It’s been a while since I’ve talked about cloth on this blog and I figured some of you may be interested in how we’ve done traveling with them this summer (mom, you can stop reading for now…I’ll post more Noey pics later:) ).
Most of our trips have been weekender to my parents or in-laws (or a quick trip to the beach). In those cases it’s pretty easy – I just wash everything Friday morning and make sure I bring enough diapers to cover the weekend. Then I end up washing when we get home on Sunday. No big deal there. I take both wet bags and a duffel full of diapers (pockets and prefolds).
For our longer trips, we’ve only done two of them – one with access to a washer and one without. I have to confess that for the trip without a washer (to San Francisco) we did use disposables the whole week. It was just too much to ask DH to find a laundromat to wash them mid week and even though we have family and a number of friends out there, I’m not about to go knocking on one of their doors begging to use their washer to wash poopy diapers:) It did remind me though why we do cloth – that week we had to use diaper cream almost every day to keep his bottom from getting red!
My biggest success was our trip to the Outer Banks with my parents. We had access to a washer and dryer so I figured it’d be no big deal to keep using cloth and you know what? It wasn’t a big deal:) I took half of my pockets (6 of them), 2 fitteds and 12 prefolds with 3 covers. In the end I didn’t use the fitteds – I stuck with the pockets for outings and night time diapering and prefolds for any other times. I ended up washing on the 2nd or 3rd night there and then again on the 5th or 6th night there. I did take my laundry detergent with me but not the dryer balls. They just dried without anything and were totally fine.
Overall not much different than when we’re at home and totally doable!