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Reusable Nappy Week 2022

Reusable Nappy Week 2022

Choose to Reuse: Reusable Nappy Week, 25th April - 1st May 2022  Co-ordinated by the UK Reusable Nappy Week Steering Committee, the Reusable Nappy Week of action, which runs internationally from 25th April - 1st May, aims to encourage the use of reusable cloth...

Why Changing Time is the Best Time

Why Changing Time is the Best Time

Hello everyone, Jenny here! I am finally back from maternity leave (many, many thanks to the lovely Brynja for being more than the best maternity cover), and I am eager to share more of my previous year with you all.  Remember my last blog for Real Nappy Week 2021, on...

2021 Round-up from Real Nappies for London

2021 Round-up from Real Nappies for London

Season's Greetings! In the same year that the UN Life Cycle Initiative endorses reusable nappy use, the Women's Environmental Network (Wen) took back the Real Nappies for London scheme in April 2021. Despite an uncertain year for us all having to adjust to Covid...

Elimination Communication in London

Elimination Communication in London

Whilst researching reusable nappies, you may have come across the terms Elimination Communication (EC) or Baby-led Potty Training – a technique used to reduce the reliance on single-use nappies by instead introducing signals or ‘cues’ to catch a baby’s urine or poo...

Give reusable nappies a voice this COP26

Give reusable nappies a voice this COP26

COP26 is now in full swing and up until the 12th November 2021, world leaders and various corporate CEO's will discuss plans on how the world as a whole can cut down its greenhouse gas emissions to prevent the planet from exceeding 1.5°C in global warming.   At...

USING REUSABLE NAPPIES ON HOLIDAY

USING REUSABLE NAPPIES ON HOLIDAY

Holidays, travelling, great adventures! Something that my partner and I did quite a bit of whilst our son, Logi, was a baby. We started using reusable nappies after he turned one, so when it came to nappies whilst traveling, we would sometimes use disposable and...

PLASTIC FREE JULY 2021

PLASTIC FREE JULY 2021

July has crept up on us with friends gathering, football and school holidays, the sense of normality that I know many have missed. July is also a month that’s become known as Plastic Free July. During this month many people around the world reflect on their daily...

Gift Reusable Nappies this Christmas!

Gift Reusable Nappies this Christmas!

Why gift a reusable nappy to a parent or parent-to-be for Christmas? Firstly, they are beautiful and durable all-round gifts, for both expectant parents and those who already have little ones currently in nappies. Not only are they beautiful, but they bring so many...

My Family’s Reusable Nappy Journey

My Family’s Reusable Nappy Journey

Happy EWWR (European Week of Waste Reduction) everyone! EWWR’s message is all about daily actions that make a big impact, and using reusable nappies is a daily action that has benefitted everyone in our little family! To celebrate this week, I would like to share our...

Repair Week London: Reusable Nappies

Repair Week London: Reusable Nappies

Repair Week London: Reusable Nappies This week (12th – 17th October 2020) across London see’s the first ever Repair Week. A survey carried out by London Recycles found that ‘69% of Londoners said that they would fix more of their things if only they knew how’ and ‘72%...

Tips for Drying Reusable Nappies

Tips for Drying Reusable Nappies

We would like to give parents the best tips on how to dry reusable nappies. Knowing what materials nappies are made of and how best to dry them will result in happy nappy time, and we have been able to bring together expertise from Bambino Mio, Little Lamb, The Nappy...

The Beauty of Second-Hand Nappies

The Beauty of Second-Hand Nappies

During Zero Waste Week, there is so much great advice to families about reducing their household waste with children in tow. Reusable nappies are the ultimate way to reduce single-use nappy waste, and for Zero Waste Week we would like to talk more...

Let’s Talk about Poo

Let’s Talk about Poo

It is very easy to deal with reusable nappies that are soiled, if you know how to deal with different types of poo. As your baby grows, their poo changes. In the first 48 hours, your newborn baby will produce a sticky greenish-black poo known as merconium. After a few...