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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...

Earn Green Points for Using Real Nappies

If you are a resident in the London Borough of Bexley, Camden, Hackney or Waltham Forest you could earn up to 2000 Green Points by using reusable nappies!

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…

Switch for Six: Week 1 – So Far I’m Super Impressed

Switch for Six 2017: Week 1 Diary Entry from Siobhan, Lives Outside of London "I've got 5 new close pop in all-in-ones and I love them very easy to use although I'm having to use disopables at night time currently atm aswell as when I run out in the day. So far I've...

Switch for Six: Week 1 – A Rollercoaster of Highs and Lows

Switch for Six 2017: Week 1 Diary Entry from Amii, Waltham Forest "A week ago, we decided to take the plunge back into the wonderful world of cloth nappies. I had used them for nearly two years with my 2 year old daughter, but we had switched back to disposables with...

What is Baby-Led Potty Training?

Julie Rose is a mum of one living in Stoke Newington, she volunteered at the Hackney Real Nappy Network nappuccino sessions to raise awareness about Baby-Led Potty Training – a technique used to drastically reduce nappy use and something she learnt through a friend who practiced BLPT with her son.

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...

Latest from the Real Nappies for London Blog

We are currently working on transferring our archive of posts from our old blog to our new website.
You can read older blog posts here.

RNfL Posts

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...

European Week for Waste Reduction 2018 (EWWR)

European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) is a Europe-wide initiative promoting the implementation of awareness-raising actions about sustainable resource and waste management during a single week from the 17th to 25th November. EWWR encourages a range of audiences to get involved.

Reusable Nappy Talks at St Thomas’ Hospital

Since September 2018, Real Nappies for London have been delivering real nappy talks to expectant parents attending daytime antenatal classes at St Thomas’ Hospital. The short talk is an opportunity for parents to see and learn about the main types of...

Breakfast Briefing Summary

On April 26th Real Nappies for London (RNfL) held a Breakfast Briefing to celebrate Real Nappy Week (23 – 29 April 2018). A number of key players involved in nappy waste reduction came together to discuss their incentive schemes and how they can play a vital role in helping to achieve Local Authority waste reduction and develop environmental and social values, which can be mutually beneficial to borough residents and Local Authorities.

Real Nappies for London Breakfast Briefing

When: Thursday 26 April 2018 Time: 8.30am – 11.00am Where: Council Chamber, Camden Town Hall, Judd Street, London WC1H 9JE To celebrate Real Nappy Week (23 – 29 April 2018), Real Nappies for London (RNfL) is inviting delegates to a breakfast briefing at Camden Town...

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…

What is Baby-Led Potty Training?

Julie Rose is a mum of one living in Stoke Newington, she volunteered at the Hackney Real Nappy Network nappuccino sessions to raise awareness about Baby-Led Potty Training – a technique used to drastically reduce nappy use and something she learnt through a friend who practiced BLPT with her son.

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...