Saturday, May 25, 2013

Flats Challenge-Day 6

It's now day 6 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 is another open topic day so I guess I'll talk about cost of my flats stash vs. sposies. My first two children were in sposies because I lived in an apartment & didn't think I could cloth diaper since we had a community laundry room and it was difficult to get regular clothes in the wash. 6 washers for 40 units is not enough. If you happened to be a few minutes late to switch your loads you were apt to find them in a wet pile UNDER the folding table. That's right under. The dry clothes got toss on the table. It was crazy. I wish I had done more research and learned that handwashing was an option. I was spending $20 a week on diapers. I could have saved SOOOO much money. I estimate I spent  $5000 on sposies for my girls. Ridiculous! And I didn't know I had to scrape the poop!
I wish someone had told me back then & I've made it my goal to be that someone now.

My little rainbow tie-dye butt ham baby.

 First cloth diaper
My son & my nephew
My 3.5 year old on day 1 of this years Flats Challenge
 I love my fluff!

  I'm linking up over at Dirty Diaper Laundry.

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