|Delilah already making a difference at 3 months|
If you read my past post about cloth diapering, you already know that I love cloth diapers.Yesterday Delilah & I along with Melissa, Lily and 129 other participants hosted by Cutie Poops, participated in a fantastic event called The Great Cloth Diaper Change. The Great Cloth Diaper Change is not only an event to break the Guinness Book record for the most cloth diapers changed at one time, but it is also a wonderful way to bring attention to cloth diapering, promote awareness and raise money for a great cause.
|Melissa, Delilah & Lily|
Yesterday, ALL over the WORLD, cloth diaper lovers gathered at 305 locations in 16 countries to take part in this event. What a great way to get started at celebrating Earth Day. Last year was the 1st year that this event took place, and the record was set at 5,026. Sounds like a whole lot of diapers doesn't it! Guess what, 5,026 is actually less diapers then ONE family using disposables will go through by the time their child reaches the age of 2. That is a whole lot of WASTE. Not only is using cloth diapers much more earth friendly, but the cost of diapering using cloth is estimated at about one tenth of the cost of using disposables.
|Melissa & Lily|
Yesterday, $1 for each participant in attendance went to The Real Diaper Association (RDA). RDA is a non-profit organization that provides cloth diapering support and education all across North America. RDA's goal is to get more babies in cloth diapers by educating the public on cloth diapering, their ease of use, environmental impact, accessibility and acceptability.
Delilah and I donated 5 cloth diapers today to Children of the Promise. All cloth diaper donations and raffle ticket sale proceeds went to Children of the Promise. Children of the Promise is dedicated to caring for physical, emotional, medical and spiritual needs of sick and malnourished infants and toddlers in Northern Haiti.
We had such a great time yesterday. So many wonderful companies donated products to go into fabulous swag bags that 75 lucky participants received. I was one of them. There were also fantastic donations for the raffle. Melissa and I also both won a raffle prize. A moby wrap blanket for Lily, and an adorable baby bonnet for Delilah. We can't wait to do it again next year!