Atlanta Diaper Service
RDIA Member Since 24 Nov 2010
Atlanta Diaper Service is a division of Natural Parenting Atlanta.
Earth Day Attempt to Put Cloth Diapers on Record
Atlanta cloth diapering families join 400 international locations in an attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most cloth diapers changed at one time.
Most parents of young babies would probably say that diapering is one of the less enjoyable tasks of parenthood. But this group of Atlanta parents, spearheaded by Natural Parenting Atlanta, love their diapers so much they’re hoping to memorialize them in a world record.
Part of an international event organized by the Real Diaper Association, The Great Cloth Diaper Change will take place on April 23. In localized events timed to coincide across different time zones, the Great Cloth Diaper Change will attempt to set a Guinness
World Record for the most cloth diapers changed at one time. Timed to coincide with Earth Day, the event is intended to raise awareness about cloth diapers and publicize the availability and convenience of modern cloth diapers. Within the first week after
registration opened, more than 70 Atlanta families signed up to participate in the event. Over 150 are expected to register.
According to the Real Diaper Association, the average baby wears approximately 6,000 diapers during the first two years of life. Over 92% of disposable diapers are put into landfills, where they can take as long as 250 years to decompose. They are the third largest single consumer item in landfills, and the manufacture and use of disposable diapers uses 2.3 times more water than cloth.
“Nothing comes closer to your baby than a diaper, so the diapering decisions a parent makes is extremely important. Being a cloth diaper convert and mother of five myself, I know the realm of diapering a baby pretty well. I believe that using reusable cloth diapers is not only better for the environment, but far healthier and much more comfortable than the use of single-use disposable diapers composed of synthetic paper, plastic, and chemicals.” Rachel Harp, CEO of Natural Parenting Atlanta, is organizing the intown Atlanta location for the Great Cloth Diaper Change, which will take place at Leapin’ Lizards Play and Party Facility in Decatur, Georgia, from 11 to 1 pm on April 23. The actual diaper change will occur at 12:30 pm.
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