June 16, 2011

Traveling with Cloth: Which diapers are best?

If you're a cloth diapering family, traveling while you have a little one in diapers can seem like a problem or at least a major inconvenience.

A lot will depend upon where you're going, how long you'll be gone, whether or not you'll have access to washing facilities and so on.  You may be considering using disposables while traveling but the truth is, you don't need to!

The perfect solution for traveling with cloth is to choose a Hyrbid Cloth Diaper System such as Flip or GroVia.  Both give you the freedom to use their reusable cover over either a cloth/reusable insert or use them with a biodegradable/disposable absorbent soaker pad.

So, if you're trip is starting out and you'll be airport hopping or traveling great distances in the car, you can opt for the biodegradable inserts and you won't have to change the cover throughout the day unless it gets soiled or really moist.  You won't have to worry about toting around dirty diapers and the last thing you'll probably want to do when you arrive at your destination is worry about washing diapers right away.

Another perk to using a hybrid system is that the covers/shells can be washed and dried rather quickly and without electricity.  You could feasably wash them in a restroom's sink, under a hose at a campground or in a hotel room.  Then lay to dry in the sun, in the back window of your car or hang on a clothesline.

If you have the means and will be able to wash cloth inserts then you'd have the option to use those as well.  Both the Flip and GroVia systems are a one-size waterproof outer cover that can be used with their Bio Inserts, Cloth Inserts, Soaker Pads, Prefolds or Fitteds.  They provide the traveling family with a variety of options and freedom.

GroVia's Bio Soakers come in packs of 20 or 50 for a very reasonable price and Flip's Disposable Inserts come in packages of 18. 

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We are leaving tomorrow to go camping for the weekend and we plan on using cloth the whole time. I am actually taking flats with covers. They work great! While plane hopping would have me using something that could be flushed or tossed, when you reach your destination, flats are a great option! They wash and dry really fast too.