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An award-winning paper by RNfL highlights significant savings to ditching disposable nappies

A co-authored paper titled ‘Contribution of ‘Real Nappies for London’ to Local Authority Waste Prevention – 2012-2016’ has been awarded the prestigious Telford Premium Award, for best paper in the Institute of Civil Engineers Waste and Resource Management journal. The ceremony at the ICE Publishing Awards 2018 will take place on Monday 8th October.

Breakfast Briefing Summary

On April 26th Real Nappies for London (RNfL) held a Breakfast Briefing to celebrate Real Nappy Week (23 – 29 April 2018). A number of key players involved in nappy waste reduction came together to discuss their incentive schemes and how they can play a vital role in helping to achieve Local Authority waste reduction and develop environmental and social values, which can be mutually beneficial to borough residents and Local Authorities.

Real Nappies for London Breakfast Briefing

When: Thursday 26 April 2018 Time: 8.30am – 11.00am Where: Council Chamber, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE To celebrate Real Nappy Week (23 – 29 April 2018), Real Nappies for London (RNfL) is inviting delegates to a breakfast briefing at Camden Town...

Have your say #EWWRNappyChat

Everyday more and more parents are switching to modern cloth nappies to reduce the UK’s nappy waste. But not everyone is aware of the choices available to them – we want to change this! Join Real Nappies for London, parents, cloth nappy suppliers and networks for a social media #EWWRNappyChat on Tuesday 21st November 2017 at 20.00 to 21.00 to share your experience, tips and enthusiasm for real cloth nappies.

Together we are making a difference

On Wednesday 20 September 2017, Real Nappies for London joined Hackney Real Nappy Network’s Real Nappy Meet & Give and Take - a popular real nappy event that takes place in Hackney every two months! The Hackney Real Nappy Network offers parents a zero-waste solution...

Guest Posts

My Real Nappy Experience

It was actually my husband who suggested we try real nappies because he just couldn’t bear the thought of the incredible amount of landfill one child would create – he still struggles with the sheer volume of stuff a small person needs! So I diligently did my research...

Five Reasons Why My Baby Wears Real Nappies – A Dad’s View

Women work so hard throughout their pregnancies to ensure their babies aren’t exposed to harmful chemicals, yet as soon as they are born we dress them in disposables with ‘feel-dry’ technology and a little blue line to show how much they have weed, only made possible with the inclusion of nasty chemicals like sodium polyacrylate…

Switch for Six: Week 1 – A Rollercoaster of Highs and Lows

Switch for Six 2017: Week 1 Diary Entry from Amii, Waltham Forest "A week ago, we decided to take the plunge back into the wonderful world of cloth nappies. I had used them for nearly two years with my 2 year old daughter, but we had switched back to disposables with...

What is Baby-Led Potty Training?

Julie Rose is a mum of one living in Stoke Newington, she volunteered at the Hackney Real Nappy Network nappuccino sessions to raise awareness about Baby-Led Potty Training – a technique used to drastically reduce nappy use and something she learnt through a friend who practiced BLPT with her son.

Real Nappy FAQs

Nappy Rash Advice

Most babies get a rash some time.  It can be due to teething, when they are ill, change of diet or detergent residue build up.  It’s unlikely to be caused by the liners. Some advice generally for avoiding nappy rash with real nappies: Change the nappy regularly and...

Latest from the Real Nappies for London Blog

We are currently working on transferring our archive of posts from our old blog to our new website.
You can read older blog posts here.

RNfL Posts

Breakfast Briefing Summary

On April 26th Real Nappies for London (RNfL) held a Breakfast Briefing to celebrate Real Nappy Week (23 – 29 April 2018). A number of key players involved in nappy waste reduction came together to discuss their incentive schemes and how they can play a vital role in helping to achieve Local Authority waste reduction and develop environmental and social values, which can be mutually beneficial to borough residents and Local Authorities.

Real Nappies for London Breakfast Briefing

When: Thursday 26 April 2018 Time: 8.30am – 11.00am Where: Council Chamber, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE To celebrate Real Nappy Week (23 – 29 April 2018), Real Nappies for London (RNfL) is inviting delegates to a breakfast briefing at Camden Town...

Have your say #EWWRNappyChat

Everyday more and more parents are switching to modern cloth nappies to reduce the UK’s nappy waste. But not everyone is aware of the choices available to them – we want to change this! Join Real Nappies for London, parents, cloth nappy suppliers and networks for a social media #EWWRNappyChat on Tuesday 21st November 2017 at 20.00 to 21.00 to share your experience, tips and enthusiasm for real cloth nappies.

Together we are making a difference

On Wednesday 20 September 2017, Real Nappies for London joined Hackney Real Nappy Network’s Real Nappy Meet & Give and Take - a popular real nappy event that takes place in Hackney every two months! The Hackney Real Nappy Network offers parents a zero-waste solution...

Real Nappy Week 2017 – #switchforsix

More and more London households are discovering that reducing their environmental footprint makes them feel good. As a city we are learning to love recycling and prevent food waste. But sometimes it's hard to change a habit and make that step into the unknown. Real...

