Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ready, Freddy {2nd Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge}

The Second Annual Flats and Handwashing Challenge, hosted by Kim at Dirty Diaper Laundry, starts in less than a week. I've been practicing my folds and *gasp* pinning. 

When I first decided to sign up, I figured I'd just use Snappis or padfold my flats, but the more I started using flats, the more I wanted to experiment with all the different folds. And, to be honest, the Snappi wasn't playing nice with the receiving blankets I have. It was time to bite the bullet and order some pins. A diaper pin is a diaper pin, right? I don't know, but at some point, I came across a review of diaper pins and the blogger RAVED about Dritz diaper pins. I went to Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique and ordered a couple packs. The more I use this old fashion system, the more I'm liking it. For the day, I do a modified Kite fold and it is SUPER trim. For overnight, I use one flat kite folded, and another padfolded and  tucked into the cover. Somehow, adding a second, super trim flat makes for a CRAZY bulky diaper. There is something especially comforting about a well padded diaper on N's bum, though. I think it's cute. 

using a Walmart Flour Sack Towel 

using a flannel receiving blanket

I was worried about sticking N with the pins, especially with how wriggly and uncooperative she's become during diaper changes. Fortunately, she hasn't been hurt once. I, on the other hand, have been stuck a few times... 

{Be sure to read posts 12345, and 6 to see how the challenge went!}

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