Thursday, June 30, 2011

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Vacationing with Cloth Diapers

Earlier this month we went on vacation to Jamaica (which was AMAZING) and we brought along our cloth diapers despite not having access to a washing machine. We figured Charlie would be in cloth swim diapers most of the day and that we could just hand-wash his regular cloth diapers in the tub. I decided ahead of time to only bring our pocket diapers as I thought the AIO (All-in-Ones) would be harder to hand-wash.

We ended up washing them 3 times in the week we were there. We would start by rinsing each shell and insert out several times and all ringing it to get all the water out. Then we put them all in the tub full of hot water and some detergent (very little as I wanted to make sure we could rinse it all out) and let them soak for a little bit. After that we hand-washed each insert and shell and rinsed it several times. We used the smell test after all that to make sure they were really clean.

Here is a photo of the hand-washing in action.


We originally tried hanging up our diapers outside to dry but it was so humid and we didn't have enough sun on our covered balcony to dry them so we ended up laying the diapers flat on a table underneath the fan all day and they dried just fine.

I won't lie it was work and my husband got a blister on his hand from ringing the diapers out so hard (mircofiber does not feel nice on your skin at all) but we would do it again. I'm hoping next time we go on vacation we will have access to a washer though. ;)

Thursday, June 2, 2011

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