The Flats and Hand-washing Challenge has now reached the half-way mark!
Personally, I would have thought that I would have given up by now and resorted to using the washing machine or the dryer, which I greatly considered a couple of times because of two severe thunderstorms that occured after hanging out freshly hand-laundered diapers outside. Luckily, I was able to bring them in before they were soaked.
Ironically, I have been looking forward to washing my boys diapers. In fact, I am better at cleaning diapers than my washing machine is. Leettle's diapers are so clean with ZERO traces of detergent build-up and his bottom is rash free! You can view my hand-washing routine here.
Another worry that I had prior to participating in this event was that washing Leettle's diapers by hand would take up a great deal of my time. Last night, however, I was able to wash an entire days worth of diaper changes in as little as 30 minutes from start to finish.
Not to sound prideful, but I have felt incredibly empowered during this hand-washing experience. To know that I can always provide my child the comfort of a clean and dry bottom with a water source, bucket, and a little soap (I guess I should be thankful for the gloves too!), is also quite comforting for me as well.
What are you concerns about hand-washing cloth diapers? If you have hand-washed before, did anything about the process surprise you?
If you have missed any of my previous posts during the Flats And Hand-washing Challenge, click on the #FlatsChallenge label below...I have even shared the homemade detergent recipe that I have used for this event!