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Mar 052012

From Green Right Now Reports

Luvaboos, a natural baby boutique in Rochester, will serve as the local host for an international cloth diaper changing event set for April 21, the day before Earth Day.

The Great Cloth Diaper Change will attempt to break last year’s Guiness World Record of 5,026 cloth diapers changed simultaneously. The event also hopes to change attitudes toward diapers, promoting a greener method of cleaning baby dry — reusable cloth diapers.

Last year featured 127 events in five countries, according to the Real Diaper Association, showing that there’s an interest in diapers that don’t end up in the landfill after a single use.

“We hope to show the entire world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s modern families, particularly catching the eye of expecting and new parents who may be seeking more planet-friendly and affordable alternatives to disposable diapers,” said Heather McNamara, executive director of the association.

In Rochester, Luvaboos has partnered with the Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul St., for the diaper event. The diapering is set for noon and will be followed by other green activities and booths featuring local shops. Those attending the zoo that day will receive complimentary $10 coupons to Luvaboos. 

The diaper change event is the brainchild of Judy Aagard of Tiny Tots in California.