Recently we got back from a holiday car trip to see family. I normally cloth diaper and am in the process of potty training my 16-month-old. During the vacation, we used disposables and brought along the potty. Here are some observations from the trip:
- You can continue on with your potty training during a car trip -- just bring your little potty with you. It's also great to have an additional cheap-y potty, like IKEA's, in the car all the time.
- Disposable diapers S-T-I-N-K. I mean that literally. I can't believe how bad my baby's bottom smelled while she was wearing these. Like rotting pee. And I used 3 different brands of disposables while traveling, so it wasn't just an issue of a certain brand's chemical formulation. No wonder we bathed our first baby (who wore disposables until 1-year-old) every night!
- Velcro closures would never work with my toddler. She was undoing the Velcro on the disposable diapers a fraction of a second after I did it up. Good thing she was wearing onesies the entire vacation. And good thing I converted all my Velcro cloth diapers to snaps using Convert My Diapers. Some day I'll post about the whole Velcro vs. snaps with cloth diapers dilemma.
- Nighttime disposable diapers frequently leak at night, especially with a night-nursing toddler.
For more tips, tricks, and tales from early potty training, visit my Early Potty Training page.
How do you handle potty training during vacations?