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Celebrate Earth Day with a world diaper change record attempt

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On Saturday morning at 10:00 in Sioux Falls many will join people around the world to attempt to set a new world record for the most Cloth Diapers changed at the same time.

Organizers say cloth diapers have come a long way in past 10 years. They say the Great Cloth Diaper Change is a good time to raise awareness about the benefits of cloth diapers and to celebrate Earth Day. You can celebrate Earth Day by joining the North American and international cloth diaper community on April 21st at 11:00 a.m. Central Time, to set the world record for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously.

You can register online before noon on Friday on Elegant Mommy's website. Diaper changers must be 18 or older to participate. This is part of Guinness World Records requirements to be counted toward the record. Registration at Elegant Mommy in Sioux Falls will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday with the simultaneous diaper change happening at 11:00 a.m. After the change they will have an outdoor BBQ if the weather permits.

The Real Diaper Association says an estimated 27.4 billion disposable diapers are consumed every year in the U.S. They say a single disposable diaper may take 250-500 years to decompose and over 92% of all single use disposable diapers end up in a landfill. Organizers say over 300 lbs of wood and 50 lbs of petroleum feedstock are used to produce disposable diapers for one baby each year. Organizers say a family can expect to reuse cloth diapers 50 to 200 times before turning them into rags.

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