Monday, October 29, 2012

Cloth Diapering in a Storm

Well, the wind and rain has started.  With Sandy looming outside (we're in upstate NY) we all know it's necessary to take precautions: food, water, candles, batteries, etc.

But what if you're a cloth diapering family?

Really, it's common sense, and using cloth diapers in a storm is really no different than in normal times.  You just have to hand wash, and air dry.


Use easy wipe or easy clean covers, such as PUL or fleece (which dries super fast) or go coverless.
Prefolds also dry A LOT faster than multi-layer soakers.
AIOs (all in ones) are a no-go...they'd take too long to air dry.

HAVE EXTRA WATER! Both for dirty bums and to flush down poo if your water goes out.
You can always dump poo in several layers of plastic bags, dump a ton of baking powder on it, and worry about it later.  

Do I think it's a good idea to have some disposables on hand? Yes.
Though I do like to purchase chemical free versions like Seventh Generation or biodegradable ones.

But I still plan on using cloth first and foremost.  
What do you do in the event of emergency situations?

I washed Bibbit's cloth diapers last night, so he's got a full clean stash.  We'll be set for the next 72 hours, at least, and because we're not in the direct path of Sandy, we'll be more than okay.

Keep safe!

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