Whether it’s going to the grocery, mall, and doctor’s visit or even going out of town, I always over pack when it comes to cloth diapers.
When we go out, I pack 2 pocket diapers in the diaper bag and an extra 2 diapers in the car; just in case.
|Overstuffed diaper bag.|
|Babyland/Papoose wet bag.|
Finding a changing table can be a bother sometimes because not all the places we go have one. So I would eventually change her in her stroller. After changing, I roll up and secure the dirty diaper before keeping it in the wet bag. Pooped on diapers get washed as soon as we get home or at least rinsed off before going to the bigger wet bag. Peed on diapers gets transferred into the bigger wet bag to be washed on wash day.
On the other hand, going out of town will require packing 20-24 diapers or depending on how long you are staying in a particular place, access to laundry facilities and age of your baby. My 10 months old goes through less than 10 diapers in a day but she used more before she was 5 months old. I would also bring my own detergent; I’ve used Cycles and/or Smart Steps on my diapers ever since I started using them on Ash and I haven’t had a problem. I would also bring either a bigger wet bag or a dry pail to keep dirty diapers in before washing them.
Our first time in Tagaytay was a challenge; the weather was quite different from Manila so drying the diapers under the sun took twice as long. So I would wash the diaper every night and hang them out to dry in the morning. I even had to wash the diapers by hand because there was no washer available. Sometimes we would hire someone to wash the diapers under my supervision, of course. There was a time when I ran out of inserts so I had to use bird’s eye lampin that we weren’t using and used them as inserts until the microfiber inserts had dried.
Using cloth diapers isn’t as hard as it looks; it just takes some getting used to. After a while, you’ll wonder why you ever used disposables.
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