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

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Guest Posts

Switch for Six: Week 1 – So Far I’m Super Impressed

Switch for Six 2017: Week 1 Diary Entry from Siobhan, Lives Outside of London "I've got 5 new close pop in all-in-ones and I love them very easy to use although I'm having to use disopables at night time currently atm aswell as when I run out in the day. So far I've...
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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...
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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...
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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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Washing Real Nappies

Are you having problems with washing real nappies? Below are our most frequently asked questions from parents who are having trouble washing their real nappies.  If you have an alternative issue, please call the RNfL helpline: 020 7324 4709.  The majority of real...
Read More

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

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...

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...

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...

Why Should #CCGs Spend Money on #Nappies?

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...

Guest Posts

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...

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...

Washing Real Nappies

Are you having problems with washing real nappies? Below are our most frequently asked questions from parents who are having trouble washing their real nappies.  If you have an alternative issue, please call the RNfL helpline: 020 7324 4709.  The majority of real...

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Upcoming Events

Nov
21
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 21 @ 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
22
Wed
11:00 am Real Nappy Meet and Give & Take @ The Roundchapel, Old School Rooms, E5 0PU
Real Nappy Meet and Give & Take @ The Roundchapel, Old School Rooms, E5 0PU
Nov 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Do you have real nappies, baby clothes and/or maternity wear you no longer use and would like to donate? Pass on your pre-loved items at Hackney Real Nappy Networks Give and Take Event. The event[...]
Nov
25
Sat
12:00 pm Cloth Nappy & Sling Saturday Social @ KukooLaLa, Leyton Jubilee Park, E10
Cloth Nappy & Sling Saturday Social @ KukooLaLa, Leyton Jubilee Park, E10
Nov 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
A monthly drop-in bringing together the East London Sling Library and the Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library in one place. Making it easy for you to get free advice and support on all things fluffy,[...]
Nov
28
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 28 @ 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
29
Wed
10:00 am Bexley Nappuccino Morning @ Danson Children Centre, Brampton Rd DA7 4SN
Bexley Nappuccino Morning @ Danson Children Centre, Brampton Rd DA7 4SN
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
For more information about Real Nappies and to collect your £50 voucher, come to one of our Nappuccino mornings held on the last Wednesday of every month. The nappy demonstration will take place at 10.15am.[...]
Dec
5
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
Dec 5 @ 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.
Dec
6
Wed
10:00 am Islington Nappuccino @ 1 Cottage...
Islington Nappuccino @ 1 Cottage...
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am
Discover the advantages of using real cloth nappies over a coffee and find out how you can apply for a £54 real nappy voucher. To book a place contact jean.hughes@islington.gov.uk or telephone 0207 527 5157.
Dec
8
Fri
10:30 am Hackney Real Nappy Network Nappu... @ Hackney Central Library, E8
Hackney Real Nappy Network Nappu... @ Hackney Central Library, E8
Dec 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Come and along to the Hackney Real Nappy Network (HRNN) nappuccino to claim your free £54 nappy voucher and learn more about real nappies. Everyone is welcome to attend HRNN nappuccinos but vouchers issued on[...]