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!
Bright and early this morning I put Sweet Pea into her newly tie dyed flat (which turned her bum blue, but whatever) and we started the challenge!
Today I am supposed to post about WHY I am doing the flats challenge. For those of you who normally read my blog posts I've explained it a little. I am horrified that people would re use dirty disposable diapers. I know that diapers, either cloth or disposable, cost money, but I firmly believe that using cloth diapers saves average families thousands of dollars.
I also want to do the flats challenge because I hope in the future to be able to share the information I learn with missionaries who have babies/young children. Being on the mission field brings a whole new set of "interesting" to any parent's life. Using flats is a cost effective option, even in humid conditions. Drying them in humid conditions may prove hard, but I intend to recreate that environment at some point this week and see what I can do to get my flats and covers to dry.