What’s on in Waltham Forest

London Borough of Waltham Forest has joined the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme to offer parents an incentive to use real nappies.  Parents living in Waltham Forest with a baby under 18 months can claim a free £54.15 voucher towards the initial cost.  You can use the voucher to buy nappies from participating businesses across London, exchange it for a trial pack, or use it for a Nappy Ever After trial laundry service.


Upcoming Nappy Events

You can attend events happening in other boroughs too!

Real Nappy Week 2018
Apr 23 @ 12:00 am – Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm

It’s Real Nappy Week 2018! Let’s #MakeClothMainstream #RNW2018

Every year in April, the reusable nappy industry celebrates Real Nappy Week. This year it will be happen across the UK from Monday 23rd April to Sunday 29th April 2018. It’s all about raising awareness of the benefits reusable nappies has on:

  • Our environment – by using reusable nappies, parents will reduce 8 million single-use plastic nappies ending up in landfill and incineration a day in England.
  • Your pocket – save up to £1,000 by switching to reusable nappies.
  • Your baby – breathable soft natural fabrics, which are comfortable and gentle on your baby’s skin.

Take a friend along to a local real nappy demo (nappuccino) or real nappy event; volunteer with a cloth nappy library or network; share stories and pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram of why you made the switch to reusable nappies. The more parents hear about modern reusable nappies, the more likely we’ll #MakeClothMainstream.

This Real Nappy Week we’ll be relaunching our #SwitchForSix campaign. #SwitchForSix encourages parents to make a step to giving reusable nappies a go in their nappy routine for six weeks. Parents will learn what is needed to get started, how to use, wash and dry real nappies. We’re asking parents to register now to start at the same time as other parents on Monday 23rd April 2018.

Real Nappies for London provides up-to-date impartial information about reusable nappies. Working alongside local authorites we help parents try reusable nappies by offering a financial incentive. Find out more about our London real nappy vouchers, and get started with using reusable nappies today!

Drop-in Demo @ Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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.

Real Nappy Meet and Give & Take @ The Roundchapel, Old School Rooms, E5 0PU
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 Event. The event is free and no need to bring to take.

Waltham Forest #RNW2018 Social @ KukooLaLa Cafe · Leyton
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Celebrate Real Nappy Week 2018 with the Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library and East London Slings! The social is free and no need to book. The Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library will be demoing from 11.00am and is a must see if you’re new to cloth nappies. They’ll cover all the different types or nappy systems, what all the bits are, how to use them, care for them and what/where to buy. If you love your nappies, please do come along to share your experience/helpful tips, have a cuppa and meet other parents.

Nappy kits are not available to hire at the meet unless by prior arrangement. But you’re welcome to discuss how hiring works on the day.

…read more via Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library Facebook Event Page.

Real Nappies for London Breakfast Briefing @ Camden Town Hall, WC1H 9JE
Apr 26 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am

This briefing will look at incentive schemes, such as RNfL, and how they can play a vital role in helping to achieve Local Authority waste reduction targets, develop environmental and social values, which can be mutually beneficial to borough residents and Local Authorities.

You will have a unique opportunity to discuss the latest academic research findings (published) from Real Nappies for London, as well as hearing from guest speakers including Charles Warner (researcher, University of Northampton), Local Green Points and UK cloth nappy manufacturer Bambino Mio, on issues such as waste prevention, cost savings, social cohesion and stimulating the market for real nappy usage.

…for more information: www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk/breakfast-briefing. Please register your attendance via Eventbrite

Local Real Nappy Advisors


Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library

Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library exists to help parents and parents-to-be navigate through, what can feel like, the bewildering world of cloth nappies. They hold monthly, free demo sessions where you can look at and talk with them and other parents about the different types of nappies, how they work and how to get started using them.

If you would like to try some nappies out before buying, they have trial kits and individual nappies available to loan. Their friendly and supportive chat group, Waltham Forest Cloth Bums, is the place to buy, sell or swap nappies with other local parents, seek advice and keep up-to-date with events and discount codes. Do get in touch with them via the Facebook library page or email – wfnappies@gmail.com


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 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ. You will 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.


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. Nappuccinos are hosted on the last Friday of the month at Hackney Central Library during term time – 10.30 am to 12 noon.   Please see the events diary above for upcoming dates.


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!

Where: Farmilo Road, Walthamstow, E17 8JP
When: Every Friday – 10.30am –  12.30am
Contact: To book your appointment –   info@eastlondonslings.co.uk  |   www.northlondonslings.co.uk/eastlondonslings

Waltham Forest

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Nappy Ever After

London Borough of Waltham Forest

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