Going into this challenge, I thought that it was going to be a piece of cake. How hard could it be to use and hand-wash flats for seven days? I mean, we basically do that anyway. WRONG! We do not basically do that and this challenge is proving to be extremely challenging. The whole idea behind this challenge is to bring about diaper disparity awareness. The rules: 1. The use of a modern, electric washing machine and dryer are prohibited. 2. Only flat style diapers, other household/makeshift materials, and covers* may be used. Doublers are permitted, but materials that can be used alone (hemp inserts, microfiber inserts, etc.) are not.
In this video I show you how I sanitize my used/preloved diapers using the “bleach soak” method. It’s a great idea to sanitize used/preloved diapers to kill any lingering bacteria. This method is also good for removing stink (bacteria) as a result of an ineffective wash routine.
My most recent obsession is cloth diapering! Gah! I looove cloth diapers. I originally began to cloth diaper for one reason: to save the planet. Once I got into it, I mean really got going, I stuck around for the prints. I mean you can literally have anything printed on a diaper: Black Lives Matter, UFOs, Harry Potter, 2Pac, tacos, you name it!
The cloth diapers of today are not the cloth diapers that your mommma or grandmommma used back in the day. Although you can opt to use the more traditional style (flats and/or prefolds) there are so many more “user friendly” options available today. I prefer pockets and covers.
So what’s the major difference between disposables and cloth? Cloth can be washed and reused for years and years. WAAASHED? REUUUSED? Yes, but it’s not nearly as gross nor as burdensome as you may think.
If you have no idea where to start with your wash routine, check out the video below! If you still have questions, feel free to leave a comment or send me an email; I love helping other mommmas live their best lives!
Storing dirty diapers: 1:54
Prepping diapers For washing: 2:37
Main wash: 5:50