Especially on a roadtrip, from my personal experience cloth diapering.
Check out this personal blog post of my favourite things to wash with cloth diapers.
you don’t have to cloth diaper every day to be a cloth diaper parent.
Seriously. So many parents cloth diaper part time, take breaks, or find a routine that works for you. I encourage you to find your cloth diaper jam.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Cloth Diapers do you need for part time?
You need one for every 2 hours of diapering – Diapers are changed about every 1.5-25. hours.
If you intend to only cloth diaper on weekends, then budget for 6-10 diapers per day, and launder.
Many parents start with just one cloth diaper and wash it every night or with the next load of laundry.
What type of diaper should I buy for part time diapering?
If you plan to be washing every night or with regular laundry, I would recommend building a part time cloth diaper stash with natural fiber diapers including flats, prefoldss or natural fiber inserts.
These simpler diapers are easier to hand wash, and machine wash. They dont’ need as vigerous of a wash cycle and are more forgiving. Microfiber can be stubborn.
how do you wash a small load of cloth diapers?
Many families opt to do a thorough rinse of the diaper by hand in the sink, and then add it to their next load of laundry with warm/detergent wash cycle.
This may sound too easy, but the more parents I talk to around the world, the more I learn that simple appraoches to cloth diapering can work.
The trick is a solid pre-rinse to remove the vast majority of pee/poop from the dipaer.
What Can I wash With Cloth Diapers?
- Cloth Wipes
- Swim Diapers
- Potty Training Pants
- Face Cloths, Hand Towels
- Underwear, Socks, and Other Small Garments
- Children’s Clothes that you’re okay washing on hot.
- Kitchen Towels and Clothes
- Menstrual Pads (yes, I do it all the time!)
How long can cloth diapers sit before washing.
Try to wash your cloth diapers at least once a week – many cloth diaper brands recommend washing every 2-3 days, and going longer may result in mold/mildew problems.
To go longer between cloth diaper washes, keep your diapers in a cool dry place and remove solids sooner than later
Professional Cloth Diaper Educator
Bailey brings 5+ years of cloth diapering experience and conversation to the cloth diaper space. She's not just your every day mom blogger sharing her experience - Bailey is immersed in the cloth diaper community learning from other parents and growing as an individual. She wants to find the cloth diaper solution that truly works for you.
Bailey believes we need to stop and listen to cloth diapering parents. We need to recognize our own bias and preferences and focus on solutions that work for you, not us. The Cloth Diaper community needs to recognize the privilege of being able to cloth diaper, and provide spaces for more conversations and stories.
Cloth diapering is not about rules but about our own strength as parents to do the best we can for our children with the resources available.
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