Thursday, April 26, 2012

Top 5 Reasons Why I LOVE my Diaper Sprayer


Guest post by Julie of My Cloth Diaper Stash

When I first started cloth diapering, I had no idea that there was such a thing as a “diaper sprayer,” never mind what it actually did! I read a few articles online and decided that I NEEDED one. I am so glad I made the decision and purchased one because now I cannot live without it!

So without further adieu, and in no particular order, the TOP 5 Reasons why I love my diaper sprayer:
  1. Makes poopy diapers fun – I know I am sick! When I first got the diaper sprayer and the hubby hooked it up, he would laugh every time I would use it. He said “you are getting way too excited about spraying poopy diapers.” And indeed I was! It has been 5 months, and I am still loving it! I guess it brings me back to childhood and playing outdoors with the sprinkler!
  1. Helps to prevent stains on your diapers – I like to consider my diaper sprayer a pre-pre rinse, the pre-rinse before the rinse in the washing machine! The longer the poop sits on the diapers, the more prone to stains they are. I am such a neat freak when it comes to my diapers, and like to get the poop off as quickly as possible! The diaper sprayer helps to get this done in a quick and easy way!
  1. Doubles as a bathroom/toilet/tub cleaner – This is one of the features I never thought about when I bought my diaper sprayer. It has come in handy many times, especially when cleaning out the toilet or the sink. I just spray the affected areas with a cleaner then rinse with the sprayer! Depending on how long your tubing is, you can even spray down the tub!
  1. Super easy to use, install, and store – The diaper sprayer is very easy to attach and install. No plumber needed! It connects directly into the drain line with an easy attachment piece that is included. The hubby did it in less than 10 minutes! I love how the sprayer hangs nicely on the edge of the toilet tank out of the way too. I can only imagine what visitors to my house must think I have hanging on my toilet. I get a lot of questions!
  1. Makes poopy diapers easy – We all know that poopy diapers are not always easy! Rinsing them without a diaper sprayer can be a challenging task! Using the sprayer allows for the poop to come off easily in seconds. All of the poop goes into the toilet, you flush, and you are done! It is as simple as that!
Bio: Julie is a semi-stay-at-home mom to her handsome son J.T. who is 7 months old and wife to hubby Jered who is a teacher and pastor. J.T. provided her motivation to start Cloth Diapering! Not wanting to expose his little bum to all those chemicals in disposables and not returning to work full time, she was looking for a safe and inexpensive alternative. Cloth Diapering were her answer! Julie considers herself an advocate for cloth diapers and with her blog, My ClothDiaper Stash, she hopes to share her passion and help others reap the benefits too.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

From Pampers to Cloth Diapers at The Great Cloth Diaper Change!

Guest Post by Bert, the First Time Mom (FTM)

"You’d think that since I’ve been cloth diapering since 2009 I would have attended the Great Cloth Diaper Change. Sadly, that’s not the case. This was my first year and let me tell you it was fun and exciting! It’s always amazed me how passionate those of us fluff lovers are about out fluffy little bottom holders.

I have many friends who were so confused by what I was participating in that it surprised me to meet first time cloth diapering mom, Pam, during the change. My blogging pal, Shannon, and I were changing our daughters’ diapers next to each other when this cute woman behind us held up her son and asked, “Did I put this on right?”

We both looked at each other and said, “Yeah, it looks fine. Why?” Pam then told us that she came to the event with her son in Pampers with two cloth diapers in hand! Those two diapers were the only ones her little boy’s bum had ever touched…and it all happened at the Great Cloth Diaper Change 2012! If that doesn’t give you a little picture what the Change is all about, well, I don’t know what else could aside from 100 parents doing the same thing with their children at the event.

Hearing Pam’s say that this was her first time changing a cloth diaper I just had to get the inside scoop from her. Read on to hear her story and why she’s chosen to use cloth diapers going forward!"

Pam: I'm Pamela, but you can call me Pam. My amazing husband of 4.5 years is Luke and our little guy is Christopher (he will be 2 on 4/28!!). Our 4w3d old new addition (or additions, my beta numbers were on the Twins range and I have been having earlier and stronger symptoms than with my first; I found out I was pregnant at 3w0d with a digital test!!!) doesn't have a name yet. Actually no one knows, apart from some random strangers and the people that were at GCDC (we needed to get it out... we have been waiting too long to tell people... lol.

