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 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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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

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...

Upcoming Events

Apr
26
Wed
10:00 am Bexley Nappuccino Morning @ Danson Children Centre, Brampton Rd DA7 4SN
Bexley Nappuccino Morning @ Danson Children Centre, Brampton Rd DA7 4SN
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
For more information about Real Nappies and to collect your £40 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.[...]
10:00 am Hackney Real Nappy, Maternity an... @ The Roundchapel, Old School Rooms, E5 0PU
Hackney Real Nappy, Maternity an... @ The Roundchapel, Old School Rooms, E5 0PU
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
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 on Wednesday 26[...]
10:30 am Islington Real Nappy Swap @ Islington Ecology Centre, N5 1PH
Islington Real Nappy Swap @ Islington Ecology Centre, N5 1PH
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Do you have some real cloth nappies, baby clothes or maternity wear that you no longer need or maybe you are on the lookout for some? Come along and get swapping. You don’t need to[...]
11:00 am Waltham Forest Real Nappy Demo, ... @ KukooLaLa, E10 7BL
Waltham Forest Real Nappy Demo, ... @ KukooLaLa, E10 7BL
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nappy demo – 11.15-12.15 Clair from the Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library will be running through a cloth nappy demo downstairs in the cafe. Do let us know beforehand, via the event wall, if you’d[...]
Apr
28
Fri
2:30 pm Real Nappy Demo @ The Yurt Cafe, St Katharine's Precinct, Butcher Row, E14 8DS
Real Nappy Demo @ The Yurt Cafe, St Katharine's Precinct, Butcher Row, E14 8DS
Apr 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Urszula, one of the dedicated RNfL volunteers, is running a real nappy demo for all parents interested to find out more about real nappies and how to use them. The demo will take place during The Front[...]
May
2
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
May 2 @ 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.
May
3
Wed
1:00 pm Hackney Quarterly Nappuccino @ Stamford Hill Library, N16 6SB
Hackney Quarterly Nappuccino @ Stamford Hill Library, N16 6SB
May 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hackney Council and The Hackney Real Nappy Network run quarterly nappuccinos at Stamford Hill Library N16 6SB from 1pm – 2.30pm on the following dates: 5/10/16, 8/03/17 and 3/05/17.
May
9
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
May 9 @ 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.