Monday, May 20, 2013

Why are we doing the Flats and Handwashing Challenge?

When we first heard about the Flats and Handwashing Challenge hosted by Dirty Diaper Laundry we were excited to participate! We're taking the challenge to not only show that there is an inexpensive way to cloth diaper when funds are tight but to learn an important skill that we can apply during disasters (when there is no power...which we've already experienced in extended periods due to hurricanes since moving to Maryland) and travel.

Our first adventure using flats was actually on a trip out of town last summer. I was at a conference for my 'original' professional career (archives & records management) and the hotel we were staying at had no laundry facilities for guests. We used disposable liners to help with the poop side of things and hand washed diapers in the tub. Ever since that experience we have stuck to using prefolds and covers whenever traveling.

BabyFuzz is upstairs sleeping in his Blueberry flat with a doubler and fastened with a snappi. Over that he's wearing a wool cover. Guess we will see in the morning how well our 'diaper bag' fold worked! We mostly stuck to our Blueberry flats and Thirsties Duo Wraps today. Tomorrow we will also be trying out some flour sack towels! I also plan to wash our first load of diapers tomorrow! On to day 2!

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