GCDC is a Guinness World Record(TM) event for the most babies' changed into a cloth diaper around the world in a 24-hour period. Five years ago this event was at the same time worldwide. Let that sink in...there were people getting up in the middle of the night to attend a local event and change a baby's diaper! Now the event takes place at 11:00 am local time, no matter where in the world you are.
Who organizes the Great Cloth Diaper Change? Our local event is organized by Cloth Diaper Oklahoma; however, the GCDC is an awareness event for the Real Diaper Association (RDA). It is also the RDA's largest fundraiser. This is important because the RDA has spent the last 10 years as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to furthering the use of cloth diapers. Over the past 10 years, RDA has perfected washing and use instructions. They have formed local Real Diaper Circles to act as support groups and local education and advocacy groups. They have shown us the simplicity of real diapers.
Why should I participate in the GCDC? Foremost, you should participate to celebrate Earth Day, celebrate ditching disposables, and celebrate your local cloth diaper community. If you use cloth diapers, you know what I mean...if you don't use cloth diapers, we welcome you with open arms at this event. Participate to have your baby be a part of a Guinness World Record. Participate to get a really cool certificate for your baby book. Participate to meet other families with young children. As a bonus...the first 100 people in the door at the Okie Family Expo will get a goody bag. Everyone who pre-registers for the event and participates in the GCDC will be entered to win a Diono carseat, and we have some fantastic raffle prizes. We do these fun activities as a "Thank You" for coming, but the true meaning of the GCDC is not about the stuff you can get; it is about celebrating this community.
How can I participate in this amazing event? Find a location near you. If you are anywhere near Oklahoma City, we have an incredible local event! We were the second largest location three years in a row, only to be beat out by Tulsa, OK and pushed to third last year. (Way to go Oklahoma!!) We are partnering with Okie Family Expo in 2015. Join us from 10-2 at the Central Oklahoma Home Builder's Event Center located at 420 East Britton Rd, OKC 73113 on Saturday, April 18. Arrive by 10:30 at the latest to check in for the GCDC...but you will really want to arrive by 10:00 to be one of the first 100 families in the door. To participate, your baby must be under 39 inches tall. Don't have a baby? Borrow one from a friend! (Only half kidding.) Your baby can arrive in a disposable but needs to be changed into a 100% reusable, commercially available diaper for the GCDC. Don't have a reusable diaper? That's okay, The Changing Table in Oklahoma City will loan you one for the event. Just note it on the form when you pre-register.
We are excited to see you there. We can't wait to "Change the World, One Baby at a Time!"