Thursday, May 14, 2015

Day 4: Cloth Diapering on the Go - with Flats!

Today is Day 4 of the DDL Flats & Handwashing Challenge!  The topic today is using flats on the go, which is perfect because we had a lot of errands to run today!
Our cloth-on-the-go bag is not much different this week than it usually is.  Instead of my usual Sherpa Snap-in Diapers, this week I'm taking along flats to pair with my OS Wool Wrap Diaper Covers.  This is what we packed for our outing today:
1 x Wooly Wet Bag
2 x OS Organic Wool Wrap Diaper Covers
3 x Organic Cotton Interlock Flat Diapers
1 x Hemp Doubler
1 x Wooly Booster
For longer outings I have a little bit of a different diaper set-up, which is similar to what I do for overnight. Wool is, quite simply, nature's most perfect diapering material.  Wool is temperature regulating, keeping you cool in the summer and warm in the winter, it stretches and bounces back to its original shape, when lanolized it is an excellent barrier material while still remaining completely breathable, it is naturally antimicrobial and antifungal, it deters odors, it is a completely sustainable and renewable fiber, and our merino interlock is so soft you'd never believe it is wool! ;)  Because wool is completely breathable there is sometimes more of a risk of compression wicking when you have a wet diaper plus pressure being put on the diaper and cover, such as when sitting in a car seat.  When we go out for longer car rides or outings I use a Wooly Booster to add two layers of merino wool to my daughter's diaper for extra protection.  The Wooly Booster is a 2 layer strip of merino wool that is 5" x 14" and goes between her diaper and cover.  I hand wash these along with my wool diaper covers and lanolize them as well.  We also use a booster at nighttime.
Here is a picture of Little Miss in a hemp flat diaper with her cover + wooly booster ready to be fastened up so we can head out the door!

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