Welcome To Cloth Diaper Addiction!

If you would like us to review a product of yours please email us at: Kristina{at}clothdiaperaddiction{dot}com Thanks!

There are some people asking about how to follow Cloth Diaper Addiction via GFC (google friend connect) on the blog. How to do this: When on the blog look on the left hand column there is black lettering that says "Followers", just below that is a blue box that says "Join our site" (via google friend connect - under the blue box) Just click the blue "Join our Site" Box and log in and you are all good to go!

May 21, 2013

Flats Challenge Day 1: Why Take The Challenge?

I am so excited to start the week of posts about the Flats Challenge! I am blogging along with Kim Rosas of DirtyDiaperLaundry this week while we and over 430 others use exclusively flat cloth diapers and hand wash them. I first heard about the challenge last spring when Ava was about 3 months old, but I was really new to cloth diapers at that time and flats were very intimidating to me. The thought of hand washing as well? It just didn't seem like something I could do. Now as I have cloth diapered for 15 months, I have started to realize just how manageable flats are. The hand washing part? I think it will be just fine.

My primary reason for taking the Flats Challenge is to show that flats are not as hard to use as people think. Learning the folding technique is what makes most people nervous about flats, and I am hoping to show that anyone can learn it! As many as 1 in 3 families struggle to afford to diaper their babies, and I hope that this challenge and series of blog posts can be a useful resource to help families be able to learn about how they can save money by using flat diapers.

A messy Origami fold - Ava didn't want to hold still today.

An additional benefit to learning to hand wash diapers is the ability to take cloth on the road very easily. I love that I can take my camp washer and flats camping now or on a road trip and not have to spend money on disposables! Learning to hand wash diapers (or clothes!) in a camp washer is also great in case of power outages, weather emergencies, or instances where a washer breaks down. Many families don't have their own washer or dryer and can't get to a laundromat, so I hope that this series will also show that hand washing diapers is doable for anyone and can be a great cost saver!

My camp washer! I've never been so excited about a plunger before.

I started using my flats occasionally a few weeks ago to practice the folds, and I have fallen in love with the simplicity of them! They are so easy to get clean since most are only one layer of fabric and they dry lightning fast on the line. For anyone who has struggled to find a washing routine that will actually get their cloth diapers clean, flats are a great option to try. It is hard to mess up a flat diaper!

First flat of the challenge: Geffen Baby flat pad folded in a GroVia cover.

I hope you all will follow along this week as I learn and explore flats and hand washing! Follow along on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #flatschallenge.


Paulsen Mommy said...

Flats totally get a bad rap! They are so easy it seems hard. lol.

Day one was a lot easier than I expected! I have 2 in diapers and was a little nervous but it turned out great! Excited to see how the rest of the week goes!

Becca said...

Totally! I thought the first two days have gone great too. I am excited to continue learning as we go!

Wenhao Guo said...

herve leger
cheap jordans
kobe bryants shoes 2015
adidas shoes
ugg boots
oakley sunglasses
michael kors handbags
cheap oakley sunglasses
celine handbags
vans shoes
mbt shoes
air jordan shoes
lacoste polo shirts
new balance shoes
new england patriots jerseys
converse outlet
lacoste shoes
coach outlet store
miami heat jersey
babyliss hair dryer
oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet online sale
ray ban sunglasses
swarovski uk
cheap snapbacks
longchamp outlet
cartier watches
coach outlet online
supra shoes
coach outlet
christian louboutin shoes
ferragamo belts
nike running shoes
louis vuitton outlet stores
ghd hair straighteners
mulberry outlet
dansko outlet
nhl jerseys wholesale
true religion outlet
tiffany jewelry

chenlina said...

true religion outlet
instyler max
nike elite socks
cheap uggs boots
nike air force 1
adidas originals
adidas superstars
adidas original trainers
nike air huarache
coach outlet store online
jordan pas cher
uggs boots on sale
nike roshe run women
hollister uk
gucci shoes
nike free runs
toms shoes
instyler curling iron
nike sb
ralph lauren pas cher
ray ban sunglasses outlet
true religion jeans
longchamp handbags
soccer shoes
moncler jackets
football shoes
ray ban outlet
kate spade outlet
oakley sunglasses wholesale
north face
louboutin pas cher
christian louboutin uk
sac longchamp pliage

风骚达哥 said...

