All three of us at Natural Intuition traveled to different beaches over Easter weekend. All having young children still in diapers, we had to decide our best diapering solution. Do you take wet bags and your entire stash along and wash while you’re away or do you make a decision on disposable options? Cloth diapering on the go can be challenging, especially if you don’t have a waster/dryer easily accessible. And even if you do.. who wants to be worrying about dirty diaper laundry while on vacation? Here’s what Stacy, Allison, and I all decided to do for our family weekend getaway’s!
Stacy’s Diapering Choice
Ah yes, the cunundrum of how to cloth diaper when you’re on the go, particularly when going out of town for a few days. In our 3 years of cloth diapering we have approached this the hard way but have graduated to the easy and convenient way of cloth diapering on the road. Gone are the days of bringing our entire stash!
- (6) GroVia Hybrid Shells & (2) Thirsties Duo Wrap Diaper Covers
- (1) 50ct pack of GroVia Biosoakers
- (1) GroVia Magic Stick
- (1) pack of GroVia Biowipes
The twins are nearing the golden age of potty training (no pun intended), so hopefully this will be the last time we have to worry about diapering on the go! Fingers crossed!!!
We aren’t going too far away, so fortunately we can pack the car to the brim with everything we need. We’ll be staying with friends in their house near the beach, along with another set of friends from the college days. Between our three families we have seven kids and another one on the way! We will be sharing space and it’s bound to be hectic so I’m not packing our whole cloth diaper set up. Instead we will be using a combination of GroVia Hybrid Shells and disposable GroVia BioSoaker inserts, as well as disposable Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers. I’ll be packing cloth wipes and LuSa Organics Wipe Juice as well as Seventh Generation Free & Clear Wipes.
Since we are heading to the beach we are also bringing the girls’ Imse Vimse Swim Diapers. It doesn’t look like we’ll be needing them since it’s going to be a little chilly, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry! Of course I’ll pack a couple of wet bags too – a large one for our dirty clothes and a medium or small one for the dirty wipes and GroVia shells.
Now if I could just make the rest of my packing list this concise…
Kelley’s Diapering Choice
BELIEVE me when I tell you, I seriously stressed out in deciding what to do for our weekend getaway! My inital decision without even thinking twice was just to pack my entire cloth diaper stash and wash while we were at the beach. The beach house we were staying in had a washer and dryer, so before even thinking twice, it was a no brainer. But, then once I thought more into it, I was visiting with family we only see a few times a year and I really didn’t want to worry about washing diapers while away.
Lavery has also had some serious blowouts recently, so even though my first choice was GroVia Biosoakers, I was nervous I would run out of covers. Biosoakers are what I used in the hospital when she was a newborn and I loved how they held everything in, but I didn’t want to chance it.
The next best thing? Seventh Generation disposable’s. I despise traditional cloth diaper brands and knew that wasn’t an option. While Target brand’s price tag was tempting, I knew I didn’t want to go that route, I picked up a package of Seventh Generation diapers and wipes and they lasted us the whole trip with leftovers. It worked out perfect (even though she did decide to rip her diaper off during her nap and leave a mess to clean up for me!)
Here’s a great video from Stacy about cloth on the go, enjoy!