Hey y all! It’s Jess again ready to pass off more fun information to all of you.
This past week was so special because so many mothers were celebrated and pampered! It is a day to tell our own mothers how much we love and appreciate them!
I hope you were treated like a queen on that special day (and everyday hopefully) and felt all the love in the world from those around you.
Mother’s Day weekend was extra special for some as they got to celebrate twice! In many countries (mostly Latin American) countries, May 10th is the day Mother’s are celebrated. I am lucky enough to have celebrated May 10th and May 12th! I even get an extra day in August!
One of the questions crossing our desks most frequently* this month is:
What is the GCDC and how can I get in on it?
The Great Cloth Diaper Change is an opportunity to increase awareness about reusable cloth diapers. This is a worldwide event involving many countries, languages, and approaches to cloth diapering.
What’s common to all the participants?
Our belief that cloth is the way to go for diapering one’s child. On April 23rd at 10am (local time, so somewhere someone’s NOT having to get up at 2am for this!) we gather at our local events and change the reusable diaper sported by participating children.
You MUST register in advance to participate (please and thanks). We cannot take at-the-door registration.
For our event, there will be goodies, door prizes (and as a BONUS, we’ll have some incentives for all participants to bring a friend (or five) who need a little convincing. We’ll make sure to send a thank you for anyone who can switch a friend over to cloth (and something for your friend, too).
GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION:
Each participant (adult over the age of 18) must be paired with one child 39 inches or shorter.
Each child must be changed into a cloth, reusable diaper that can be purchased online, at a brick & mortar store, or is offered through a diaper service. It does not matter what type of diaper a child arrives in.
At the sound of a loud start signal, all participants must remove their child’s diaper and properly put on a 100% reusable cloth diaper.
Before the signal to start, each participant should hold the clean diaper they will change the baby into high in the air. The photographer should take “before” shots.
At the signal to start, each participant should change his or her child’s diaper. No photographs or video should be taken at this time.
When the diaper change is complete, each participant should hold their freshly changed child in the air. The photographer should take “after shots”. The timekeeper determines when all diaper changes have occurred. There is no set amount of time within which the change should take place.
Any participant who does not properly complete the task must be deducted from the total.
Diaper-eez – 2309 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6S 1P1, Canada – View Map
We’re looking forward to see you on the 23rd!
*the other most frequent question was a request for my brownie recipe. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want a copy.
Shopping online is great but when you want to use your senses it helps to have a local shop to browse. One of those local shops is Diaper-eez where you’ll find an entire selection of products for the natural family including Lil Helper Cloth Diapers.
Diaper-eez is known for their knowledge and customer service when it comes to confused parents that are overwhelmed by the options and “you should” comments from friends, family and internet forums. They also offer daily diaper talks to answer any and all questions parents have when it comes to cloth diapering their newborn or toddler.
For the nursing mum you’ll be glad to know they are breastfeeding friendly with a comfortable nursing lounge, bra fittings and private changing room. No, the nursing lounge is not the changing room – and they’ll never ask a nursing mum to retreat into the changing rooms.
Diaper-eez 2309 Bloor Street West Toronto, Ontario Canada
Check Diaper-eez out today to see the Lil Helper cloth diapers and accessories up close and in person!