Roadtrippin’ With Two Kids and Cloth Diapers, part deux

We survived yet another day of driving yesterday.  This leg took us from Hagerstown, MA to Charlotte, NC.  I am so glad we broke up the drive.  It was another successful trip.  No crying, minimal whining, and no diaper catastrophes.

I used the Best Bottoms shell for Fletcher to swim in since I forgot his Swimmi.  He ended up wearing a bumGenius! 4.0 shell with biosoakers.  Everett had a Gro Baby which he used overnight with a biosoaker, and when that shell had some poop in it in the morning we switched to the same Gro Via shell he wore the day before that I washed in the sink and hung to dry overnight.

Both boys used Biosoakers for the entire trip.  I am very impressed.  I have used them before on a plane trip.  I believe not using the stickers helped make things a whole lot easier.  I was using them in the Gro Baby and trying to sticker them on a plane changing table.  Just laying them in was easy and leaves no sticky residue.  They stayed in place just fine.

Other than the biosoakers our trip was made easier by a portable DVD player, Chuggington, and a baby who loves to sleep in his car seat.  Ev slept virtually the entire trip, both days.

As for the hotel, we cosleep so we didn’t need to pack any beds.

And for food, I bring that with me wherever I go.  It is the perfect temperature so no need for bottle warmers.  He also drinks straight from the tap so there are no bottles needed.  I don’t know how people travel with bottles, what a pain!

We will be in NC for 2 weeks with family.  Like I said before, I am using cloth here.  I packed light (by my standards).  I unpacked the diapers and put them in this basket.  Ev’s diapers are on the left, Fletcher’s on the right.

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  • Tat

    I used the biosoakers on a plane trip from Australia to Europe, they were great!

  • I love that you say your food is always the perfect temperature and ‘on tap’. I used to say the same thing, and I had to pump when we traveled for the first 3 months of my daughter’s life, what a PITA (pain in the…) So much better after that, when I got her bottle weaned and to the breast. I never had to worry about her being hungry. I thought it was so funny when one of her grandpas suggested that they could take her for a while ‘they could find her something to eat’ and I said.. I don’t THINK so… he totally didn’t get it, which I found hilarious. Anyway.. Glad this worked for you!

  • Melissa

    I live an hr from Charlotte! It’s beautiful there at Christmas. I hope you enjoy your time home with family, and I’m sure everything will be great with the CD’s. 😀

  • I have traveled with cloth numerous time and other than the space required, it was no problem at all. And I love grovia biosoakers. I did have to use the sticky tabs because they seemed to be too short for my toddler. I’m sure on a smaller baby, it would work better not to.

  • Amy B

    We’ll be in Charlotte too for the holidays! Luckily we don’t have to travel as far as you did- we live in Raleigh. But we are bringing our cloth!