We just received official word, and the record has been broken for the third year in a row - woot!
This year 8,301 babies were changed around the world - that's AMAZING!
Here are some stats that the Real Diaper Association gave us today [my comments are in brackets]:
- 182 sites qualified for the world record by having at least 25 participants at their site and submitting complete evidence. [If a site didn't have at least 25 participants their number didn't count toward the official total]
- Those qualifying sites were spread across 15 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Spain, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, United States
- Another 4 countries held nonqualifying (but cloth-diaper-awareness-increasing!) events: Mexico, Brazil, Korea, Philippines
- 84 cities hosted events that didn't qualify for the Guinness World Record BUT DID ACCOMPLISH our goal of increasing awareness about reusable cloth diapers.
- 5 continents held GCDC events. [That's kinda awesome!]
Unofficial babies changed: 10,029
- 8 (qualifying) sites had >100 participants in Denver, CO, US, Oklahoma City and Tulsa, OK, US, Orland Park, IL, US, Carolina, PR, Montreal, QC, CA, Knoxville, TN, US, and Blaine, MN, US. [Let's set a goal of being in this category next year! We can do it - help us spread the word!]
- Denver and Oklahoma City have been in the top 10 events all 3 years, with Orland Park, Knoxville, and Tulsa in the top 10 for the last 2 years.
- 12 sites JUST made the Guinness minimum with 25 attendees each.
We are so excited to be a part of this movement toward sustainable, reusable, and healthy living! Cloth Diapers have so many benefits, and we will continue to spread the word!