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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...

Reusable Nappies in Politics

Reusable Nappies in Politics

There is no doubt that reusable nappies have become extremely popular with parents in the wake of the current climate crisis. At the same time, more and more Local Authorities have introduced reusable nappy schemes that support parents, and there is potential for more...

Real Life Reusables #RNfLGIVEAWAY for Plastic Free July

Real Life Reusables #RNfLGIVEAWAY for Plastic Free July

REAL LIFE REUSABLES #RNFLGIVEAWAY FOR PLASTIC FREE JULYPost a photo or video answering a Real Life Reusables caption on Instagram or Facebook If you are a parent with a baby currently in nappies or a parent-to-be, living in Greater London (one of the 32 London...

Myth-Busting Reusable Nappies

Myth-Busting Reusable Nappies

There are many myths surrounding the world of reusable nappies. Often these myths can deter parents from using reusable nappies altogether. But this does not need to be the case. Here we bust eight common reusable nappy myths helping you become more informed:  Myth –...

Support the Environment with Modern Reusable Nappies

Support the Environment with Modern Reusable Nappies

Did you know that the UK throws away nearly 3 billion disposable nappies a year, creating 28.28 million tonnes of plastic waste? Disposable nappies are not only the biggest contributors to single-use plastic waste, but also contribute to contamination in recycling,...

Reusable Nappy Week 2020

This week (27th April – 3rd May 2020) would have been Reusable Nappy Week 2020. This is a time when everyone in the industry comes together in-person and online to celebrate the benefits of reusable nappies. With the restrictions of Coronavirus / Covid-19, the UK...

Reusable Nappy Meet-up – October 2019

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...

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

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...