FTM: What brought you to the GCDC? Where did you hear about it?

Pam: I just thought it would be a fun event and knew that it would have enough people there to show me how to handle the two cloth diapers I owned. I didn't know how many inserts and which ones to use. I've heard about the GCDC online. I actually have been reading and posting on cloth diaper FB pages since November of last year.

FTM: What made you decide to start using cloth diapers?

Pam: Well... this is going to be a long one. I wish I had an amazing "conversion" story but I don't. :/ - My child has no bleeding diaper rash from disposables... And I barely spent anything disposable diapering him (I take online surveys, get paid in Amazon gift cards, pay for the diapers with the Amazon gift cards.. ta-da! Free diapers for almost 2 years!). And on top of all that, I can say I am a pretty lazy stay-at-home-mom (SAHM). Dump poop in the toilet??? Wash extra loads of laundry? Not for me!! Disposables for me were free and convenient, however… Back in October of last year, I decided that I needed a decent baby/toddler carrier, since we were going to visit my parents in Brazil in January (oh! did I mention that I am from Brazil?). I was not going to take a stroller with; one more thing to carry on and my son doesn't like strollers anyways.

After researching about carriers, I settled for the new Boba 3G. It seemed perfect for me, except that I couldn't find it in any local retail stores so I started to research online (knowing that I would wait until Black Friday for the deals). As I was doing research I started to notice that almost 100% of the online stores that carried the Boba were cloth diaper stores. I kind of looked at the diapers, thinking, “Um... they look, different... not what I had pictured and not the kind I wore...” (Yes! I was cloth diapered as a baby!)
But I moved on... Black Friday arrived and I got my Boba. Since my purchase was above a certain amount I got some freebies too! A CJ Butter stick (loooove that stuff!!!), a pair of Babylegs, a huge wetbag and MY VERY FIRST CLOTH DIAPER! Nothing fancy but when I saw it I loved it. It was so cute, and soft, and fluffy!

A week later, I get picked as one of the winners of a giveaway and my prize was... That's right! Another cloth diaper! A light green pocket diaper of the same brand as my first free diaper. Is that a sign for me to cloth diaper?? So my reason to switch to cloth was because I thought they were extremely adorable! Cuteness won me over, however, that wasn't the main reason.

The main reason that I want to change from using disposables to using cloth diapers is that there is something about the Cloth Diapering Community that attracts me. I know, that sounds ridiculously funny, but it is true! The main reason that I am talking my husband into making the full change (well, he thinks it will save us money, since we will use the money for the disposable diapers to buy other stuff at Amazon) to cloth is that I want to be part of the community! Believe it or not, it amazes me that the cloth diaper community is one of the very few communities of moms (and dads!) that seems to get along! And everyone has so much passion for it! I still wonder how someone can LOVE washing stinky, poopy diapers as well as dealing with it. Every single person I know that cloth diapers has a passion for it and can talk about it all day and night! There is something there; and I want to be part of it! I want to make friends and talk about the cute fluff our kids are wearing!!

FTM: What were your first impressions when you put the diaper on?

Pam: Ok, so I will start with the very first diaper I put on my son. He arrived at the GCDC wearing a Pampers so I grabbed the first person that looked like a cloth diaper mom and also worked at the event, and said, “Hey! We are here for the change, I have two cloth diapers and I have to idea what to do with them... HELP!?!!??”

She took me to a changing table. I gave her my diapers and in like half a second she stuffed them. I was shocked! So I put it on my son and she said I did it correctly. I just told her to promise me it wouldn't leak and she assured me it would be fine. (I had no extra clothes along with us!) My son played around in the diaper from about 9:30am until the time of the change (11:30am) and there were no leaks!!!

Then the GCDC came and it was the true test! I was all alone... well, somewhat alone. Me, my son, and a bunch of people that knew what they were doing. But I had to do it on my own... And I did it! And the first thing I though was, “Awwwwwwwww your bum looks so cute!!!!” And then I looked at you [FTM] and asked if I did it right.  We came home and there were no leaks!! I was so surprised that I kept touching the diaper. The inside of it was wet but the outside was dry!!! I think I am starting to get hooked!

