What happens at a Great Cloth Diaper Change


2014 Great Cloth Diaper Change event in Newcastle upon Tyne Photo copyright Mandy Charlton



For the last five years, the Real Diaper Association in the USA have coordinated a Great Cloth Diaper Change, an international record breaking attempt for the most cloth nappies changed at the one time. This year will see the 4th time that I have co-ordinated an attempt in Newcastle.

Basically, a Great Cloth Diaper Change is an event where parents come together and change a cloth nappy, en masse, all at the same time. To qualify towards the overall international total, there must be at least 25 adults over 18 at the event, changing a child each. The child must be under 39 inches tall and be changed into a commercially available cloth nappy. The change must take place at 11am on the dot.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness of cloth nappies, and media coverage is desirable. Last year we even had a parent turn up who wasn’t yet using cloth nappies – she was loaned a nappy for the event and had a great time.

The Newcastle event will be taking place at Broadacre House, Market Street, Newcastle, NE1 6HQ on 18th April between 10am and 12pm.

To make it a more fun event, there will be entertainment for the babies provided by Sing and Sign and Karma Babies, stalls to browse including Calmer Parenting Newcastle, Rebecca Embleton Usborne Books, Grow Up Green cloth nappies, Clarabugs Creations, Rock Solid Slings, Geeky Sweetheart and Parenting North East, there will be refreshments available to buy, a goody bag for each participant and a raffle for cloth nappies and other baby goodies.  To book your tickets visit our eventbrite page (tickets are free) or visit our Facebook page for all the details.

If you are not local to us in Newcastle, check out the Great Cloth Diaper Change international page to find out if there is an event near you – or consider hosting one!

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