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Traveling with cloth diapers

Several people have asked me about traveling with cloth diapers, since it does seem daunting. While some people prefer to just use disposables on the go (understandable, or even necessary, depending on many factors), we have been able to use cloth on our few trips. I’ve even washed them in a hotel bathtub lol! More on that coming down the road, but for now, here is how I packed for a quick 4 day, 3 night trip…

  • 24 diapers (mix of prefolds/flats and covers, and pockets with inserts)
  • 4 nighttime diapers (1 extra because inevitably some weird poop will happen right after being put into the nighttime diaper lol)
  • 40 wipes
  • 5 travel wet bags
  • 2 changing pads
  • 5 extra prefolds/flats for good measure

I also brought a collapsible bin and our cloth diaper plunger-washer thing (see links below) just in case we needed to hand wash a few things-they’re super easy to use in the tub. =)

It worked out really well, and we ended up not using everything we brought, but it wasn’t super overkill, either, so I was pretty happy with it. As Gidz is still mostly breastfed, we didn’t have to worry much about poop, however, I plan to use disposable liners when we travel in the future to help cut down on rinsing needed, and I might need to use the ol’ dunk ‘n’ swish method, oooo fun. *insert eyeroll* lol

Anyway, I have loved traveling with cloth, as we never have blowouts or leaks in them, as opposed to the horrible time we’ve had with disposables at home (I can’t imagine traveling in them, honestly). =) I highly recommend! Have you traveled with cloth? What is your system/process? Any recommendations or suggestions?

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Bruner Family Camping Trip

Ben’s extended family on the Bruner side has been going to this campground for eons every year for a family reunion…it’s so fun to go (this is only the second time we’ve been able to make it) and hear him reminisce with family about the good ol’ days, memories as children, and then have the newest generation of nephlets play in the same spots as their dads did! <3

A favorite place: “the swimming hole” :p

Fun times to be had sitting around with family and pups!

The newest nephlet adventures!

Captured a few family photos before we had to skidaddle:

I had to bring some of my favorite Eek’s Attic wear for the trip! :p (both hats, the pineapple shirt, and bralette!)

Oh, and we gave Chewie a bath at the hotel stop on the way home…he was so dirty lol! Yay for the Norwex pet mitt, since we didn’t have puppy shampoo with us!

It was a rough trip, I was fighting to get through the days, and dealt with a lot of vomiting, but fortunately Ben was a gem and did everything…all I had to do was rest and relax! <3 I love that man!