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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Traveling With Your Cloth Diapered Baby

'Tis the season to travel!
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To travel with your cloth diapered baby you will need detergent, a storage solution, flushable liners, and a place to wash your diapers.   
You don’t want to be without a cloth friendly detergent option when you need it, or be stuck with buying a far too large amount of detergent for the time you’ll be away. I find that packing away pre-measured snack bags of my homemade powder detergent is a simple and mess free solution to the problem. Options like soap nuts and Nellie’s Laundry Nuggets (which are cloth diaper safe) are a compact way to carry detergent along as well.

For storing used diapers on the go, have several wet bags that you can drop off dirties into in the car or your hotel room. You can also use gallon size Ziplocs as a cheap alternative, simply turn them inside and wash them so that you can get the most out of their use. By doing this you help keep your diaper bag light and less stinky! You can also get a drawstring pail liner to store them in as well. This is our favorite solution for longer car rides as we don’t have to worry about running out of space to put our dirty diapers!  Our favorite storage solutions for cloth diapers are Planetwise products.   They have many products to choose from for cloth diaper storage.  

What about the poop?  The best solution I’ve come up with in this case is using a flushable liner. These dryer sheet –like liners allow you to lift away the bulk of a poopy diaper without interfering with the absorption of the diaper. And if you happen to be out backwoods camping with baby, you can simply bury it. They biodegrade quickly so you can be sure that you won’t be leaving more than what you came with when packing out.

Since baby will be sitting in their seat for a longer period of time, place a prefold at the base of the seat to avoid having to strip the entire seat to clean in the event of a compression leak! There is nothing more daunting than having to put a car seat cover back on after washing it, so you can save yourself a lot of time and trouble with this tip!

If you’re flying, make sure that you have a TSA approved size spray bottle for your wipe solution and creams. It would be unfortunate to have to give them up if they aren’t compliant with size requirements!

Not up to bringing along cloth?   No worries, there is absolutely nothing wrong with using a natural disposable diaper while away.   I've done both and don't regret either way.    Our favorite brand of natural disposable is  Poof Diapers.   They are antibacterial, biodegradable (yes, they really are), chlorine free, polymer free, chemical free, and Non-GMO.   

Happy travels!

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