Oh wait - diapers. Hmm. Yes, I did ponder disposables for about a minute, and then decided that if all else failed, we’d pack up what we had half way through the 4 day event and take it to a Laundromat. As it turns out, we were so tired, that we couldn’t even THINK about finding a Laundromat. By the time we got done the second day, we were completely exhausted and took the kids to the hotel early. We had already purchased some detergent samples to travel with us. I exclusively use flat diapers inside my pocket diapers anyway, for their ease of washing a single layer, and after this adventure, I was VERY glad we did!
Leaving our kids with the care was easy. I said ‘oh by the way we use cloth diapers’ and showed them some bum Genius pockets that closed with hook and loop. Yes, I did this the easiest way I possibly could! Sometimes the diapers were not on tight enough, and my daughter did not get changed often enough to suit me every day. Once they changed her and she wasn’t wet, so she completely flooded the next diaper. We were nearly done for the day, so I just told them to change her and leave her pant-less. Rookie mistakes on their part, but it all worked out fine in the end. I would definitely travel with flat diapers again, and the main reason is for how easy they were to wash in the hotel bathtub!
- Add hot water and diapers to the tub and give them a good rinse.
- Drain water; add more water and a sample packet of cloth diaper safe laundry detergent.
- Agitate and let soak.
- Drain, rinse, repeat.
- Squeeze out and hang to dry. We used the shower, closet bar, and crib, as well as the AC unit.
Have you ever traveled with cloth diapers where there was no laundry facility?
Bio: Jill blogs about her growing family and a life 'just this side of crunchy' at www.lifeisnotbubblewrapped.com
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