At the end of the day, I even caught myself defending cloth diapers. My husband is a little unsure, since he saw a few of the young kids walking with their legs open wide and little infants with big bubble butts at the GCDC. I told him was that our son used to walk like that when he was their age (diaper or no diaper, kids walk funny when they are just learning and hubby forgot that). I also told him that their butts are just as big as the type of diaper they were using and the amount of inserts that were stuffed into the diaper. Then I explained that there are all-in-ones (AIOs), which can be trimmer, or you can also use Newborn diapers instead of a one-size in order to avoid most of the bulk. A few minutes later I was laughing at myself! I didn't know how defensive I could get over something I started using that day! I was defending cloth diapers even though my experience with them had only been a few hours long! I want them to work; I want them to work so bad! And I want to convince my husband that they will work for our family.

We will be taking the next class at the host store for our GCDC together. I want to be with him so we can learn together how to chose, care and enjoy the fluff. Then I can get the green light to start adding more fluff to my small but beloved two diaper stash.

Elizabeth (aka Bert) is a stay-at-home-mom and contributing writer for She Thinks Media. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, Ben, her son Buggie, and daughter Lady Bug.  When she's not trying to convince Buggie to expand his interests beyond Thomas the Train or put his pants back on she's writing about her experiences as a mom on her blog, First Time Mom (FTM). After all, Bert maintains there's a first time for everything, even if you  have more than one child! 

Friday, April 20, 2012

BabyCottonBottoms, a Knickernappies Retailer, is a local favorite!

We've got some exciting news to share!  We're congratulating one of our retailers on a job well done!  Baby Cotton Bottoms of Colorado Springs has just won TWO "Best Of" Awards!  They're the gold medal recipients of Best New Store and Best Baby Store! 

We can't tell you how proud we are for a cloth diaper retailer to win.  It's such great exposure for the industry and cloth diapering community and I am sure it's great local advocacy as well!

Baby Cotton Bottoms has a new store location if you're local to Colorado Springs and would like to stop by and see them in person or you can shop online 24-7 via their adorable website.
Stop by Baby Cotton Bottoms on Facebook and congratulate them on their awesome achievements and beautiful new store!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cloth Diaper Advocacy Is Easy, Try It!

It's Real Diaper Week, April 16-21st and the focus is advocacy and education.

You might be thinking, "Uggg, sounds like work!" or "How can I advocate if I am a stay-at-home mom and I don't get out much?"

Well the truth is, advocacy is easy!  The first place I ever learned of the existence of modern cloth diapers it was just by seeing pictures of babies wearing them on a message board online.  Just seeing them in their cute little diapers got the wheels turning in my mind.

Essentially every picture of your little ones in a cloth diaper is advocating cloth diaper use, even when you're not trying.  The same goes for when you get the opportunity to show off your child's cloth diaper when you're out.  Changing your baby's diaper at a playground or elsewhere, make eye contact and start up a conversation, I guarantee you someone has their eye on that diaper!

The truth is, cloth diaper advocacy can take place without even a word being spoken.  Just showing off the cloth diaper or cloth diapered baby exposes outsiders to the existence of modern cloth diapers and could peak their curiosity enough that they might go home and google it.

So, let's ask again.  Have you advocated cloth diapers today?

Monday, April 16, 2012

Three Ways to Organize Your Cloth Diaper Stash

The average cloth diapering family has at least 30 diapers. Which doesn't sound like much when you're used to disposables, since it's not uncommon to buy disposables in packs of 40. However, disposables are all the same. They also don't take up a lot of room. And you don't need to store them for long: after you've used them, you throw them away. So for families who use disposables, organizing diapers is simple: you take a handful of diapers out of the box and stick them in one side of the changing table drawer.

But thirty pockets or all-in-ones would never fit in half of a changing table drawer.

And many cloth diapering families have a lot more than thirty diapers. Especially if you're diapering your second child and have diapers in various sizes, it's not unusual to have a hundred or more. Worse, it's rare to find a cloth family that has only one type of diaper. With so many types to choose from and so many different brands, most cloth diapering families have a varied stash, with different types of diapers for different occasions. So organizing cloth diapers presents unique challenges: not only do you need enough space for all your diapers, but you also need to be able to find a specific type of diaper when you need it. How should you organize your cloth diaper stash? Here are some ideas.

1. By type. The simplest, most obvious way to organize your cloth diapers is by type. Get as many drawers, baskets, or other storage compartments as you have types of diapers. Then put each type of diapers in a different basket: pockets in one basket, all-in-ones in a second, fitters in a third, and so on. Use a separate basket for covers and still another for accessories like Snappis and wipes.

