The London Borough of Lambeth works with Real Nappies for London to promote reusable nappies as an alternative to single-use nappies. They are currently offering parents living in the borough with a baby under 18 months, or parents-to-be, with a £40 voucher to get started using reusable nappies. The aim is to decrease the amount of nappy waste being disposed 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.
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.
Upcoming Nappy Events
Free Reusable Nappy Voucher
Apply for a FREE real nappy voucher worth £40.00
If you are a parent living in Lambeth with a baby under 18 months, or parent-to-be, you are eligible to apply for a free voucher worth £40 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.
Information about Reusable Nappies
Your Guide to Getting Started
Where to Buy
Buy Reusable Nappies
Raise Awareness of Reusable Nappies
South London Sling Library
The South London Sling Library is a not-for-profit independant, mum-run service, providing expert sling and baby carrier information, demos, classes and hires. 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 costs from £5 (+refundable deposit) 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. Booking essential.