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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The 2013 GCDC sets a new Guinness World Record!

It’s official! The 2013 Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC) set a new Guinness World Record of 8,301 babies changed into cloth diapers at one time.

The record was set on April 20, 2013 when participants around the globe gathered at 11:00 am local time to change babies into a 100% reusable cloth diaper. We achieved this goal with the hard work and dedication of 182 GCDC hosts in 20 countries around the world. Great Cloth Diaper Change events were held in: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Finland, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. We are thrilled with the global reach of the GCDC and very proud of all of our dedicated GCDC Hosts.

The overall numbers for the GCDC, which include events that did not qualify per the stringent Guinness regulations, are 266 events total with 10,029 babies changed.

That’s a lot of babies showing the world that cloth diapers are a viable option and a smart diapering choice for modern families. The GCDC brings together a diverse group of families, many of whom already use cloth diapers daily, but we also have plenty of participants that have never used a reusable diaper before the event. Regardless of their prior experience with cloth diapers, everyone tells us that the fun and positive nature of the GCDC helps motivate them to continue cloth diapering their children.

Get Involved

Help us keep the momentum going throughout the year by sharing your enthusiasm for cloth diapers with your friends, family and community. As the coordinators of the GCDC, we at the Real Diaper Association (RDA) hope that the connections made on April 20th are maintained throughout the year in local diaper circles, education outreach and cloth diaper advocacy. Every connection makes a difference. The Great Cloth Diaper Change showcases cloth diapers on an international stage, but it’s your daily choice to use cloth diapers and share your knowledge within your community that keeps spreading the word from family to family. Together we can show the world that cloth diapers are easy, accessible and fun.

-Michelle Dominguez
Event Coordinator, Real Diaper Association

For more information on the Great Cloth Diaper Change, visit our website at http://greatclothdiaperchange.com

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