This method has the advantage of simplicity and ease: you'll always know where to find a specific type of diaper. If you use different types of diapers for specific needs, such as pockets at night and flat folds during the day, then this is the best method for you. However, it does have one important disadvantage: it can take up a lot of space. If you have many different types of diapers, or if you have only one or two of some types of diapers, then this may not be an efficient use of your storage space.

2. By ease of use. You can solve the space problem by grouping more diapers together. One basic way to do this is by ease of use. For example, put all the diapers that don't need a cover, or diapers in which the inserts snap in, in one drawer, and put all the two-step diapers (that require you to put on both the diaper and a cover separately) in different drawer. One drawer would then hold pockets, all-in-ones, and all-in-twos, while the other would hold prefolds, flat folds, fitters, inserts, and covers. Again, any accessories like Snappis should probably go in a third location, although they could go in the two-part drawer.

This method of organizing is best for families in which multiple people change diapers but not everyone is knowledgeable about cloth. For example, if you usually use flat folds because they dry quickly but your mother babysits during the day and refuses to fold diapers, this method allows you to create a "babysitter drawer" that holds all the diapers that are easy for the babysitter to use. The disadvantage of this method is that different types of diapers may get mixed up together in a confusing way. For the one-step drawer, that's not a problem, since the diapers are all one-step for putting on anyway. But for the two-step drawer, you may find that it's hard to match a fitted with the cover that suits it best, or your flat folds and prefolds may get mixed up together.

3. By color. Does it sound silly to organize cloth diapers by color? It may not be. If, for example, you have two children in diapers, you might find it easiest to sort out which diapers are for which child by color. Or if you care a lot about matching your baby's diaper to his outfit, then this method might make the most sense for you. It will enable you to make sure your baby's diaper will make an impressive fashion statement all day long--and it will make it easy to pack diapers for the day that match his outfit as well.

Which of these organizational methods is best for you? It depends on how you choose your diaper at each change. Think about what criteria you consider when you're changing your baby's diaper, and use that as a basis for your organizational method. There's no right or wrong way to organize your diapers; as long as you can find the diaper you need in the middle of a change, then your method works for you.



Lisa C. Baker is a full-time mom and part-time writer in Atlanta, Georgia. She writes about green parenting topics at Organic Baby Atlanta andteaches workshops on cloth diapers and elimination communication. She's been a mom since 2008 and has never bought a disposable diaper; she hopes she'll never need to!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Share your story with us and we'lll share it with our fans!

We've plum run out of our stockpile of Featured Fluff Addicts and we need your help!

Are you a cloth diaper addicted mama?  Then we want to hear from you.  We're featuring Fluff Addicts on the Knickernappies blog in our weekly 'Featured Fluff Addict' posts.  This is a perfect chance for you and your little one to get a little time in the spotlight, gain a little extra exposure for your blog and share some of your expert advice with those new to cloth diapering.

It's super easy to get featured!  Simply copy/paste the questions below, fill out your answers, attach a couple pictures and email to marketing(at)knickernappies.com.  We'll get you in the lineup and you'll see yourself on the Knickernappies Blog!  To check out our past Featured Fluff Addict posts click HERE.

Here are the questions we'd like answered:
  1. Tell us a little about yourself, where you are located, how many kids you have,little ones in cloth, etc.-
  2. What made you decide to give cloth diapers a try?
  3. What were your friends and family's reaction when seeing the "new" cloth diapers and have they been supportive or skeptical of your choice to use cloth diapers?
  4. What was your very first cloth diaper?
  5. What type of diapers does your stash primarily consist of; pockets, aio, onesize, prefolds, flats, hybrids, etc.?
  6. What is your favorite Knickernappies product or which Knickernappies product are you dying to try and why?
  7.  Do you have a favorite place to hang out and talk or learn about cloth ; a blog, message board, facebook page, etc.?
  8. What cloth diapering item, besides diapers, do you consider to be a must-have accessory?
  9. If you could share just one tip with someone who is just starting out with cloth or considering using cloth, what would be your best piece of advice to them?
If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, shoot us an email, post a comment here or contact us on our FaceBook Page Wall.

Thanks!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

How to make cloth diapers work for you!

