Cloth diapers have come a long way in past 10 years. Thousands of families around the world celebrated Earth Day by participating in the Great Cloth Diaper Change on Saturday, April 23rd, 2011 at 12 pm Eastern to set the world record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously. The effort helped to spread the word about how good reusable cloth diapers are for the environment, for babies, and for household finances. The event also raised much-needed funds for the Real Diaper Association, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping families find and use reusable cloth diapers.
Amanda Ballard, owner of Tender Loving Cloth Diapers LLC hosted the Toledo location of the event. The event was held at Maria Early Learning Center on Monroe Street. With 28 babies plus parents in attendance her location was one of the locations that will be counted towards the new Guinness World Record. Unofficial results for the number of babies changed worldwide are pouring in right now. So far 177 hosts have reported 5602 participants thus far!
Amanda notes that many parents are choosing reusable diapers because they are a way to save money, help protect the environment, are comfortable, and are very cute too! After Procter & Gamble’s recent announcement that they will be raising the price of their disposable diapers and wipes, Amanda hopes that more parents will consider switching to cloth. A full set of cloth diapers can run anywhere from $70-$400 or more, but they can be reused for future siblings and can even be sold again after they have been used, allowing the parents to recoup some of the initial cost.
For more information about cloth diapers or to check out a schedule of free upcoming cloth diapering classes, visit www.tlcdiapers.com Amanda offers free shipping on all ite
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