The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2012!

If you are a cloth diapering family who wants to spread your love for fluff, you’ll definitely want to be a part of the Great Cloth Diaper Change 2012. What is the Great Cloth Diaper Change exactly?

On April 21, 2012 people from all over the WORLD are attempting to set a new record for the most cloth diapers changed at one time. The current Guinness World Record was set for in 2011 which included a total of 5,026 participants at 127 locations in 5 countries. This year’s event currently has 262 registered locations in 15 different countries so chances are a new world record will be set this year. Wouldn’t you like to be part of a record breaking event?

If you are interested in being included in the count, you will need to be at a registered location when changing your baby’s diaper. To find a registered location go to the Great Cloth Diaper Change website.  Mom’s Milk Boutique is hosting a registered site in Southern Illinois. You can also friend the locale site on Facebook.

You might be wondering, what’s the big deal about setting a record for changing diapers? The intent is to spread awareness and advocacy that cloth diapering is a viable option by demonstrating how many people all over the world are already committed to using cloth diapers. The event is supported by the Real Diaper Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates for the use of reusable cloth diapers and by the Real Diaper Industry Association a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization that “strives to make reusable cloth diapers the primary choice for babies’ parents and caregivers while emphasizing responsibility and sustainability” (The Real Diaper Industry Association, 2012).

Additionally it’s sure to be a fun event where you’ll have the opportunity to mingle with like-minded families as well as see some super cute fluff! I’m actually thinking of purchasing a new diaper for my baby to wear to the event. I will be attending the one in Phoenix, AZ so if you happen to see me there, please say hello! 🙂

If you cannot attend a registered site in your area on April 21, perhaps you can participate in another event or activity during Real Diaper Week, April 16 through April 21, 2012. The theme for the week is “Real Simple. Real Diapers.” On the Great Cloth Diaper Change website you will find suggestions for advocacy and education activities regarding cloth diapering. And if you are unable to do any of the suggested activities, know that you are still doing your part simply by having your baby wear cloth diapers!

Cheers to setting a new world record together! Who’s with me?

-Sarah

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2 Responses to “The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2012!”

  1. Autumn MacDermott says:

    Please send me info on the Arizona event.