I'm doing the Flats and Handwashing Challenge! I'll be using nothing but flat diapers and covers to diaper my 11 month old, and my own two hands to wash them. No washer. No dryer. No problem. Click here to read my post on Day 1, which is about WHY I'm doing the Challenge.
So far, so good! I've already handwashed twice and I don't have any complaints about it. Well, except that Midge wants to play in the bathtub with the diapers when I'm rinsing them. But let's move on to today's prompt, shall we?
What Am I Using?
9 receiving blankets
1 Thirsties size medium cover
2 Flip one-size covers
1 Wolbybug one-size cover
1 home-made wool cover
Instead of using a bucket and plunger to wash diapers, I opted to simply was them in my bathroom sink or in my bathtub.
How Much Did I Spend?
Well, I already had everything I needed to do the Challenge, but I did have to buy it all at some point.
Receiving blankets- 1.50 x 9 = 13.50$
Covers- (11$ x 2) + (14$ x 2) + 3$ = 53$
It is absolutely possible to cloth diaper for cheaper than that. You can make your own wool covers for 1$ each or less by shopping at your local thrift store or Goodwill for wool sweaters. Our local Goodwill has '10 Items for 10$' Days (maybe they all do) once a month, and I go and stock up then. With a large sweater, you can easily get 2 toddler-sized covers, and you can get twice as many small covers. You can spend another 10$ on XL cotton t-shirts (or raid your closet), then cut them in half to make two flats from each shirt! Who knew you could diaper a child for 20$?
If you're taking the Challenge, how are you doing? How much did you spend?