18 May 2017

Flats Challenge 2017 - Day 4 - Wash Routine

And we're over halfway with the challenge! Time flies when you're having fun they say. :-P My wash routine hasn't really changed much from previous years. The bucket & plunger method worked well for me so it's what I'm using again. 

17 May 2017

Flats Challenge 2017 - Day 3 - Favourite Fold

My go-to: padfolding a flat in a cover or pocket
It's the third day and it's usually around this point that the "fun"-ness of the challenge starts to fade and you sigh at the thought of the handwashing that lies ahead of you each afternoon. And that's true for me again this year. I got home today and my spirits sank. But, I forged ahead and the flats from yesterday afternoon and this morning are almost dry already. Yay for sunny winter afternoons! 

16 May 2017

Flats Challenge 2017 - Day 2 - Our Stash

Poopsy Daisy Cotton Fleece Flat on toddler

So we're on day 2 of the 2017 Flats & Handwashing Challenge. 

Yesterday was pretty uneventful. I sent pockets stuffed with padfolded receiving blankets to daycare yesterday and today. They typically use 2 nappies per morning, three in case of poop. When I get home after lunch we continue with snappi'd and padfolded flats in covers. 

Review: Mom's Happy Nappy SIO

Description: The Mom's Happy Nappy SIO consists of a waterproof PUL outer, micro suede interior and a snap-in insert. The snap-in insert is sandwich style with the middle snap-in one a snake-style (extra long) insert. The insert is made of layers of hemp fleece and cotton fleece and topped with a stay-dry micro suede fabric. This diaper has three rows of rise snaps on the front to adjust the sizing and two rows of waist/hip snaps to adjust the fit around baby's waist and hips. 

15 May 2017

Flats Challenge 2017 - Day 1 - Why am I taking this challenge?

It's Flats Challenge time again! Truth be told I did consider not participating this year, but knowing that this will probably be the last time I ever get to participate, I pushed those thoughts aside real quick. 

This is my fourth year (!) doing the challenge and I am doing it for a few reasons: 

a) Well as mentioned it'll be the last time I ever get to do it. I'd feel like a traitor for not participating this last year. :-P
b) While I still can actively participate in the challenge I want to spread awareness as much as I can via my blog and the South African Cloth Nappy Users facebook group

I'm going to be experimenting with more DIY/cheaper options this year. I'm thinking t-shirt flats, pillow case flats, PEP covers, no-sew fleece covers. So that'll change things up a bit from the previous year & keep things interesting.

So let's do this!

The 2017 Flats Challenge is hosted by Cloth Diaper Revival.

Would you consider using only flats for a week? Hand washing? Do you think I've officially lost the plot?