Friday, May 24, 2013

Flats Challenge- Day 5

It's day 5 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

So today's prompt is what's working. For me the answer is everything. I use flats fairly regularly and discovered a long time ago that the kite & origami are the best folds for us. When I need extra absorbency I add a pad folded flat in the kite. A kite + a pad fold under wool gets us through the night with no leaks. I'm enjoying hand washing since it gets me out of the house and into the sun for at least 20 minutes a day. I'm considering selling off some of my pockets & prefolds.

Prepping our nighttime diaper.

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