VOTE FOR US
We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for three Loved by Parents awards! Best Baby carrier/ Back carrier for Caboo, Best Toilet/Potty Training Product for the Stuff Sack and our Training Pants. Voting for the awards is taking place until 23rd June. It would really mean a lot to us if you voted for us!
We’ve done it!!!
We have received confirmation this morning that Guinness has approved a new world record of 8301 babies changed into a 100% cloth diaper at the same time.
182 sites qualified for the world record by having at least 25 participants at their site and submitting complete evidence.
Those qualifying sites were spread across 5 continents and15 countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, Germany, Spain, Finland, Great Britain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, United States
Another 4 countries held non-qualifying (but cloth-nappy-awareness-increasing!) events: Mexico, Brazil, Korea, Philippines. Another 84 cities hosted events that didn't qualify for the Guinness World Record BUT DID ACCOMPLISH the goal of increasing awareness about reusable cloth diapers and the total unofficial count for the number of babies changed at both qualifying and non-qualifying events was 10,029.
A New World Record On the Way?...
We had such a great time hosting our first Great Cloth Diaper Change event at the Baby and Toddler Show at Bluewater on 20th April together with Bambino Mio and gNappies. We needed 25 participants for our event to qualify towards the final global change total to break last year’s world record of 8,251 babies at 189 locations on 4 continents in 2012 and we ended up with a fantastic 30 mums, dads, babies and cloth bottoms taking part!
We were thrilled to see so many mums, dads and gorgeous little ones turn up for our change, it was lots of fun and the babies were all so good at waiting for the change to start at 11am! We had people taking part who had never used a cloth nappy before, they used one of our pop-in nappies for the change and loved it so much they went on to buy their first cloth nappies at the Baby and Toddler Show straight after! - that sums up the spirit of the event which is all about raising awareness for the benefits of real nappies and it was a great end to an amazing Real Nappy Week!
Evidence for all of the changes has now been collated – 8331 changes from 181 locations worldwide! – this has been submitted to Guinness and in a few days time we will know if we have broken the World Record this year! Keep everything crossed and we’ll let you know when we hear!
Close, Bambino Mio and GNappies bring the Great Cloth Diaper Change to the Baby and Toddler Show, Bluewater 20th of April 2013 - 11.00 am
We have lots going on for Real Nappy Week next week and we are really excited to announce that we have teamed up with Bambino Mio and gNappies to participate in this year’s Great Cloth Diaper Change world record attempt.
We are hosting our own nappy change event at The Baby and Toddler Show at Glow, Bluewater at 11am on Saturday 20th April.
The idea behind the event is to encourage as many people as possible across the world to join in a reusable nappy change at 11am their local time on Saturday 20th April and to adhere to the guidelines put in place by Guinness World Records to have it count towards a world record attempt for the most people changing a reusable nappy at the same time.
Fancy being a part of a World Record? What to help show people how easy washables can be? Then why not come and join in the fun? We are looking for 30 mums, dads or carers and their babies to take part in the change and help us join in with the record attempt. If you would like to take part, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Adult participants must be over 18 years of age and you must be able to bring along a reusable nappy to change your baby into on the day. We will send all participants a ticket allowing two people free entry to the show and there will also be a little something from Close, Bambino Mio and gNappies to say thank you for taking part.
To find out more about the Great Cloth Diaper Change, visit www.greatclothdiaperchange.com
Terms and conditions:
The participants must be over 18 years of age
The babies must be 39 inches or shorter
You must bring a reusable nappy with you for changing your baby into
The nappy must be available to buy online or through a bricks and mortar store
Training pants do not qualify
Floor mats will be provided but you will need to a changing mat to use on top of this
You will be sent a complimentary ticket to the Baby and Toddler Show at Glow, Bluewater but you are responsible for your own travel costs to and from the show.
You will also be sent a ticket for the Great Cloth Diaper Change event. This must be filled in and brought to the Close stand G31 on the day of the event at 10.30am.
The nappy change must start at 11am to qualify so you must be present on the Close stand by 10.30 in order to be directed to the event area. If you are not able to attend you must let the organisers know as soon as possible - 01992 554045 during office hours, email@example.com out of office hours so that a replacement can be found as we need a minimum of 25 participants for the record attempt to qualify.
5 glorious years for the pop-in!
From pastels to prints, from bamboo to minkee and numerous awards later, it’s hard to believe that it’s been five whole years since our first pop-in made its way into the world and it’s been one long love affair with cloth ever since!
We’re got some great offers and lots of fun things planned to celebrate this week. Please check out our promotions page for full details and come and get involved and join in the fun!
Two star buys for Close in the brand new What to Buy for your Baby book
We are all excited about the new release of the “What to Buy for Your Baby” (authors Liat Hughes Joshi and Caroline Cosgrove) - the updated, illustrated version of the essential guide that ensures expectant parents select the most suitable baby products and clothing for their budget and lifestyle and don’t overspend on items they don’t need or won’t use.
With the plethora of products on the market, it can be hard to choose wisely, particularly if time is limited. But now, help is at hand. Two professionals with encyclopedic knowledge of baby products – having tried and tested hundreds – help parents navigate their way through a seemingly impenetrable jungle of equipment and clothing so that parents come away with just the items they need. For readers who use this book, it is like having their own personal shopper guide them through the multitude of available products, enabling them to choose both essential items and those they think would best suit their particular lifestyle and budget.
The book gives a small number of star buys for each product category - the categories encompass key baby product buys, everything from highchairs and travel cots, to nappies and pushchairs.
They are chosen based on years of experience of testing baby gear and working with literally hundreds of parents, alongside the book's 'parent panel' of testers and reviewers. Due to the independent nature of the book, readers can be reassured that the selections are totally unbiased. A star buy will offer good value for what it is and will in the author’s view, be the best of its type.
The book is very close to our hearts here at Close as not one but two of our products – the Pop-in New Gen nappies and the Caboo DX – have been awarded star buy status. The book is now available to buy online directly form our website check it out and take a closer look at our two star buys.
Close at Kind und Jugend - Cologne 13-16th of September 2012 - Hall 11.2 Stand H49
Following on from the successful launch of the Caboo Dx paternal carrier earlier this year, and the Caboo +organic being officially recognised as the Uk's premier soft carrier by way of the best buy award from a certain well respected company... Close is bringing an excited update to the Caboo collection in time for Cologne.
The Caboo+organic duo range will be launched at Kind und Jugend. The two limited designs - Wineberry Twist and Baltic Blue are bang on trend and were chosen through a worldwide facebook poll.
To find out more about our new additions to Caboo +organic and other products in the Close range, please contact Hester MacAnara at firstname.lastname@example.org - TEL 01992 55 4045