Cloth Diapering on Vacation: A real case study!
When we went on our first vacation with baby Glen, I took it as an adventure to exclusively cloth diaper during our vacation. We went on a ten days holiday to Goa which happens to be our native place. I was not confident, to be honest, to cloth diaper during all these days. I was sceptical and I didn’t want 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 it.

Our Stash:

We took a stash of :

 

  • 4 Superbottoms cover diapers
  • 5 Superbottoms Plus UNO
  • 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).  Superbottoms Plus UNO 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 realized, I had 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 at, 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 a big 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 liners were of great help.

How we did Cloth Diapering on vacation:

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.