So, have you done it? Or are you afraid to do it? I'll admit, I haven't been on a long trip where there wasn't immediate access to a washer/dryer so I cannot attest to cloth diapering on a long vacation but, I've done the long weekends, short weeks, etc. and I have to say---I love it. It's so easy.
This past weekend we went to Chicago. I brought the appropriate amount of diapers and stuck them into a large Planet Wise Wet Bag. The handy-loop on the bag attached nicely to our overnight bag. Once in the hotel, we stacked the diapers on the dresser of the hotel for easy access and then again, that loop on the Planet Wise bag came in handy as we hung it on the door of the closet. Amazingly, even after a couple of days, the wet bag did not stink at all. When I unzipped the bag to put a dirty diaper in it, of course it stunk to high-heaven but the zippered closure kept all smells at bay.
For a day out on the town when I didn't want to mess with any leaks, I stuffed a layer of Blueberry One-Size Bamboo Insert into my daughter's BumGenius 4.0 Pocket Diaper. This is the same bamboo so many of my clients use at night. Because the bamboo is so trim, it didn't make the bulky look or feel bulky. My daughter drinks a lot of water in the morning and she pees a lot throughout the day. We went nearly 5 hours and had no leaks.
Obviously for the diaper bag I had a Planet Wise medium wet bag, a small wet bag for cloth wipes and a cloth changing pad. Next time, I'll probably grab my Planet Wise wet/dry hanging bag just so that I can keep all of her diapers, clean and dirty, together in one place.
So, comment below if you've used cloth on vacations and how it's gone for you!