April is a great month, isn't it? Spring is here (for most of the country). It's "Earth Month", a whole month dedicated to thinking about our environmental impact. It's a month to celebrate the #MakeClothMainstream challenge. There's even a day to take part in the Great Cloth Diaper Change. I mean, seriously! It's a month MADE for eco-conscious cloth diapering families!
In case you haven't heard of the Great Cloth Diaper Change (GCDC) yet, it's a good thing I've caught you when I have. The GCDC is an activity dedicated to spreading the good word about cloth diapering.
This year, the GCDC is being held April 23rd at 11am local time and can be found in many locations throughout the US and beyond. (And don't worry! If you can't make it right at 11 o'clock, many are actual day-long events.)
Depending on where you live, GCDC activities vary. Some involve making (or breaking) world records. Others are tied in with other eco-parenting resources. Others provide a chance for outreach to parents who might need troubleshooting questions answered or even just have fears about starting. Since the GCDC has spread to many countries and continents, there are lots of opportunities to get involved! Find your location and plan a visit to join up with other cloth-minded families. And, if you don't see a location close enough, consider hosting a future event! I'm excited to see that my closest event is tied into a "Healthy Baby Expo". What a great way to advocate cloth diapering, to associate it with such important topics as car seat safety, breastfeeding awareness, baby massage, and more! Plus, as with many GCDC events, it's touted as a family-friendly activity so that the whole family is warmly welcomed. Have any of you ever been a part of a Great Cloth Diaper Change activity? What was your favorite part of the event? What would you tell a newbie who's never gone before?