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.