Great Cloth Diaper Change

Posted by Tracey Valade on Friday, April 5, 2013 Under: Announcements

The 2013 Great Cloth Diaper Change

In 2011, the first ever Great Cloth Diaper Change was held around the world. In 2012, we set a new world record for the most cloth diapers changed at once around the world.

My first experience hosting was in 2012, and I joined the party late. I held the event at the Early Years Center, just as I am this year, but including myself there was only 7 participants. I was shocked at the small attendance but it was also Easter weekend here, so I guess I should have expected it! I was set for 50 people... oops!

This year, it's going to be bigger, better and there will be so much more! This year, the Real Diaper Association and Guinness World Records have changed the platform. Diapers will be changed at 11:00am everywhere – in the timezone of the participant – and the record will be set for the most diapers changed in 24 hours. As of 4/2/13, 285 hosts have registered to hold world record events in 17 countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Spain, Finland, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Mexico, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and the US.

I currently am just a few participants away from the minimum, 25 participants, to be added to the world record event. I will have amazing door prizes this year including Bouncing Beans, SC Vinyls, and Wendy's gift certificates, a free teeth whitening, as well as of course cloth diapers. I will be holding two raffles, with all proceeds going to the RDA, for Wendy’s hamburger vouchers and an amazing pocket hybrid diaper fro Glow Bug!

There are some rules; you have to be at least 18 to be the changing participant, and the baby must be no taller then 39 inches. The diaper you change your baby into has to be 100% re-usable (the diaper itself – if you want to use a disposable liner over it, that is ok) and the diaper must be publicly available for purchase, meaning you have to have purchased it, not made it yourself. Work at home diapers from other mothers are ok though. These are the rules as stated from Guinness world records. If you are under 18 you can ask another family member to do the change for you, or you can be a part of it but not included in the total number submitted to the RDA for Guinness totals.

We're going to have a team of photographers there to help capture the event, and collect evidential photos for Guinness and the RDA. you need to be in these if you wish to participate and be counted, and they will only be used by the RDA and GWR. If you don't want your photos taken elsewhere for other purposes just let us know! We're going to show the photographers who does not wish to have any other photos taken of them.

Now what do I do if I don't have a cloth diaper you ask? Show up anyways! We're going to have participants, a witness and the host (me!) bringing extra diapers just for you people who want to be a part of the movement but have not purchased anything prior to the event. You never know, you might even win a couple! And if you want to check out what the diapers are all about before you come on the 20th, you can come to a workshop! I will be hosting the next one on April 11th at 9:30, in the same place I am hosting the event, the Early Years Center in Cornwall.

For more info on the Great Cloth Diaper change, visit the offical website @

For more info on the Real Diaper Association, visit the Rda website @

To view the event online, for Cornwall, visit the facebook event @

To register online in advance for the event in Cornwall,
to save time at the event and enter to win a special extra door prize, go to

If you wish to make a donation to the event or to the RDA, message me!

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