Monday, May 30, 2011

Flat Diaper Challenge - complete

Okay, so I wimped out on the last day because of overnight illness and Randy didn't really feel so thrilled about flats...

Here is some of what I've learned from the challenge:
* Cloth diapers don't have to be expensive at all.  If you can get your hands on a few tshirts and a rain poncho, or a fleece scarf, or an old wool sweater... you can have enough diapers to keep your baby's bottom dry.
* There are a number of great ways to fold flats in order to achieve maximum efficiency and trimness, none of them is wrong, but some work better than others.
* I am not so fond of handwashing, but it's not as bad as I thought it would be.
* Dish soap works better than hand soap for scrubbing diapers.
* 16 month old children should not eat corn if you plan to hand wash your diapers.
* Travelling with flat diapers is not much different than travelling with other cloth diapers.
* Flat diapers are more intimidating to babysitters than pockets.
* When we camp, I'm likely to try using flats because I can wash them by hand and put them on the clothes line.


  1. I wish I would have done the flats challenge! Maybe next time ;)
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  2. Thank you for sharing! We are prepping for our first so I wasn't able to participate in the flats challenge, but I really like reading what everybody's experiences were.

  3. This is great advice! I really enjoyed reading your ups and downs with the challenge. I am now going to look up more about flats because I have read so many wonderful things about them throughout this challenge, but I must admit, they are very intimidating to me! Thanks for sharing your experience!