Who said cloth diapering on-the-go has to be tedious or bulky? Here is a very lightweight way to travel with baby that will help you simplify your cloth diapering experience.

Here are some supplies that will make your life simpler:

A diaper changing kit

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This amazing kit from Skip Hop helps you go lightweight on errands that are up to 4 hours.

You can hang it on your stroller or in your wrist. It’s like a small handbag.

The front pocket acts as a “mommy pocket”, where you can keep your essentials to avoid carrying an extra purse, such as money or credit cards, a lipstick, some change or coupon, a shopping list or a pen. The front pocket is very roomy. You could also use it to have an extra set of clothes for baby.

The inside of the diaper changing kit
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The changing pad detaches by unzipping from the rest of the changing kit. There is a mesh pocket on the top where you can keep wipes, a spray with diaper area wash and a diaper cream.

I picked to have disposable wipes because I have a limited amount of cloth wipes at home. The diaper kit comes with a wipes case, but I found that it just adds bulk and a ziploc bag is easier to handle.

In the covered zipped compartment, I keep a clean diaper inside a ziploc bag. I like to have it there so that when I replace it for the dirty diaper, I don’t have to look at it until I empty it out to the pail at home (especially if it’s a poopy diaper). I use one-size pocket diapers with a bamboo insert, which is a fool-proof way to get through 2 hours.

The diaper changing kit in action
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The size of the diaper changing kit is relatively small. Here you can see it on the stroller in action.

A great tip: change your baby’s diaper and feed right before you leave home, so that you are not scrambling midway through your errands. This allows for around 2 hours since the time of the change where you won’t have to worry about finding a changing table in a bathroom.

A dry/wet bag
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Another great alternative is a hanging small wet/dry bag. I have picked this one from Skip Hop because it has a mesh front pocket where you can see how many diapers you have left and a change of clothes. I usually leave this one on the diaper bag just because I prefer the diaper changing kit since it has everything I need. This wet bag can be used for running errands longer than 6 hours, or on your third errand after you have already used the changing kit.

You can also hang the wet/dry bag from your wrist, as it has snaps on the handle.

The “wet” portion has a liner that contains odors and is waterproof. I also strongly recommend the ones from planet wise.

Don’t forget to add a changing pad if you are bringing on its own! 🙂

* I have tried several different diaper bags and diaper changing kits and I strongly recommend the ones from Skip Hop, because they have more room, among other great features like detachable changing pad and a better hanging clip. Similar diaper changing kits are smaller and fit a one-size pocket diaper barely, you could stuff up to three diapers inside the Skip Hop if you wanted.

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