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If staying in a hotel, how did you wash them? and how did you handle carrying the (dirty) diapers with you?<br><br>
I'm still trying to decide if I should bring cloth to our DisneyWorld trip in July. Someone said there were cloth diaper rinsing stations, I think? but then, we'd have to carry a huge baby bag for the dirty dipes (vs. throwing sposies away as I change the diaper, when we're at the parks) and then.. is it even possible to request a washer to wash dirty diapers at the Disney Resorts? I know they have laundry service but I'm not sure what their reaction will be when I hand them a bag of dirty pockets <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mischievous.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="mischief"> :LOL ofcourse kidding, but I'm not even sure *I*would even be able to use their washer myself?<br><br>
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I've done all cloth and partial cloth on long trips, and there's always been laundry facilities where I could do my own dipe laundry. I'd never trust a stranger to do it, I'm a freak about it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/innocent.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shy"><br><br>
There aren't diaper rinsing stations all around disney, but there is one nursing station per park (not usually in a terribly convenient spot) and it's got a nice diaper changing area with interesting stuff for the older kids (crayons, movies, etc.). You could keep them in a plastic bag (think a grocery store bag) and then do them all at one time. Then, do laundry at night when you get back to the hotel.<br><br>
Or, you could just have him or her in disposies and ignore the above advice... :LOL
 

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I would make some information-gathering phone calls to see what the facilities are like at Disney World (if they have rinsing stations), and if they have washing machines available at your resort. I wouldn't care too much about the rinsing stations at the park, you can just rinse in the sink and ignore the looks or just wait to rinse until you get back to the hotel. How old is your child, how many diapers do they go through in a day, and how many poopy ones? I'd take all that into consideration when thinking about carrying them around at the park all day.<br><br>
If you call and find out you have access to a washer at the resort, I'd definitely go for it!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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Yep, if you can find a washing machine facility you are all set. I would advise using quart-sized ziplock bags to put the diapers in, if you are going to be collecting them all day. Also use flushable liners for the bm's if they are solid.
 

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I still had two in cloth when we took a trip to Florida last spring. It was totally doable. The hotel we stayed in had coin-op washers and dryers and I washed diaper laundry every other day. I took sposies for the plane because I just didn't want to deal with stinky diapers in a diaper bay under my seat, but other than that we used CD the entire time we were on vacation with no problem. I just carried a zippered wetbag and some plastic grocery bags (to seal up the poopies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">) with us while we were out and about for the day, and I made sure to have a backpack style diaper bag with plenty of room so that I could carry several diapers, clean and dirty.
 

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I just did a four day trip with no laundry facilities. I didn't change her as often as I normally did and it was extra luggage but totally doable. My bag did stink coming back though :LOL
 

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I am from Florida and we have been all over WDW over the years. I breastfed and changed diapers in every park. :LOL<br><br>
Every hotel on property has laundry facilities, you can wash your dipes.<br><br>
Despite the various controversies about Disney, I still love it, it is a part of my own childhood and my family's history, and most of the employees will go above and beyond to preserve the "magic" for guests. There are even quiet places in air-conditioning with rocking chairs, when the crowds get to be too much. One of my best times was when my middle one (now 16) was 2 weeks old and my IL's came for a visit, during spring break, LMAO. While they were all waiting for hours in lines in the hot sun, I was sitting in comfortable surroundings, in a rocking chair, nursing my wee one.<br><br>
So you just go and have a wonderful time, use your cloth diapers, NIP and make sweet memories!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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If they have washing facilities in your hotel, it'll be very easy to do cloth!<br><br>
Don't bother rinsing them out in sinks though, that will lead to wet weird messes. We never rinse out out poopies(I've got 3 kids and little time for such trivalies, lol!).<br><br>
Pocket diapers, or aio's with fleece or disposable liners will help with; quick changes, letting baby go longer between changes if you have to, no stains, and easy to pack.<br><br>
We went on a trip and got stranded during layover for a few days, I was sooooo happy to have my cloth! There weren't washing machines(which would have been ideal) But I washed in the sink, and let them dry over night, and it was fine! There was no place to buy disposies even if I could!!!!<br><br>
What kinds of diapers do you have to bring???<br><br>
I brought 6 fitteds, some Terry flats(as absorbent as a Prefold, but with waaay less bulk), and a plain PUL velcro cover(worked well with my Terry Flats, and Hotel hand towels inside! LOL!) and an Alexis Featherlite pull-on cover(my best defense against leaks, and they go on so well over fitteds) Plus a few washcloths to use as wipes. and 1 washable wet bag.<br><br>
Next time I might bring 12 or so pocket diapers, and 20 micro or Terry inserts. Plus a few washcloths. 1 velcro PUL cover(for emergencies, they wash and dry soooo quickly, it can't be beat!)<br><br>
For long car trips, aio's, or pockets are easiest to change in the car.<br><br>
If you don't have 1 or 2 washable wet bags already, they are a BIG HELP! They hold the smell, and drippy leaks in much better than a plastic grocery bag ever can! I'd invest in 1 Lg one, for the hotel room, and 1 small one for the diaper bag.<br><br>
Bring as many CD's as you can that will fit in your bag, that way if you can't do laundry right away, it's not such a big deal.
 

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We haven't been to Disney with a babe in dipes, but we have taken a number of extended trips by both car and airplane.<br><br>
I recommend using ziploc bags if you are going to be away from your room all day. They keep all of the stink under control, and you don't have to open them each time a dirty dipe needs to be put away like you would a wetbag. Oh, and once the dipes are in the ziploc bags they really don't seem to take up a lot of room in a diaper bag...shoot, with all of the other stuff we tote (sippy cups, snacks, sunblock) the dipes are hardly noticable!<br><br>
I usually do diaper laundry every 2nd or 3rd day while we are on vacation. DH and I take turns minding the dipes at the hotel laundry facilities. This can easily be accomplished during our morning getting ready routine (heck, there is only one bathroom anyway, so we have to shower and get ready in shifts and it takes twie as long as at home! :LOL )
 

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All the Walt Disney World resorts have laundry rooms for you to use with coin-op machines, and they are almost always near the pool. You can do your diaper laundry there yourself!<br><br>
All the bathrooms in the parks have changing areas (large stainless-steel counters, in most cases), as do the baby care centers. You'd still have to carry the dirties around, but with a little one you may want to consider going back to the resort each day for afternoon naps/swimming anyway, hitting the parks again for the evening shows/parades/fireworks. If you know you're going to be in a park all day, you could rent a locker and stop there once or twice to drop off the dirties - the lockers are near the front of each park so not terribly convenient, but not too out of the way either (and in most cases are near the stroller rental if you need one). At Magic Kingdom the lockers are under the train station, so it's really convenient from most of the park.<br><br>
I've found the following sites very helpful:<br><br><a href="http://www.allearsnet.com" target="_blank">www.allearsnet.com</a> has FAQ's on taking babies and kids of various ages to WDW, and about strollers and resorts, even menus for all the restaurants and articles about travelling to WDW with dietary restrictions and special needs. I highly recommend checking that site out before you go.<br><br>
The message boards at <a href="http://www.passporter.com" target="_blank">www.passporter.com</a> can answer any really specific questions you have (like where exactly the laundry is at your resort), as they are populated by frequent WDW visitors and a few WDW cast members.
 

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Another vote for do-able. We just finished a week-long vacation with cloth and I'll never do it any other way! We had laundry facilities both places we were and it was wonderful to have her in her ususal diapers and not worry about blow-outs and the unknown.<br><br>
-Angela
 
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