When I first heard of The Great Cloth Diaper Change, I thought, am I really going to get in my car on a Saturday morning and drive to some public place to change my daughter’s diaper as she tries to wrangle away from me? I did. And it sounds silly when I describe it like that, but it really was so much more.
Not only was the point to set a world record for the Guinness Book, but it was also to create awareness for cloth diapers. I participated in the Denver event and it was great to be with so many individuals who realize the importance of cloth diapering and showing their support for the industry. It was a fun time even though I spent most of it chasing my toddler around a gymnasium. Plus, everyone in the building that day—no matter what they were there for—knew there was a cloth diaper event going on.
When a middle-aged man asked me what “baby event” was going on, I explained why we were all there. He was shocked and said, “You mean there’s something other than Pampers?” Just knowing at least one more person was educated on modern cloth diapers made it all worthwhile.
Other things that made it worthwhile? The awesome swag bag I got for showing up bright and early! What cloth diaper addict doesn’t love a free Rumparooz among many other goodies? It was also fun to swap cloth diapering stories with other moms as we waited for the whistle to blow to change diapers. I’m definitely looking forward to next year’s even greater event!
Ann J. is a cloth diaper fanatic with a 15-month-old daughter who has the cutest diaper butt on the block!