Weekly bin collections back again – hurrah!

That should boost the economy. Good old Eric Pickles finding £250 million. This is urgent. We’ve got to get the nation shopping again and how can they shop with confidence and energy when they’ve got no way of throwing away rubbish once a week? I’m pleased to...

Improving indoor air quality reduces risks to your baby’s health

When you use real nappies you tend to become very sensitive to the smell of washing. There are a few rules about washing nappies – eg never use fabric softener, it stops them absorbing – but to a large extent you need to work out what works best with your washing...

The truth about detergents

One of the benefits of washing nappies, (especially in London with our wickedly hard water) is that you tend to learn a lot about detergent – and washing machines. Before I got involved with real nappies I knew nothing about detergent. I’d never actually looked...

Remember the waste hierarchy? Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

People can argue all they like about the relative environmental impacts of disposable vs washable nappies and they sure do www.guardian.co.uk but one thing is for certain; disposable nappies create a lot more waste. At Real Nappies for London we know it’s at least one...