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Dh is from Hawaii.<br>
We are taking a 2 week trip there in late October, staying with his parents who currently do not have a washer and dryer at the place they are renting, long story.<br><br>
I am debating at whether or not I will use cloth diapers on this trip.<br>
It's so hot there, I won't have a diaper pail, they get so stinky in plastic bags, my in-laws' place is pretty small so I'd be worried about that, I'm not sure I want to dunk in somebody else's toilet and I would feel totally lost without my minisprayer!<br><br>
So, what is your advice? Should I just get over it and use cloth?<br>
Or should I succumb to the pressure and use disposables.<br>
dd has only had them on her a few times, and her skin is pretty sensitive to them...<br><br>
ideas?<br><br>
thanks!
 

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We took a 10 day road trip back in June when Jevin was 8 months. I brought my big zippered pail liner and we had no stink problems. I have alot of dipes so we only had to wash once. I was planning on going to the laundry mat but I just washed them at my MIL and FIL's (they said I would last, had to prove it! LOL) Having to fly there might make it harder though. We are flying for the weekend in November for a wedding and I am going to do half and half to make my luggage smaller. Cloth while we are there and sposies while traveling.
 

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I'm planning on cd'ing when I visit my parents next month. I'm going to bring all my dipes, some cloth wipes, 2 of my Happy Tushies pail liners, and my HT wet bag. I was also dreading the thought of not having a mini-shower since I love mine, but I've decided I'll just spray the dipes off outside using the hose. My parents have an acre, so it won't be a problem to spray poo onto the land <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
I'm anxious to see what other advice you get, because this will be my first trip with ds.
 

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1st of all--Take me with you! We were in Hawaii for just over 2 wks in April and I wish I was still there!<br><br>
Anyways, about using cloth. We used cloth 100% (on the plane as well), but was lucky enough to have access to washer and dryer when I was there. I did keep my dirty dipes in a plastic bag until I was ready to wash them (every 2 or 3 days, compared to my 5 or so days here at home) and they didn't smell that bad. I used fleece liners (they don't stain and poo comes off quite readily off them) so I didn't have to have dunk in any unknown toilet. I think if you are ok with using fleece and have access to a washer occasionally, you might be able to do cloth like we did!<br><br>
Good luck and whatever you do, have a great time in Hawaii!
 

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We took a 2 week, 3500 mile road trip in August and had no issues at all, used cloth the entire time.<br>
We kept it simple, brought only pockets, handwashed those, and washed the prefolds in the washer at the various campgrounds.<br><br>
My thoughts is you have to use diapers, you are used to a system already, you have to take care when using 'sposies anyway, it really will not make much difference in the whole scheme of things.<br><br>
I honestly believe that thos ehwo stress about using cloth then opt to use cloth on vacation are surprised at how simple it ends up being.
 

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If you don't have a bummis tote or another wet bag that zips or closes with a drawstring, you should definately get one before you go if you want to bring cloth. That will take care of any stinking issues at your IL's house, if that is your only concern.<br><br>
If your daughter is sensitive to sposies (though you might get 7th generation sposies if you decide to go that route, those aren't chemical ridden like pampers), then I'd be more inclined to use cloth and just make the trek to the laudromat to wash (which you'd probably due anyway, right, because it's such a long trip.<br><br>
I have used both cloth and sposies on vacation-- sposies for short trips where we've been without access to washer & dryer, and cloth for longer trips where we have had access or for really short trips (2-3 days) where it's not needed and I'm confident I'll have plenty of dipes.<br><br>
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