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Flats And Handwashing Challenge

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Yesterday was the first day of theĀ  3rd Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge hosted by Dirty Diaper Laundry and so far we are off to a good start. In upcoming posts you will see my “stash” for the challenge, my supplies, estimated cost as well as my actual cost, the ups and downs of the challenge, what I learn along away and much more.

Everyday many parents face the reality that they are not able to afford disposable diapers for their children. As a result they resort to reusing soiled diapers or prolonging diaper changes in an attempt to save money. During this week long challenge myself along with hundreds of others will show that there is an alternative. Each of us has agreed to use flat diapers only which are generally inexpensive and to provide other alternatives for those who are not able to attain flats. We have also agreed to not use a washer or drier which means each and everyone of us will be HANDWASHING and line drying our Diapers. Please join us as we join together to enlighten others and share in our journeys. Please feel free to visit Dirty Diaper Laundry at http://dirtydiaperlaundry.com to learn more and to follow others journey through the week long challenge.

My goal is to show Myself as well as others that if need be we can still cloth diaper or children without the modern conveniences we have grown accustomed to. In the wake of the tornado that Oklahoma yesterday I want to know that should my area ever be hit with such devastation that I can help my community meet their diapering needs, and offer 1st hand advice. My heart goes out to each and everyone who has been affected by the deadly storms.

I originally started using cloth in an attempt to get away from the harsh chemicals found in disposable diapers and the cost savings has been an added bonus. As other mamas who cloth diaper it can easily become an addiction with all the cute options out there, However this week I hope to show you it can be done REGARDLESS of income levels.

I would like to welcome each and every one of you and ask that you be patient with me as I learn how to use the blog. I welcome any comments and suggestions you have. Join in I look forward to getting to know you.

I would also like to thank Lynanne from Linifer’s Blog for helping me figure out how to use some of the cool features in the world of blogging.