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Apr 19, 2011

Take the Flats and Handwashing Challenge with me


That is right! I am joining many other cloth diapering moms in DDL's (DirtyDiaperLaundry's) Flats and Handwashing Challenge. So many of us cringe every time we think of the fact that there are moms out there who are reusing disposable diapers. It is crazy.
I understand that low income families may not have access to a washer and dryer and may have use a laundromat. That isn't always the best thing when wanting to use cloth diapers. I know I wouldn't want to haul diapers somewhere every time I had to wash my dipes. That would take a big chunk of time that I just don't have to waste. Well, Kim Rosas thought of a way to advocate for cloth use even in this situation. Flat diapers!
Flat diapers are just that, flat. One piece of material that is usually cotton and square in shape. It dries quickly and can fit pretty much any baby because you are the one to determine the size by the way you fold it. Don't have a washer and dryer? Hand wash them and they dry really fast.
I thought, hey, why not take this challenge. My only hesitation was that I don't have flat diapers for baby C. If I could get diapers I would be more than willing to take this challenge. In steps Diaper Junction. When Diaper Junction learned of Kim's challenge they decided to offer 30 moms a dozen flat diapers each for use during the challenge. How awesome is that!? I was lucky enough to be one of those 30 moms. Late last week (I would say like Thursday, maybe Friday) I contacted Diaper Junction and the next morning I found out she would be sending the diapers my way. Well, now it is Monday morning and I have my diapers! Now that is what I call fast delivery.
For one week I am going to join with other moms and use just flat diapers with 5 or less covers and hand wash them all! On top of the flats that I received from Diaper Junction, I may also add some of the flour sack towels from target if Hubby thinks it would be good to have more than the dozen we received.
Don't worry, I will be posting more on folding flats and how I prepped and washed the diapers and all of that fun stuff as time goes on. If you click on the picture at the top of the post you will be taken to DDL's post on the challenge and can learn more. I am super excited to see how this turns out for us. Who knows, I may just have to keep using flats! 

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