I use cloth for a lot of reasons.
They are environmentally friendly, more cost effective, a bazillion times cuter!
But yesterday, while traveling to visit my sister, I was reminded of the real reason I use cloth.
My sis lives as far from me as possible while still residing in the United States. While I am a hop, skip and a jump away from Cuba, she can yell across the border to the Canadians. So we had to fly to get there.
Now I have traveled with cloth before, but only on a road trip. I decided to save suitcase space (and avoid the hassle of washing at someone else's house) and just switch to disposables for the week.
(I did tear up a little when I had to wrap my baby's sweet little bum in that pitiful paper diaper, but my bff assured me that I was being irrational so I stuck to it!) Everything was fine during the first leg of the trip. When we changed planes, I put a fresh diaper on John so he should have been fine until we reached my sister's house.
20 minutes into the flight, I felt the tell-tale rumble of my son filling his shorts! I asked the flight attendant if there was a changing station in the bathroom. She checked, there was, so I immediately went to change him. (Less than 3 minutes has elapsed.)
When I laid him down I realized that not only had the breastmilk poop shot up out of the diaper clear up to his neck, it had actually soaked through the back of his ridiculously expensive Pampers diaper! I had to strip him down, wipe off his whole body with disposable wipes (don't even get me started on those!) and since his outfit was ruined he spent the rest of the flight naked!
Not only was my baby cold, but he was cold in an ugly diaper!!
I spent the rest of the flight praying he didn't poop again and today my sister, who thankfully lives in a very crunchy town, took me to this great baby store downtown that carries bummis products and I got 12 prefolds and a couple of covers. I will ne-ver travel without my cloth diapers again!!
Anyone interested in a pack of size 3 Pampers minus a few diapers?
I need a good laugh...tell me some of your diapering mishaps!!