Saturday, July 28, 2012

Traveling with an infant in cloth diapers recap

For some reason, Arie wasn't as messy and spit up and drool-y as normal, so I didn't go through that many clothes for him.

Cloth diapering on the road was no big deal at all. Our friends got a kick out of the diaper suitcase.

I washed diapers 2 times while we were there and sunned them once. Unfortunately, while I was sunning them, I went to visit a friend and left Jack to supervise the diapers. We had a HUGE storm and I had to wash them again (so I guess I washed 3 times.)

I used my diaper bag like normal when I was out of the house and used small wet bags like I normally do. I transferred the diapers to a large wetbag back at the house and when the bag was full, I did laundry.

Traveling during the time Arie is normally sleeping seemed to be the best way to go. He slept really well. When he needed to be awake, we stopped and got out and walked the dogs and carried him around. He eats on demand, so whenever he was hungry, we stopped and I fed him.

The only part that is kinda difficult is that because Arie sleeps in bed with us, I know when to nurse by when he starts to root. In the truck, I can't get us pulled over fast enough and get him latched before he wakes up, so that's a little more challenging, but it is what it is.

Our trip was pretty fun, still somewhat stressful with the traveling part, but once we were to our destination and back home, it wasn't bad.

Our drive to Wisconsin was from 3am-1pm and our drive home was from 3pm-12:30am. He slept all but about 3 1/2 hours on the way home. I'm thinking it was because he slept pretty poorly through our whole vacation, so that was a big plus.

We mostly just hung out and played with the dogs and kids.

I would say cloth diapering was absolutely no big deal at all on a vacation. :)

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