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'm going to visit DH's family in TX on Thursday. It's going to be just me and Cole making the trip, so I want to travel as lightly as possible. I don't want to have a baby and 3 bags to lug around the airport with me, KWIM?<br><br>
But I don't want to use sposies!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> But for me to bring enough diapers to make it worth it, I have to pack an entire separate bag of diapers! What to do??? I need a hand-wringing smilie!<br><br>
DH says, just bring a few - you'll feel better. I don't know if that's true. Bringing just 3 or 4 might just make it worse. Then he says, mail them, they'll be there when you get there. :LOL Can you imagine my MIL getting a box of diapers in the mail for me to use when I get there?? She'd think I'm nuts. Plus if I mail them then I don't have them for a few days on either side of my trip, and I don't have enough diapers to spare for that. PLUS, what if they got lost in the mail?? **gasp** <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> Let's not even think about it.<br><br>
Waaaahhhhh.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> Maybe I should just cancel my trip... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I feel that way when I travel too.<br><br>
My husband can't STAND sposies. They repulse him even more than they repulse me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
We both just gag when we have to use one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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thats when i like something like a wool wrap that fits just liners (i use a bumpy cuz of the snug fit) and pack lots of smjae or joey bunz type doublers. maybe even a couple bumkins covers as they take up no room, with some infant prefolds or liners. takes up half or even 3/4th the space, but still lasts for a few days between washings.<br><br>
have a great trip!
 

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I've travelled numerous times by myself with cloth diapers, and have actually not found it that bad!!!! I fill up a backpack with lots of diapers, and then dd's clothes (which are so small they barely take up any room!) - and end up washing diapers every 2-3 days while I'm staying at someone's house. We even did a three day train trip with cloth diapers, which worked out quite well - we just had a bag full of dirty diapers at the other end! Some people would be less than thrilled to have us show up on their doorstep, luckily FIL just thinks we're west coast flakes anyways, and affectionately shakes his head! I think if you really want to, it's possible (especially if you're flying and being dropped off at one end, and picked up at the other - who really cares about an extra bag?!!!) However, if you end up not wanting to do cloth, there are natural disposables which are a better option, and maybe would make you gag less?! My goal right now is to figure out the best way to do a 6 week bike and camping trip with cloth diapers...........I may end up sewing thin diapers that will air dry quickly and wash out easier, and pack up small!!!! We'll see!!!!
 

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Last time I travelled I took 1 dozen prefold, 2 covers, 2 night diapers, and dozen wipes. I had to wash everyday but it was worth it.<br>
What if you end up with a nasty rash? You'll want your cloth.
 

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I've been in the same boat as you! Traveling by myself, not able to carry the diapers, but hating the disposables when I got there!<br><br>
If you're willing to wash everyday, I would go the prefold route the PP mentioned.
 

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How about traveling if you're staying in a hotel? We are planning a family vacation this October to Florida and will be in a hotel for 8 days. Dd hasn't worn a sposie in mos, and I don't even know what size she is. Maybe stay in a hotel with laundry facilities? But then I'd have to stay and guard my diapers for a couple hours every other day?
 

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I am off to Mexico on Saturday for a week. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I am bringing 'sposies. I have been REALLY DREADING it, but I have to say, I tried one of them on Eliza last night to make sure it fit (I haven't used any in SO long that I couldn't even figure out which way it went on at first, LOL... I felt like a pioneer in a time machine or something!) and it was very nice and trim and easy to put on once I figured it out. That being said it was stinky and crinkly, but I might actually enjoy using them for a week. It was SO cool to be able to actually feel the shape of my daughter's bum through her clothes and to have the back rise on her PJs come more than halfway up her bum.<br><br>
This is coming from a very dedicated CDing mama so I don't feel guilty about saying that it was kind of a nice change! Now we will see how I feel after a week of the stinky things!<br><br>
XOXO
 

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Me too! I'm traveling in late April and I am already dreading leaving my dipes. My biggest fear would be that I would check them at the airport and they would get lost! Oh the humanity! I have had luggage lost twice, I'm not risking my dipes. I have thought about bringing just pockets and Ducky Buns... but I will probably end up using Nature Boy and Girl sposies instead.
 

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I travel all the time. I have special travel diapers lol. I bring a tuesday bear with 3 inserts for night time. Then i bring 2 covers and 3 dozen flat folds. I Just fold them and lay them in the cover. Usually only use one but i have a light wetter. I wash every 3 days. I can back all of this in my regular bag as they take up hardly anyroom.<br>
Terrie<br>
Cory 10yr, Nick 4 yrs and Josh 20 mo
 

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We leave for a 8 or 9 day trip on Friday. I am not exactly sure what I am going to do about diapers. We are driving but will have access to laundry three days in the middle of the trip. Still I am sure dh would pitch a fit if he had to ride in a smaller hatchback car with dirty dipes in the back. I plan on doing some sposie and some cloth
 

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:LOL<br>
So a few years ago, my aunt and unlce were using a diaper service for their baby. They came to Portland from Seattle (about a three hour drive) to visit for four days. All the used diapers went into a plastic garbage bag for them to take back. But when they left to go home they forgot the diapers! So my mom put the whole bag into a box and MAILED four days' worth of dirty diapers to them (my mom is not the type to take kindly to the idea of washing the dipes herself). Can you imagine opening that box on the other end? At least they only had to set them out for the diaper service and not wash them.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> OMG! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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Don't feel too bad if you use sposies. That's what they're there for! I have done it both ways... taken cloth and done sposies. Frankly, sposies are easier, but cloth isn't that bad. Cloth does take up a lot of room, but I like the idea of using flats. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Hmmm... may have to get some cute flats for the next trip. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I can't travel with sposies because DS is severely allergic so I keep my flats, pins, hemp doublers and wool covers at the ready! Flats are pretty trim, you can even triple diaper at night, and are easy to travel with and then I come home and fall in love with my AIOs all over again.<br><br>
It was the only solution that worked for us. DS has breathing problems and his skin breaks out the moment he touches a sposie so I'm happy we are good at roughing it the 'cloth' way! :LOL
 

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I have taken DS (now 9 mo) on two trans-pacific trips, besides another domestic trip. I found out it's better to use CPF & covers than to use AIO. CPF's are much more compact in luggage. Besides, they dry faster. I took like 12-15 CPF's and 3-5 AIO's (for using on the flights) on my trips. It's not that hard once you try.
 

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This thread is living proof that if a post is out there long enough, someone someday will respond to it.<br><br>
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by famousmockngbrd</i><br><b>This thread is living proof that if a post is out there long enough, someone someday will respond to it.<br><br>
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My first thought was "What the heck is she talking about?" But then I saw the date on the op. I hardly ever look at the dates of posts... :LOL Guess we weren't much help the first time around...
 
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