Today my husband and I hit the road with the two boys on our 2 day expedition to North Carolina. The drive is a total of 12 hours on a good day, but with two kids we knew that wasn’t happening so we opted to split the trip into two days and stop halfway.
Still, this was a huge undertaking. We had to pack enough for all of us. Luckily we are staying with family so we have the luxury of using their washer and dryer. I knew we would use our cloth diapers on our trip, just like we always do when we travel. But with 2 kids this was a new experience for me.
I decided to bring the “necessities” this time. Usually I pack nearly my entire stash. For this trip I knew I would be washing every day with the amount I could fit in our car (we were also bring a few luggage pieces and presents, etc). Sometimes my Mother-in-Law helps by drying or folding my diapers so I devised a plan. Since I have a very varied stash she had no clue what insert went where or anything so she would fold the inserts and the covers. Helpful, but not really. I would still need to fold them.
This means all of the inserts “match”, or they are AIO’s. Even if I have to wash every day I will be spending less time stuffing and I might just get a hand from the MIL. Win Win.
All of these fit into one large Planet Wise wet/dry bag.
I have mentioned before about how I cannot bring dirty cloth diapers with me on trips. This involves careful planning. For this trip I waited until bedtime to wash, and let both kids sleep in sposies. Thanks to ammonia issues we do own some.
The next morning I packed the diapers and put both kids in Gro Via Biosoakers. Everett wore a Gro Via and Fletcher wore a Best Bottoms shell. This lasted us all day until we made it to the hotel. These even held in the runny newborn poop! A little got on the edge but I wiped it up. No harm.
We are continuing to use the biosoakers until tomorrow. I didn’t pack a huge amount of cloth and was afraid 2 full days would leave us on E before we even made it to NC.
I would never use hybrid diapers full time but I do enjoy having a little flexibility when I travel. I will, if I have to, travel with cloth in the car but this has been a happy medium for us.
Tomorrow we will start back up once we hit NC, or sooner if our shells get dirty.