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Great Cloth Diaper Change 2012

great cloth diaper changeToday was the Great Cloth Diaper Change for 2012 and the goal was to get over 5000 diapers changed, at least, that’s what I think.

So we registered as soon as the closest store announced they were going to hold the event. Unfortunately, the baby got sick last week and was not ready to go today.

Having really, and I mean REALLY!!!! wanted to go, I left him with hubby and went. My cousin, her daughter and my aunt went with me and changed their baby as part of the 31 participants.

There were a lot of giveaways at the event, and there were product presentation tables for related items. The store gave out coupons, and a bag of samples from

  • Rock n Green
  • bumGenius detergent
  • Earth Mama Angel Baby
  • Aden and Anais
  • Snappi
  • Bella B- Tummy Butter

I got to meet a few moms that I’ve talked to before, and a few I’ve only chatted with online. Amber from TheClothDiaperConvert was there with her new venture Tumblewool and I was seriously impressed. She sells dryer balls at 4 for only $24. When I purchased some for my step mom I paid $8.50 each for 4, a total of $34.

My cousin’s baby wore a Thirsties tree print pocket diaper with hook and loop closure for her change. She was adorable. It was her mom’s first time using a cloth diaper. They ended up having a ball at the event. She purchased some ChewBeads, that are great for teething, with the Gift Certificate she won, and a GoPod. It’s an exerciser that folds up for travel, see one here. I’m actually thinking about getting one of those.

The event was a lot of fun and it was exciting to be around so many moms who love cloth diapering. I can’t wait to try my new diapers out, please, tell me how was your day?

Great Cloth Diaper Change 2012

Last year, I just missed the Great Cloth Diaper Change. It was May before I really became interested in the wonderful world of cloth diapering. But this year, I will be there, and ready to diaper.

I’m not sure what diaper I will be using, probably my blueberry, because it is my favorite. We are lucky enough to live in an area that has 3 events going on, here in central NY, but you can find out where your closest event is at http://greatclothdiaperchange.com

In Central NY we have:

Oswego- Mother Earth Baby

Syracuse- Basic Baby

New Hartford- Whims N Doodles

Once at the site, search for your location and then RSVP if you can. This will let the hosts plan appropriately. I’m sure a straggling mom here and there won’t be too much for any one location, but the closer they are to their true numbers, the better it is to plan, just like any party. There are going to be vendors at most locations too, so I’m pretty excited about this.

It seems the vendors come from different mom/baby companies, and of course they are there to advertise their goods. I don’t know if you get anything for free, or if they sell things at a discount, but I’m still looking forward to seeing so many cloth diaper enthusiasts in one place.

Tell me, have you been to one of these events before? What did you love about it? How were the vendors helpful? What should I plan on?