With Earth Day around the corner and fresh from attending the Great Cloth Diaper Change, this is the perfect time to write this post, covering a topic I've been asked about often.
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I hope I didn't just jinx myself.
ON THE ROADAfter some trial and error during trips of different lengths and distances, we found a compromise that works really well for us.
For day trips I still use my regular prefolds and covers. I stuff all the used ones in this miracle wet bag and wash them back at home. The last thing we want to do while traveling and exploring is extra laundry, so if the trip is overnight, reusable covers like gDiapers (1) and Thirsties with these biodegradable (and compostable!) disposable inserts (2) work much better for us. Also, some hotel laundry facilities are less than desirable and if we're guests in someone's home, the courteous thing would be to cut them a check for the added water/electricity cost, since we'd be doing laundry every two days.
Ps. gDiaper covers do tend to leak a bit with their cloth inserts, but with the disposable ones, it's a perfect fit. Two weeks in Florida for the holidays and there were no accidents.
We use disposable wipes for outings and trips; we received some Pampers sensitive wipes as a gift and Baby got a bad rash the three times we used it. We switched to Babyganics (4) and no rash. A little of this (3) diaper cream goes a long way, and the small container works really well on the go. All the dirty stuff gets rinsed and goes into this wet bag (5). And that's it!
This compromise is what works for our family, and I would love to hear about your own experiences, whether with cloth or disposable products.
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