|Kid is 24 pounds. Cover is a M Thirsties sized cover. Flat diaper is bunched in the bottom. Had been on about half hour.|
- The flat diaper, even folded, is thinner than any other diaper we have, including just hemp inserts. Therefore even the size M Thirsties cover seems big on my 2 year old with nothing in it but a flat. The Flip cover worked better, mostly because I snapped it to a smaller setting than we normally use. I wish my Econobum covers hadn't been misplaced - I bet those would be awesome to use with flats. For now, my cover recommendation is a snap Flip.
|Much trimmer, and keeps the flat in place better.|
- The first flat of the morning only lasted an hour. Sure, the diapers are cheap, but it looks like we're in for a day of hourly changes, and that's going to get old fast. Also is going to use twice as many diapers, so where is the cost savings? We got up at 7 and at 8:05 she had pulled her diaper off and left it on her play ironing board chanting "wet, wet, I wet mommie".
|Pantless kid on right. Wet diaper in cover on ironing board. She was done with flats by this point. It was 10 am.|
- Later in the day, we went to our photographer so I could get a passport photo taken. I was trying to watch the clock, knowing that her diaper wouldn't last the entire time we were there. I always try to present cloth diapering in a positive light when I'm out in public. I always try to set a positive example and let others know it is possible to use cloth diapers - even when "out and about" - with minimal hassle and fuss. I couldn't do that if I were using flats all the time. I could barely do it today when I was watching the clock and inconveniencing myself in the name of the flats challenge. There's no way I could do that for 2+ years.
I'm interested to see what the other mommies are writing about Day 2. Maybe it's because my kid is no longer a newborn, but there are so many more quality, and still affordable, diapering options that are more reasonable to use.