Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Am I Crazy? {#flatschallenge}

21 May 2012

Am I Crazy? {#flatschallenge}

I probably am.  You may remember last year when I participated in the Flats and Handwashing Challenge.  Well, I am participating again this year.  The biggest thing that has changed is my daughter is now eating solids without any problems.  Last year at this time, she was just starting to eat solids, which meant her bowel movements were very mushy, but now they are solid and usually easy to just plop in the toilet.

A few reasons why am I participating in the challenge.

  • I want to see if I could use flats for the WHOLE challenge.  Last year, I didn't try flats at night because I was not home and wanted to use something I knew would work for my daughter.
  • I want to see if there is anything different that I would do with handwashing the diapers since my daughter is largely eating solid food.
  • I'm home, so I'll be able to do it from the comfort of my own place.  Last year, I was at my parent's place.
  • I will be more likely to put Charis on her potty since I'll be handwashing diapers.
  • Finally, I just like a challenge, and it's only for one week.
Go to Dirty Diaper Laundry for more information about the Flats and Handwashing Challenge.

Are you participating?  What do you hope to learn from this challenge?


  1. yay im so glad were doing this together sarah... !! you'll have to let me know how it is having an older baby :)

  2. Solids wil definitely mis it up for ya ;) I was in the EBF boat last year.


  3. Oh, it's going to be way easier with solids!

  4. We did it last year and it was not bad. My daughter was EC'd so we haven't had diapers in the house in many many months now but we did participate last year. Sad to say, it was kind of fun. Try to enjoy.

    By the way, I was excited to see your message about starting back to finish your BSN - yeah! I cannot wait to hear more. Let me know if you need anything. I feel like a professional student now. I take my national FNP certification exam on Wednesday so hopefully I'll be posting that I passed. Speaking of which, I better get back to my studying as it is the kids' nap time.

  5. I am in the boat you were in last year! Mostly EBF'ing except for a some baby food here and there = mushy gross poop! Not looking forward to this...any tips?

  6. Our little one is basically already potty trained, that is our goal, but its so sad at the same time! Oh and congrats on your own place, I can't wait for that!
    CJR @ The Mami Blog