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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Great Cloth Diaper Change-Have You Heard of It?

If not, that's okay. This is the first year for the Great Cloth Diaper Change. But what is it, you ask? According to Kimberly Webb, in an article I found on Diaperpin.com here: http://www.diaperpin.com/content/newsletter.asp?article=85, The Great Cloth Diaper Change "started with Judy Aagard's desire to celebrate Earth Day by hosting a family event for the Tiny Tots community and quickly morphed into a dream to set the Guinness World Record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously."

But we all know how active the cloth diaper community can be when we believe in something right? Lol. It has gotten pretty big in a short amount of time. Their main Facebook page alone has more than 4,000 "likers" already! Check it out here to become a follower yourself: http://www.facebook.com/#!/greatclothdiaperchange and if you search for it on Facebook, you'll see that there are lots of pages that are devoted to specific areas as well. Their website also allows you to search for a location near you. Check that out here: http://www.greatclothdiaperchange.com/

In the article I'm reading on Diaper Pin, Kimberly Webb is asked what the goal of the GCDC is. This is her answer: "The initial plan was to develop an infrastructure for any cloth diapering fan in North America to be able to get involved in, either as a participant or an organizer. Word quickly traveled across the oceans and it was soon evident that cloth diapering has a formidable following not just in North America but around the world. Currently, several countries will be hosting locations to help set the World Record, even though for some it will mean getting up in the middle of the night to do so."

So is it free? Yes! All participants in the United States and Canada will be asked to donate a dollar or more to the Real Diaper Association, but it's a suggestion not a requirement. J

The goal of the GCDC is not only a world record, but awareness about cloth diapers in general. Check it out! See if you can find it near you!

**Image borrowed for this post from the GCDC. :)

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