Que Doomsday music! Dun, dun, dun! Lol. I know that can be what it feels like when you consider travelling while cloth diapering baby. It really doesn’t need to be that frightening. There are a couple of different options that you can consider before you take your little one on a road trip and no I am not going to say “go buy disposables” though you can do that if you so desire.
Cloth Diapering with Liners
Your easiest option (that doesn’t require you to change up your cloth stash) is adding liners to your cloth diapers so that you can easily toss out poop and don’t have to carry that with you in your dirty wet bags. This would really be my first suggestion because this can make it much easier and lighter to carry the dirty diapers. If you happen to have covers that you stuff I would recommend you bringing those because generally you can get away with less covers that take up less space.
You will need to make sure that you have enough wet bags so that if you have to change a poopy diaper and don’t have anywhere to clean it you can stash that one diaper separate until you find a toilet. I would also recommend bringing laundry soap because you are going to want to stop at laundromat at least once if you are going on a trip for a week or more. Bringing the soap with you helps so that you have the right stuff if you can’t find it at a store near you.
The second option would be to go with gDiapers. These are a cover hybrid diaper that can work like a disposable diaper. You can use cloth inserts or you can use disposable inserts that can be torn open and flushed down the toilet or they can be tossed if you are using a toilet that cannot have sanitary products flushed down them. These take up a lot less space and you will have a lot less dirty laundry on your hands.
More often than not moms don’t seem to use these as their every day diaper, though there are moms out there who do, so these would be an investment to use mainly for travelling. If your family travels a lot I would recommend investing in these cloth diapers because they are easier to use and handle while on the road, but if you go on only one trip a year I would say it isn’t worth the monetary investment for you and your family.