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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

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

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

May
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
May 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.
May
31
Wed
10:00 am Bexley Nappuccino Morning @ Danson Children Centre, Brampton Rd DA7 4SN
Bexley Nappuccino Morning @ Danson Children Centre, Brampton Rd DA7 4SN
May 31 @ 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.[...]
Jun
6
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
Jun 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.
Jun
10
Sat
2:00 pm Real Nappies for London 10-Year ... @ Skip Garden, N1C 4AQ
Real Nappies for London 10-Year ... @ Skip Garden, N1C 4AQ
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us on Saturday 10th June at 2pm for an afternoon of tea & cake to celebrate Real Nappies for London’s 10-year anniversary. The party will be at Global Generation’s Skip Garden, Kings Cross –[...]
Jun
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
Jun 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.
Jun
16
Fri
10:30 am Hackney Real Nappy Network Nappu... @ Hackney Central Library, E8 1GQ
Hackney Real Nappy Network Nappu... @ Hackney Central Library, E8 1GQ
Jun 16 @ 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[...]
Jun
20
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
Jun 20 @ 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.
Jun
21
Wed
10:30 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
Jun 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 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 Event. The event[...]