20150929 junda
Coach Factory Outlet Online Sale
Coach Outlet Store Online Handbags Clearance
Abercrombie and Fitch Outlet Sale
michael kors handbag
michael kors handbags
michael kors bags
Michael Kors Handbags Huge Off
New Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet
louis vuitton outlet
canada goose outlet
Michael Kors Outlet Online Mall
Michael Kors Outlet Free Shipping
Michael Kors Handbags Outlet Deals
Michael Kors Online Outlet Shop
cheap louis vuitton
Louis Vuitton Handbags Factory Store
coach factory outlet
michael kors
Oakley Vault Outlet Store Online
Jordan 13 Shoes For Sale
Coach Outlet Store Online Shop
Ralph Lauren Outlet Clothing
louis vuitton outlet
Gucci Outlet Online Sale
true religion jeans
Michael Kors Outlet Sale Clearance
Louis Vuitton Bags On Sale
Coach Factory Outlet Stores 70% off
Abercrombie & Fitch Factory Outlet
Michael Kors Outlet Deals Online
canada goose jackets
ray ban sunglasses uk
coach outlet
Cheap Jordans For Sale Wholesale
cheap uggs

Wenhao Guo said...

coach outlet
uggs sale
abercrombie and fitch
coach outlet
abercrombie fitch
coach outlet
michael kors outlet
michael kors outlet online
michael kors handbags
coach factory outlet
abercrombie & fitch
Ugg Boots Outlet Clearance,Cheap Uggs On Sale Discount For Women
louis vuitton
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton handbags
Canada Goose Outlet,Canada Goose Outlet Online,Canada Goose Clearance
michael kors handbags
ugg boots for women
louis vuitton
jordan 8
coach factory outlet
hermes birkin
ugg boots
michael kors outlet
michael kors uk
louis vuitton outlet
ugg boots wholesale
canada goose outlet usa
cheap ugg boots
michael kors outlet
toms shoes
Mont Blanc
jordan shoes
timberland boots
louis vuitton handbags
ugg boots on sale
cheap jordans
louis vuitton handbags

Minko Chen said...

tory burch outlet online, http://www.toryburchoutletonline.in.net/
mlb jerseys, http://www.cheapmlbjerseys.net/
coach outlet store, http://www.coachoutletonline-store.us.com/
cardinals jersey, http://www.arizonacardinalsjersey.us/
canada goose outelt, http://www.parajumpers.in.net/
north face outlet, http://www.northface-outlet.cc/
cheap uggs, http://www.uggboot.com.co/
nike air max, http://www.nikeairmaxshoes.org.uk/
tommy hilfiger outlet, http://www.tommyhilfigers.net/
giants jersey, http://www.newyorkgiants.us/
oakley,occhiali oakley,oakley italia,oakley occhiali,oakley sunglasses
boston celtics, http://www.celticsjersey.com/
michael kors factory online, http://www.michaelkorsfactoryoutletonline.com/
bottega veneta outlet online, http://www.bottegaveneta-outlet.net/
louis vuitton handbags outlet, http://www.louisvuittonhandbag.us/
moncler outlet store, http://www.uggoutletstore.eu.com/
michael kors uk, http://www.michaelkorsoutlets.uk/
nfl jersey wholesale, http://www.nfljerseys-wholesale.us.com/
ray ban,rayban,occhiali ray ban,ray-ban,ray ban occhiali,ray ban sunglasses
north face outlet, http://www.thenorthfaces.org.uk/
nike shoes, http://www.cheap-nikeshoes.cc/

Qing Cai said...

the north face
winter coats
christian louboutin
cheap jordans
ghd hair straighteners
cheap oakley sunglasses
beats by dr dre
cheap nfl jerseys
chanel handbags
toms outlet
coach outlet store
gucci handbags
jordan shoes
nike air max shoes
ray ban sunglasses
replica handbags
oakley sunglasses
cheap nba jerseys
lululemon outlet
discount michael kors handbags
prada shoes
cheap mlb jerseys
barbour coats
longchamp handbags
ugg boots
woolrich outlet
moncler jackets
chanel handbags
tiffany outlet
michael kors outlet
oakley sunglasses
nobis outlet
north face jackets
soccer jerseys
christian louboutin uk
prada handbags
mulberry outlet
ugg outlet