On April 21 (Earth Day weekend!) parents and children around the world will be gathering at locations throughout the world to simultaneously change a cloth diaper and try to help change the world. The first Great Cloth Diaper Change was in 2011 set a Guinness World Record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously – 5,026 participants in 127 locations in 5 countries! Also, $5,167 was donated to the Real Diaper Association, a non-profit organization that provides support and education to parents in North America about cloth diapers. This year the organizers of the Great Cloth Diaper Change are hoping to break last year’s record.
The Great Cloth Diaper Change is about raising awareness and breaking the record, but it’s also a great place to socialize with other parents and kids. If you don’t use cloth diapers, but are interested this would be a great time to buy a cloth diaper and try it out! If you do use cloth, bring a friend who doesn’t and lend them a diaper.
Below is information about some locations for The Great Cloth Diaper Change. For more locations, see The Great Cloth Diaper Change website.
South Suburban Great Cloth Diaper Change – Facebook event page
Time: 11:00 AM Central Time
Location: Calvary Bible Church, 2587 E Armour Rd., Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Hosts: Tanya Gaughan, Couture Fluff and Kelly Morse, Silly Baby
- There will be raffle tickets sold to win some AMAZING prizes, all proceeds will go to the GCDC and RDA.
- The first 25 participants to sign in that day will get a SWAG bag. Goodies coming from CJ’s, a local Yoga instructor is donating classes, we have bows, and leggies, and organic teas, Starbucks gift certificates, Dr. Bonners, Hylands teething tablets (and so much more!!)
- All participants who pre-register will receive extra tickets for the raffle items!
- There will be a mama/baby yoga class after the change.
Naperville Great Cloth Diaper Change
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Sky Yoga, 1807 S Washington Street, Suite 118, Naperville, IL (630)386-0027, firstname.lastname@example.org
Why: Each year billions of disposable diapers enter landfills where it will take hundreds of years for them to decompose. The Great Cloth Diaper Change is an eye-opening experience for thousands of modern parents who choose to use a more planet-friendly alternative or those who deserve to know about their eco-friendly diapering options. It doesn’t hurt that cloth diapering also saves cash-strapped families a substantial amount of money too, especially during these tough economic times.
Visuals: Great visuals will be available: Babies in beautiful diapers! Local Earth-loving moms and dads! Colorful cloth diapers galore! Come capture tons of excitement as we attempt to break the Guinness World Record™ of most number of diapers changed simultaneously.
Host: Emily Canibano, owner Sky Yoga Studio
Need a cloth diaper for The Great Cloth Diaper Change? Be sure you enter the Couture Fluff giveaway (ending in 3 days!)
Will you be participating in The Great Cloth Diaper Change?