Bexley

The London Borough of Bexley works with Real Nappies for London to promote reusable nappies as an alternative to single-use nappies. They currently offer residents a £50 voucher to get started using reusable nappies. The aim is to decrease the amount of nappy waste being disposed of in the borough.

Why Switch to Reusable Nappies

Over a 2.5 year period, a baby will have gone through approx 4,000 nappy changes. The majority of these nappies will be single-use and thrown away to be incinerated. Parents switch to reusable nappies for three main reasons:

Better for Baby

Breathable soft natural fabrics, which are comfortable and gentle on your baby’s skin.

Reduce Waste

By using just one reusable nappy a day instead of a disposable nappy, you will save 912 disposable nappies from incineration.

Save Money

Using reusable nappies full time over 2.5 years can save you on average £488. Further savings can be made if the same nappies are used on a second child.

What are reusable nappies and how to get started

 

What are reusable nappies?

Reusable nappies come in three main types: All-in-One, Shaped and Flat. Modern designs make using, washing and drying easy. Find out more about the different types of reusable nappies and what else you may need.

 

Ready to Make a Real Change?

Reusable nappies will save you waste, save you money, and are very easy to use. On our get started page, we offer tips and advice on what you need to get started, how to wash and dry reusable nappies, and where to you can buy them.

Free Real Nappy Voucher

Apply for a FREE real nappy voucher worth £50.00

If you are a parent living in Bexley with a baby under 18 months, or parent-to-be, you are eligible to apply for a free voucher worth £50 to help with the initial cost of buying reusable nappies or for a paid-for washable nappy laundry service. The voucher can be put towards a set of reusable nappies you have already researched and would like to try, or if you are unsure, we recommend spending your voucher on a trial kit containing the three main types of reusable nappies. Washable nappy laundry services are useful if you prefer not to wash reusable nappies at home.

Upcoming Events 

Nov
1
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for this introductory reusable nappy demonstration to learn about the main types of reusable nappies; how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to help you get started. Real Nappies for London will provide impartial advice to any questions you may have.

Date: Monday 1st November 2021
Time: 10am – 11am (Demo starts promptly at 10am).
To Register: Please register to join us on Zoom.

After registering, you should receive a confirmation email with the Meeting ID and Meeting Password to access the Zoom session. If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Nov
2
Tue
Drop-in Reusable Nappy Demonstrations @ Nappy Ever After
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop-in between 2pm and 5pm at Nappy Ever After’s shop 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ for a Reusable Nappy Demonstration with Real Nappies for London. See and learn about the main types of reusable nappies – how to use, wash and dry them. Have the opportunity to buy and redeem your reusable nappy voucher in-person.

Nappy Ever After also provides a washable nappy laundry service delivering freshly laundered reusable nappies to households within a catchment zone. Find out more about their service and catchment zone via their website.

 

Nov
15
Mon
Reusable Nappy Support Session and Meet @ via Zoom
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for a reusable nappy support session. This session is for those who are already using reusable nappies, who may need advice and support. It is also an opportunity for London based parents to virtually meet other parents who have babies under 18 months using reusable nappies.

Date: Monday 15th November 2021
Time: 10am – 11am (starts promptly at 10am)
To Register: Please register via Zoom.

If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Please note: This is not an introductory reusable nappy demonstration. Please see our Online Reusable Nappy Demonstrations taking place every first Monday of the month..

Nov
16
Tue
Drop-in Reusable Nappy Demonstrations @ Nappy Ever After
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop-in between 2pm and 5pm at Nappy Ever After’s shop 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ for a Reusable Nappy Demonstration with Real Nappies for London. See and learn about the main types of reusable nappies – how to use, wash and dry them. Have the opportunity to buy and redeem your reusable nappy voucher in-person.

Nappy Ever After also provides a washable nappy laundry service delivering freshly laundered reusable nappies to households within a catchment zone. Find out more about their service and catchment zone via their website.

 

Nov
24
Wed
Islington Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take @ Islington Ecology Centre
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take morning at the Islington Ecology Centre on Wednesday 24th November 2021 from 10am – 11.30am. 

Bring preloved good quality reusable nappies, baby clothes and maternity wear only (no toys), and take away anything for free. No need to bring to take. This event is a great way to get started using reusable nappies and meet local parents. 

Alice and Brynja will be on hand to provide reusable nappy advice. We welcome donations, if you are unable to make it on the day but have a donation then please drop us an e-mail: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk. 

You can also apply for a reusable nappy voucher in-person on the day (voucher T&Cs apply, please bring supporting documentation if applying in-person). 

Please register via Eventbrite, everyone is welcome. 

The event takes place outside on a covered veranda at the back of the Islington Ecology Centre, 191 Drayton Park, London, N5 1PH.

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Real Nappies for London is a waste prevention initiative administered by the Women’s Environmental Network. The voucher scheme is funded by the London Boroughs of Bexley, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Lambeth and Waltham Forest as well as the North London Waste Authority. 

If you are a parent with a baby under 18 months, or parent-to-be, living in one of the voucher participating London Boroughs above, then you can apply for a reusable nappy voucher worth up to £54.15. 

Nov
27
Sat
Saturday Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Nov 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Real Nappies for London for this introductory reusable nappy demonstration to learn about the main types of reusable nappies; how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to help you get started. Real Nappies for London will provide impartial advice to any questions you may have. This session is taking place during European Week of Waste Reduction, which encourages individuals to reduce their waste.

Date: Saturday 27th November 2021
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am (Demo starts promptly at 10.30am).
To Register: Please register to join us on Zoom.

