Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Great Cloth Diaper Change

{man selling affordable diaper sprayers, C and me, Leslie and A}

On April 21st my baby and I helped break a Guinness World Record by participating in The Great Cloth Diaper Change. The website says, 
The new world record shows 8,251 qualifying participants at 189 locations on 4 continents! This far exceeded our 2011 record of 5026 simultaneous cloth diaper changes!
The record is for "the most people changing cloth diapers simultaneously at multiple venues", but Guinness hasn't updated their page with the 2012 numbers yet. 

Each parent had to register (for free) to participate, and there were other things that we had to do just right. I had to give my ticket to one of the people in charge as we came through the entrance to the big diaper-changing area, sit in a rectangle, and of course put our clean reusable diaper on my kiddo when they said "Go."

It was fun to have all my girls at this event with me, but what I liked most of all was talking with Leslie, an old friend of mine. She grew up in the same neighborhood that I lived in from age seven to seventeen. I will always remember how fun my third year of girls' camp was because of her friendship. I'm glad she and her friend drove about an hour and a half just to come to The Great Cloth Diaper Change. Not only was I not expecting to see Leslie there, but I didn't even know she was a cloth diaper user. Her daughter needed cloth diapers because her skin turned bright red whenever she wore a disposable.

I also liked being with lots of cloth diapering parents in one place. I've only known ("in real life") a handful of people who have used cloth during the years that my family has.

After the waiting time and the diaper change, my daughters enjoyed looking at the stuff the vendors had for sale, and we found the corner that had a Signing Time DVD playing. I'm excited to do this again next year!


some of the stuff that I resisted buying (also pictured: my kids posing for me) . . . 

Signing Time and cute child-size chairs

"Whoooooooooo loves the planet?"


  1. How cool! Amanda, you are supermom. Seriously.

  2. That is so random about you knowing Julia's sister! She actually married my cousin, Ben, and I totally adore her. She is such an awesome girl! Don't you love what a small world it is? :)


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