SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Ready, set, change. Moms are attempting to break the record on the number of cloth diapers changed at one time.
Worldwide 9:30 a.m. sharp Pacific Time, thousands across the globe are changing into cloth diapers as part of the Great Cloth Diaper Change.
The rules are simple, one adult per child less than 39 inches tall changing into a 100 percent reusable diaper.
Mandy Robledo drove five hours to take part.
“I was telling my coworkers about it, going to Sacramento. ‘Oh, what for?’ To change a diaper. ‘They’re like okay?” said Robledo.
Organizers say the goal is to raise awareness in time for Earth Day on the benefits of using cloth diapers.
“It’s a really good idea it saves money,” participant Chana Putnam.
Try 80-percent less than regular diapers. The cloth will cost you $400 compared to $2000 you’ll spend on the disposables.
“It’s a lot cheaper it’s better for the environment better for the baby no harmful chemicals,” said Putnam.
That’s why Putnam made the switch for her third child.
“Definitely something that’s a lot easier on his butt and I don’t have to worry about diaper rash,” said Putnam.
As to whether these speedy changers are world record worthy, it may be a few weeks before they find out.