Why Switch to Reusable Nappies

In the first 2.5 years of a baby’s life, they will have gone through at least 4,000 nappy changes. In London, the majority of these nappy changes will be of the single-use variety and thrown away to be incinerated for energy for waste. Parents choose to use reusable nappies for three main reasons:


Better for Baby

Breathable soft natural fabrics, which are comfortable and gentle on your baby’s skin.

Reduce Waste

By using just one reusable nappy a day instead of a disposable nappy, you will save 912 disposable nappies from incineration.

Save Money

Using reusable nappies full time can save you on average £195 per year. Further savings can be made if the same nappies are used on a second child.

What are reusable nappies and how to get started


Choose to Reuse

Reusable nappies will save you waste, save you money, and are easy to use, wash and dry because of their modern designs. They come in three main types: All-in-One, Shaped and Flat. Find out more about the different types of reusable nappies and what else you may need.

“Reuse for a day, don’t throw it away!”

On our get started page, we offer tips and advice on what you need to get started, how to wash and dry reusable nappies, and where to you can buy them. For every day you use reusable nappies, you will not only reduce waste but consume less single-use plastic equivalent to seven plastic bags a day.

Reusable Nappy Trial Pack Scheme

Apply for a reusable nappy trial pack to help you get started

The London Borough of Redbridge are offering a reusable nappy trial pack worth over £35, for just £5 to residents with children under the age of 18 months (limit of one pack per child). There are 3 packs to choose from depending on weight and stage of the child, containing all you need to try reusable nappies.

Pack 1: newborn up to 3 months


This pack is suitable for newborn babies up to approximately 3 months.

Colours in the trial pack may vary.

Pack 2: 3 month up to 10 months


This pack is suitable for babies from 3 months up to 10 months.

Colours in the trial pack may vary.

Pack 3: 10 months to potty training 


This pack is suitable for babies from 10 months to potty training.

Colours in the trial pack may vary.

How to Apply:

When you apply for a trial pack, you’ll receive a voucher code from the London Borough of Redbridge which you can redeem for a £5 pack (worth over £35) either in person at Sid and Evie’s (children’s shoes, clothes and mother-to-be essentials shop in South Woodford) or over the phone with our Customer Contact Centre on 0208 554 5000.

To apply for the pack please email: ourneighbourhood@redbridge.gov.uk with the following information and attachments:

1. Photo proof that you are a Redbridge resident (council tax bill, utility bill or driving license)

2. Photo proof that you are pregnant or have a baby under 18 months old (MATB1 form, birth certificate)

3. Full name and address of parent applying

If you cannot send these documents online, please post photocopies (do not send originals) to Nappy Offer: The WREN, Ley Street, Depot, Ilford, IG2 7QZ.

Please note our turnaround for processing applications is 10 working days.

Privacy Notice

If you apply for a Reusable Nappy Trial Pack voucher Redbridge Council will securely hold your name, address, and email address for 7 years to comply with financial auditing purposes. From time to time they would like to inform you about cloth nappy events, meet ups or offer ongoing advice and support as your baby grows. Redbridge Council will not share your information with anyone else and ask you to complete a form to ‘opt in’ to this service.


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