If you're used to disposable diapers, switching to cloth diapers can seem intimidating. There are so many choices of different types of diapers, and so many opinions about which is best. And once you've chosen the right diapers, you have to figure out how to wash them correctly to avoid repelling, leaks, and stains. You have to figure out what to do with soiled diapers when you're out of the house and how to find a cloth diaper that will work at night. When you discover all the things there are to know about cloth diapers, the mere challenge of washing poop seems like the easiest part about cloth.

But despite the fact that there are hundreds of sites eager to offer you expert advice on everything from wool to wet pails, the reality is that using cloth diapers isn't rocket science. Most of our grandparents used them and never questioned them. And you know your grandma isn't a rocket scientist.

So if you want to use cloth, don't stress about all the choices. Keep it simple, and remember that there's no wrong choice--only a choice that works for you.

1. Choose the right type of diaper (and don't be afraid to experiment). Sure, it can be overwhelming to figure out the differences among all-in-ones, pockets, and origami flat folds. But once you get the basics down, you'll discover that choosing the right cloth diaper isn't that much more complicated than choosing a brand of disposable diaper. After all, there are just as many differing opinions about disposables: one family swears by Huggies, while another is perfectly happy with Costco brand. The reason why different diapers work better for different babies is the same no matter what kind of diaper you're talking about: all babies are different. They have different builds, different anatomy, and they tend to sleep in different positions. This is actually one of the advantages of cloth: with so many options, it's practically guaranteed that one of the options out there will work perfectly for your baby. So don't give up if you try one type and it doesn't work--there are plenty more possibilities out there. And don't invest a lot of money in one type of diaper until you've figured out a kind that really works for you. Get a trial pack or borrow a selection of diapers from a friend. Then, once you have a system you like, you can invest in a complete set.

2. Prep them right. The idea that you have to do something to new diapers before you use them may seem weird if you're used to pulling disposables straight out of the box and slapping them on your baby. But you're probably used to washing new clothes before you put them on your baby, simply for sanitary reasons. Cloth diapers are no different. All cloth diapers should be washed at least once before use, but some need a few extra washes to "prep" them before they become absorbent. Generally this extra step is only necessary for cotton diapers: the natural oils on cotton need to be washed away before they'll absorb effectively. If you don't prep your diapers adequately, they will leak. Check with the manufacturer on how to prep your specific brand of diaper--most explain it clearly on their website. If you're not sure, ask the store where you bought the diapers.

3. Use them right. Using cloth diapers isn't necessarily any more difficult or complicated than using a disposable diaper, but you do still need to make sure you're using it correctly. First and most important is a proper fit; cloth, just like disposables, will leak if the diaper doesn't fit correctly. If urine is leaking around the legs, then the diaper may be too big; if poop is leaking out the back, then it's probably too small. With cloth diapers, it's easy to be certain about fit: most manufacturers list the specific measurements for each size (which is better than just a weight limit). Diaper sizes include three measurements: the waist, the leg, and the rise. Measure your baby without a diaper: around his waist, around his leg where a diaper opening should sit, and from his belly through his legs up his back. These measurements will give you a more perfect fit than just his age and weight.


Second, make sure you're putting your cloth diapers on correctly. This may seem simple, but there are a few mistakes that are easy to make--such as putting an insert in the wrong place (generally they go inside the cover, directly against your baby's skin, but microfiber pocket inserts slide into the pocket in the center of the diaper and can cause rash if they are left against your baby's skin). You'll also need to make sure you're closing the diaper correctly, especially with snaps: too loose a setting (a common mistake) will cause the diaper to leak.


4. Wash them right. Washing doesn't need to be complicated, and depending on the brand and style of diapers you choose, you may be fine using your regular detergent. However, for some types of diapers--especially those with synthetic materials like microfleece--some detergents can cause buildup, leading to repelling and smell. Which means your diapers would both leak and stink. Again, check with the manufacturer. And be aware that if you do have a problem, you may need to switch detergents (even if the detergent is recommended for cloth diapers). The particulars of your washing machine, the hardness of your water, and the sensitivity of your baby mean that a little experimentation may be necessary here as well.


5. Ask for help. If you have a problem with your cloth diapers, ask an expert. Most cloth diapering gurus (of which there are hundreds on the internet) are passionate about the topic and eager to help other families succeed with cloth. You may think your problem is strange and unique, but chances are that someone out there has had the same problem and figured out the solution. Before you give up on cloth, present your problem to an expert and ask for advice.


