Day 6 Recap: Since I took a day off from laundry on Day 5, I was worried about running out of diapers on Day 6. But, I have 12 FST and I had not cut up my flannel sheet set yet. Then my husband told me that the kids were going to my in-laws for the night… and I’m not asking them to participate in my handwashing challenge!! So I have two clean flats left for Day 7 when everyone comes home and the rest of the diapers are soaking.
Overall Experience: What did you learn? Would you do it?
Overall, this wasn’t very hard! I could totally do this every day if I were home full time. I could do a much better job of it if I had use of both of my legs, too. If only I could have used my clothesline to sun some diapers!!
I really like reusable covers. They cut down on diaper laundry dramatically. I would much rather wash 5 FST and 2 covers (only 7 pieces from 5 changes)– when I double stuff my pockets, I would have to wash 15 things for those 5 changes!! I will just need to find somewhere else to hang my covers between uses when I don’t need my walker anymore!
Diapers clean up much more easily when they are soaked. I might use the soak cycle on my washer instead of the rinse to start off the laundry — or maybe I’ll soak the diapers in the pail for a bit before tossing them into the washer.
I love the spin cycle on my washing machine. Wringing out diapers well enough so that they would dry inside was probably the worst part – and it wasn’t even difficult, it was just a pain. And, it could be because of my leg. By the end of my washing routine, my foot was swollen and my ankle was hurting and wringing out diapers was the last thing I wanted to do. But nonetheless, I miss my spin cycle.
Would I do it? Yes! I will definitely take my FSTs and covers on our next camping trip. I will definitely use more flats & covers in our rotation. I loved washing diapers with Raegan. I loved how excited she would get every time we walked into the laundry room. I just hope she gets this excited about the other chores I show her as the years go on!!
I will definitely be participating next year!!
Check out my other posts about the challenge:
Day 3: Open Topic
Day 6: Open Topic