What’s on in Hackney
London Borough of Hackney has joined the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme to offer parents an incentive to use real nappies. Parents living in Hackney can claim a free £54.15 voucher towards the initial cost. You can use the voucher to buy nappies from participating businesses across London, or to get started with the Nappy Ever After laundry service.
Around 6% of waste in Hackney comes from disposable nappies. This is equivalent to the weight of nearly 456 double decker buses each year! Reusable nappies can make an important contribution to waste reduction in the London Borough of Hackney.
All nappuccinos are at Hackney Central Library on the 4th or last Friday of the month during term time – 10.30 am to 12 noon. You can apply for a voucher in person on the day, please make sure you bring along supporting documents.
Upcoming Nappy Events
You can attend events happening in other borough too!
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 April– 10.00am till 11.00am. Free! No need to bring to take.
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.
Local Real Nappy Advisors
Hackney Real Nappy Network
The Hackney Real Nappy Network is a group of real nappy users who offer free advice, based on their own experience. They hold real nappy demonstrations at antenatal classes in Homerton Hospital, and attend many events across Hackney to show people how easy real nappies are to use.
Washable Nappy Company
The Washable Nappy Company attends the Hackney Real Nappy Network’s nappuccinos at Hackney Central Library. They provide a pop-up shop where you can purchase real nappies or redeem your real nappy voucher. Impartial advice is provided on all the different types of real nappies.
Nappy Ever After
Nappy Ever After hold drop-in demo’s every Tuesday from 2pm till 6pm and once a month Saturday demo’s (booking advisable) at their shop located at 81 Murrary Grove, London N1 7QJ. You’ll be given impartial advice on all the different types of real nappies available as well as having the opportunity to redeem your real nappy voucher. Nappy Ever After also offers parents living in North London with a cloth nappy laundry service. Please contact them for further information.
Nappy Love hold nappuccinos in Central London locations, consultations are also available for you and your friends, which a great option for an antenatal or postnatal groups. If you’re unable to attend a session in person, Nappy Love offers a free skype consultation service from the comfort of your own home. You will be given impartial advice about the different types of cloth nappies and the pros and cons of each different type/fabric. Please see the events diary above for upcoming events, please refer to their Facebook page for events as well as signing up to their newsletter.
East London Sling Library
The East 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!