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Reusable Nappy Meet-up – October 2019

On Tuesday 1st October 2019, Real Nappies for London held a reusable nappy meet-up for parents in London. The aim of the meet-up is to bring together parents with similar aged babies using reusable nappies and discuss ways that reusable nappies can be promoted more...

How to Make Your Own Wet Wipes

For many parents starting on their cloth nappy journey, an easy way to start is to switch to reusable wet wipes. Reusable wipes are easy, affordable and better for the planet. Three reasons to switch: Better for your baby’s bum – Disposable wet wipes contain plastic...

It’s a ‘Real’ Easy Thing To Do

I was committed before my son was even born that his impact on the planet would be as low as possible while it was my responsibility. Second hand clothes, buggy, toys and anything else that could be re-used. A major impact is of course the plumbing, on one’s nose but...

Real Nappy Week 2019

Real Nappy Week 2019 For Immediate Release Real Nappy Week is about the positive steps people can take to raise awareness and encourage the uptake of reusable cloth nappies as an alternative to single-use nappies. Starting on Earth Day Monday 22nd April 2019 and also...

Nappies (Environmental Standards) Bill

Nappies (Environmental Standards) Bill, which was published on the 18th March 2019. (Credit - The Whitehouse Consultancy) Launch of the Nappies (Environmental Standards) Bill The Nappy Alliance, Press Release: 27th March 2019 A Nappy (Environmental Standards) Bill has...

WEN FORUM PRESENTS: GENERATION PLASTIC

The WEN FORUM, is a quarterly meet up featuring keynote speakers discussing topics of the moment.  Run by the Women’s Environmental Network, the WEN FORUM is an inspiring, topical event not to missed. Upcoming WEN FORUM on 20th March 2019: Generation Plastic...

Tips for Drying Reusable Nappies in the Winter

When winter arrives, we know that the cold weather can sometimes make drying reusable nappies a little bit daunting. Here are our tips to help guide you through the winter to make using real nappies, real easy:   Have a Variety of Nappies Some reusable nappies...

Guest Posts

My Real Nappy Experience

It was actually my husband who suggested we try real nappies because he just couldn’t bear the thought of the incredible amount of landfill one child would create – he still struggles with the sheer volume of stuff a small person needs! So I diligently did my research...

Five Reasons Why My Baby Wears Real Nappies – A Dad’s View

Women work so hard throughout their pregnancies to ensure their babies aren't exposed to harmful chemicals, yet as soon as they are born we dress them in disposables with 'feel-dry' technology and a little blue line to show how much they have weed, only made possible with the inclusion of nasty chemicals like sodium polyacrylate...

Real Nappy FAQs

Nappy Rash Advice

Most babies get a rash some time.  It can be due to teething, when they are ill, change of diet or detergent residue build up.  It’s unlikely to be caused by the liners. Some advice generally for avoiding nappy rash with real nappies: Change the nappy regularly and...

Washing Real Nappies

Are you having problems with washing real nappies? Below are our most frequently asked questions from parents who are having trouble washing their real nappies.  If you have an alternative issue, please call the RNfL helpline: 020 7324 4709.  The majority of real...