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Great Cloth Diaper Change Event, April 23
Great Cloth Diaper Change Event, April 23

Cloth diapers have come a long way in the past ten years. An event, called the Great Cloth Diaper Change 2011, already creating a buzz not only in North America, but all over the world, will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2011 in locations all around the globe. The Great Cloth Diaper Change ( will set a world record for the most cloth diapers ever changed simultaneously.

Parents, child birth educators, lactation consultants, pediatricians and environmentally responsible businesses agree that it is not environmentally or financially justified to continue sending billions of disposable diapers to landfills every year where it will take hundreds of years for them to decompose. Heather McNamara, of the Real Diaper Association, says that “our local volunteers are finding growing numbers of parents coming to find out about cloth diapers, whether it be for environmental, financial, or health reasons - - or even because these diapers are just plain cute!”  It is the hope of the organizers that this event will be an eye opener and an inspiration for expecting and new parents to use cloth diapers, a more planet friendly alternative that also saves parents substantial money.

  • Date and Time for the Jacksonville Florida Event is Saturday, April 23 at 12 pm at the UNF University Center located at 1200 Alumni Drive Jacksonville, FL 32224. ? The event organizer is Stephanie Holt, owner of Wee Wallaby – a local cloth diaper retailer. The doors will open at 11:00 am with the change occurring promptly at 12:30pm. All participants must be inside the center by 12 PM to count towards the record. Please bring a blanket or changing pad to rest your child on while changing them. The Jacksonville event will include: Information on cloth diapering, goody bags to the first 100 people (that will include samples of Rockin Green) and children’s activities.
  • The first 25 people to register will receive a free one size fits all cloth diaper. Cloth diapers and starter kits will also be for sale for those that may not be familiar with cloth diapering but would like to have the experience. To register please call 904.753.3161.
  • Help set a Guinness World Record™! Follow the challenge on Facebook and Twitter and, for frequent updates,

The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2011 was initially the brain child of Judy Aagard of Tiny Tots in California, as a way to show our country and the world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s families. After initial contacts with Guinness World Records™ she saw the potential to help further enhance the cloth diapering movement, while setting a world record. The response has been above and beyond expectations. It is evident that cloth diapering has a formidable following not just in North America, but truly around the world. What better way to celebrate Earth Day 2011?

Stephanie Holt owner of Wee Wallaby – a local retailer that just recently opened her business after seeing the benefits of cloth diapering first hand. She teaches Cloth Diaper 101 Classes for moms new to cloth or considering it as an option. She is happy to be the organizer of the event and hopes to bring awareness to the benefits of cloth. Along with Wee Wallaby, The Goddard School and Little Bits Consignment will be helping to sponsor the nonprofit event. Quotes are available from cloth diaper moms, the event organizer and/or sponsors.

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