Real Nappies

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Disposable nappies are wasteful and expensive during a baby’s life before it is potty-trained. By switching to reusable nappies (also called ‘real nappies’) parents can save around £500 per baby and drastically cut the amount they throw away! Modern washable nappies are great-looking and come in easy-to-use designs. The 3 main types are Shaped nappies, Flat nappies and Pocket nappies.

Parents living in Waltham Forest can get a voucher worth £54.15 which can be used to buy real nappies for home washing or to use a nappy laundering service. You can apply for it at the Real Nappies for London website. Here you can see the different types of cloth nappies available, where you can buy them and get information about events taking place in your area.

Interested in using cloth nappies but confused by your online research? Bought your nappies but don't know where to start? Come and speak to the Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library!

Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library exists to help parents and parents-to-be navigate through, what can feel like, the bewildering world of cloth nappies. They hold monthly, free demo sessions where you can look at and talk with them and other parents about the different types of nappies, how they work and how to get started using them. If you would like to try some nappies out before buying, they have trial kits and individual nappies available to loan. Their friendly and supportive chat group, Waltham Forest Cloth Bums, is the place to buy, sell or swap nappies with other local parents, seek advice and keep up-to-date with our events and discount codes. Do get in touch with them through the Facebook library page above or email them on wfnappies@gmail.com if you would like to know more and they'll be happy to help.