Grow Your Stash with GroVia: Holiday Travel with Cloth Diapers
December 2, 2014 10:45:43 AM EST
Grab the diaper bag... the holiday season is upon us! For many families, the holidays are filled with spending some quality time with the ones you love. For some, that means traveling- which in itself can be stressful. Throw in a baby, and add even more stress. Add cloth diapers to the mix, and you may think about leaving them at home and grabbing a pack of disposables. Stop stressin'. You don't have to sacrifice comfort, cuteness, and eco-friendliness for convenience. There is an alternative to completely ditching the cloth for a pack of sposies... the GroVia Hybrid System.
The GroVia Hybrid System consists of waterproof shells and either cloth soakers or disposable inserts. For those who do not have access to a washer and dryer, (or just want to take a little break from washing) the GroVia Biosoaker may be right up your alley! Here's what you'll need to bring along if this sounds like the option for you...
The GroVia Hybrid Shell is waterproof diaper cover. It is available in either durable snaps or easy-to-use hook & loop closures. It has rise snaps allowing it to grow with your baby from 8 to 30lbs and up. The waterproof layer is bonded to the polyester fabric by heat, avoiding chemical solvents, and is covered by a soft layer of mesh fabric.
The number of shells you'll need depends on how long you'll be away. If you'll just be gone for a day, a few shells should do. Any longer, you may want to bring along 5-6 shells. You can reuse your shells until they're soiled or start to smell. When on the go, if you don't have access to laundry facilities, the shell can simply be hand washed in the sink and hung to dry.
If you won't have access to a washer and dryer, you may prefer to use a disposable option while away from home. If this is the case, the biosoaker is the way to go! It works much like a disposable menstrual pad, attaching to the shell via two adhesive spots at the front and back of the insert- keeping it from shifting and bunching. This disposable insert features leg gussets to keep messes in, and waterproof backing to keep the shell clean and dry. This allows the shell to be used multiple times before needing to be washed!
Depending on how long you'll be away from home, and your baby's wetting habits, you'll need to estimate how many Biosoakers you'll need to take along. They are sold in either a pack of 20 or 50 count. Unlike many conventional disposable diapers, the Biosoaker is made mainly of biodegradeable and compostable materials, and does not contain plastics or chlorine and is free of frangrance and dyes. The the core is made from sustainably harvested wood pulp fibers, and contains a minimal amount of SAP gel. Even the waterproof backing is 100% natural!
If you would prefer not to go the disposable route, using cloth while traveling is certainly do-able! Many families choose to continue using cloth diapers while away from home- even when they don't have access to a washer and dryer! Flat cloth diapers are great for this situation. They are one layer and can easily be handwashed in a sink or tub, and dry quickly. Flats work great simply pad-folded (folded into a long rectangle) and laid in a GroVia shell like an insert. If you do have access to a washer and dryer, you can bring your stash along with you! The GroVia soaker pads tend to take up less space than other diaper styles, making them easier to pack.
What do you do with dirty diapers while on the go? Store them in a GroVia Wet Bag, of course! Keep a wet bag in your diaper bag to store dirties and keep wetness and odors contained. These versatile wet bags hold three to five diapers, and can also be used as pail liner, tote bag, or laundry bag.
If you like to use a diaper balm as a preventative with each change, or need something to clear up a minor rash, the GroVia Magic Stick is a great choice. It is an all-natural diaper balm that is safe to use with cloth diapers. The Magic Stick is available in a full size version, and also in a tiny take along size! The Itty Bitty Magic Stick comes in a convenient twist-up tube, so your hands stay mess free.
Whether or not you will have access to a washer and dryer, there's no shame in just wanting to take a little break and go the disposable route while away from home. With the GroVia Hybrid System, whether you decide go with cloth or disposable, the choice is yours!
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