Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Flat Diapers and Handwashing - Here we go!

Baby C rockin' out his third flat of the day


I am taking part in the Second Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge hosted by Dirty Diaper Laundry.  For 7 days I will be using only flat cloth diapers and handwashing them in an effort to prove that cloth diapering can be affordable and accessible to all.  You can learn more about the rules and why this challenge was started by visiting the announcement post.  This year there are over 450 participants from all over the world!

So, Why Am I Taking the Challenge?

With three little ones and one income we are used to watching our budget, but we have been fortunate enough to have the bulk of our diapers gifted by my in-laws. I know that many struggling parents out there may not have the same support from relatives or close friends. Also, we have a washer and dryer in our basement that I thank the Lord for every time I load them with diapers! 

I have decided to participate in this challenge to see how difficult (or hopefully easy :)) it would be to cloth diaper a baby on a true budget without the convenience of a washer and dryer. I hope to educate people based on my experience and prove that it is possible to cloth diaper a  baby on a shoestring without all the bells and whistles while keeping all of your hair. 

Here goes nothin'!


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