It feels like so long since I've made a new written post! Forgive me for my silence, it's been a bit hectic around here lately.
Think this seems a bit, well, silly? Depends on how you look at it, I suppose. Cloth Diapers have come a long way in the last 20 years. They are no longer the Gerber prefolds and plastics pants. While prefolds are still available, they are much more absorbant and higher quality. Personally, I prefer other types of diapers, such as pockets, AIO's, and wahm AI2's (see here for more info on the different types of cloth diapers).
The whole point of the GCDC is not to set a world record. Nope, that's cool and all, but the real reason is to raise awareness about modern cloth diapers. There are so many wonderful reasons to use cloth diapers (environmental, economical, and health), yet they are still widely perceived as a thing of the past. Up unitl a little over a year ago, I thought the same thing, and I distinctly remember saying "I will never use cloth diapers." Ha! Here I am now, a major cloth diaper advocate, member of the Real Diaper Association (and working on becoming a Circle Leader), working part time at a CD shop, and founder of the DFW Cloth Diaper Group. The CD Group is now nearly 350 members, and growing every day! I had no clue there were so many CDing families in this area, since I only knew a few prior to starting the group.