Welcome to Ventura County's Great Cloth Diaper Event

Join us on April 26th, 2014 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 and bring a friend to this event to give cloth diapering a try!

Not a cloth diaper user? You can still participate! Register your baby and leave a comment letting us know that you will need to borrow a cloth diaper for the event. Borrowed cloth diapers will be returned after the official change is over. (No need to worry about weather the diaper is soiled during the event or not - we wash them!)

Thanks to MommaWords.com and The Real Diaper Circle for Ventura County for making this event happen and to Horizon Hills for hosting!

WhereHorizon Hills Campus
33 Greta Street, Thousand Oaks, CA





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When: Saturday, April 26th, 2014 from 9:30AM -1:30PM 
All participants should be onsite by 10:15AM for registration.

What do I bring: We will be changing our babies and toddlers on a hard surface so please bring something to lay them on (blanket, changing mat, etc).  For this record, each baby must be changed from any type of diaper intocommercially available reusable cloth diaper. Commercially available means any diaper available for purchase online or in a store, including Etsy shops and the like. Unfortunately, homemade diapers that are not commercially available cannot be used. This is a very strict rule from Guinness World Records (TM). 
If you make this is a family event and have an older sibling that would like to participate, bring a baby doll so that they can participate in the Mini Great Cloth Diaper Change!

Are there rules to follow? Yes there are:
  1. For this record, each baby must be changed from any type of diaper into a commercially available reusable cloth diaper. Commercially available means any diaper available for purchase online or in a store, including Etsy shops and the like. Unfortunately, homemade diapers that are not commercially available cannot be used. This is a very strict rule from Guinness World Records (TM).   
  2. All Babies and toddlers must be 39 inches or shorter.
  3. Each baby must be paired with exactly one adult participant. No additional siblings or adults are allowed in the official change zone.
Does this cost? Please bring $1 (or more) as a donation to the Real Diaper Association, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the word about reusable cloth diapers.

What's the current recordCongratulations and thanks to all 2013 Great Cloth Diaper Change participants and supporters!! Ventura County's participation has steadily grown each year and we hope to see even more participants this year! Our 2012 event included 43 participant pairs (adult and baby pair) and grew to 66 participant pairs in 2013!

Guinness World Records verified that we broke the record… the new world record is 8,301 cloth diapers changed at one time at 182 qualifying locations in 15 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Spain, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, United States!
Another 4 countries held nonqualifying (but cloth-diaper-awareness-increasing!) events: Mexico, Brazil, Korea, Philippines. 84 cities hosted events that didn’t qualify for the Guinness World Record BUT DID ACCOMPLISH our goal of increasing awareness about reusable cloth diapers.
Unofficial babies changed: 10,029 (including sites that didn’t qualify per stringent Guinness regulations, but did in fact hold events increasing awareness about reusable cloth diapers in their communities.) 5 continents held GCDC events.