I want to say first that this challenge was something I have always wanted to try, and am so glad I am getting the opportunity to do it and to help anyone else who might want to try as well. I will be using only flat diapers for a whole week and will be hand washing and hang drying the diapers during that time (no machine!) I decided to take the challenge because we love to go camping and have contemplated how it would be possible for anything longer than a weekend. This will give me the ability to perfect my techniques for the week of July 4th where we will be camping out all week!
I have been busy trying out different folds for the diapers this week...and have perfected the origami fold! It still takes me a little extra time to fold them right but I have started folding them as soon as they are dry so that they are ready to go when I need them.
Origami fold video by Dirty Diaper Laundry
The next fold I am intrigued by and will be working on the next few days is the kite fold
Kite fold video by Dirty Diaper Laundry
Next week I will be looking for a wash bucket so I can wash them while I am camping. I want to make sure I am doing it the way I would be while camping so that I truely know what to expect. (which means I will be boiling the water to wash the diapers in!)
I will be doing videos and pictures of my struggles and successes during the week of the challenge May 23-30 and anyone who would like to participate can.