Five days into the Flats Challenge and I must admit that the flats are working better than expected. I’m not even using “real flats”, I bought flour sack towels to use, and have also been using receiving blankets. As I mentioned in the handwashing post, I don’t really use covers so I’m thrilled that the blankets and towels are working so well. I have finally mastered the use of the Snappi, so I’m thrilled about that. I cannot imagine doing this with pins. Maybe next time I will try Boingo’s and compare how I like the two.
As for the folds that work… I am stuck on the Happy Anteater, which is a modified Origami fold. I tried the Kite, Jo, Diaper Bag and several others. I just can’t seem to get a good fit with those. The Happy Anteater is a trim fold and works well for my skinny bean. I’ve also used the pad fold and stuffed pockets or laid in covers for when the hubby is watching him. I wasn’t even going to try and explain the folding and Snappi madness. I don’t want him to hate cloth diapers LOL.
The big thing that isn’t working is the handwashing. Honestly, I wouldn’t mind so much if I had bought gloves but I didn’t so my hands are a little rough from wringing out the diapers. Maybe next year, instead of the plunger, I will do it the real old way. Washboard and a wringer. If I can find one. I would love to have them around anyway. Especially since they are predicting an active hurricane season. Then I will really be forced to hand wash… everything.
After five days, what is or isn’t working for you?