Thursday, May 23, 2013

Flats Challenge- Day 4

It's day 4 of the Flats & Handwashing Challenge hosted by Dirty Diaper Laundry.

"This event aims to bring awareness and educate cloth diapering families and beyond about the benefits and feasibility of using flat cloth diapers, the most basic of all diapers, and handwashing. Why? Because there are families who struggle everyday with diaper need. There are no federal or state funded assistance programs to help families buy diapers. This can result in babies being left in diapers too long or families reusing disposable diapers; both options pose serious health risks for the baby. My goal has always been to prove that, when necessary, a small number of flat cloth diapers, covers, and a simple bucket washer or tub can be all a family needs to provide clean and sanitary diapers."

--Kim Rosas of Dirty Diaper Laundry

Today we're talking about hand washing. I honestly don't mind it. I have a really bad habit of waiting to wash (in the machine) until I'm almost out of clean diapers. Life is busy and laundry sucks. With handwashing I'm "forced" to go outside in the sunshine for at least 20 minutes and wash while my kiddos play in the backyard, chase chickens, water plants & "help" me. It's actually really good for all of us. Sitting on the porch with me camp washer is easy for me (it also makes me want freshly churned butter) and dealing with the poop is the same as when I machine wash but my machine takes 4 hours. I'm seriously considering switching to flats and handwashing permanently.

These are just a few of the moments I get to watch while washing.
Chick cuddling
 Dump truck riding
Chick catching
 Chicken napping
Wind blowing
I'm linking up over at Dirty Diaper Laundry.

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