Here we are on Day 2 of the Flats & Handwashing Challenge! I need hand lotion! or at least need to dig it out from whatever cabinet it happens to be hiding in after Aedyn's last attempt at moisturizing. Or coconut oil...probably a better bet at this point. After my first round of handwashing in scalding water, my hands are killing me! I pre-washed and then washed the 6 dirty dipes in the bathroom sink then rinsed in the tub. Going to ask hubby today to get my clothesline up somewhere, after 7 hours in the bathroom they're not quite dry. (Thank you Florida humidity!) I'm using my Eco Sprout sample from TGCDC and used 1 tsp in the prewash and 2 tsp in the wash, I figure that's about a Tbsp, I felt that any more than that would be too much for just the 6 diapers, but PLEASE tell me if I'm wrong in either direction.
Today I'm going to give you the ups and downs of converting an XL t-shirt into a S diaper. My little guy is maybe 15lbs soaking wet and my husband is, well, significantly more than that!
My biggest difficulty was with the weight of the fabric/weave. I tested my son's patience to the limit with how long it took me to work the pin through. It took three different folds and 20 min before I finally found something that worked. Guess I should've used my stuffed stand-in....
|Fold Bottom up to just below the neckline|
|Fold neck and shoulder seam down|
|Fold bottom corners up|
|Lay baby in, fold sides around to wrap, fold bottom up and secure with pin|
|Use leftover flap to tuck up and in to protect little tummies from the closed pin|
This is an excellent fold that would concentrate more layers in the wet zone!
Tomorrow: Terry cloth towel diaper and why I'm looking at my son standing there with it around his ankles!