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Presently DD only ever has FBs or BG 2.0. I love them. If I had the choice she'd never wear anything but. However, we are taking a family trip out to visit my ILs for the 4th of July and my MIL is not at all interested in having me wash CDs in her machine. They live in a *very* small town that has no laundry mat. I'm, therefore, looking for some sort of eco-friendly 'sposie that I can use for the week or so we're gone? I really don't want to contribute to the ever growing landfills.
 

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I was just thinking if it were ME (and maybe I'm a tad fanatical so this may not help) I would probably bring a little bag of my dipe detergent and hand wash them in a little tub (an empty cooler, whatever) and rinse them with the hose and hang them up. It IS summer after all! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Have you considered gDiapers <a href="http://www.gdiapers.com" target="_blank">www.gdiapers.com</a> also there are 7th Generation diapers as well as Tushies but I don't know much about them.
 

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We use 7th gen. when we are camping and they are not bad<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> I love that they dont have that overbearing parfume smell most sposies have. I dont find them as absorbant overnight though as cloth --we usually land up throwing a wool cover over it.<br><br>
I just cant believe you are organized enough to think of details like this for a trip thats "all the way" to July<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow2">
 

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Of topic you might want to check out <a href="http://www.vacationbaby.com" target="_blank">www.vacationbaby.com</a>
 

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The few times we have used 'sposies we've used the Tushies. They don't have any bleached layers or the chemical gels. 7th Gen. does have a bleached layer and uses the gels, and it's too bad because in my opinion, they work better than the Tushies.
 

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Thanks for the replies... I'm thinking, based on your assessment of those 'sposies.. that I will check out those brands you mentioned but use our FBs at night. DD is a VERY heavy wetter, especially at night.<br><br>
How about the g-diapers? <b>LoveOhm</b>, have you tried them? do you like them? (btw, welcome to the Nov 06 thread! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><b>strathconamama</b> - thanks for the compliments on being so organized... but I am a bit of an over planner. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I can't help it.
 

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We have had pretty good luck with the 7th gen dipes...they work better than the tushies (probably b/c of the chemical gel)...<br><br>
Would there be a time that you could send your MIL out of the house with DC and secretley was the dipes? I know it's sneaky but honestly...what's wrong with washing your dipes there? Maybe she needs a demonstration of the fact that you and DH's clothes don't smell like poo...<br><br>
just a very very silly thought...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Tushies are the only truly enviromental diaper, but they just don't work for us. When we travel we usually just buy whatever is easiest/cheapest to attain, but when we were a sposie family we used mostly 7th generation, they are a better alternative to the others. I will add if you can get them Nature Boy and Girl and mothernature diapers are also good.
 

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Thanks for the welcome to the November thread! I have tried gDiapers we use them and like them.... I wanted to use cloth & my SO wanted Pampers so gDiapers was our compromise. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Honestly gDiapers are a good lead into the cloth world for those that might be scared but a few things:<br><br>
1) They are more work than cloth IMHO<br>
2) I doubt they would be good for a heavy wetter...<br>
3) The flushable inserts can get expensive<br><br>
Right now we use them in the day with a cloth prefold inside and use the flushables when we are out. That said we plan on going 100% pockets in the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">very</span> near future & I would be willing to wash dipes at a laundry mat if someone was uncomfortable w/ my washing them at their home.<br><br>
Honestly I think your dh or you should talk to your MIL and say "I would feel much better if we could continue using cloth since dd's bum is so sensitive and the chemicals are not good for her, I could not find a laundry mat near by can you reccomend one, even if it is a few hours away?" Be willing to go the drive but I am pretty sure she will be grossed out but will let you wash your dipes at her house.<br><br>
IF NOT then yes I think gDiapers are a really good option, you only will need 4 little gDiapers since many days we only use 2-3...
 
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