6. Finally, give yourself a break. Like everything else in parenting, cloth isn't an all-or-nothing proposition. You don't have to use cloth full-time to enjoy the benefits. Even if you only use one cloth diaper a day, you'll still save money, help the environment, and reduce your household waste. Try just using cloth when you're at home, or after your baby has had his poop for the day. You may soon find yourself wanting to use cloth more, but if you don't, that doesn't matter. What matters is that you make it work for you--which is something that anyone can do. 


Lisa C. Baker is a full-time mom and part-time writer in Atlanta, Georgia. She writes about green parenting topics at Organic Baby Atlanta andteaches workshops on cloth diapers and elimination communication. She's been a mom since 2008 and has never bought a disposable diaper; she hopes she'll never need to!

Picture = baby and cloth diaper stash credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/moohaha/with/4933135133/

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The cloth diaper sprayer, an essential part of cloth diapering?

I’ve had a diaper sprayer since the moment cloth diapers set foot into my house. I can’t imagine using cloth diapers without one. When I’ve had to do the toilet bowl swish and flush…well…less than pleasant is all that I’m going to say.

My best friend, a fellow cloth diaper-er, has never had a diaper sprayer. We’ve been cloth diapering our babes since they were both born in 2008, okay well those two are actually potty trained now, but our younger children are all in fluff. I keep telling her how the sprayer has been hands down the most essential part of cloth diapering for us (other than the actual cloth diapers). She has a messy pooper now and is on the verge of giving up fluff because she’s tired of swishing. I get it. My son’s poop was mushy and rarely just plopped into the toilet. I would’ve been horrified if I had had to swish a diaper around in the toilet to rinse it off.

Many parents who decide to use cloth diapers forego the diaper sprayer because of the cost. I wanted to know if foregoing this awesome product was worth saving the money but keeping the disgusting hassle. The standard America toilet from 1990 and on flushes 1.6 gallons of water down the drain. According to a small and unofficial poll I conducted on my Facebook page most cloth diaper swishers do two swishes in the bowl. One swish to rid the nastiness; flush. Then you have to have new water in the bowl for another swish to get it ready for laundry day. With an average of two swishes per poopy diaper (hopefully you don’t have too many three swishers, talk about a mess!) you’re using 3.2 gallons of water per average poopy diaper.

From my best guess, and using my accountant husband’s brain, the diaper sprayer should not use as much water as flushing the toilet. You only have to do one flush with the sprayer as opposed to the 2 or sometimes 3 flushes to get the poops off with no sprayer.  It would be nearly impossible for me, okay my husband, to figure out if you would save money by buying the diaper sprayer because every municipality has different water rates
and we probably use thousands of gallons of water per day. That being said… having a diaper sprayer probably won’t save you a ton of money what it will save you is your sanity and probably the likelihood that you’ll continue to use cloth diapers. Is it worth $43.95? Yes. Some times convenience and sanity rule over those green bills!
 
Elizabeth (aka Bert) is a stay-at-home-mom and contributing writer for She Thinks Media. She lives in the Twin Cities with her husband, Ben, her son Buggie, and daughter Lady Bug.  When she's not trying to convince Buggie to expand his interests beyond Thomas the Train or put his pants back on she's writing about her experiences as a mom on her blog, First Time Mom (FTM). After all, Bert maintains there's a first time for everything, even if you  have more than one child! 

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2012 is coming! Will you be there?

Join the cloth diaper community on April 21st, 2012 as we attempt to break the world record for the most cloth diapers changed at one time!

This world record attempt is a great way to show the world how many people are already choosing and using reusable cloth diapers successfully. But there are still a lot of people who don’t know about cloth diapers. If you want to help spread the word about cloth diapers, please join the Real Diaper Association, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that advocates for the use of reusable cloth diapers.

Last years stats for 2011: A Guinness World Record was set for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously with 5,026 participants at 127 locations in 5 countries. The total number of participating hosts (not all qualified for the GWR) reporting were 203 with 6,363 participants from 10 countries!  $5,167 was donated to the Real Diaper Association.

Several Knickernappies retailers worldwide are participating and you may just have a location near you where you can join in the fun and help set a new Guinness World Record!  To see if there's a location near you check out this great map of all the official locations. http://greatclothdiaperchange.com/?page_id=5

For more details watch this cute informational/promotional video below.


 
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