After registering, you should receive a confirmation email with the Meeting ID and Meeting Password to access the Zoom session. If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Nov
30
Tue
Drop-in Reusable Nappy Demonstrations @ Nappy Ever After
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop-in between 2pm and 5pm at Nappy Ever After’s shop 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ for a Reusable Nappy Demonstration with Real Nappies for London. See and learn about the main types of reusable nappies – how to use, wash and dry them. Have the opportunity to buy and redeem your reusable nappy voucher in-person.

Nappy Ever After also provides a washable nappy laundry service delivering freshly laundered reusable nappies to households within a catchment zone. Find out more about their service and catchment zone via their website.

 

Dec
6
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for this introductory reusable nappy demonstration to learn about the main types of reusable nappies; how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to help you get started. Real Nappies for London will provide impartial advice to any questions you may have. If you have already started using reusable nappies and need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too.

Date: Monday 6th December 2021
Time: 10am – 11am (Demo starts promptly at 10am).
To Register: Please register to join us on Zoom.

After registering, you should receive a confirmation email with the Meeting ID and Meeting Password to access the Zoom session. If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Dec
7
Tue
Drop-in Reusable Nappy Demonstrations @ Nappy Ever After
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop-in between 2pm and 5pm at Nappy Ever After’s shop 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ for a Reusable Nappy Demonstration with Real Nappies for London. See and learn about the main types of reusable nappies – how to use, wash and dry them. Have the opportunity to buy and redeem your reusable nappy voucher in-person.

Nappy Ever After also provides a washable nappy laundry service delivering freshly laundered reusable nappies to households within a catchment zone. Find out more about their service and catchment zone via their website.

 

Jan
26
Wed
Islington Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take @ Islington Ecology Centre
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take morning at the Islington Ecology Centre on Wednesday 26th January 2022 from 10am – 11.30am. 

Bring preloved good quality reusable nappies, baby clothes and maternity wear only (no toys), and take away anything for free. No need to bring to take. This event is a great way to get started using reusable nappies and meet local parents. 

Alice and Brynja will be on hand to provide reusable nappy advice. We welcome donations, if you are unable to make it on the day but have a donation then please drop us an e-mail: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk. 

You can also apply for a reusable nappy voucher in-person on the day (voucher T&Cs apply, please bring supporting documentation if applying in-person). 

Please register via Eventbrite, everyone is welcome. 

The event takes place outside on a covered veranda at the back of the Islington Ecology Centre, 191 Drayton Park, London, N5 1PH.

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Real Nappies for London is a waste prevention initiative administered by the Women’s Environmental Network. The voucher scheme is funded by the London Boroughs of Bexley, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Lambeth and Waltham Forest as well as the North London Waste Authority. 

If you are a parent with a baby under 18 months, or parent-to-be, living in one of the voucher participating London Boroughs above, then you can apply for a reusable nappy voucher worth up to £54.15. 

Feb
23
Wed
Islington Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take @ Islington Ecology Centre
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take morning at the Islington Ecology Centre on Wednesday 23rd February 2022 from 10am – 11.30am. 

Bring preloved good quality reusable nappies, baby clothes and maternity wear only (no toys), and take away anything for free. No need to bring to take. This event is a great way to get started using reusable nappies and meet local parents. 

Alice and Brynja will be on hand to provide reusable nappy advice. We welcome donations, if you are unable to make it on the day but have a donation then please drop us an e-mail: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk. 

You can also apply for a reusable nappy voucher in-person on the day (voucher T&Cs apply, please bring supporting documentation if applying in-person). 

Please register via Eventbrite, everyone is welcome. 

The event takes place outside on a covered veranda at the back of the Islington Ecology Centre, 191 Drayton Park, London, N5 1PH.

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Real Nappies for London is a waste prevention initiative administered by the Women’s Environmental Network. The voucher scheme is funded by the London Boroughs of Bexley, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Lambeth and Waltham Forest as well as the North London Waste Authority. 

If you are a parent with a baby under 18 months, or parent-to-be, living in one of the voucher participating London Boroughs above, then you can apply for a reusable nappy voucher worth up to £54.15. 

Mar
23
Wed
Islington Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take @ Islington Ecology Centre
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take morning at the Islington Ecology Centre on Wednesday 23rd March 2022 from 10am – 11.30am. 

Bring preloved good quality reusable nappies, baby clothes and maternity wear only (no toys), and take away anything for free. No need to bring to take. This event is a great way to get started using reusable nappies and meet local parents. 

Alice and Brynja will be on hand to provide reusable nappy advice. We welcome donations, if you are unable to make it on the day but have a donation then please drop us an e-mail: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk. 

You can also apply for a reusable nappy voucher in-person on the day (voucher T&Cs apply, please bring supporting documentation if applying in-person). 

Please register via Eventbrite, everyone is welcome. 

The event takes place outside on a covered veranda at the back of the Islington Ecology Centre, 191 Drayton Park, London, N5 1PH.

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Real Nappies for London is a waste prevention initiative administered by the Women’s Environmental Network. The voucher scheme is funded by the London Boroughs of Bexley, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Lambeth and Waltham Forest as well as the North London Waste Authority. 

If you are a parent with a baby under 18 months, or parent-to-be, living in one of the voucher participating London Boroughs above, then you can apply for a reusable nappy voucher worth up to £54.15. 

London Borough of Bexley

Bexley Nappy Outreach Team
020 8303 7777
wasteteam@bexley.gov.uk

Local Reusable Nappy Advisor

Juliet Wickham
www.thewashablenappy.co.uk
01424 434 580 | 07833 927 210
juliet@thewashablenappy.co.uk

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