Local Businesses Team up to Break World Record in Support of Cloth Diapering
ST. PAUL, MN: On Saturday, April 21, local business owners and cloth diaper advocates will team up with over 305 other sites in 16 countries around the world in an attempt to break the record for the most cloth diapers changed at the same moment.
The event, dubbed The Great Cloth Diaper Change, seeks to promote the environmental and health benefits of cloth diapering. "Cloth diapering has been a growing trend for several years", said Brittany Kubricky, co-owner of ,BabyLove an Eagan business which teaches classes about cloth diapering. "Parents are looking for ways to be more environmentally-friendy," she added, "and cloth diapers are a big part of that."
Peter Allen, owner of Do Good Diapers in Minneapolis, a cloth diaper service, agrees. "Whether you have clean diapers delivered by a service or wash them yourself, they're a lot easier than they used to be." Allen, who also serves on the board the Real Diaper Industry Association, a national trade group of cloth diaper businesses, added, "Once they get started, parents really see the benefits of cloth diapering. Not only are they greener, but they're a lot more affordable than disposables".
Millie Adelsheim, the owner of Peapods Natural Toys and Baby Care, the host of the event, said, "We're really excited to host the Great Cloth Diaper Change. We see it not just as a world record attempt, but as a celebration of cloth diapers. We hope it'll be a lot of fun." Adelsheim, who's been selling cloth diapers at her St. Paul store since 1999, added, "Cloth Diapers have come a long way in the past 13 years. We have so many more great choices available now."
Other participating local businesses in the diaper change event will be Amanda Erickson, owner of And All That Scrap, a local cloth diaper maker; Jenene Johnson, owner of Sign2Say, a Baby Sign Language educator; and Megan Crown of Megan Crown Photography, a local birth, child, and family photographer. Interested participants should preregister at http://www.peapods.com/page.cfm/GCDC.html.