The London Borough of Camden works with Real Nappies for London to promote reusable nappies as an alternative to single-use nappies.
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.
By using just one reusable nappy a day instead of a disposable nappy, you will save 912 disposable nappies from incineration.
In the long term, parents can make savings of around £600. More if the nappies are used on a second child.
Reusable nappies come in three main types: All-in-One, Shaped and Flat. Modern designs make using, washing and drying easy.
Free Real Nappy Voucher
Apply for a FREE real nappy voucher worth £54.15
If you are a parent living in Camden with a baby under 18 months, or parent-to-be, you are eligible to apply for a free voucher worth £54.15 to help with the initial cost of buying reusable nappies. The voucher can be put towards a set of reusable nappies you have researched and would like to try, or if you are unsure, then we recommend spending your voucher on a trial kit containing the three main types of reusable nappies.
Upcoming Events in Camden
Nappy Ever After – 81 Murray Grove, N1 7QJ
Drop-in demo’s every Tuesday. Learn how to get started using reusable nappies: what you need to buy, how to use, wash and dry. Real nappy voucher can be redeemed on the day. Nappy Ever After is also a laundry service for North London residents and nearby nurseries in Islington.
Open Every Tuesday Afternoon
14:00 – 18:00
Bloomsbury Sling Library – The Guide Hall, Coram’s Fields, 93 Guilford Street, WC1N 1DN
Not about nappies, but a really useful resource if you would like to learn more about slings and buckle carriers. The North London Sling Library is a not-for-profit volunteer run facility, collecting and offering for hire many different types of baby carrier to parents and expectant parents. They offer advice and support you to use the carriers comfortably and safely. At each session experienced babywearers attend to help ensure you and your little one are comfy and safe. Advice is free and hires cost between £5 and £10 for 2 weeks hire. The money they charge for hires goes directly back into the library to get more carriers in order to help more people.
(Check their website for closures)
10.30am – 12.30pm
Camden Recycling Rewards Scheme
Are you a member of Camden’s Recycling Rewards scheme? If so, you can gain a huge 1,500 points for using Real Nappies. To gain points or to join the scheme contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 326 5055 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5.30pm).
Your Guide to Getting Started
Where to Buy
Buy Reusable Nappies
Raise Awareness of Reusable Nappies