DeWitt CNY Real Diaper Circle will take part in an international cloth diaper changing event taking place on Saturday, April 21, the day before Earth Day and during International Cloth Diaper Awareness Week. In its second year with more than 173 sites in five countries, the Great Cloth Diaper Change event will attempt to break last year’s Guinness World Record of 5,026 cloth diapers changed simultaneously.
The event will take place at 12:30 p.m. at Shoppingtown Mall, in the former Dewitt Library near Sears.
“Each year billions of disposable diapers enter landfills where it takes hundreds of years for them to decompose, if ever,” said Heather McNamara, executive director of the Real Diaper Association. “Building off the success of last year’s event with 127 locations in five countries, we hope to show the entire world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s modern families, particularly catching the eye of expecting and new parents who may be seeking more planet-friendly and affordable alternatives to disposable diapers.”
To date, there are more than 50 mom and baby pairs registered to participate in the Syracuse event, which equates to approximately 400 people expected to attend. In addition to the Great Cloth Diaper Change world-recording setting activity, there will also various local family oriented vendors, baby related classes and other demonstrations and give-aways, all geared toward a more natural lifestyle.
For more information or to participate in the Great Cloth Diaper Change in Syracuse, contact Josh at 632-6110 or visit greatclothdiaperchange.com and click on the map to find information about your local event. The Great Cloth Diaper Change can also be followed on Facebook at Facebook.com/GreatClothDiaperChange, and on Twitter at Twitter.com/ClothRecord.
Formed in late 2010, CNY Real Diaper Circle is a local support and advocacy group for Real Cloth Diapers that works with local businesses, education centers and families to educate them about the benefits of re-usable cloth diapers.