This challenge could have brought some interesting issues for babysitters and outings, so I wanted to share my experience planning for and adapting to them.
BabysittersI'm blessed to have some great flexible babysitters and to only need a sitter once or twice a week. During this challenge, I had to be away from my girls for a prenatal visit with a client. This sitter is great. My kids adore her and her kids. They always have a great time. Plus, she's cloth diapered her kids in the past and has been following me on this challenge and knew to expect this. Even still, I wanted things set up and easy, so I stuffed pad-folded flats in my pocket diapers and was ready to go. My little lady woke up wet from a nap just before my friend was expected to arrive, so I changed her to a clean diaper and gave a tour of the bathroom and a quick overview of my diapering routine. I showed her where the diapers were kept and where to put the wet/dirty diapers. No problem. Then I found I wasn't actually gone long enough for a diaper change to be needed, so that was even better. :) The kids had a great time and knowing everyone was safe and happy meant I could focus my attention on my client.
Day 2: How did I prepare?
Day 3: Dealing with Overnights
Day 4: How am I doing with hand washing?
Day 5: What's working? What's not?
Day 7: What did I learn?