15 May 2018

Flat challenge 2018: Day 2, What?

It's day 2 of the flats challenge and so far so good, washed my first batch of nappies early this morning (The bucket and plunger method makes it so easy!). I'm padfolding flats and stuffing them into covers for the aupair to use while I'm working and she's had no issues, just as easy as usual. My husband is also more than comfortable with the flats (He is usually the one that volunteers to wash them when we're cloth diapering on holiday, so he is actually enjoying the fact that I'm washing them now)

This year I'm using the flats I already have in my cloth nappy stash:
- 12 Hemp jersey flats @R75 each                                   R 900
- 8 flannel flats (Free as baby shower gifts)
- 3 Terry toweling flats (Free as baby shower gifts)
- 2 PD cotton fleece flats (Free gift)
- 2 newborn hemp jersey flats @R50 each                     R  100
- 6 covers @ an average of R200 ea                               R1200
Total: 27 flats and 6 covers @R2 200

I'm intending to wash every day, so these should be more than enough and I will probably not use all the flats, I however included the extras in case I can't get to washing on one of my traveling days this week (We will be away from home for 4 days of the week).

My flats stash this year is not representative of a budget friendly flat stash since hemp jersey is one of the more expensive fabric types, but it has served us well for two cloth bums already. I have gotten far more than my money's worth already (If you take into consideration that disposables for both of my children would have amounted close to R18 204 already*)

What is in your flat stash for this challenge?

* 41months x R444p/m = R18 204, see here for more saving calculations.

This is part of a 7-day series of blogposts for the 2018 Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge. Learn more about this initiative on the Cloth Diaper Revival page. This is my first year taking part in the challenge and blogging about my experience. However, check out Marisa's experience from previous years doing the flats challenge - Flats Challenge.

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