Snappy Nappies

I’m going to divert slightly from food-related topics today to talk a bit about nappies. Yes, you heard me, nappies. Most of us automatically think of Pampers and those cute little babies in the adverts (oh, the mortification they must feel when they grow up!) but have you heard of real nappies?

This week is Real Nappy Week and to celebrate it, Changeworks (creators of Kitchen Canny) are taking part in ‘The Great Cloth Diaper (Nappy) Change’, a Guinness World Records nappy changing challenge. It’s crazy the sort of records people come up with, isn’t it?! Still, I think it’s a great idea, especially as it will show people that real cloth nappies are not a hassle and they do not take longer to change. They are much much much better for our friend the environment too! Personally, if I was a baby, I’d prefer to be swaddled in soft cloth than itchy, rash-inducing plastic things. But that’s just me.

Anyway, the challenge is tomorrow evening (Saturday 21st) at Carlton Centre, 121 Montgomery Street, Edinburgh EH7 5EP. The idea is simple. Over 300 events are taking place in 16 countries worldwide and the one tomorrow is the only record-breaking attempt in Scotland. Last year’s record was 5,026 babies simultaneously changed into reusable cloth nappies in five countries. Can you help us to beat it this year?

If you’re living in or around Edinburgh, get yourself and your family along to it – the event starts at 5pm with the world record-breaking attempt kicking off at 5.30pm. It’ll be a fun evening and, if you’ve never tried using real nappies before, there’s no better time to give them a try!

For further info about it, email realnappies@changeworks.org.uk or phone 0131 555 4010.

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