Frugal Diapering: Cloth Diapering While Traveling

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, September 22, 2017 | 1 comments
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Image: washing laundry in India, by alheyse on Photobucket
I've been meaning to post to you my letter which ran in the New York Times Sunday August 1.

It was a response to a June 27 article Taking Children to Exotic Places which told parents to use disposable diapers when traveling.

I would be happy to discuss diapering issues further with anyone who is traveling soon to India! -- Sujata

To the Editor:
I spent 3 months traveling with my baby daughter in India, and I have one tip that is contrary to Martha Stevenson Olson's advice: forget disposable diapers for travel and use cloth diapers instead.

Disposables, especially those with plastic exteriors, are too hot for warm countries.

They cause diaper rash, and public health problems in developing countries without good trash collection and landfills.

It's also inconvenient to have to keep looking for poorly made disposables at twice the United States price.

I brought my cloth diapers to India, and this turned out to be a wonderful convenience.

I never ran out, and they were washed daily for a minimal charge at all hotels and resorts.

While staying in a private home in Calcutta, I contacted an agency that provided a cheerful young woman to wash baby laundry and do nanny duty -- for just $1.50 a day.

I bet similar excellent help is available in other countries.

Thanks to Sujata for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Photo Credit: Washing laundry in India,
by Alheyse on Photobucket
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About Catherine: I have been writing my Frugal Baby Tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three grown up sons, and a grandma - and happily married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a rescue cat, Bella.

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1 comments

  1. RuthMcC says:

    Hello from the UK

    We love Butt Paste over here it's really good, not sure if this link will work though:

    nappy rash
    http://www.buttpaste.co.uk

    They are sending free samples too:

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