It’s official! The 2013 Great Cloth Diaper Change set a new Guinness World Record of 8,301 babies changed into cloth diapers at one time!!!
The lovely people at Guinness has approved a new world record of 8,301 babies changed into a 100% cloth diaper at the same time. 182 sites qualified for the world record by having at least 25 participants at their site and submitting complete evidence.
Those qualifying sites were spread across 5 continents and 15 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Spain, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands and United States.
The record was set on April 20th when participants around the globe gathered at 11am at their local time to change their babies into a 100% reusable cloth nappy. Close Parent, Bambino Mio and gNappies all teamed up at the Baby and Toddler Show at Bluewater and required 25 participants to qualify but ended up with 30 instead!
Michelle Smith, Marketing Manager from Close says, “We were thrilled to see so many mums, dads and gorgeous little ones turn up for our change, it was lots of fun and the babies were all so good at waiting for the change to start at 11am! We had people taking part who had never used a cloth nappy before, they used one of our pop-in nappies for the change and loved it so much they went on to buy their first cloth nappies at the Baby and Toddler Show straight after! That sums up the spirit of the event which is all about raising awareness for the benefits of real nappies, to show people how easy and fun they are to use and it was a great end to an amazing Real Nappy Week! To have found out that we broke the record as well is the icing on the cake!”