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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...

Guest Posts

5 reasons why my baby wears real nappies – a dad’s view

New dad and civil servant, Alex Hilton, lives in Brixton with his wife, Katie and three month old daughter, Clemency. Here are Alex’s 5 reasons why his baby wears real – reusable, cloth, washable – nappies:

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

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...

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 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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Apr
23
Mon
12:00 am Real Nappy Week 2018
Real Nappy Week 2018
Apr 23 @ 12:00 am – Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm
It’s Real Nappy Week 2018! Let’s #MakeClothMainstream #RNW2018 Every year in April, the reusable nappy industry celebrates Real Nappy Week. This year it will be happen across the UK from Monday 23rd April to Sunday[...]
Apr
24
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
Apr 24 @ 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.
2:00 pm Nappy Drop-in Demo, Nappy Ever A... @ Nappy Ever After
Nappy Drop-in Demo, Nappy Ever A... @ Nappy Ever After
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Nappy Ever After is open every Tuesday 2pm – 6pm for drop-in demo’s and to buy reusable nappies. No need to book. You will see all the different types of reusable nappies and can have[...]
Apr
25
Wed
10:00 am Bexley – Real Nappy Info & Give ... @ Danson's Children Centre, Brampton Rd, Bexleyheath DA7 4EZ
Bexley – Real Nappy Info & Give ... @ Danson's Children Centre, Brampton Rd, Bexleyheath DA7 4EZ
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Real nappy and children clothes Give and Take morning at Danson Children’s Centre to celebrate Real Nappy Week. From 10am to 12noon. We will be promoting the real nappy library as well as textile recycling[...]
10:00 am Bexley Nappuccino Morning @ Danson Children Centre, Brampton Rd DA7 4SN
Bexley Nappuccino Morning @ Danson Children Centre, Brampton Rd DA7 4SN
Apr 25 @ 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.[...]
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
Apr 25 @ 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[...]
11:00 am Waltham Forest #RNW2018 Social @ KukooLaLa Cafe · Leyton
Waltham Forest #RNW2018 Social @ KukooLaLa Cafe · Leyton
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Celebrate Real Nappy Week 2018 with the Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library and East London Slings! The social is free and no need to book. The Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library will be demoing from[...]
Apr
26
Thu
8:30 am Real Nappies for London Breakfas... @ Camden Town Hall, WC1H 9JE
Real Nappies for London Breakfas... @ Camden Town Hall, WC1H 9JE
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
This briefing will look at incentive schemes, such as RNfL, and how they can play a vital role in helping to achieve Local Authority waste reduction targets, develop environmental and social values, which can be[...]