2021 Flats Challenge
A once year gathering of the Cloth Diaper Community to encourage and support cloth diapering because everyone deserves a clean bum.
May 17 – 23, 2021
Because 1 in 3 american families struggle to afford diapers
Supporting Each Other
This event is one way the community has come together.
Why Cloth Diapers?
Share why cloth diapering is a choice for your family and the impact it has had.
What is your challenge?
Why are you participating and in what capacity are you participating in?
My Local Diaper Resource is…
Share information about your local cloth diaper bank, diapering resource centre, or where families in need of diapers can get them.
If there is nothing local, shout the impact of a national organisation that supports diaper need – either disposable or cloth
Share about your favourite flat fold system.
Share your favourite fold, your favourite cover system, or your favourite accessory that helps make cloth diapering look and feel easy.
This is a great time to show people how easy it is to fold flats and what you do to keep them in place, and clothing dry.
How do you wash diapers?
What is your wash routine? What tricks have you learnt to make it easier for your family this week.
Suggestions include: overnight cloth diapering, diapering at daycare, biggest benefit of diapering, budgeting and cloth diapers, tips for donating diapers, how you overcome negativity, your biggest mistake
How did it go?
What did you learn this week? Summarize your cloth diapering experience and any goals you achieved or dreams you want to achieve.
Day 7 - How did it go? Flats Challenge 2021 May 17 - 23, 2021facebookinstagramyoutubetwitterfacebookDay 7 Topic: How did it go? Share in your success or failures today. I couldn't even keep up with blogs and emails... so feel free to come back to this in a week or...
Day 6 - Open Topic Flats Challenge 2021 May 17 - 23, 2021facebookinstagramyoutubetwitterfacebookDay 6 Topic: Open Topic Share whatever story you want to share with the world about your experience this week, with flats, with handwashing, or more. Share a link in...
Day 5 - How to Wash Flats Challenge 2021 May 17 - 23, 2021facebookinstagramyoutubetwitterfacebookDay 5 Topic: How do you wash Everyone's wash routine story is valid and deserves to be shared. I love learning what works and doesn't work for people. As a cloth diaper...
Day 4 - Share Your System Flats Challenge 2021 May 17 - 23, 2021facebookinstagramyoutubetwitterfacebookDay 4 Topic - Share Your System Share something about this week that you want to share. In past years we've done a day on folds, a day on wash routines, a day on...
Day 3 - My Local Diaper Resource is... Flats Challenge 2021 May 17 - 23, 2021facebookinstagramyoutubetwitterfacebookDay 3 Topic: My local diaper resource is... If a family in your community struggled to afford diapers, where could they get diapers? I want you to find...
Day 2 - What is your challenge? Flats Challenge 2021 May 17 - 23, 2021facebookinstagramyoutubetwitterfacebookDay 2 Topic: What is your challenge? The Flats Challenge historically had very strict rules, but this year I'm saying 'out with the rules' - which is very on...
Day 1 - Why Cloth Diapers Flats Challenge 2021 May 17 - 23, 2021facebookinstagramyoutubetwitterfacebookDay 1 Topic: Why Cloth Diapers In years past, on the first day of the challenge we would talk about why we are participating in the Flats & Handwashing...
Day 7 - The End is Here.For some of us, tonight is the last night of the challenge and we will get to return to our washing machines on Monday morning. But for some, this is not the end, but the continuation of their every-day practice. We have read stories in the...
Day 5 - Open TopicToday we can talk about everything and anything you want to talk about - you can also take a day off. You are doing an amazing goods. Curious about the stats from the 2019 Flats & Handwashing Challenge Not getting emails? - Read Today's Email...
Day 4 - Wash Routine StrategiesAh, laundry day my favourite day because I love watching, reading, and learning how everyone washes cloth diapers. I always learn something new like a way to save water, find a different soap product, or a different way to reduce burn...
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Bailey brings 5+ years of cloth diapering experience and conversation to the cloth diaper space. She's not just your every day mom blogger sharing her experience - Bailey is immersed in the cloth diaper community learning from other parents and growing as an individual. She wants to find the cloth diaper solution that truly works for you.
Bailey believes we need to stop and listen to cloth diapering parents. We need to recognize our own bias and preferences and focus on solutions that work for you, not us. The Cloth Diaper community needs to recognize the privilege of being able to cloth diaper, and provide spaces for more conversations and stories.
Cloth diapering is not about rules but about our own strength as parents to do the best we can for our children with the resources available.