Islington

The London Borough of Islington is working in partnership with Real Nappies for London to promote reusable nappies as an alternative to single-use nappies.

If you are a parent with a baby under 18 months, or a parent-to-be, currently living in Islington, you are eligible to apply for a free £54.15 voucher to buy reusable nappies or contribute to a paid-for washable nappy laundry service. The incentive is to help you save money and reduce single-use nappy waste being thrown away in the borough.

Why Switch to Reusable Nappies

In the first 2.5 years of a baby’s life, they will have needed at least 4,000 nappy changes. If of the single-use kind, they will all be sent for incineration, which is not great for our environment. It also costs the local authority to dispose of this waste. 

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

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 reusable nappy voucher worth £54.15

If you are a parent living in Islington 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 or for a paid-for washable nappy laundry service. Find out more on our apply page

Upcoming Events in Islington

Oct
5
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Monday 5th October 2020 at 10am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Alice and Jenny from Real Nappies for London will talk you through the three main types of reusable nappies, how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10am and go on for approx 30 mins with Q&A after.

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

Oct
6
Tue
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Oct 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Tuesday 6th October 2020 at 10am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Alice and Jenny from Real Nappies for London will talk you through the three main types of reusable nappies, how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10am and go on for approx 30 mins with Q&A after.

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

Oct
17
Sat
Saturday Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Saturday 17th October 2020 at 10.30am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Alice and Jenny from Real Nappies for London will talk you through the three main types of reusable nappies, how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10.30am and go on for approx 30 mins with Q&A after.

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

Oct
19
Mon
Online Zoom Reusable Nappy Demonstration
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Monday 19th October 2020 at 10am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Alice and Jenny from Real Nappies for London will talk you through the three main types of reusable nappies, how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A after the demo. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10am and go on for approx 30 mins with Q&A after.

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

Nov
2
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Monday 2nd November 2020 at 10am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Alice and Jenny from Real Nappies for London will talk you through the three main types of reusable nappies, how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10am and go on for approx 30 mins with Q&A after.

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

Nurseries using Reusable Nappies in Islington

Archway Early Years
Vorley Road
London N19 5HE

020 7272 3350

The Gower School
18 North Road
London N7 9EY
020 7700 2445

The Grove Nursery
91 Shepperton Road
London N1 3DF
020 7226 4037

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London Borough of Islington

i-Recycle Centre

1 Cottage Road
London N7 8TP
0207 527 5157

Local Reusable Nappy Advisor

Sling Library

Bloomsbury Sling Library

Where: Coram’s Fields Children Centre, 93 Guildford Street, WC1N 1DN
Contact: To book your appointment –  www.northlondonslings.co.uk/bloomsbury | info@northlondonslings.co.uk