You can do something about it. It’s election year in London and local councillors are in listening mode. You can write to them or even better visit their surgery.
Mums, dads, carers, we’d really appreciate it if you could tell them that you are using/used real nappies on your baby and enjoy/ed it. We need you to let your local councillor know that, despite the washing, it makes you feel really good to put out less waste. If you visit his/her surgery take along a nappy to show them – it’s amazing how few people know what modern cloth nappies look like – even better, your baby wearing one!
Your councillor needs to know you are happy to use cloth nappies and that by using them you personally are reducing the cost of waste disposal. They need to find out that cloth nappies work, don’t leak, save you money and can help toddlers make the transition to pants earlier and more easily.
Please also mention that Real Nappies for London offers a service that enables local authorities in London to promote real nappies at a low cost to them with almost no work for their officers. Please also mention the need for more nappy libraries to help people try before they buy. If you use a nappy laundry service, tell her/him about that. If your child’s nursery is happy to use real nappies mention that.
Let’s get real nappies on their radar in a positive way. At the moment politicians avoid the subject. If enough of you do it we can make a difference.
We’d especially like Barnet, Enfield and Waltham Forest residents to do this. You have the NLWA Cashback but it’s not very well promoted.
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