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Posted: April 13, 2015

Great Cloth Diaper Change coming to Cranbrook

Over the Rainbow Family Services and Bumble Tree will be host to the Cranbrook site of an international cloth diaper-changing event that is taking place on Saturday, April 18, the same week as Earth Day.

gcdc copyThis is the fifth anniversary of our popular international event. We currently have 188 sites in 18 countries, The Great Cloth Diaper Change event will attempt to break last year’s record of 9,770 babies changed at one time around the world.

Each year billions of disposable diapers enter landfills where it takes hundreds of years for them to decompose, if ever. In five successful years of the Great Cloth Diaper Change event, participants have shown 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 30 mom and baby pairs are registered to participate in the Cranbrook event, which equates to approximately 70 people anticipated to be in attendance.

The event will take place beginning at 10:15 a.m. at Cranbrook Community Connections.

In addition to the Great Cloth Diaper Change activity, there will also be door prizes and swag bags donated by local businesses, and many opportunities to learn more about all things ‘cloth diaper.’

For more information or to participate in The Great Cloth Diaper Change in Cranbrook please contact Jessica Windle at (250) 908-3276 or visit www.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 and on Twitter.

In its fifth anniversary year, The Great Cloth Diaper Change is an international initiative organized with the help of the nonprofit Real Diaper Association designed to show the world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s families. The brainchild of Judy Aagard of Tiny Tots in California, Aagard says she came up with the idea in an effort to host a family event celebrating Earth Day. The Great Cloth Diaper Change has morphed into an exciting event, and in 2014, more than 9,770 babies were changed at one time. For more information visit www.GreatClothDiaperChange.com.

This event is part of a larger (and growing) movement to change the way parents think about diapering their babies. Participants may contribute $1 (or more) at any of the North American local events. The money will assist the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Real Diaper Association in their efforts to help families across the U.S. and Canada find and use reusable cloth diapers.


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