Events in Real Nappy Week (15 - 21 April)
A chance to look at the benefits of using real nappies and to ask any questions you may have about the different types of cloth nappies available
Tue 16 April - Nappuccino Morning
South Street Cafe, 2 Shrewsbury Walk, South St, Isleworth TW7 7DE
Demo at 10am
Thu 18 April - Cloth Nappy Demo
Brentford Children's Centre, North Rd, Brentford, TW8 0BJ
Demo at 3.30pm
There are also plenty of Nappuccinos as well as public and online events happening across London to promote the use of real nappies. To find out more visit the Real Nappies for London website.
Thinking of using washable nappies?
Eight million disposable nappies are thrown away in the UK every DAY costing councils hundreds of thousands of pounds to dispose of.
One child may wear more than 4000 nappies before potty training with 90% ending up in landfill, where they take so long to break down they could still be around when your great, great grandchildren are born.
Washable nappies are not like old fashioned towelling nappies; they fasten easily with poppers or velcro and are cute and stylish to keep your baby looking its best.
As part of this year's Real Nappy Week (16-20 April) we launched a brand new incentive scheme for parents wanting to try washable nappies.
As there are many different types of washable nappies and more brands than can be counted on 10 tiny fingers or toes our new incentive scheme offers a taster pack worth over £50, so you can try washable nappies at home.
The one size (birth to potty) pocket nappy we have chosen for the pack is both easy to use and easy to care for and a local nappy guru is on hand to give you more information about using these nappies including washing and drying tips.
The pack contains
3 x smartipants birth to potty pocket nappies
3 x bamboo boosters
A roll of flushable liners
A nappy wet bag
The smartipants nappy is:
easy to use
quick drying (no need to tumble dry)
versatile (you can add more absorbency if needed)
hard wearing (will last 3 children if looked after)
one size (can be used from birth to potty)
You will need to attend a Nappy Natters to find out more information and receive a pack, for details of upcoming events please see our recycling events page.
To book a place please contact Saffy using the contact details below
Tel: 07817 384 075
The value of real nappies
8 million disposable nappies are thrown away every day in the UK
Nappies make up 4% of the total waste collected by councils
If you are a household with a baby, nappies can be up to 50% of your weekly rubbish
90% of disposables end up in landfill sites
Some parts of the nappies are estimated to take up to 500 years to decompose
Parts that do degrade produce methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming
Even if you only use real nappies some of the time, you are still helping the environment
The Real Nappy Association has calculated that savings from using real nappies for a first child alone can amount to £600
Most can be used for several children, meaning even greater savings