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Flats and Handwashing Challenge Wrap-Up

Posted: May 30th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Cloth Diapers | Tags: #Judahthetank, Cloth Diapers, Flats Challenge, FTW | 1 Comment »

Sunday marked the end of the Flats and Handwashing challenge.

It was a week that was for the most part, surprisingly easy.  I think the toughest part for me was keeping everything separate.  I have three kids in cloth diapers and chose to only do one in flats because the twins do use disposables for school and I figured it would just be easier to keep the status quo for one the entire week instead of skipping back and forth and I knew I’d never be able to keep up with all three in flats!

The biggest thing I did was make sure my flats (which were so generously donated to me by Diaper Junction) didn’t get mixed in with my pre-folds and fitteds that the boys were using.  I kept the flats and covers in the bathroom and everything else in the laundry room.  I did often end up with all three in flats from time to time.  I think that’s just par for the course with cloth diapers.

So here is a confession.

I kind of love flats.

I mean, I do it up easy.  No fancy folds.  No Snappi’s.  Just a nice thick padding to absorb what needs to be absorbed.

It’s like my love of pre-folds taken to another level.  I will be keeping these in my arsenal for sure.  The knowledge that if I ever needed to, I could keep my boys diapered and my diapers clean with the bare minimum in an emergency is pretty great.

And the handwashing?  I had a pretty easy week of it- only 2 poop days.  I’ve never used a diaper sprayer and because up until last week we used a coin-operated washing machine, I was very familiar with soaking and rinsing pre-folds.  Flats were a breeze in comparison!

My hats are off to everyone who participated!  Way to go.

And Thanks to Kim at Dirty Diaper Laundry for organizing this whole thing.



 

 

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One Comment on “Flats and Handwashing Challenge Wrap-Up”

  1. 1 Amanda J. said at 10:22 am on January 30th, 2012:

    I have never tried flats, but after following your challenge, I just may have to! Sounds like true love!
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