And right now that is leaning more towards the not....
The Second Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge starts on Monday. While I am excited to have a full week devoted to flats, I am a bit nervous at the same time. I decided to do the challenge because I have never used flats and I think it would be nice for Addie to run around cover-less when its triple digits here in the summer. But because I'm new to flats, the challenge is a bit scary too. Finding out which folds will work best for us might be interesting.
Oh and not to mention, I haven't even told my hubby or mom, who is my daycare provider, that I'm doing this. I plan on padfolding/stuffing pockets for them. And I'm pretty sure they would think I'm crazy if I told them I was handwashing my diapers.
In regards to the supplies, I guess I'm mostly ready. I don't have any real flats. I have about seven flour sack towels and four receiving blankets. I have the five gallon bucket and detergent, and of course, I have the covers I need. What I don't have is a plunger. I guess I'll have to pick one up tomorrow to drill holes in. Really I guess the lack of plunger is what makes up the majority of not being ready.
I did some trial runs this week to try to figure out a night diaper. I had success with padfolding a standard receiving blanket with a microfiber doubler inside of it. I also tried padfolding a flour sack into an origami fold with a wool cover. That one didn't work, everything was wet in the morning. I would like to try to only use flats, so I am going to try padfolding the extra-large receiving blankets (They are the same width but longer and rectangular, which will provide extra layers) into a Flip cover followed by the wool. We'll see how it works.
So ready or not, here I come! I will make sure I am ready by Monday!