Yesterday we had to run some errands and I picked up a few inexpensive things at Walmart that would make the Flats and Hand Wash Challenge a little easier on me. These are simple things that are widely available, so they would not be out of reach for a mama in need.
1 Pair of Gloves-
|Cute gloves keep the poops at bay- $2.88 at Walmart|
I have not had any issues with my flats or covers stinking but some of the other blogs I have read from this challenge have mentioned having stink issues. The Purex Crystals would be a great way for mamas to keep the stinkies away.
|Purex Crystals, cloth diaper safe- $3.97 at Walmart|
|Blue Dawn Dish Soap, small bottle- $1.67 at Walmart|
Between the Blue Dawn and the Purex Crystals I swear the diapers I washed yesterday are softer and cleaner than they have been all week. Now if I could just get some sun already! In my area this has been the worst week possible to try and do this challenge. When it comes to hand washing (and really to cloth diapers in general) the sun is your best friend. The sun can bleach those poop stains out better than any product available! We have only had 2 days all week were the sun made an appearance and both days it was only a few mere hours. I am hoping for some sun today but they are calling for ore rain all weekend so we shall see.
The Flats Challenge was originally supposed to run May 23-30. I knew that was 8 days and assumed Kim from Dirty Diaper Laundry did as well. We got an email yesterday for all of those who are participating that said the challenge was only meant to run 7 days and she didn't realize by having it go to the 30th it was 8 days. So officially the challenge now ends tomorrow, May 29, at midnight. They are asking us all to put our babies to bed in flats and hand wash them in the morning on the 30th but after that we can go back to our regular diapers if we want. I have decided I am going to finish it out though, so I will continue to use the flats throughout the day on Monday.
I have been posting my posts as recaps as well, so I am 1 day behind, therefore my final post where I will reflect back on the entire journey will not be posted until Tuesday. If everyone else, including Dirty Diaper Laundry, ends tomorrow then that means I will have no place to linky the recap blog I post Monday or my entire impressions I will post Tuesday. I hope all of you who have been following me thus far will remember to come back on those 2 days, or at least on Tuesday. I have a lot swirling around in my head about this and I also have some special requests that I will be posting in my final post Tuesday. I hope you will return to see it.
this Flats conquering mama,