T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Great Cloth Diaper Change

This past Saturday, April 23rd we had the opportunity to participate in the Great Cloth Diaper Change. We were attempting to set a world record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously. At 10:00 am MST 39 babies in our local community were changed along with thousands of others around the world.

The quarters were a little tight but only because so many people were present along with their sweet babes in fluff. Our event was hosted by a local business owner who runs an online store - Mommy's Own - and our local baby wearing group. I did not even know we had a baby wearing group around here. So, it was wonderful connecting with other parents totting their tots.

Because our local event was pulled together so quickly it was lacking an official witness to make it valid for counting toward the Guinness Book of World Records. I guess one of the small perks of have a few extra initials after my name is that I qualified to act as that witness. Unfortunately, I was not able to change Bebe Sister's diaper for the counting. Thus, T Rex Dad was happy to perform the change. He is an expert diaper changer and also very passionate about the chemicals in many of the modern disposable diapers (more on this in a later posting).

We had a fun time. T Rex especially liked the jungle gym at the event. He enjoyed a snack while the diaper change occurred (can you find him above?). It was a bit chaotic and quite noisy but very successful. The host had many giveaways during the event. (Cloth diaper connoisseurs love to do fluffy giveaways.) I did not win anything but one of the funniest moments was a dad winning a nursing bra.

It was busy day. Later we enjoyed some Easter festivities but more on that later, too.

Have you ever been a part of a record setting event? Or set a record?


Jason & Claire said...

I don't think I've ever been part of a record setting event but I do want to hear more about the chemicals in disposable diapers. Dad winning a nursing bra=hilarious. Good for him, those things are expensive!

Rey said...

I love that you are so passionate about this! You are a valuable resource (and inspiration) to anyone having babies!
Thanks for always sharing your information!

Kim said...

So neat! We don't have an event like this around here! Love it.

Charis's Mum said...

I wanted to participate in the cloth diaper change in our area, but my parents were in town and were leaving the day. So, I didn't take part. I've enjoyed reading about others who have participated.

septembermom said...

That's a really cool event to get the word out!

Crunchy Beach Mama said...

I went to ours and while I think ours was pretty organized there were a couple of things that disappointed me and if I had to do it all over again I probably would not go but that is a whole 'nother story. I wonder if they will try to do it again next year to beat the record.