Imagine a world without disposable nappy waste

Spending money on reducing nappy waste is investment in the future.  Local authorities understand that the days of use and throw are numbered.  We can't carry on using up resources in the way we do now.  Single-use nappies are sold to the public as the convenient...

Just By Using Real Nappies You Are Influencing Others

Parents who use washable nappies are forever telling us how much they enjoy them, how it's no more difficult than using disposables and also ask "Why don't more parents use real nappies?" The answer is; we don't know!  But the main issue is that disposables appear to...

How do we reduce nappy waste?

As you may have heard, on 10 March, The White House (yes, the office of the President of the USA) launched a project about nappies #diapergap.  In the USA, 1 in 3 children are not having their nappies changed frequently enough.  This is a public health issue.  Babies...

Real Nappy Week 2016 – Writing Competition

Today (Monday 14th April 2016) we launch our #RNW2016 writing competition. Please email us your story about why you use real nappies, or how you came to use them or anything about reducing disposable nappy waste.  We know that expectant and new parents love to read...

Guest Posts

My Real Nappy Experience

It was actually my husband who suggested we try real nappies because he just couldn’t bear the thought of the incredible amount of landfill one child would create – he still struggles with the sheer volume of stuff a small person needs! So I diligently did my research...

Five Reasons Why My Baby Wears Real Nappies – A Dad’s View

Women work so hard throughout their pregnancies to ensure their babies aren’t exposed to harmful chemicals, yet as soon as they are born we dress them in disposables with ‘feel-dry’ technology and a little blue line to show how much they have weed, only made possible with the inclusion of nasty chemicals like sodium polyacrylate…

What is Baby-Led Potty Training?

Julie Rose is a mum of one living in Stoke Newington, she volunteered at the Hackney Real Nappy Network nappuccino sessions to raise awareness about Baby-Led Potty Training – a technique used to drastically reduce nappy use and something she learnt through a friend who practiced BLPT with her son.

Real Nappy FAQs

Nappy Rash Advice

Most babies get a rash some time.  It can be due to teething, when they are ill, change of diet or detergent residue build up.  It’s unlikely to be caused by the liners. Some advice generally for avoiding nappy rash with real nappies: Change the nappy regularly and...

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Oct
23
Tue
2:00 pm Drop-in Demo @ Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
Drop-in Demo @ Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
More a warehouse than a shop Nappy Ever After is open every Tuesday 2pm – 6pm and runs Saturday nappy workshops once a month.  Please book in advance for the Saturday workshops.
Oct
30
Tue
2:00 pm Drop-in Demo @ Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
Drop-in Demo @ Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
Oct 30 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
More a warehouse than a shop Nappy Ever After is open every Tuesday 2pm – 6pm and runs Saturday nappy workshops once a month.  Please book in advance for the Saturday workshops.
Oct
31
Wed
10:00 am Bexley Real Nappy Demo and Pop-u... @ Danson Children Centre
Bexley Real Nappy Demo and Pop-u... @ Danson Children Centre
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come along to Bexley Real Nappy Demo and Pop-up Shop to learn more about real – washable, reusable – nappies and redeem your RNfL voucher with The Washable Nappy Company pop-up shop! Vouchers will not be issued at the[...]
Nov
6
Tue
10:00 am Islington Real Nappy Demo @ The Exchange, Watkinson Road, N7 8DE
Islington Real Nappy Demo @ The Exchange, Watkinson Road, N7 8DE
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am
Book a place on the Islington Real Nappy Demonstration and find out about the advantages of using real cloth nappies. Jean Hughes of the London Borough of Islington will be showing the three main types[...]
2:00 pm Drop-in Demo @ Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
Drop-in Demo @ Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
Nov 6 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
More a warehouse than a shop Nappy Ever After is open every Tuesday 2pm – 6pm and runs Saturday nappy workshops once a month.  Please book in advance for the Saturday workshops.
Nov
7
Wed
7:00 pm Pregnancy Information Evening @ Croydon University Hospital, CR7 7YE
Pregnancy Information Evening @ Croydon University Hospital, CR7 7YE
Nov 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Expectant parents booked in with Croydon University Hospital (including Crocus Homebirth Team) can tour the maternity unit and meet Croydon Real Nappy CIC and people from other useful organisations such as Children’s Centers, AQUATOTS, Small Acorn, NCT[...]
Nov
9
Fri
10:30 am Hackney Real Nappy Network Nappu... @ Hackney Central Library, E8
Hackney Real Nappy Network Nappu... @ Hackney Central Library, E8
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Come and along to the Hackney Real Nappy Network nappuccino to claim your free £54.15 nappy voucher and learn more about real – washable, reusable – nappies. Everyone is welcome to attend this nappuccino but[...]
Nov
13
Tue
2:00 pm Drop-in Demo @ Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
Drop-in Demo @ Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
Nov 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
More a warehouse than a shop Nappy Ever After is open every Tuesday 2pm – 6pm and runs Saturday nappy workshops once a month.  Please book in advance for the Saturday workshops.