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b bright 04-17-2012 11:28 PM

2nd annual flats and handwashing challenge!
 
http://dirtydiaperlaundry.com/second...21-27-sign-up/

Yay!!! I'm so excited!

stevensmom 04-17-2012 11:36 PM

I may try this this year! But I think I'll stick with my trusted night time diapers for night time :(

I've got some awesome tie dyed ones and my trusted ikea flats.

Need a tut for a camp style wash bucket.

**I do know how to spell...my iPod on the other hand does not**

b bright 04-17-2012 11:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevensmom
I may try this this year! But I think I'll stick with my trusted night time diapers for night time :(

I've got some awesome tie dyed ones and my trusted ikea flats.

Need a tut for a camp style wash bucket.

**I do know how to spell...my iPod on the other hand does not**

http://dirtydiaperlaundry.com/flatsc...ctional-video/ link to the washer!

I may give flats a try at night, but I don't think it will work for us. It would take like 10 each. Lol. But maybe if I buy a few hemp flats it would work better... :/

me_just_me 04-17-2012 11:59 PM

Re: 2nd annual flats and handwashing challenge!
 
I'm not going to be able to do it this year. I did it last year and enjoyed it, but I'm due on May 20th, and I have cute newborn diapers I can't wait to use! I don't want to spend my babies first week handwashing flats! :giggle2:

Maybe next year!

b bright 04-18-2012 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by me_just_me
I'm not going to be able to do it this year. I did it last year and enjoyed it, but I'm due on May 20th, and I have cute newborn diapers I can't wait to use! I don't want to spend my babies first week handwashing flats! :giggle2:

Maybe next year!

Lol. Who would!? I'm due in July this year so I'll be okay.

jessnic 04-18-2012 12:49 AM

I am really contemplating doing this challenge. I may have to go buy some flats.....

RockinLou 04-18-2012 01:03 AM

Re: 2nd annual flats and handwashing challenge!
 
I was soooo pregnant last year, but maybe I can do it this year, at least I only have 1 in diapers now!

b bright 04-18-2012 01:08 AM

I saw in a documentary once where a couple went from making small changes in their regular life to going as far as cutting off their electricity and being as tiny as they could in terms of a "footprint". Ey started washing their clothes in the bathtub. Add water, insert clothes and soap, stomp with feet, drain, fill with clean water, stomp some more and drain. Wring out, hang to dry. It could work for us too if we didn't want to use the bucket method.

FriedaT 04-18-2012 06:50 AM

I'm excited! Last time that I asked when she would be doing it again (because DD wasn't born yet for the first one) she said she didn't know if there would be another one.

I have about 12 large Birdseye flats and 8 small. Do you think the Green Line bamboo soakers would count? They're one layer of fabric and I have a bunch! In the rules it says, "Any flat cloth diaper, store bought or handmade. A flat should be only 1 layer of material for easier handwashing and faster drying."

This may be the perfect excuse to buy more flats... I've tried to make flats work for nights before and just couldn't. 2 wasn't enough and I couldn't get 3 on her. I've tried 2 Green Line soakers to no avail as well, but maybe I'll try that again.

lynn97 04-18-2012 07:56 AM

I'm contemplating doing this too. I'm just nervous b/c my DS is such a HW. Still, I keep the flats around in case of emergency or for a future baby. I would need to use 2 flats at a time for daytime and don't see how they would work for nights. Did anyone w/a HW complete the challenge last year?

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