We happened across a really interesting challenge proposed by the author of the really cool blog Dirty Diaper Laundry. It’s the “Flats Challenge” and it was brought about to counter the concept that if you don’t have a washer in your house, you can’t cloth diaper your baby. Dirty Diaper Laundry suggests that with so many people feeling the financial pinch in America, cloth diapering by the masses needs to be reexamined.
One of the biggest counters to cloth diapering is the whole, “Well, I would, but I don’t have access to a washer and dryer.” Which, granted… I don’t expect anyone to hand wash their diapers. I really don’t. Would I though? Sure.
And apparently thousands of other people would too.
When the author of this blog challenged us all to demonstrate how a low-income family, without access to start up costs of a fancy modern diapering system, without access to a washer and dryer, with a little bit of gumption can diaper their babies endlessly, for the price of a couple packs of flats. Freeing up the cost of disposable diapers means more money to pay off bills, choose healthy foods, and get ahead. One baby in disposable diapers will cost over $2500. You can buy a functional used car these days for $2500, and yet many low income people find that they can’t get a better job because they don’t have a running car, and yet they throw their money out with each diaper change.
Two packs of flats will cost you way under forty dollars. Especially if you get a deal. Speaking of deals:
To show their support of the “Flats Challenge” presented by Dirty Diaper Laundry, Everything Birth is offering 10% off of a six pack of Swaddlebees flat diapers. All you have to do is put the coupon code: FLATS into the coupon code box at checkout.
Hundreds of parents have taken the author of Dirty Diaper Laundry up on her challenge and agreed to use only flats for an entire week and to disregard the washing machine by washing their diapers by hand. I’m all for it.
I can see the tea tree oil flying off the shelves already, which is why I want to remind you to consider, GSE, clove oil, thyme oil or oregano oil instead of tea tree oil to sanitize your diapers if you are going to be washing by hand. Click through to this previous blog to be reminded of why I say this.
We fully support Dirty Diaper Laundry and all of you in this challenge, and are again reminded that we are surrounded by the best clients in the best industry there is.
Oh, and… Be on the lookout for a Swaddlebees flat diaper six pack Giveaway coming any day now from Everything Birth! 😉