These are a few of the moms who changed a baby into a reusable diaper for the first time at our event:
Letisha: “I went home that evening and made my first order for cloth diapers. It was just what I needed to realize that cloth diapering isn't a scary thing.”
Amber: “It was my first time…I loved it. Looks way cuter on him than regular diapers and I’m ordering cloth diapers on the first. I’m so excited.”
Anastasia: “I loved the GCDC! I was very ignorant about using cloth diapers, in fact, I really associated it with something poor people would do and thought that my value as a mother was dependent on providing for my child and affording disposable diapers was part of that… Both my husband's mother and my mother used cloth diapers but that was really because they couldn't afford disposables and, well, they were nothing like the diapers I saw at the GCDC. The atmosphere really made me comfortable and normalized the whole experience.”
Chrystal: “I had a lot of fun. All of the diapers were so cute!! I loved seeing how friendly all of the people were. I've been using nothing but cloth diapers for my baby, and I'm working on getting my 2 year old out of disposables and into cloth ones as well. This was a wonderful experience, and I've been encouraged by an amazing friend who introduced me to the wonderful world of cloth diapers. “
This is just a sample of the responses from "first timers" at our event. Every person I spoke with began using cloth diapers after their experience at The Great Cloth Diaper Change.
That is why we volunteer our time for the event.
Because of the four women mentioned above, there will be approximately 28,000 less disposable diapers sitting in an Oklahoma City landfill for 500 years. Multiple that times the dozen plus “first timers” at our event and the potential subsequent people they will tell about their experience. Significant cannot begin to accurately describe the impact made on April 26, 2014.
That is why we advocate for cloth diapers.