Welcome to Ventura County's Great Cloth Diaper Event

The Ventura County Great Cloth Diaper Change 2017!

Now is the time to pre-register for this year's Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC) on Saturday April 22nd! You can participate in GCDC if you use cloth diapers full time, part time or have never used them at all! 

The rules have changed a bit to allow an even more inclusive event - everyone counts! There is no height restriction and all cloth diapers may be used as well as cloth trainers!

So what is the Great Cloth Diaper change all about? GCDC is an annual, international event that started in 2011. It was born out of the need to have a fun event to create support for cloth diaper users, build community and advocacy and to help raise funds for the Real Diaper Association. Participants gather across the globe to change their babies into a 100% reusable cloth diaper or cloth trainer in an attempt to break the World Record for the most cloth diapers changed in one day! For more information about the benefits of cloth diapers please see the Real Diaper Association's website.

Thanks to and The Real Diaper Circle for Ventura County for making this event happen!

WherePlaza Park as part of the Ventura Earth Day
651 E. Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 

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WhenSaturday, April 22nd, 2017 from 10:00AM -12:00PM  
All participants should be onsite by 10:15AM for registration.
The Earth Day festival ends at 5:00 PM, so stay for the fun!

What do I bringWe will be changing our babies and toddlers on the ground so please bring something to lay them on (blanket, changing mat, etc).  For this record, each baby must be changed from any type of diaper into a reusable cloth diaper. 

If you make this is a family event and have an older sibling that would like to participate, bring a baby doll so that they can participate in the Mini Great Cloth Diaper Change!

Are there rules to followYes there are:
  1. For this record, each baby must be changed from any type of diaper into a 100% reusable cloth diaper or cloth trainer. No disposable inserts in a hybrid shell allowed.
  2. All Babies and toddlers
  3. Each baby must be paired with exactly one adult participant. No additional siblings or adults are allowed in the official change zone.
Does this costPlease bring $1 (or more) as a donation to the Real Diaper Association, the 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the word about reusable cloth diapers.

What's the current recordCongratulations and thank you to all past Great Cloth Diaper Change participants and supporters!! Ventura County's participation has steadily grown each year and we hope to see even more participants this year! Our 2012 event included 43 participant pairs (adult and baby pair) and grew to 66 participant pairs in 2013! In 2014 we had 69 participant pairs qualify towards the world record! In  2015 we had 57 participant pairs! I am very happy with our event attendance. Families outgrow diapers every year yet our community's enthusiasm continues to steadily grow! Thank you!

"2014: This year marked the first time we had qualifying events on 6 different continents while breaking the world record yet again. This time, 18 countries qualified with 188 events and 8,459 babies changed. 3 more countries and 82 other cities participated with non-qualifying events. ALL succeeded with raising awareness about cloth diapers in their communities!"

"Our grand total for 2015 was: 7,441 participants!

With over 280 events, in 19 countries, spread across 6 continents, our reach is truly global.  Thanks to all our participants in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, Ireland, Malavisa, Mexico, the Philippines, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, South Africa, and the USA.  You made this event a success!

 Our top three events were:

Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA: 182 participants
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA: 177 participants
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA: 125 participants

Our largest international event was organized by Cloth Diaper Addicts Philippines with 99 participants!"

For details regarding the recent changes regarding official vs. unofficial Guinness event status, please see the announcement HERE.