Diapering_: Camping with Cloth

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, December 21, 2007 | 2 comments
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Thanks to Susie for this Frugal Baby Tip!

We just returned from a 4-day camping trip. Although I'm not sure you could really call it camping, since we were in a motor home, complete with bathroom, refrigerator and stove.

Kaylee used 32 dipes. I took with 40 dipes, and a huge garbage bag to put them in. When I changed her, I put the dirty dipes in a scented plastic garbage bag. Then every night I took that bag, and put it in a larger regular plastic garbage bag.

I used a cut up t-shirt for diper liners. So the few poopie ones she had I just took the liner and put it in a scented bag all by itself. I did have a huge garbage bag of dirty dipes in the trunk on the way home, but the scented bags did the trick-no smell.

Then I just put them in the washer right away, along with a cup of vinegar, and let them soak for a few hours before washing as usual.

We're going again this weekend......



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  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for this tip! I was a little worried about dealing w/ the smell this summer and just used disp. Next summer I will have no fear!

  2. Hope you have a wonderful, cloth-diapering camping trip!

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