It’s day 4 of the #flatschallenge and honestly, I’m not really finding it difficult at all. Blogging about it, editing graphics, that’s the hard part, haha! I’m not bothered by the diaper changes and handwashing and it’s fit into my week no problem. Although, unlike many others doing the challenge, I was every other day. Not daily.
Last year my favourite fold was the origami fold. I am using that a fair bit this year too, along with the Crooked Cape fold that I showed on youtube a while back, but the fold I’m truly embracing is the Padfold! The simple, quick, padfolded flat cloth diaper has really won me over.
It’s day two of the #flatschallenge and today’s prompt is “What’s in you stash? How much did it cost?” So, I’m going to breakdown what I’ll be using this week for the challenge. I’m very happy with this little stash! It includes some low cost cotton muslin flats, as well as some more luxurious stretchy bamboo flats.
1 in 3 American families cannot afford to diaper their babies. The Flats and Handwashing Challenge aims to bring awareness to a very real and doable diapering solution that is affordable, and easier than it looks.
Last year we did the Flats and Handwashing Challenge for the first time; it was an awesome experience! I’m excited to get going again on Monday May 14th for our next Flats Challenge. For one week I will pare down my extensive cloth diaper stash to just Flat Diapers and Cloth Diaper Covers. And most importantly, for that entire week I will forego my whirlpool front load washer and dryer and use only a Bucket, Plunger, Detergent and a Drying rack!
If you are a cloth diapering caregiver, Earth Day is an exciting time for you! Not only does it mean that the Great Cloth Diaper Change is happening in cities all over the world, it also means fantastic sales on all your favourite natural parenting products! It’s a great chance to stock up on cloth diapers; and reusable products like snack bags, cloth menstrual pads, cloth wipes, and more! To make it easier for you all to find these awesome deals, I’ve compiled a Directory for you! In addition to the sales guide, we have a GIVEAWAY! A very special…
Can you use Vaseline on your cloth diapers? The answer is yes and no. There is a safe way to use Vaseline, or other brands of petroleum jelly, on your baby with cloth diapers. When used carelessly, it can lead to repelling issues and cause leaks. Here’s how I have successfully used petroleum jelly with my cloth diapers (on occasion) for the past 3 years.
When Bummis reached out about a review for their new Bummis Pure AIO, I could hardly contain my excitement. I had never used a Bummis diaper before and I was eager to test out this beloved Canadian brand. Bummis has been on the cloth diaper scene for practically ever, and has earned a pretty great reputation for awesomeness. Let me say, this Bummis Pure AIO lives up to the hype- in spades!
It’s laundry day, so I am sorting, and folding, and stuffing my cloth diapers. I thought I would show you all how I store the flat diapers so that they are all quick to grab and ready to put on baby!
Have you ever been curious about cloth diaper delivery? It turns out it is pretty straightforward and cost effective, this day in age, and I’ve asked my local service to write a blog post about it! I know many parents struggle with the idea of using disposables, but can’t commit to washing cloth diapers at home. It turns out, cloth diaper services are a very convenient and affordable alternative!