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Monday, April 23, 2012

The Great Cloth Diaper Change

Or the "diaper changing party" as the local news station put it.  The event was Saturday, and it was a pretty hot one.  Literally.  We broke the record high for the area on Saturday, with temperatures in the triple digits.  But enough about the weather.

For those of you who don't know, the Great Cloth Diaper Change is an event where people around the world change their baby's diapers at the same time.  It's actually in the Guinness Book of World Records, with over 5000 diapers changed simultaneously last year.  And the point?  To raise awareness for cloth diapers and to show the general public how easy cloth diapering can be.

Since my daughter wasn't born yet last year, this was my first time going.  Our event was small, with about 28 pairs, just enough for our location to qualify towards the record.  It was really neat getting to chat with other moms who use cloth diapers in real life.  The event had some pretty neat giveaways and swag bags.  I came home with about $100 worth of freebies.  While the freebies were fun, I think the best part was getting to talk to other moms with the same interest, okay - addiction, as I have.  There were babies ranging from just a few weeks old to toddlers, all getting their cute fluffy bums changed at the same time.

If we break last year's record, which I think we will since there were many more countries and locations this year, I can say that my daughter and I were part of the Guinness Book of World Records.  Now that's pretty cool.  I will definitely be going next year and as long as I have kiddos in cloth.

If you want more information on the Great Cloth Diaper Change, visit

1 comment:

  1. I heard about the awesome freebies, I'm so excited to go next year! Plus, talking with the moms will be fun too :)