Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Why I'm Participating in the Flats and Handwashing Challenge

11 May 2015

Why I'm Participating in the Flats and Handwashing Challenge

Four years ago, I participated in the 1st Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge. I also participated the second year... and the third year participated just for nap and night time (my daughter wore regular underwear when she was awake). The fourth year, I just had a baby and there was NO way I was going to worry about handwashing diapers while I was recovering from childbirth.

But this year, I am once again participating. Throughout the last year, I have made excuses (more than I should have) about using disposable items which leads to more money shelled out. I am a grad student's wife and a mother to two children. We don't have the discretionary income to constantly throw away on disposable products. Note: I'm not saying it's wrong to use disposable products, but I need to wisely use the things that God has given us and entrusted to our care.

What am I not looking forward to? Handwashing the poopy diapers. My son is no longer exclusively on breastmilk. The simple fact is, solids=yuckier diapers. I just have to tell myself, "It's just one week. No washer. No dryer. No problem."


Will you participate in the Flats and Handwashing Challenge?
Linking up at Dirty Diaper Laundry.

3 comments:

  1. This is my first year participating and I find myself wishing I would have started using flats with my son sooner!

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  2. I love your look on it. I use flats pretty regularly but with a combo of prefolds and microfibers too. :)

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  3. While we couldn't participate this year, I'd love to use flats and prefolds with baby number 2. I wish I had started with them on my son as it would have made cloth diapering while living in an apartment so much easier.

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