Day 7 of the 2nd Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge hosted by Dirty Diaper Laundry. , so I didn't get to write my final entry.
I completed the challenge - 7 days of using nothing but flat diapers and covers and handwashing them. Was it terribly hard? For me, no. I don't think it is something I would ever do everyday unless I really had to. It's handy knowledge to have. I did learn that I really enjoy flat diapers and that they are an extremely economical choice when it comes to cloth diapering. Cloth diapering is already loads cheaper than using disposable diapers, but using only flats in the most economical choice - even more so if you fashion your flat diapers out of found fabric such as receiving blankets or t-shirts. I spent about $40.00 for flats for this challenge. I could have spent way less than that if I wanted to, but I wanted to try a variety of different diapers.
I'm going to leave you to read the other blogs listed at the bottom of this post in order to get a good feel for the variety of ways other families dealt with the challenge. I feel the challenge was a good way to show people that you can definitely get by, if needed, using just flats and handwashing them. I'm also happy that $200.00 will be donated to Giving Diapers, Giving Hope - which is a program that assists needy family in obtaining cloth diapers so they can save money - in the name of those who participated in this challenge.
Will I do it again next year? Probably. Will I blog about it next year? Probably not. I honestly hated feeling like I NEEDED to come online to blog about how I was folding or washing that day. There are other bloggers who did so much better at writing about it, so please check them out as they have written some wonderful posts.
Check out my previous posts:
The introductory post - Flat Butt
Flat Butt - Day 1 - The Small Print
Flat Butt - Day 2 - The Stash
Flat Butt - Day 3 - Laundry Day
Flat Butt - Day 4 - Folding, Folding, Folding
Flat Butt - Day 5 - Musings
Flat Butt: Day 6 - The Husband