Flats and Handwash Challenge: Day 1
What is the challenge?
The handwash challenge is to spread awareness that there is an affordable way to diaper your children, whether you have a washer/dryer or not! Handwashing is easier than you think and will save you SO much money.
Why am I doing the challenge?
For two reasons.
First of all, in the next season of our life we will be moving to a place with no washer/dryer options for cloth diapers, besides handwashing or shared laundry machines with a lot of people. With shared machines who knows if bleach or something harmful to your diapers has been used before your load?? Not to mention the quarters situation.. Simple solution: handwash!
Second of all, my husband works hard. I hate the thought of a huge chunk of his money going to disposable diapers and wipes. No one should have to choose between bills, diapers or food. Money gets tight. Cloth diapering is so affordable. It takes stress out of our marriage. I’ve spent maybe $150-200 on all of my bamboo flats, cotton prefolds, diaper covers and snappis, etc! Over a period of time of course, and that is for my two boys. Yes, it is even doable with two kids! You can make it cheaper and use old cut up tshirts or fold up receiving blankets too, but flats and diaper covers are already the cheapest and fastest drying diaper solution.
Here is my stash for the challenge! Bamboo flats (padfolded and ready to go!) and Nickis Diaper Covers (Minus the Blue Razz Houndstooth on the bum of my 1 yr old).
I am doing this challenge to learn the easiest and most efficient ways to handwash my diapers and to save money for my family.
I hope through this you will feel empowered and confident to step into the cloth diaper world too!