Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Second Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge Day 2

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!

My supplies for the challenge:
Flats & Covers
12 flannel receiving blankets
3 cotton stretch terry baby bath towels
6 flats made by me, of various fabrics (bamboo fleece, bamboo terry, velour, flannel)
3 Pockets
4 PUL covers
4 wool covers
2 fleece pocket trainers (for EC)

12 micro fleece liners cut from diaper making scraps
12 single layer doublers/trifolds made from scraps
20 homemade wipes
1 set of old style Boingos

Wash Supplies
Ecos Detergent
rubber gloves
beach towel, I roll my covers up in the towel to help absorb excess water to speed dry time
drying rack

So far things have been going smoothly, I have washed 2 loads of flats so far. I am going to wash at every 8 flats so I don't have to do back to back wash loads.

The flats are drying inside today


  1. I would love to tie dye my flats, makes them soooo much cuter!

  2. I never thought about rolling the flats into a towel first like I would with a wool cover. Thanks for the tip!