Day 2 – Your Stash
Some of you may have washed a few loads of diapers by now, and some of you may still be waiting for one big wash tonight or tomorrow. That is okay. There is no right way to do this. It is whatever works for you. Check out yesterday’s post.
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- 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.
Topic: What materials will you be using? And how much did it cost?
- I tried to repurpose products using receiving blankets and tshirts
- I tried flour sack towels because they were all the hype
- I tried buying budget flats (Birdseye cotton)
- And I have played around with fancy work at home mom flats, but this isn’t my go-to.
- Lagoon Baby in Canada
- Green Mountain Diapers in the USA
- And many other shops around the world. This is the page with affiliate shops and brands that I work with but it’s very minimal.
- You can buy new from cloth diaper retailers, like those aforementioned, or others.
- You can buy new direct from cloth diaper brands – there are so many brands.
- You can buy new direct from sites like AliExpess, but urge you caution in reading description and reviews. I usually recommend staying away from the $2 products.
- You can buy used or second hand from other parents in cloth diaper swap pages on Facebook, marketplace, or even local baby BUY/SELL/TRADE groups
- You can reach out to a lending library or cloth diaper bank
- You have options, and I can’t wait to read about them this week.
The cost of a cloth diaper stash made from flats will really vary – some of us come into this challenge using the products we already own and maybe we spent a lot of money on that stash because we had the privilege and good fortune to do so. Maybe we spent nothing on that stash. That is also okay.
As you read peoples cost estimates know there is always a way to hack the system and that some of us will spend nothing and some of us might spend upwards of $300-500 on flats. You do you, and find the stash that works for your family on this wild journey – that’s the most impotant thing.
What about the other things…. it’s not just as easy as flats and covers? Is it Bailey?
The rest is just gizmos and gadgets to simplify things that irritate is. It’s not a must have or must do. And while I think you can get away without much, it’s also important to talk about the things that make this feel impossible to possible. I want you to think about that come day 6&7. What is really needed to make this work for you and your family and why?
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 stash, your questions about sourcing stashes, and more in the comments section below.
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.