You're Invited! The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2023

Join us for this worldwide event! The Great Cloth Diaper Change began in 2011 and has since set multiple world records for a simultaneous diaper change.

This year we will be holding an event at our shop with light refreshments, giveaways and prizes. 

When: Saturday 22nd April 2023

Where: Darlings Downunder: 17 High Street, Kyneton, VIC 

Time: 10:30 for an 11am simultaneous cloth nappy change.

All participants will need to have their baby wearing a cloth nappy and a cloth nappy for them to be changed into.


Judy Aagard (of Tiny Tots Diaper Service, in the U.S.) wanted to celebrate Earth Day by hosting a family event for the Tiny Tots community. This event quickly morphed into a dream to set a Guinness World Record (GWR) for the most cloth diapers changed simultaneously. Shortly thereafter, the Great Cloth Diaper Change 2011 was conceived and organized by a small group of cloth diaper enthusiasts who were eager to demonstrate that cloth diapers were a real option for today’s families.

The initial plan was to develop an infrastructure for any cloth diapering devotee in North America to be able to get involved, either as a participant or as an organizer. Word quickly travelled across the oceans and it was soon evident that cloth diapering had a formidable following not just in North America but around the world. Several countries hosted GCDC 2011 locations even though, for some, it meant getting up in the middle of the night to do so. After the first year, t
he Real Diaper Association (RDA) took on the greater organization of the GCDC and did so from 2012-2017. Sadly, the RDA closed in January 2018, but passed the organizing of the GCDC on to a committed group of volunteer veteran GCDC Hosts; we hope you will join us in keeping the spirit of the GCDC alive and help us spread the word about cloth diapering.

  • 2011: A Guinness World Record™ was set for the "most people changing (cloth) diapers simultaneously..." with 5,026 participant pairs at 127 locations in 5 countries!
  • 2012: A new world record was set with 8,251 qualifying participant pairs at 189 locations in 11 countries on 4 continents!
  • 2013: A second Guinness World Record™ was set for the "most people changing (cloth) diapers in 24 hours" around the world with 8,301 qualifying participant pairs from 15 countries on 5 continents!
  • 2014: A new world record was set with 8,459 qualifying participant pairs at 188 locations from 18 countries on 6 continents!
  • 2015: Before this year's event, the GCDC discontinued their working relationship with Guinness World Records™; however, events were still held at 280 locations in 19 countries with a total of 7,441 qualifying participant pairs! *GWR is no longer accepting applications for '24 hour multiple venue' records.
  • 2016: There were 5,037 qualifying participant pairs at 236 locations from 19 countries worldwide!
  • 2017: There were 3,089 qualifying participant pairs at 179 locations from 18 countries around the world!
  • 2018: After a late start, due to the closure of the RDA and the start-up of a new organizing committee, there were 2,521 qualifying participant pairs at 120 locations from 11 countries on 6 continents!
  • 2019: Marking the first time the GCDC was held as a two-day event, there were 3,515 reusable cloth diaper changes at 222 locations in 13 countries across the globe.
  • 2020: Marking the first time the GCDC was held as a three-day event, the Great Cloth Diaper Change went virtual this year due to COVID-19. There were 4,276 reusable cloth diaper changes at 147 virtual events in 16 countries around the world!
  • 2021: There were 5,386 reusable cloth diaper changes at 188 events in 25 countries on 5 continents! Most of 2021's events were virtual due to continued COVID-19 measures.
  • 2022: There were 3,197 reusable cloth diaper changes at 180 events in 19 countries on 5 continents! In-person events were back this year but kept small as we continued to deal with COVID-19 and all that comes with it; we are so glad we can hold our events both virtually and in-person, where possible. We hope to see many more changes in 2023 and beyond!
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