Cloth when out and about?

Heather - posted on 01/27/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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I've been CDing for about 6 months and have only done it at home. I've used disposables when we're away from home. Recently, I've begun thinking about using cloth when out for the day (would still use disposables when leaving DD with a nursery or when we're gone overnight). I know I would need a wet bag of some sort. Would the pail liner I use at home be sufficient or would I need something made specifically as a wet bag? (The pail liner I use is just a simple pail liner made from some kind of nylon. The outside does feel damp after diapers have sat in it for a day.) What else should I consider?

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Heather - posted on 02/11/2009

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After I tried it once, I decided to stick with disposables when we're out. It was just so much easier for me.

Mary Jane - posted on 02/06/2009

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I just use a wet bag and have no problems. I don't carry a diaper bag I use a canvas tote because it's roomier than a structured diaper bag. I love the idea of a recycled wool sweater bag though. Wool is absolutely bulletproof.

User - posted on 02/06/2009

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I have a wetbag made of PUL. It works pretty well. I have an awesome daycare provider that is willing to use cloth so Aidan is hardly ever in disposables.

Sarah - posted on 02/05/2009

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I bring my son to work with me, and when on vacation,  I just use plastic grocery bags. No need to buy something. Now that my son is 21/2, I don't wash diapers daily ( oh yay!), so that diaper-in-a-sack might sit on my washing machine for a full day or two before I do a load of diapers, and the plastic doesn't leak.  Also, don't underestimate your babysitters - I don't often have someone watch my kids, but nobody has ever had  a problem changing an all in one or pocket or insert diaper.

Char - posted on 02/03/2009

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I can't remember what diaper company makes them..but they come in 2 sizes (sm and large) and I love them...I'll have to find it...

Donnah - posted on 02/01/2009

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We used to use cloth full time, however we now are ECing at home and use cloth out and about. You can quite easily make a wet bag out of PUL, the same stuff that many nappies are made out of, so it keeps the wet and smell in. Just sew it into a rectangle and add a zip.

Lisa - posted on 02/01/2009

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I use a wetbag for mine.  When I first decided to try cloth, I had planned to use disposables when I was out.  But the cloth actually seemed to be easier when I was out because it was what I was used to at home so now we just do cloth full time.  Also, I didn't want to buy more disposables because my son is probably going to be out of the size he's in soon so I didn't want to buy a bunch and then not use them (since I wouldn't be using them that often).  I use the liners when I'm out because it makes disposing of solids so much easier.  

Dawn - posted on 01/31/2009

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I am used to carrying a BIG diaper bag with my twins. If I use CD when out and about, I use a plastic grocery bag to store them. I also use the bumGenius 3.0 all in one. The wetness isn't an issue. I need to get the liners to dispose of poop-I would probably CD all the time. Thanks ladies. Also, I keep extra diapers, both kinds and extra change of cloths, blankets, etc in a smaller bag in the SUV. This is my "just in case" bag. I hate running out of stuff, and I can fit only so much in a bag for two.

Suzanne - posted on 01/31/2009

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We use cloth full-time. For out-and-about, I pack my clean diapers in a wet bag in the diaper bag. I also carry a small wipes case with cloth wipes in it and a small squirt bottle of water. I always put extra absorbancy in her diapers when we are out so that I don't have to change as often. When I do change her, I pull the clean diaper out the wet bag and then use the wet bag for the dirty diaper. I have never had any trouble with a wet bag smelling, even after a long day. I have a wetbag from clothdiapersuperstore.com, but I have also use those "pouches" you can get for carrying sposies and wipes - just make sure you purchase one that is waterproof on the inside. I have gotten several of these from places like babies r us and they work great. I like them because they don't take up as much space in my diaper bag. Also, most have a handle, so if we are just running in somewhere quick, I can just carry the case and not my whole diaper bag.

Sarah - posted on 01/29/2009

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I now have 2 wet bags:one for out and about and a second if the first is in the wash.  Prior to this, however, I used a ziploc.  I used this method for the first 6 months.  I also found that I would forget to put a ziploc in my diaper bag quite frequently, so I bought the travel size hefty bags.  They come in a small pouch of about 10 bags and open to the size of a small plastic grocery bag.  Super handy to have in the diaper bag. :)

Kiyomi - posted on 01/29/2009

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I have a wetbag, that I got from a friend. But if I forgot it, I just used a small trash bag or grocery sack. If you are not sure about how often you are going to CD while out and about, I would try one of these other two ways before you buy a bag specifically for it.

Tricia - posted on 01/29/2009

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Felted bag out of a wool sweater?  How?  Wash hot and dry in the dryer, I'd assume?  And you don't have leaks during a long day out?

Stella - posted on 01/27/2009

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I just use standard plastic nappy sacs. I also use flushable liners so the poo can be flushed before bagging. I do reuse the nappy sacs for this purpose several times and when it comes to throwing it away, I just pop it in one of the yellow clinical waste bags for DD's in a public baby changing room which are incinerated so it won't end up in ladfill. I've also found the only downfall with CDing out and about is the space they take up in a changing bag.

Nellie - posted on 01/27/2009

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I love my wetbag. It works great when I am out and about. They are easy to wash too, just put them in the diapers. It is pretty too!

Elly - posted on 01/27/2009

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I bought a few bags from cotton babies, I think, but my friends gave me this cute waterproof bag which was either bummi or bumgenius and I use that as his 'used' bag. I CD pretty much all the time. The only inconvenience I find is if its a long day, the diapers take up a lot of space in the diaper bag (I use tots bots which are a little more bulky than some others). I sometimes use gDiapers so I can dispose of the insert. I use flushable liners so I can get rid of the poop.

He is in cloth at daycare, too. I prefer cloth overnight as it is less likely to leak, but maybe that's partly because I don't try hard with sposies ;) I don't like them.

Elly

Vicky - posted on 01/27/2009

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I have used a wet bag I purchased from cottonbabies.com but I have also used a ziplock bag when I forgot the wet bag. I have found that using the AIO's work wonders when out and about. You don't have to change them as frequently as regular cloth. I also take my washable wet wipes along too. Hope that helps!

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