A few weeks ago we flew down to Florida on vacation, and I brought along cloth diapers, along with cloth swim diapers. And overall, it went great!!
|little beach bum|
Now, there was a downside to bringing cloth--space. Cloth diapers take up a lot of space! If I had prefolds big enough to fit my son, I would have brought those since they're smaller, but I didn't. So I brought pockets for daytime and a few fitteds for naptime and nighttime. I packed everything flat, with the pockets unstuffed. But they still took up a lot of space! Luckily, we needed to check a bag anyway for suntan lotion and all that fun stuff. So, we had the room, but I will say, they took up a significant portion of the suitcase.
The other place space was an issue was while we were actually flying and in the airport. Cloth diapers just take up a lot more room than disposables! Luckily my wet bag has a snapped handle, so I just snapped it onto our stroller and no one really noticed we had an extra "bag". But I had a really hard time fitting three or four cloth diapers into our carry-on bag with all the other things we needed to keep an almost two-year old occupied on a flight!
One way I could have reduced the amount of space they took up was just to do laundry every day. This would have pretty much cut the number of diapers in half. I just didn't know if I'd have been able to keep up with doing laundry every day. But that definitely would have reduced the amount of space the diapers took up.
So, overall, I'd say if you have the space, go for it!! I loved having our cloth diapers down there and not having to buy disposables. But, I also feel like, if you don't have the space, don't feel bad! Disposables have their place, and at times, traveling is definitely one of them!
We're flying again this week for my sister's graduation, and unfortunately, there's just going to be no room for my diapers. While its a bummer, I'm not going to feel bad buying disposables. Sometimes you just have to do it! I'll just be sure to bring Myles' belt so his pants don't fall down :)
Has anyone else had an experience like this?? Any tips for reducing the amount of space cloth diapers take up?