On Saturday, April 23, 2011, I had the opportunity to help set a new Guiness World Records record! I did this by participating in The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2011.
This worldwide event had cloth diapering families gather at their local participating location to simultaneously change their child’s diaper from one cloth diaper or a disposable to a cloth diaper. My local participating location was the Thirsties Warehouse in Loveland, Colorado.
Here are the Mister and the Little Mister at the Thirsties warehouse.
The festivities began with a tasty breakfast bar. Yay for free food!
After registration, we received a small wet bag (that’s the bag you toss used cloth diapers into) with the a bunch of samples, coupons, business cards for local companies, a bib, a washcloth, and a little toy.
The Little Mister really enjoyed the toy.
We also received a super cute Thirsties diaper!
Among the other festivities was a station where the older kids could decorate plastic cups and plant seeds in them and a balloon artist.
Amongst those in attendance was Cecil Gutierrez, the mayor of Loveland, and my friend Ann of Little Fox Cloth Diapers.
For the change, one adult and baby selected a carpet square. That’s the Little Mister and me in the pink circle.
When the whistle was blown, everyone went to action. We were one of the first pairs done. 🙂
After the change, there was a raffle drawing. We won a Chantal travel mug.
Here’s a group shot of everyone who participated.
We also had the chance to get professional pictures done for free by Rachel Olsen Photography. Here’s our family shot.
And here’s one of the Little Mister.
It was a lot of fun and really cool to be part of a world record! Accoring to the Great Cloth Diaper Change website, here are the total numbers of babies changed at this event:
- Australia – 3
- Brazil – 43
- Costa Rica – 5
- Dominican Republic – 5
- Germany – 26
- Malaysia – 64
- Spain – 17
- Switzerland – 13
- Canada – 891
- United Kingdom – 25
- United States – 5419
- TOTAL: 6,511
Who else among you took the opportunity to be part of this unique world record?