Cloth diapers, particularly modern cloth diapers, are often thought of as expensive and requiring the use of laundry facilities. Low income families frequently won't even entertain the idea of using it because of limited income and washing access.
The truth is, cloth diapers can be inexpensive and washed by hand. Anyone can and should use them, take the Flats Challenge and help prove it to the world!
This May, the 21st-27th, Kim of Dirty Diaper Laundry, will lead the cloth diapering community in the 2nd Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge. Participants pledge to use the economical and often overlooked flats method of cloth diapering and must also agree to handwash them for the week.
Recent years have brought to light the fact that families are resorting
to leaving babies in soiled diapers longer than necessary in order to
"stretch" the amount of use they can get because they lack the income
required to purchase an adequate amount of disposables and assume that
cloth diapers are not an option.
The purpose is to prove that cloth diapering is not always expensive, and despite what popular opinion thinks, cloth diapers do not have to be washed in a washing machine and they can be line dried. Participants will be blogging daily about their days using flats, covers and handwashing.
Are you interested in taking the Flats Challenge? Visit Dirty Diaper Laundry for more details on how to sign up and participate.
Need to purchase Flats for the Challenge? We've got our Diaper Rite flats on sale just for the Flats Challenge. Use CODE "Flats2012" and save 20% off the purchase of our Diaper Rite Flats through May 25, 2012.