Change starts here!

GCDC17_Earth Day

April 22, 2017  

The 2017 Great Cloth Diaper Change coincided with Earth Day this year, providing us with an even greater opportunity to reach more individuals in our local communities.

On April 22, 2017, thousands of participants joined together to promote the use of cloth diapers at 179 registered GCDC events, located in 18 countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Finland, Great Britain, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Spain, South Africa and the United States.

The officially confirmed event total of 3,002 participant pairs was verified from 111 events that submitted evidence after the event. In addition to these confirmed participants, we know that thousands more individuals were reached with our message that cloth diapers are a reasonable and accessible diapering choice for today’s families.

The only way to change a diaper is one baby at a time!

Panama – Great Cloth Diaper Change 2017


Advocating for cloth diapers with the Real Diaper Association

Help spread the word about cloth diapers.  Please join the Real Diaper Association, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that presents the Great Cloth Diaper Change each year.

Let’s get more babies into cloth diapers! The Real Diaper Association supports volunteers in the US and Canada in advocating toward this goal in their communities.

Want to see more evidence-based information to support families in cloth diapering? The Real Diaper Association worked with laundry experts to compile easy wash instructions and laundry science. Find our wash formula here: RDA continues to conduct direct research on various cloth diapering science topics (such as washing cloth diapers in the presence of a yeast infection.)

Want new parents to have access to a community of cloth diapering? Real Diaper Circle Leaders are trained in nonviolent communication (NVC) to support families with evidence-based information on cloth diapering.

Love the Great Cloth Diaper Change? Events celebrating cloth diapering wouldn’t happen without the Real Diaper Association!  Join us this spring for our Get Real campaign. RDA’s School of Cloth will take place in November 2017.