Cloth Diaper Flats/Handwashing Challenge!!
It’s time for a Challenge!
I have not officially announced it yet here on the blog, but SAPsMaMa has signed up to participate in:
Dirty Diaper Laundry’s Flats and Handwashing Challenge! Whoo!
The challenge is to go one (1) week using JUST flats/prefold diapers and only 5 covers and to handwash them…no diaper sprayers, no flush-able inserts, no modern cloth diapering gadgets that make cloth diapering oh so easy these days, but also raise the price of cloth diapering your baby.
The idea is to prove that cloth diapering your baby is VERY affordable, even if you have VERY little money to spare…and in this economy it is becoming more and more common that that is the case.
Why is SAPsMaMa participating?
I have chosen to participate in the Flats/Handwashing challenge (and convinced my sweet fiance to participate as well!) to bring awareness to the unhealthy diapering habits that many low income families have succumbed to recently.
Fallen on hard times, families have to stretch every dollar…and diapers (cloth or disposable) cost a lot of money! So they make their diapers stretch. They leave their child in a diaper longer then they should and children are not only getting rashes and irritation, but are having health issues due to this happening. You can see an article about this occurring HERE.
How will using cheap flat diapers and handwashing them help these babies?
I feel education to help these families diaper their babies in a healthy way within a very limited budget will prevent this from continuing. Even though it is tempting to buy the pretty cloth diapers and fancy wetbags and diaper sprayers, it is not always possible to afford such things. It is possible to cloth diaper your child with cheap and effective cloth diapers, and to be able to wash and care for those diapers very cheaply as well … and so I will prove it during Flats and Handwashing week with Dirty Diaper Laundry!
Lots to Come!
I have A LOT I will be writing about before, during and after this challenge, and I hope it helps many families out there. This challenge is not just for bloggers, it is open to anyone, and I believe you CAN do it! Prove to yourself you can if you need to, and prove that families CAN do it too, and can diaper their child in a healthy way on a budget!
So stay tuned to everything coming up! You won’t be disappointed, I’m working on LOTS of fun stuff!
See Who Else is Participating!