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Going Green on the Go: Using Cloth Nappies When Out and About

When you've made the decision to use cloth nappies, it's natural to wonder how they will fit into your busy, on-the-go lifestyle. Many people choose to start slowly, by first introducing cloth nappies part time while at home, and slowly building up to full time use. This is a great way to test different brands and styles, and find out what works best for you and your little one. When you are ready, with a little planning and preparation, you can easily continue your eco-friendly diapering journey while out and about. In this blog post, we'll explore some tips and tricks for successfully using cloth nappies when you're on the move.

  1. Choose the right nappy style: When it comes to cloth nappies for outings, some styles may be more convenient than others. All-in-one or pocket nappies are popular choices as they are easy to put on and take off, similar to disposable nappies. These styles typically have adjustable sizing and provide a snug fit, ensuring your baby stays comfortable and leak-free while you're away from home. Our pocket nappies also have handy crossover poppers which you can use to keep your dirty nappy rolled up tightly, containing any nasties. 

  2. Pack a nappy bag essentials kit: To make using cloth nappies outside the home hassle-free, create a well-equipped essentials kit for your diaper bag. Include a wet bag to store used nappies, spare nappies, wipes, and any necessary creams. Using a nappy pod is a great way to keep all of the essentials together and neatly organised. Having everything ready to go will save you time and make changing nappies on the go a breeze.

  3. Preparing for changing time: When you're heading out, make sure to pack enough cloth nappies to last for the duration of your trip, plus a few extra, just in case. If you are only heading out for a short trip, a small wet bag may suffice. If you'll be away from home for an extended period, consider investing in travel-friendly large wet bags that can store multiple soiled nappies. This way, you can seal in odours and keep everything contained until you're ready to wash them. 

  4. Dealing with dirty nappies: When you need to change your baby's nappy while you're out, finding a suitable place to do so can be a challenge. Look for baby changing facilities in public places, as they often have designated areas for diaper changes. If such facilities are unavailable, be prepared to improvise. You could lay down a portable changing mat or a clean towel on a safe flat surface and make sure to have your essentials kit within reach.

  5. Stay prepared for unexpected situations: Accidents can happen, even with cloth nappies. You should always pack some spare clothing for your little one in case of leaks or blowouts. If you have issues with leaks while out and about, check out our top tip blog post about leaks. 

Remember, using cloth nappies when out and about is about finding a routine that works for you and your family. It may take a little extra planning and organisation, but the environmental benefits and long-term savings are worth it. By incorporating reusable nappies into your busy lifestyle, you're making a positive impact on the planet and setting a green example for others.

So, the next time you venture outside with your little one, be confident in your ability to continue your cloth nappy journey. Embrace the convenience, be prepared, and enjoy the satisfaction of going green on the go!

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