OSWEGO, NY – Mother Earth Baby (www.healthybabyexpo.com) will be host to the Oswego/CNY/NNY site of an international cloth diaper changing event taking place on April 18, the same week as Earth Day.
This is the fifth anniversary of the international event.
There are currently 210 sites in 15 countries, The Great Cloth Diaper Change event will attempt to break last year’s Guinness World Record of 8,459 babies changed at one time around the world.
Each year, billions of disposable diapers enter landfills where it takes hundreds of years for them to decompose, if ever.
In five successful years of the Great Cloth Diaper Change event, participants have shown the entire world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s modern families, particularly catching the eye of expecting and new parents who may be seeking more planet-friendly and affordable alternatives to disposable diapers.
In 2014, Oswego had 80 babies participate (more than 500 in attendance) making the site the 12th largest out of 266 sites worldwide. Note: The total number of participants in 2014 was 9,770 individuals joining together to raise cloth diaper awareness in their local communities and around the world. However, not all qualified for the record due to Guinness’s policy requiring a minimum of 25 babies changed per site in order to qualify.
In 2015, the Oswego site is the only site in Central/ Northern NY and the goal is to have over 90 babies participate, making it a “top ten” site worldwide.
The event will take place starting at 10 a.m. at Elim Grace Church, located at 304 W. First St.
In addition to the Great Cloth Diaper Change world-recording setting activity, there will also be third annual Healthy Baby Expo featuring more than 50 vendors, entertainment, workshops, giveaways and food, focused on new and expecting parents and their families.
For more information or to participate in The Great Cloth Diaper Change in Oswego, please contact Mother Earth Baby at 315-216-4622 or visit www.healthybabyexpo.com
The Great Cloth Diaper Change can also be followed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GCDCOswego