Thank you for joining me again. This is the second of a travel with children series written by experts as guest bloggers. A new topic and expert will be posted every Tuesday for the next 5 weeks. From making food part of your child’s travel experience to how to use music as a travel & language prep tool we’ll cover topics that will enrich and enhance your travel experience. I’ll be featuring experts & parents sharing their best tips and advice with you. Please come back every week and if you like the info share it on your social media and with friends. If you missed last weeks blog you can see it here. Happy Travels!
When my daughter was two months old I started to notice she had very sensitive skin and after some research on detergent I found that a local store carried a laundry detergent I wanted to try for my wash to see if it helped her. That's how I first met Brooke and came to Eden's Baby. When I walked into the boutique I notice they had a large selection of cloth diapers and my fascination with cloth diapering began. I didn't take the plunge at that time because I was convinced that our schedules and care arrangements were too hectic for cloth diapering… I mean you have to be a stay at home mom for that, right? (WRONG) So I dismissed it and continued to use disposables. I kept researching and kept thinking these would be great if only….
Well, my daughter is now two and I am now using cloth to potty train her. From pull-ups with snaps or pull-up style pocket diapers to cotton trainers we have stocked our drawers and are giving it a real go. Should we be blessed with a second child we will be cloth diapering them for sure but in the meantime as I have blogged about how to best travel with kids I have been asked on more than one occasion about my suggestions for traveling with cloth. Of course since I haven't walked in those shoes myself I didn't want to offer my assumed advice so I went back to Brooke. I attended a diaper class and was that more convinced that traveling with cloth is no harder than making it fit into my kind of schedule… it's all about preparation! Please read on to see Brooke's tips and feel free to contribute more of your own.
Cloth Diapering on the Road
My favorite tips:
- Wash out your diapers and air dry until you are able to wash. This will prevent any unwanted smells lingering in your hotel room.
- Pack a separate suitcase for all your diaper needs. It helps keeping them all together. If traveling by car you may prefer to use a basket for easy access.
- Don't try a new system on the road. My first plane trip in cloth ended with both of us being soaked because I didn't know the new diaper I bought required a cover.
Brooke Matherne is the co-owner and founder of Eden's Baby in San Antonio, TX. She has been full time cloth diapering her two children since August of 2007. She is currently training to become a RDA Diaper Circle Leader. She teaches monthly cloth diaper classes in San Antonio and around Texas.
Green Acre Designs (GAD) Snap Pocket Cloth Diapers (Medium, Kiwi & Butter)