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Help Set a Record with The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2012!

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Are you a cloth diapering mama? Or are you interested in cloth diapers? Then join other moms in the U.S and 15 other countries across the world for The Great Cloth Diaper Change on Saturday April 21st, 2012 at various locations.

The aim is to set a world record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously. The website explains

This world record attempt is a great way to show the world how many people are already choosing and using reusable cloth diapers successfully. But there are still a lot of people who don’t know about cloth diapers.

So if you are interested in learning about cloth, go along to the event and talk to other moms about all the different options available. And believe me, there are so many options, it can feel a little overwhelming at first, but then you realize that options make it even more fun! It’s like buying shoes or purses- so many to choose from, how can you choose just one type? You can love them all!

 

The Great Cloth Diaper Change in the US. Photo by Everything Birth inc

 

The Great Cloth Diaper Change in Malaysia. Photo by Aizat Asyraf Photography

I am very excited as it will be my first time attending the Great Cloth Diaper Change, and I hear some of the hosts make it fun by having raffles, goodie bags, food and music. Let’s make history!

You can find a location near you that will host the Great Cloth Diaper Change here. Have fun!

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Ladan Rashidi, Senior Editing Manager.
Ladan is a British mother of two, who moved to California in 2008 to live with her husband. Born and raised in London, she has the very British sarcastic sense of humor and is always laughing at herself. And her husband. None of her previous workplaces prepared her for becoming a mother and having the two most demanding bosses in the world, but also the cutest.

Comments

  1. jennifer lynch says:

    I think it’d be a fun record, but I don’t agree with what they’re trying to draw attention to. It’s already been researched and proven that using cloth diapers actually creates more waste and pollution than disposable ones.

  2. Heather P says:

    ^^ Ummmm…. What?! OK…

    As for The Great Cloth Diaper Change, can’t wait!!

  3. Alicia G. says:

    We’ll be attending!

    As for cloth diapering being worse for the environment, check the research. There was one study (most likely funded by disposable diaper companies) that found that cloth diapers were more environmentally damaging, however the study didn’t take into account many crucial points. For example, I line dry my diapers thus using less energy. I also plan to use the diapers on more than one kid, which the study didn’t mention. More waste? And pollution? I’d like to see that evidence. Possibly more water and energy use, but not waste.

    Disposable diapers were found to produce seven times more solid waste when discarded and three times more waste in the manufacturing process (National Association of Diaper Services (NADS) and conducted by Carl Lehrburger and colleagues).

    3.5 billion gallons of oil are used to produce the 18 million throwaway diapers that end up in landfills each year (Franklin Associates and the American Petroleum Institute).

    Cloth diapering is be far better for the environment than disposables, but it depends on how you do it. According to “An updated lifecycle assessment study for disposable and reusable nappies” by the UK Environment Agency and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, cloth diapering can be up to 40% less damage to the environment if the following things are done:
    • Line drying outside whenever possible.
    •Tumble drying as little as possible.
    •When replacing appliances, choosing more energy efficient appliances.
    •Not washing above 60 °C [140 °F].
    •Washing fuller loads.
    •Using the same cloth diapers for multiple children.

    Also to be taken into consideration is my choice to cloth diaper for the safety of my daughter. I would prefer to have 100% cotton on her bottom than a bunch of dyes and chemicals. Even if it means that I have to touch more poop than I’d like to admit, I do it for her. Plus, it isn’t technically legal to dispose of human fecal matter in the trash. Here’s a public service announcement about it: http://www.apha.org/advocacy/policy/policysearch/default.htm?id=1189

    Thanks for the shout out for The Great Cloth Diaper Change! I can’t wait :)

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