When we went for our first vacation with baby Glen, I took it as an adventure to exclusively cloth diaper during our vacation. We went on ten days holidays to Goa which happens to be our natives. I was not confident to be honest to cloth diaper during all these days. I was sceptical and I didn’t wanted this holiday to be hectic for me especially because Glen was pooping frequently during his teething phase. But this didn’t stop us from being exclusively cloth diapering parents. Here is what we did and how we did.
We took a stash of :
- 6 Superbottoms Pocket diapers
- 4 Superbottoms cover diapers
- 2 Superbottoms Plus
- Some more pockets and covers for back up and lots of extra dry feel soakers (around 7)
- 1 Superbottoms wetbag
What did we use:
Major part of our days went with Superbottoms cover diapers (we barely used 2 covers and 5 soakers a day). Sometimes pockets too. Superbottoms Plus worked great for the night. The best part was that we were in a village for 4 days and we got great sunlight. It was too hot during the day and the diapers dried in less than four hours and I realised I carried way too much. We didn’t need too many diapers because I wasn’t sure of the climate and the place we will be staying, so didn’t wanted to risk it. It was totally worth it because the next four days, we stayed beach side and that’s when we needed so much stash. The diapers took more than half a day to dry here. Moreover, Glen had loose motion throughout our journey from day 1. We used reusable liners most of the times. When we were visiting places, disposable diapers were of great help.
How we did this:
We rinsed the diapers as soon as they were off the bum. Whenever we were out, travelling or sightseeing, we stuffed the used diapers in a wetbag. They took care of the smell and wetness and we didn’t have to worry one bit about it. The diapers were washed the next morning and line dried. I would hand rinse them under a wash basin and soak them in detergent and water in a bucket. Read – Common Mistakes in Washing Cloth Diapers.
Never thought I could do it. But once I did,
We have always exclusively cloth diapered in all our vacations.