Thursday, May 30, 2013

Flats and Handwashing Challenge- Day 6

Today, or the 25th, is another open topic day! So, I thought I would touch on a couple of things. Which kind of come together. 

First, the simplicity of flats. All they are is a flat piece of fabric. That's it. Simple. They will fit your baby from newborn to potty training, because there are endless ways to fold them. It doesn't matter if your baby is chunky or skinny.

And second, because they are so simple it's easy to make them from things around the house.

There is your basic flat. They can be purchased at Walmarts, Targets, and just about any other place that sells cloth diapers.

Then we have your flour sack towels. They can be purchased just about anywhere that sells kitchen towels. I personally never used mine, because I only have this one, and it was hand embroidered by my great grandma... NO WAY ON EARTH I WILL EVER USE THAT AS A DIAPER!

A large or XL t-shirt with the neck and sleeves cut off, and the front and back cut apart will give you two flats. You can purchase t-shirts, well, just about anywhere!

All those receiving blankets you were given at the baby shower, use them as a flat!

I have even read of someone who cut an old towel down to size. 

So, cloth diapering doesn't have to cost you $20 + a diaper, it can be much easier on the pocket book! 


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