraith
Date: 5/2/2013
Haven't traveled with cloth yet, but will this coming December. Luckily I'll be going to Portland which has a few cloth diaper stores and if I run out of detergent or forget anything, I'll be able to grab it there.
Dominique Oliver
Date: 5/2/2013
I use the flats and covers rotation, but I keep 4 pocket diapers in a diaper bag for traveling, or for babysitters. Much easier to use outside of the home.
Krista Andersen
Date: 5/2/2013
Haven't traveled yet.
Michele B
Date: 5/2/2013
I've never actually traveled with cloth (besides day trips) but these are good tips
Alexis
Date: 5/2/2013
We travel with cloth
Jill I
Date: 5/2/2013
I wrote this post about traveling with a toddler by air or car- cloth diapers included!! http://jbabythoughts.blogspot.com/2012/09/toddler-travel-checklist.html?m=0
Tara
Date: 5/2/2013
We traveled all the time when DD has in cloth. I took pockets and inserts and did laundry in hotels and at family's homes. This time around I am doing flats and covers, so much easier. Looking forward to traveling with DS.
Elizabeth Glaser
Date: 5/2/2013
I've traveled some with my girls in cloth. the longest/furthest I've traveled was to my brothers house, which is about 5 hours away. We were just there for the weekend, and I just waited to do the wash till we were home. With my younger daughter who is in diapers now, furthest we've gone is about 3 hours away, and again, weekend trip. Last weekend, we spent more time in the car than ever, and I used cloth the whole time. Didn't have any leaks or any issues with it at all. I just checked h
mary c
Date: 5/2/2013
We took a week long trip to Tennessee when my son was 6a weeks old. We took our pocket diapers and put them all in a spacebag. We had a washer in the room and i hung my covers on the shower curtain rod every night and the were dry in the morning. I did give the washer a major scrub before the washed anything. We did use disposables on the drive as it allowed us to go longer between stops. Our little guy hated being wet and would cry until he was changed in the cloth. :-)
Mary
Date: 9/19/2013
I haven't done any overnight trips with cloth. We're going to Disney World in November, and I've been trying to get DH to agree to use cloth. We'll see...
Mary S
Date: 10/20/2013
I am wanting to use cloth diapers when we move across the country. I'm trying to figure out what hotels have laundry facilities, etc.
Moriah Payne
Date: 12/5/2013
Perfect timing for this as we are planning a couple of trips from Virginia to Maine! No way Will we buy disposable for the trip!!
Morgan Bolden
Date: 5/3/2014
I am having my baby in July and we will be cloth diapering. I have been concerned about what we will do when we leave the house for something like grocery shopping or visiting friends. This was a very helpful post to help put my mind at ease! Thank you!
Keisha I.
Date: 7/4/2014
I recently travelled to Nigeria to visit my in laws for 3 months. I packed almost all of our cloth (except the wool covers) in my carry on for the baby (they get one too for international flights. It was GREAT! I didn't have to stress about them losing my stash and when I got there I didn't have to scavenge for the natural disposables.
rosy moreno
Date: 7/9/2014
Haven't traveled with cloth yet, but thanks for the tips.
Nicole Feldmann
Date: 2/28/2015
Awesome tips. :)
Erica P.
Date: 7/17/2015
Great tips! We love our hybrids when we travel- less laundry and more space efficient, since we can reuse shells!

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