The 2012 Great Cloth Diaper Change {#clothdiapers}



Do you cloth diaper? If so, have you heard of the 2012 Great Cloth Diaper Change yet? If not, read on!

The Guinness World Record-breaking worldwide simultaneous cloth diaper change is being held on Saturday, April 21st at 9am PST. This event is being held in an effort to reach out to mamas who might not know much about cloth diapering. It's an effort to move past main stream media and shed light on the Cloth Diapering movement going on right now!

I'll be attending here locally at the University of San Diego. For local mamas north of me, check out the event being held at Babies in Bloom in Vista, CA. Local mamas can also check out the Facebook page for San Diego's Great Cloth Diaper Change.

Want to read more? Check out this well-written article over on Mothering.com by Heather McNamara, the Executive Director of the Real Diaper Association.

Here's how you can help:

1. Find or start a Real Diaper Circle to support and educate people in your community about cloth diapers. With 20 hours a year, you can literally change the diapering practices in your community.

2. Join the Great Cloth Diaper Change, the Guinness World RecordTM-breaking worldwide simultaneous cloth diaper change. April 21, 2012 at 9am Pacific Daylight Time. Be there. This grassroots event is one way our human voices can get past the billions of dollars the Big Disposable industry spends telling the world how to diaper. And bring your friends. Everyone is welcome.

Even if you don't currently use cloth diapers you can still participate! Local diaper service companies will be on-site providing FREE prefold cloth diapers to use for the change if you don't have your own. Or you can borrow from a friend. Let us show you how easy, economical and eco-friendly cloth diapering can be!

Event Rules:
1. Arrive on time (9am)! The "change" happens at 9:30am but you must arrive at 9am in order to check in and for us to be able to count everyone.

2. BYO reusable cloth diapers. For this record, each baby must be changed from a cloth or disposable diaper into a reusable cloth diaper that must be able to be purchased online or in a retail store. Unfortunately, homemade diapers that are not commercially available cannot be used. This is a very strict rule from Guinness World RecordsTM. Trainers will not count. It must be a 100% reusable cloth diaper.

3. All babies and toddlers to be changed must be 39 inches or shorter. If you are bringing older children, we'll have a supervised play area just outside the changing area so it doesn't get too crowded.

4. Each baby must be paired with exactly one adult participant. There will be extra adults. Please let us know if you need a pair of helping hands for additional children to be changed.

5. Plan for contingencies: don't forget your wetbag, extra wipes (preferably reusable cloth wipes!), a changing pad, and a healthy dose of good humor!

Donation request: Please bring $1 (or more) as a donation to the Real Diaper Association, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading the word about reusable cloth diapers.You may also donate through paypal when you preregister for the event.

***The first 50 participating attendees to arrive will receive a FREE goody bag! There will also be snacks, raffle prizes and coloring sheets for older children.***

Will you be participating in the 2012 Great Cloth Diaper Change? 

11 comment(s) with love:

Shopping Tips and Tricks said... Reply To This Comment

Never heard of this. Don't have any babies anymore so I can't participate, but hope those who do have fun. :)

Nikki said... Reply To This Comment

My little man is way out of diapers (thank goodness!), but this is a really cool event! I didn't cloth diaper, although if I ever have another baby, I'd definitely consider it.

Darcy said... Reply To This Comment

The only location near me last year was 2+ hrs away. I wanted to coordinate something local for this year but I don't think I'll have them time :(

April said... Reply To This Comment

What a great idea! I don't have anyone still in diapers, though....

Sharon Martin Beck Valley Books said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds like fun to watch, I wonder how serious people take it, be some go really overboard!

Katie said... Reply To This Comment

I am working on cloth diapering but i am going to have to stop for 2 months because we are going to be without a washer and dry while we are moving. But so far its not as hard as i thought

Retail Therapy Lounge said... Reply To This Comment

What a great idea - my last one is on her final days of pullups

MYRAH said... Reply To This Comment

My daughter is a teenager now, wish this was around when she was in diapers!

Grace said... Reply To This Comment

I use to use cloth diapers but that was 29 years ago. Glad to hear so many are still doing it.

Kari R. said... Reply To This Comment

Sounds like fun! We will try to be there. Are you going to post this on the meet up group?

Danielle said... Reply To This Comment

Great idea, Kari! I'll do that :)