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Old 08-07-2014, 06:55 PM   #1
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What do you use for long car trips?

We CD 100% of the time with DS and are planning our first long-ish car trip (3.5 hours each way). With my girls I used disposables when we traveled, but I am not going to buy a pack for a one day adventure.

I was thinking maybe a fitted with wool shorties for the car? What have you used with success?

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Old 08-07-2014, 07:30 PM   #2
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Old 08-07-2014, 08:04 PM   #3
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Re: What do you use for long car trips?

I just had success with my snug bug flats by sweet iris, on our 4 hour one way trip. Baby wasn't fussing, so there, back and a few errands, I changed twice. She's almost 1.
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Re: What do you use for long car trips?

Just use our regular diapers. I usually pick something quite absorbent. If poo is likely, I pick something with good coverage. And I add a fleece liner for comfort if it isn't stay dry.
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Re: What do you use for long car trips?

All we have are regular diapers. I have never had specific night/travel diapers. WE use the same thing for everything. Just add doublers as needed

We routinely travel. I just used our regular diapers and never had an issue.

If I was slightly concerned I would just add a small doubler.

To visit DH's family was 3hrs one way. We did that there and back in one day.
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Re: What do you use for long car trips?

Right this second I would use our PUL solution with a doubler maybe - sewn osocosy flat with suedecloth and add in a 4oz hemp doubler. I use the 3oz doublers for daycare cause sometimes she'll be in a diaper for 1.5hr and then she'll will do a nap and sometimes she was leaking during nap.

For us there would be a stop to BF during 3.5 hrs though so they would probably be one diaper change. So I probably wouldn't even bother with doubler
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Re: What do you use for long car trips?

For car trips I just use our everyday diapers. My LO wouldn't stand to be in his carseat for 3 hours straight anyway--we definitely have to stop at a rest area for stretching and nursing if we're on the road for more than an hour or two.

For our upcoming airplane trip (a 4-hour leg and a 3-hour leg with a 2-hour layover in between), I think I'm going to use up the last of our babyshower sposies. I'd feel a little bad for the people next to me if I were hauling a big wet bag full of soiled prefolds in addition to the usual baby gear.
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Re: What do you use for long car trips?

I would personally use a PUL cover if you have one. Because I know if my babies are sleeping in the car, I'm not going to stop to change a diaper! Wool may have compression leaks?
I just use our regular diapers (BG pockets) with a small hemp doubler for long car trips. I change as often as we stop. (Every 2 hours or more if she is drinking a lot). That way if she does fall asleep and we don't stop quite as much, it's no big deal. You can do it! Just make sure to bring extra clothes so you don't stress if you do happen to have a leak.
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Re: What do you use for long car trips?

I just use my typical pocket diapers... but if you are looking to save on space... you can do a few covers and flour sack towels to pad fold in... super trim and take up less space in the diaper bag
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Re: What do you use for long car trips?

What works well for you for that long at home (perhaps during naps or a portion of the night)? Can you make a stop to stretch your legs & do a diaper change on the way there?

I never used bulky diapers I could compress with my fingers in a car seat - especially not if it required letting the straps out any more as most night combos do. We primarily used sposies when traveling longer distances because of a preference to be able to completely dispose of any stink. Otherwise we used our fav AIOs/ai2s & stopped for changes about every 90 min to be safe.
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