Sunday, January 27, 2013

The 10-pieces Cloth Diaper Challenge


On our 8-day vacation to Bacolod, I took 10 Cloth Diapers with me for my toddler to use.  I intend to bring more but I don’t want to bring an extra baggage with me for the trip.  I had to compromise with my dear hubby because he’d be bringing the bags in the first place.  Don’t get me wrong.  He is very supportive about me using Cloth Diapers.  He even learned to remove the poop from the Nappy and he alloted a budget for my “addiction.”  He just doesn’t want to bring a LOT of stuff with us especially when we’re travelling with two kids although we sometimes feel we have more than that because of my Energizer bunny (toddler).

It was only the first day and we already decided to buy “back up nappies.”  Thanks to the bad weather.  It was raining pretty hard and according to the weather report, it may continue to be that way for the next couple of days. 

Day 2 – I woke up and saw that the raining stopped but there is no sun either.  I didn’t mind because I don’t have to do any laundry today.

Day 3 – It was a bad decision to wake up late to do the laundry.  The sun was up but my inserts were still wet at the end of the day.  Thank God for extra inserts.  We had to use one disposable nappy and hit the mall.

Day 4 – I had to do the laundry again.  Good thing I woke up really really early.  I then thought about doing the laundry at night.

Day 5 – My son used CDs all day and then did the laundry at night.  I should have done it sooner because it was easier and the Cloth nappies dried faster.

Day 6 (New Years Eve) – Used another Disposable nappy.  The weather was not too good.  I’m actually considering using Disposable diapers until our flight two days from now.  I don’t want to bring soiled nappies with me.

Day 7 – Son was on Cloth Diapers the entire day. I decided that I’ll do all the laundry tomorrow so I have two days for my stuff to dry.  The sun was pretty cooperative anyway.

Day 8 – My son used disposables the entire day and will probably use them until we fly the next day.

Day 9 – Can’t believe the vacation is over and it’s time to go back to the real world.  My mom was impressed about the Cloth nappies and she was even glad that I started using it with my son.

My Stash in Bacolod. Four of the nappies are still hanging out to dry.


Conclusion:
10 Cloth diapers and 12 inserts are not enough to sustain a 9-day vacation if you plan to use CDs the entire time.  You have to take into consideration the crazy weather and be prepared about it.  At the back of my mind I knew it was not enough but I wanted so much to show these to my mother because I have been raving about it for months!  And why bring just 5 or 6 when my hubby said I could bring as much CDs that could fit into the small spaces of the luggage?

I need to buy a really good washing machine for our home in Bacolod.  Or at least a spin dryer so the Cloth diapers will dry faster.

Spending for a pack of a dozen and a half disposable diapers is not bad.  If I didn’t bring the CDs, this pack would have only lasted for 2-3 days.

14 comments:

  1. those diapers are so cute.. hehe

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    1. yes the prints are adorable. kaya i just couldn't let it go. lol

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  2. Cool nappies! I love the designs. Oh and I also love that you have a home in the most livable city in the Philippines! :)

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    1. thanks you. and i agree. the city is just so clean and so laid back. very different from manila.

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  3. That is one of the "enemy" in using cloth diaper, bad weather. We only had 8 stash of diaper and still have a extra spare of disposable at home in case of emergency.
    Good to meet a CD advocate here. hehehe

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    1. so true. that's why i have a total of 40 inserts and 22 pocket diapers to battle the bad weather. haha

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  4. Have you dried cloth diaper cover? But I think the problem is the inserts that is hard to dry during bad weather. cloth diaper is very economical and my son potty trained faster because of cloth diaper. Actually we say goodbye to cloth diaper for now since even at night he doesn't wet our bed. Hehe.

    Mommy Maye2

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    1. hi mommy maye. never tried cloth diaper covers but all i have are pocket diapers. i am sooo in love with them but you are right. its the inserts that takes longer to dry.

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  5. Bacolod, City of smiles! I have never really tried CDs, but even with disposables, isang buong bag ata ang baon ko when my kids were little pa. lol

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    1. yup. City of Smiles!!! naisip ko lang kasi andami na naming nasayang na pera sa disposables so we tried CDs. nde pa din full time but malapit na.

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    1. thank you. i got addicted to them almost a year ago.

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