Last week on Facebook we asked “what is your favorite cloth diapering tip or trick?” Well, you answered. Your answers were so helpful and informative that we couldn’t choose just one. Today’s Monday Mama feature is a compilation of moms who have great tips and tricks about how to cloth diaper when you’re on the road, leaving your little ones with a babysitter or preparing the diaper station for dad to take over diaper-changing duty.
Pull Double Duty. ”When out and about, I bring two wet bags: one to hold the clean diapers, wipes and change pad and another bag to keep the dirty items after changing the baby. This will help you keeps everything in your little one’s diaper bag neat and organized.” – Erika Isenor
Diaper Prep for Dad. ”I like to “prep” my night time diapers ahead of time so that my husband knows the difference between lighter diapers and heavy diapers for our heavy nighttime wetter. To make it super easy, I keep our “night diapers” in a separate place and prep each one with the extra insert/doublers and an additional fleece liner if that diaper needs it. That way, all he has to do is pick a diaper from that stack and put it on her. He can be helpful and I don’t get frustrated that my daughter was in the ‘wrong’ diaper for the night!” – Jennifer Peplowski Perrite
Get Supplies Ready To-Go. ”Instead of wet bags, we use quart-sized freezer bags to store wet bunz when out of the house. Before leaving, I prep our bunz by putting a wipe and a freezer bag folded inside each stuffed diaper, so i just grab one “packet” per change. The bags are airtight, smell-proof and pretty much leakproof. FuzziBunz diapers fit really well inside.” – Benoit Pascale
Insert Insight. “When you’re away from home, remove the insert before you put the wet/dirty diaper in the wetbag. Then you don’t have to fish through dirty diapers when you get home. I like to remove the insert, lay it across the open diaper and then fold up the diaper with the insert on the inside, that way the wet/dirty part of the diapers doesn’t touch my wetbag.” – Jodi Jordan
Be Prepared. “I always keep two extra diapers in the car in case I forget to bring them when we’re out and about,” – Mallory Templeton