That’s right! I packed up our cloth diapers and took them on vacation to Maui with us. I know my cloth diapering friends are all curious to see how that all went…so that’s what I’m going to tell you! Traveling with cloth diapers isn’t as scary as you may think!
- ~20 FuzziBunz perfect size medium diapers
- 3 Bamboozle fitted diapers
- 3 Londonware fleece diaper covers
- Rockin Green Soap sample packs
- Rockin Green Soap laundry scoop
- Rumparooz pail liner
- PlanetWise wet/dry hanging bag
- Travel size wet bag
- Bummis fleece liners
And to save more money…I line dried! It took a long time with the humidity in Maui to dry, so a sunny/windy day worked best. This is another advantage of taking as many diapers with you as possible – giving the clean diapers a chance to dry!
Did my diapers get as clean as I wanted? Nope.
I knew that they wouldn’t be as fresh as they do at home when I use the cycles that I’ve found work best. But I also knew that when I got home I would wash them with the last of my funk rock, add an extra scoop of soap, do my usual wash cycle with an extra rinse at the end. And you know what? They were as good as ever after that!
My last bit of advice and summary:
- Change your child’s diaper right before boarding the plane
- Use an extra absorbent insert or booster so you don’t have to change them as often
- You will probably still find yourself changing a diaper more often as they’re sitting and constantly compressing their diaper which can increase your chance of leaks
- Take only as many as you think you’ll need on the plane
- The airplane change tables are small & cramped, and quite frankly suck! Master the art of changing a diaper whilst they are standing, or lay them down if they are small enough on the airplane seat (this might be frowned upon…but I don’t care!)
- Use liners with every diaper to save yourself poop mess
- Take 2 big wet bags/pail liners so you always have a clean one
- The more diapers the better – less washing, more time to dry