With over 300 locations across the globe, each site needed 25 babies to contribute towards the Great Cloth Diaper Change's goal of setting a Guinness World Record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously.
Windsor held up its end of the bargain Saturday as 26 families crowded into to change their babies' reusable diapers.
The success of the push for the record books has yet to be determined, as each location and its official witnesses must report its numbers to Guinness; however, it's safe to say the Great Cloth Diaper Change made an impact this Earth Day weekend by getting the word out about reusable diapers and promoting a growing, worldwide, green movement.
Here are a few facts about cloth diapers from the Real Diaper Association:
- Over 92 percent of all disposable diapers end up in a landfill
- Each baby will need an estimate of 6,000 diapers during the first two years of life.
- Using disposable diapers for two years will cost roughly $1,600.
- The cost of cloth diapering (during a child's diaper years) is about one tenth the cost of disposables.
- Disposable diapers make up about 4 percent of all solid waste in landfills, and accound for 50 percent of household waste in homes with a child in diapers.