Sunday, May 26, 2013

Final day of the #FlatsChallenge

I'm almost sad that the challenge is over. It has been fun linking up with Dirty Diaper Laundry everyday and reading how other moms were doing with the Flats and handwashing Challenge.

We made it!

I'm not sure how I did it. I really thought that I wouldn't be able to make it, hand washing flats everyday.

Read all of my other posts on this challenge!

Day 1 - Why Take the Challenge?
Day 2 - How we prepared
Day 3 - How are we doing?
Day 4 - How is it going?
Day 5 - What is working for us
Day 6 - Pros and Cons of Flat Diapers

When I first started using cloth diapers 4 years ago even the idea of flats and pins just scared me. It was something I would never do. Until now. I'm planning my next flats purchase. I really want to try bigger and better things! I even want, dare I say it.. PINS!

The hardest part of the challenge was keeping up with all of the other laundry. Yeah, that was a fail. I didn't mind hand washing our flats and if I had to do it everyday I would. I'm actually panning on doing it more often for the non poopy diapers. I really hate the amount of rinsing that I have to do to get the breastfed poop out.

Handwashing seems like tedious work. But I find it an excuse to get away for a few minutes. It really does not take as long as washing in a washing machine either. Which I find really cool! Less water, less time.

It is a routine that takes some getting used to. I love cloth diapers, and I love talking about them. I'm so glad that I decided to experience something new. Now I have no problem recommended flats. Every person who uses cloth diapers should have a stash of flats, or flour sack towels. They make great inserts too!

The only part of the challenge that really got to me was the fact that there are families who do this across the globe. Not by choice. It definitely opened my eyes even more. Every baby deserves to have a diapered bum. That is where you can help. There is a Diaper Donation center, local to me, called Giving Diapers Giving Hope. They accept all types of diapers, inserts and accessories. Even monetary donations help. If you have some diapers that have broken elastics or worn PUL, they will take them! Definitely a great choice to just tossing them. I have a few diapers that I am donating this week.

Did you take the challenge? How did it go?
If you didn't, what would be the hardest part for you?


  1. The hardest part for me would be keeping up with all of the washing!!

  2. That's just a lot of washing and I know for a fact I wouldn't be able to keep it up.


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