Lundy said that many people are not aware of the incredible changes that have been made in the cloth diaper industry. Gone are the days of rubber pants and leaky diapers.
“[Cloth diapers] actually leak less than disposable,” said Lundy. She points out that if you have a baby you will be dealing with dirty diapers in one sense or another. The biggest difference is that you aren't shifting the burden into the trash.
“Instead of throwing it away, you do an extra load of laundry every other day,” she said.
And she notes that the convenience people have may be just that of perspective.
“[With disposable diapers] you still have to go to the store and take out the trash. The diapers don't just disappear,” Lundy said. And she pointed out that isn't even taking into account the energy used in manufacturing and shipping all of the diapers that happens before you pick them up at the store.
The Great Cloth Diaper Change is being held on the second floor of Central Street Farm House and they have sold out their last slot, though Lundy is looking for other options so more people can participate. Lundy hopes they will break the world record.
For more information about the event visit the Central Street Farmhouse Facebook page www.facebook.com/centralstreetfarmhouse.