Tips on how to travel with cloth nappies

Posted by Kyla Geen on

If you’re travelling with cloth nappies for the first time, it may feel overwhelming, but we promise it’s easier than you think. Here are our top tips to help you travel with reusable cloth nappies without a headache.

Tip 1: Do some research

Find out if you’ll have easy access to washing facilities at your destination. Knowing this information could mean the difference between packing a few cloth nappies or a suitcase full! 

If there is a washing machine, pack your favourite eco-detergent. You may even pack a travelling clothesline and some pegs to dry cloth nappies in a sunny spot. Or if you have access to a clothes dryer, don’t forget that cloth nappies can go in the dryer, which comes in handy to speed up drying times (and means you can pack less).

Tip 2: Pack wet bags (lots of them)

Wet bags are so handy when travelling. You’ll use them for cloth nappies, snacks, wipes, dirty clothes, wet swimmers, and so much more (don’t believe us? Here's 33 ways to use wet bags for inspo)! 

When travelling with cloth nappies, dedicate one wet bag for clean cloth nappies — our Overnighter Wet Bag boasts enough space for 16-18x of them — and another wet bag (or more) on hand for dirty or soiled cloth nappies in your preferred size. 


Tip 3: Pack wipes (you’ll want lots of these too)

Messy fingers, faces and bottoms are inescapable when travelling with kids, so keep wipes on the ready. If you’re going on a road trip, stash wipes in the boot and glove box. If you’re hopping on a plane, pack wipes in your carry-on bag.

A small wet bag to hold dampened reusable wipes so they’re ready to go (our Small Wet Bag is a perfect size). Or choose an eco-disposable wipe like these beautifully soft biodegradable wipes by Ecoriginals for clean kids anytime, anyplace. 

Tip 4: Go hybrid if you need to

There’s no judgement here if you want to use a mixture of cloth nappies and disposables while travelling (60% of you do already). Choosing an eco-friendly disposable nappy (vs a traditional plastic one) will lower your environmental impact and reduce single-use plastic waste. We love Ecoriginals natural, plant-based and biodegradable nappies.

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