Welcome to Day 1 of the 2020 Flats & Handwashing Challenge
Yesterday, many of you did your last load of cloth diaper laundry in your washing machines (or maybe your sneaking it into today’s morning your item, don’t worry I won’t tell). Today, we use flats and the next time we wash, it will be by hand.
Not getting emails? – Read Today’s Email here– sign up direct to the mailing list here – https://www.clothdiaperpodcast.com/flats-challenge-email-sign-up/ – for some reason some emails are glitching. Be sure to check your spam folder. You can also find the daily email on my facebook page.
- join the conversation in the comments or on social media.
- If you choose to share on social media use #FlatsChallenge and tag me @clothdiaperpodcast so that I can cheer you on (I’ll try to read as many as I can see, and have time for)
- Share your links in the comment section of today’s blog post. You can also share them on our daily Facebook group thread.
- Don’t forget to include a brief link, info and/or tag me. If your blogging or sharing on YouTube – ““I’m participating in the Flats and Handwashing Challenge hosted by the Cloth Diaper Podcast. This event ______”
- Disclose any and all brand partnerships, free product, sand affiliate links as per FTC guidelines. Focus should be on the greater conversation of cloth diapering, and not on advertising brands.
Today’s Topic: Why are you participating in the 2020 Flats & Handwashing Challenge?
My youngest daughter potty trained shortly after the 2019 challenge hosted by Cloth Diaper Revival. This year I will not be participating because I do not have diapers to clean. I am excited to be the host of the 2020 challenge because supporting people to learn, share and feel empowered in their cloth diaper journey. I have participated in 2016 to 2019. You can read my past posts, content and videos on my personal blog www.simplymombailey.com
I might not have a baby – but I do have a bear.
After the 2019 challenge, Jenny from Cloth Diaper Revival approached me if I would want to host. I was stoked. This was a dream of mine: to be involved in the community by supporting an annual event. I was excited to breathe my life and soul into this, but then covid hit. You know what I realized? This challenge doesn’t need razzle dazzle, it just needs authentic participation and the bringing together of the clothing diaper community. And that’s exactly what happens every single year.
This challenge is about sharing the affordability of cloth diapering and how accessible it is for families around the world. I know it’s easy to get caught up in the latest brands and the trendiest innovations, but the conversations can make cloth diapering feel exclusive to those with privilege to learn the languages, the finances to buy fancy diapers, and the ability to integrate it into our routine.
This challenge is about the conversation of Diaper Need – and the practicalities of repurposing materials, buying cheap or used, and washing without regular access to electric washing/drying facilities.
Let this thought shape your conversations, your intent, and your passion behind this year’s challenge.
You are welcomed to share your why here. I have taken a moment and shared a few reasons why people are participating on this webpage, but unfortuantely did not get it completed before the challenge.
If you blog, vlog, or create content elsewhere, please share your links in the comment section. This will be how we do the link up this year. I’ll be approving comments periodically during the day.
If you want to just share your experience as a comment, that is very much encouraged too.
About the Cloth Diaper Podcast
The Cloth Diaper Podcast is a somewhat regular podcast sharing stories from cloth diaper parents, brands and retailers from around the world.
The Cloth Diaper Podcast is not affiliated with any school of thought of diaper laundry but instead focus on the power of peer-to-peer story telling to empower you to make your own cloth diaper journey.
Cloth Diapering is not this or that, but rather many different experiences.
Cloth Diaper Podcast is located in Northern BC, Canada.