Today I'm talking about what is working for me.... and what is NOT working.
over night!! I can't believe I have an overnight cloth solution that is working! Now, I'll admit, I haven't tried much on my 3 month old, because nothing has worked for my other kids. We've had a lot of leaks, rashes, and fussy babies over the years so I am quick to jump to disposables for overnight, because it works. Now, I did use flats on my 4 year old for a whole year at night (we just recently moved to a pull up style overnight cloth solution, because he needed to be able to get up and pee) Maybe using them on my preschooler made this easier. So here is what i've been doing
1 oversized cover, in this case, a size 2 thristies duo.
2 flats, I have tried a combination of flour sac towels and receiving blankets all combinations seem created equal.
1 fleece liner (optional)
My clothes line. I have a clothes line wrapped around my deck, it is awesome.
My Little helper(s) .. I have 3 kids eager to help - 7, 5, and 2.5 yr old - with my low clothes line even my 2.5 yr old can hang diapers.
What is NOT working?
The only thing i find kind of horrible about the challenge is ... Wringing out the diapers and poop stains.
When i use my washing machine, the (exclusively breastfed) poop comes out, no sunning required. When i had wash, i just. can't. get rid of it.
|drying indoors - kinda sucks!|
the problem is that not every day is sunny..... (on the other hand, poop stains don't hurt anything while they wait for sun.. and wringing out diapers is a good arm work out)
|look great, just wait til a bird comes along..|
Oh... and one more issue i'm having this year.. each time i've dried diapers outside I've had a bird or two poop on them... UGH. When you hand wash flats, you don't want to hand wash them AGAIN to get BIRD POOP off them.. I have NEVER had this issue in the 5+ years I've lived here.. ugh ugh ugh. Bird poop stains do not come out as easily as baby poop!!!