Cloth Diapering on the Go

Cloth diapering on the go really isn’t any different than cloth diapering at home, even though it may seem a bit daunting at first.  Here is a list of items to keep in your diaper bag and a few quick tips to help you on your quest for freedom.

Photo: Frances Eden Photography
http://www.franceseden.com/

  1. Wet Bags – these handy little bags are waterproof so you can stick your wet, stinky diapers inside and they won’t get your diaper bag wet or stinky!  I have three wet bags so there is always a clean dry one available.
  2. Liners – I highly recommend using disposable (flushable, biodegradable) liners when on the go. Liners are pieces of cloth or material that lay on the diaper and go next to baby’s bum. They are wonderful when it comes to poop – you simply lift up the liner and flush it down the toilet. Check out Bio-Soft Flushable Diaper Liners.
  3. Wipes – you can certainly pack up your cloth wipes in a reusable container and throw them in the diaper bag, but I really like to keep a package of Grovia BioWipes around. They are made from natural renewable resources and don’t contain any of the harsh chemicals traditional baby wipes do.

And a few tips to make it even easier to cloth diaper on the go: I always make sure my diapers are stuffed, lined and rolled up or folded in half so they are easy to stick on baby and don’t take up a ton of space in the diaper bag.  Don’t worry about unstuffing diapers or even flushing liners if you aren’t in an actual bathroom. Throw everything in the wet bag and worry about it when you are home.

Cloth diaper bag

Photo courtesy of Carrie Beddington

Oh and always make sure you have a changing mat in your diaper bag too. That way you don’t have to balance your screaming, poopy child on your lap while sitting on the toilet because the washroom has no change table! That may or may not have happened to me…

Where’s the craziest place you’ve changed a baby’s bum?

~~~~~~~ Author: Michelle Hughes

~~~~~~~ Photos: Frances Eden Photography

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