Great Cloth Diaper Change Newcastle 2016

Great Cloth Diaper Change Newcastle
Courtesy of Emerson Photography

Come help us break an international record for the most cloth nappies changed at the one time. Join a wave of parents across the world who are getting together to change a nappy and change the world.

The Great Cloth Diaper Change, Newcastle  will be a fun morning, with entertainment for the wee ones, stalls for parents to browse, refreshments and a chance to meet other cloth bum mums.

We have a raffle, with great prizes supplied from cloth nappy manufacturers and local baby and toddler focussed businesses.

Parenting North East sling library will be in attendance and refreshments will be provided by the very yummy Van-Illa Treats 

23rd April 2016

Held at Broadacre House, Market Street, Newcastle, NE1 6HQ

Starts at 10am and finishes at 12pm.

Free to attend, please register your place here

For more information, check out our facebook page and event 

Participants will receive a goody bag and there will be a raffle on the day to win cloth nappies and other baby goodies.


What happens at a Great Cloth Diaper Change

2014 Great Cloth Diaper Change event in Newcastle upon Tyne Photo copyright Mandy Charlton



For the last five years, the Real Diaper Association in the USA have coordinated a Great Cloth Diaper Change, an international record breaking attempt for the most cloth nappies changed at the one time. This year will see the 4th time that I have co-ordinated an attempt in Newcastle.

Basically, a Great Cloth Diaper Change is an event where parents come together and change a cloth nappy, en masse, all at the same time. To qualify towards the overall international total, there must be at least 25 adults over 18 at the event, changing a child each. The child must be under 39 inches tall and be changed into a commercially available cloth nappy. The change must take place at 11am on the dot.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness of cloth nappies, and media coverage is desirable. Last year we even had a parent turn up who wasn’t yet using cloth nappies – she was loaned a nappy for the event and had a great time.

The Newcastle event will be taking place at Broadacre House, Market Street, Newcastle, NE1 6HQ on 18th April between 10am and 12pm.

To make it a more fun event, there will be entertainment for the babies provided by Sing and Sign and Karma Babies, stalls to browse including Calmer Parenting Newcastle, Rebecca Embleton Usborne Books, Grow Up Green cloth nappies, Clarabugs Creations, Rock Solid Slings, Geeky Sweetheart and Parenting North East, there will be refreshments available to buy, a goody bag for each participant and a raffle for cloth nappies and other baby goodies.  To book your tickets visit our eventbrite page (tickets are free) or visit our Facebook page for all the details.

If you are not local to us in Newcastle, check out the Great Cloth Diaper Change international page to find out if there is an event near you – or consider hosting one!


Another Real Nappy Week over…

Phew, what a week! Real Nappy Week is a blast, but it’s everything about my “job” condensed into one week of manic activity. Here’s just an overview of what went on:

3 Nappuccinos around the region, 1 stall at a baby event,  1 dropping off of a trial kit and explaining everything there is to know about cloth nappies to a new dad, 1 Great Cloth Diaper Change event (didn’t quite make the 25 needed to count towards the total, but a really good fun had by all who attended!!), lots of dealing with enquiries by email, social media, and phone, processing orders, taking trial kit bookings and going to the post office.

My Northumberland agent also had 4 visits to baby groups around her region, making sales, taking trial kit bookings and delivering trial kits (and helping me with the Great Cloth Diaper Change events.

A selection of goodies from the website went to Billy to be included in the Great Cloth Nappy Hunt.

What about you? Get up to anything fun during Real Nappy Week?


Raffle prizes for the Great Cloth Diaper Change

So, just over a week to the big event, and lots of lovely raffle prizes are arriving from our lovely supporters. Proceeds from the raffle will be split between helping us cover the cost of the event and Tiny Lives (the charity that raises funds for our local neo-natal unit).

So, in no particular order, I have in my possession:
1 x gift pack from Bambooty Real Nappies, including 2 nappies, coordinating Tshirt and a cuddly toy
1 x 1.5l Violets Laundry Liquid from Home Scents
1 x Blueberry Onesize,Minky from Grow Up Green
1 x WAHMIES wet bag with a selection of organic baby toiletries from Grow Up Green
1 x Baby gift set from Bare Bodycare organic toiletries
1 x address book, from Sparkle Sandart
1 x voucher for Pushy Mothers
2 x nappies and on pair of baby legs from  Tiny Nippers nappies

On it’s way:
1 x 1 months hire of a sling of your choice from Sunderland Sling Library
1 x one to one sling consultation with the North of Tyne Sling Library
1 x Breastfeeding necklace from Mamablessings
2 x gift certificate for Temple Spa pamper packages
something special from Phoenix cards
something special from Jamie at Home
1 x hand cut design from Embellish Paper cuts
Something from Sue Brind Neals Yard Organics
A full body massage from Jude Soames of Newcastle Pregnancy and Baby Centre

If I’ve forgotten anyone, let me know!

Tickets are £1 a strip and will be available at the event at the Crisis Skylight Cafe Newcastle on 20th April at 10am-11.30am as part of the Great Cloth Nappy Change event

If you can’t make the event – you can email me at and reserve some tickets, paying by BACS or cheque!

Good luck everyone

And thank you – to our wonderful supporters!