cloth when out and about??

Heather - posted on 11/08/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )




I'm thinking about trying to use cloth when we're out and about, but one poopy explosion might keep me from doing it.

Do you use cloth when you're away from home, whether just for the day or for a weekend? If so, how do you do it? (Also, what kind of diapers are you using...this could make a difference)

What kind of wet bag do you have?

How do you deal with poop (especially when you're not near a toilet!)?


Amber - posted on 11/08/2009




It took me a while to build up the courage to use cloth when out and about but are doing it now full time. I have a wool bag that someone made me that I put the dirty diapers in. I never had a bad blow out in public with cloth like I did with disposable diapers. If we happen to have a poopy diapers while we are out I just put it in the bag and deal with it when we get home.

Arielle - posted on 11/08/2009




we used cloth all the time. Our daughter had 1 blow out the whole time we used them. And it wasn't bad.

When its time to change a diaper we just changed, took the dirty one and rolled it up like the plastic ones and velcro it shut, and took care of it when we got home.

If we were out for vacation then I would bring a bucket with a lid and just dump the poop in the potty and put the diaper in the bucket and once again wash when u get home.

They also have ones now were u can use the cloth cover and use all natural disposable insides for times when ur not at home or near a washin machine.

I hope u do decide to use cloth all the time, its awsome!!


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Roni - posted on 11/16/2009




We use cloth all the time due to an allergy to sposies. Currently I'm using Green Acre Diapers ( pockets. I added 1 extra snap on the wings so when I'm out and about I can roll it up like a sposie to bring home. With this method we don't even use a wet bag because any wetness or BM is fully contained within the neat little snapped up bundle.

Lynlee - posted on 11/15/2009




I was freaked out about this for a while but you just deal with it. We use fuzzi bunz so if we are going into town or won't have access to a bathroom for a while I just take extra nappies and stuff them with an extra one or two inserts so they will be more absorbant. I just take a cloth to lay our son on if there are no toilets around, a water bottle and lots of flannels to wipe up the mess. Also take another set of pants in case the nappy leaks. We just put everything into a plastic bag but we are going to make some wetbags soon.

Bethany - posted on 11/11/2009




I use cloth 100%. I put used cloth nappies in a Nappy Sack. They are plastic baggies that you get in the Baby aisle in the supermarket, 100 in a pack. They tie up and are scented. They look like a little grocery bag. Then I just take the nappy home and put it in the wash like normal. You can rinse alot of the poo off first if there is a sink handy. I have gone away for weekends, and I just wash wee'd on nappies under hot water and hang them in the sun to dry. Pooy nappies go home with me once rinsed.

Joanne - posted on 11/10/2009




We use cloth all the time and have had no real problems in public. I have a bummis wet bag and also a Goodmamas with a zipper which I love. I like to use AIOs or pockets when out so I don't have to deal with covers and just in case carry a change of clothes at all times, which I'd do if we used paper diapers anyway.

Stephanie - posted on 11/10/2009




I've been using cloth only at night bc they are very expensive... but my daughter is 6 months and she pooped in one pretty good and I didn't have any leakage even with her rolling around in the crib till I got in there. I use BABY LOVE

Achnach2003 - posted on 11/10/2009




hi heather,
we have a 2 year old and have always used g-diapers when on vacation, or even camping. we use bum genius diapers when home or on short trips...if she poops when at the store or somewhere else i just wrap up the dipe and put it in a plastic grocery bag if i have one, or one of those zip up bags we got from bummis i think. the bum genius have never leaked and my girly is pretty small for her age. we didn't buy a lot of g-diapers as we only use them when on long trips, or now moreso because they are easier. if you decide to buy gdiapers try and get them at whole foods grocery store in a starter kit because it's way cheaper than the website.

