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The Great Cloth Diaper Change

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?

Find an existing location.

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.

Here are some threads in Finding Your Tribe and Diapering that might help to find others interested in co-hosting a GCDC group with you or attending yours.


Peggy O'Mara  (101 Posts)

Peggy O’Mara founded Mothering.com in 1995 and is currently its editor-in chief. She was the editor and publisher of Mothering Magazine from 1980 to 2011. The author of Having a Baby Naturally; Natural Family Living; The Way Back Home; and A Quiet Place, Peggy has lectured and conducted workshops at Omega Institute, Esalen, La Leche League International, and Bioneers. She is the mother of four.


Tags: 2012, April 21, Cloth Diaper Photo Contest, Great Cloth Diaper Change, Guinness World Book of Records, Judy Aagard, Tiny Toys Diaper Service


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