Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Great Cloth Diaper Change 2013

In case you missed it, Earth Day was yesterday. 

Earth is my favourite planet, so I like to try to do my part so that it doesn't implode from all the nastiness we (humans) subject it to. 

One of those things is Cloth Diapering. (Check out my initial post on this subject)

Besides the immense cuteness factor, cloth diapering is quite awesome for the planet. Did you know that disposable diapers take somewhere between 100-500 years to decompose in landfills? With the average child going through over 6000 disposables in 2.5 years, that is a whole lot of gross leaching into our soil and in turn, water. 

Anyways..... back to the Great Cloth Diaper Change. It began 2 years ago as a family friendly way to celebrate Earth Day, but quickly transformed into a Guinness World Record attempt for changing the most cloth diapers simultaneously. Since then, it has become extremely popular in the cloth diaper community; last year's event had 8,251 participants around the world. 

We participated last year with our "local" cloth diaper store, and this year they took it one step further: turning the event into a fundraiser for the maternity ward as well as a chance for local eco/green companies to feature their products. 

So at 6:45 in the morning on a Saturday, we were leaving our driveway to head to our "local" event 2 hours away. We arrived shortly after 9 a.m. and spent the entire morning there, checking out the vendors, participating in the silent auction, doing some daddy & baby yoga and of course participating in the main event! There ended up being 48 participants!! 

We spent the rest of the day in the "city" going to a sushi restaurant and shopping. We got home around 8:30 that night, exhausted but happy. We had a great day with our well behaved little boy, who threw no toddler fits despite only getting an hour or so of sleep the whole day! (Yes, I am one proud mama!)

So without further ado, check out some our pictures from the event, including some professional ones:

Daddy and Baby Yoga
Getting ready for the change


  1. awesome blog - nice pics

  2. I love that you guys traveled so far for the change! Looks like an amazing event.

    1. It really was great Jackie! Too bad it's not like that everywhere.