Jennifer - posted on 11/10/2009




I use cloth 100% of the time - vacation, errands, or trips don't make a difference. I have an extra large wetbag that I use to keep all the dirty diapers in on longer vacations, and then a medium sized one for day trips. I keep a small one in my diaper bag that can hold 4 diapers (or so). If we are near a toilet, I 'clean' it up as best I can and then stick it into my wetbag until we get home. I have never had an explosion in cloth - the worst ones I have ever seen are with disposables.

Jennifer - posted on 11/10/2009




We use cloth, no problem, when we're out and about. I've had a couple explosions while out, but it's really no worse than using a disposable diaper that explodes. Just keep a wetbag on you at all times and you'll be okay :).

Now, for a weekend, it depends. We cloth two and have to do diapers about every 36 hours in order to have enough on hand, so it's a bit harder. Either we've just clothed one or if we're just visiting family, we'll wash them there. We take our big diaper pail along in these instances along with our nice wetbag.

Our wetbag we purchased with our diapers a long time ago. It's a basic bag made out of PUL, I believe or something like it. It can hold up to five or six diapers.

When we don't have access to a toilet, we just leave the poop in the diaper until we do and then I make DH dump it out usually ;).

Kylie - posted on 11/10/2009




All my friends use disposables, and are always complaining about poo exploding, especially when they're out, that just doesn't happen to us. I just use plastic bags that you use for sposies (I bought them when we were still using sposies - Joseph was only 4lb when he came home so I didn't start with cloth til he was 7lb)

I just don't find it an issue when we're out. I use fleece nappies with a plastic cover.

Kris - posted on 11/09/2009




I see no difference with cloth. I keep plastic grocery bags on hand to carry the dirty diapers home. Keep meaning to get a wet bag but never get around to it. I use prefolds with velcro covers but I feel you could use anything you were comfortable with. Disposables do not always hold blowouts either. Some days you have to put the whole mess in the diaper bag and hope you have a spare change of clothing. Saves a lot of money using cloth.

Ashley - posted on 11/09/2009




We use cloth 100% of the time! Never bought a sposie for my little man! You can do it!
I made my own wetbag, I keep one in my diaper bag, and an extra on in the car.
Mr. Brody is still exclusivly breastfed, so poop is no problem here, just toss it int eh wash with everything else =)
I really love Gdiapers, but I am now starting to sew some pockets for us. I prefer a trim fitting pocket when we are out of the house BUT prefolds are my one ANTI-POOP EXPLOSION diaper. NEVER had any leakage with a prefold. I can fold them very snug around teh legs and just righ t around the belly. If you dont get it on tight enough it will leak.

Lori - posted on 11/08/2009




I went on two week-long vacations, and used cloth both times. The first time we were staying with family and we laundered our own (I normally have a service, but I got some prefolds handed down from a friend to use). It was really no big deal. The second time we set up a short term account for the week with a local diaper service, so we didn't have to do any of the washing (except the covers), and that was even easier. No blowouts or leaks.

The only bad blowouts he's ever had were on the rare occasion he's had a disposable on. He's occasionally had a minor leak with cloth, but it just gets wrapped up and goes in the wetbag to be dealt with later.

I bought some lovely PUL wetbags from; I have one in X-Large size, which is perfect for those longer trips.

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Heather, this is my issue also!
My son is almost 11mths and he can still do some very scary things. I have cloth and disposables leak at home, he is the silent type, I don't know about it til there is a massive leak. I would have some sort of panic attack if that were to happen to me out! It was worse in his cloth for sure.

I only CD at home. I am hoping to start using them out as he gets older and maybe more predictable lol.
As well, I am carrying around enough stuff, I really don't want to take poopy diapers with me as well. Sorry if that offends some, not intended.
I also like to rinse my diapers right away. I have some stains that still refuse to come out from some of his scary explosions. I can't imagine what would happen to my diaper if I had to leave it sit there for hours :(

Erin - posted on 11/08/2009




It took me a while too to use cloth in public. I just toss the poop in the toilet, it does gross me out bc its not my potty, but it is no big deal. I use a PUL wet bag. If it was a blow out I would just wrap it up and deal with it when I got home. Good Luck it really is no big deal.

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