Want to help set a world record? Join the Great Cloth Diaper Change. In 2011, Judy Aagard, co-owner of Tiny Tots Diaper Service in Campbell, California, organized the first Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC). She wanted to celebrate Earth day with a family event.
Last year, the GCDC set the world record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously: 5026. Five countries were involved at 127 locations. To qualify for the cloth diaper record, the Guinness Book of World Records rules stipulate that the baby must be shorter than 39 inches and be accompanied by only one adult for the diaper change.
This year’s Great Cloth Diaper Change will be held April 21st. So far this year, 232 hosts have completed their official registrations for events in 13 countries including: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Malaysia, Spain, Switzerland, and USA. How can you get involved?
Apply to be a host. The Great Cloth Diaper Change can be a community event where other family activities such as baby yoga, a photo session, family music, diaper donations and/or information tables are available. Just make sure and choose a space large enough for lots of simultaneous diaper changing!
The Week of April 16 through April 21 will be Real Diaper Week. Look for coverage here on mothering.com. We’d love to publish stories of GCDC events among the Mothering community.
Enter our Cloth Diaper Photo Contest.