At 9am PDT on Saturday parents from 24 countries will change the cloth diapers of their little ones, even if they have to wake them from a sound sleep. This is part of a plan to get in the Guinness Book of World Records and to raise awareness of the hazards of using disposable diapers.
California Mother Judy Aagard who owns Tiny Tots Diapering Service and Baby Boutique thought of the idea as an Earth day gathering. After she brain stormed it the Guinness Book of World Records got involved along with the nonprofit organization named the Real Diapering Association and suddenly the tiny idea had spread worldwide.
Not only do the parents hope to set a new record by changing 10,000 diapers at one time they also hope to raise awareness of the hazards of using disposable diapers. Many people don’t know that they contain chemicals and sit in landfills for 100’s of years before they even begin to decompose.
Many parents also don’t know that cloth diapers have come a very long way. They are no longer just safety pins and cloth. There are quite a few places that sell the cloth diapers that have fasteners on the sides and some even have elastic that bunches at the baby’s legs. They also come in a variety of eye popping colors.
Using cloth diapers can save a family over 2,000 dollars over time that they have to change diapers. With the economy being in such a sad state and everyone going green to help the environment more and more moms are changing to cloth diapers instead of disposable. Maybe cloth is making a comeback.