Monday, May 11, 2015

Day 1 - Flats and Handwashing Challenge

Today's questions are: Am I taking the challenge, and if so, why?

Yes! Although I feel like this is a terrible week to do so! The challenge started the day after Mother's Day so the house is a disaster this Monday after our busy weekend out of the house. I already use flats during the day, and with the busy weekend, I had half of my flats stash in the dirty pail this morning!! :( 

The point of this challenge is to show that if someone doesn't have much money to diaper their child and/or a washer and dryer, that it is still possible! Actually, if someone were to do cloth diapering this way, it would be super cheap compared to other cloth diapers or disposables.

The reason I am taking this challenge is for several reasons:
  1. If someone tells me they can't afford to CD or they don't have a w/d, I can have the experience to tell them it's possible and show them how, as well as give them good tips from what I learned.
  2. I am always nervous about what could happen. I have been without money before and know what it's like to really like as minimally as possible. If for some reason we get into a situation where we have no money and not much stuff, I can still hand wash cloth diapers for way cheaper then any other means of diapering.
  3. We are going camping and to a week long girl's camp at a state park. I want to be able to learn how to handwash now so I am prepared when we are in the great outdoors!
Are you taking the challenge? If so, why? :)

1 comment:

  1. I really loved your post. <3 I am right there with you. I would love to be able to use my own experience with this challenge to show that anyone can cloth diaper. Also because of my past experiences growing up, I think it is so important for low income families to know about this option.
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