Bexley

The London Borough of Bexley works with Real Nappies for London to promote reusable nappies as an alternative to single-use nappies. They currently offer residents a £50 voucher to get started using reusable nappies. The aim is to decrease the amount of nappy waste being disposed of in the borough.

Why Switch to Reusable Nappies

Over a 2.5 year period, a baby will have gone through approx 4,000 nappy changes. The majority of these nappies will be single-use and thrown away to be incinerated. Parents switch to 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 over 2.5 years can save you on average £488. Further savings can be made if the same nappies are used on a second child.

What are reusable nappies and how to get started

 

What are reusable nappies?

Reusable nappies come in three main types: All-in-One, Shaped and Flat. Modern designs make using, washing and drying easy. Find out more about the different types of reusable nappies and what else you may need.

 

Ready to Make a Real Change?

Reusable nappies will save you waste, save you money, and are very easy to use. 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.

Free Real Nappy Voucher

Apply for a FREE real nappy voucher worth £50.00

If you are a parent living in Bexley with a baby under 18 months, or parent-to-be, you are eligible to apply for a free voucher worth £50 to help with the initial cost of buying reusable nappies or for a paid-for washable nappy laundry service. The voucher can be put towards a set of reusable nappies you have already researched and would like to try, or if you are unsure, we recommend spending your voucher on a trial kit containing the three main types of reusable nappies. Washable nappy laundry services are useful if you prefer not to wash reusable nappies at home.

Upcoming Events 

Aug
2
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for this introductory reusable nappy demonstration to learn about the main types of reusable nappies; how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to help you get started. Real Nappies for London will provide impartial advice to any questions you may have.

Date: Monday 2nd August
Time: 10am – 11am (Demo starts promptly at 10am).
To Register: Please register to join us on Zoom.

After registering, you should receive a confirmation email with the Meeting ID and Meeting Password to access the Zoom session. If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Aug
10
Tue
In-person Reusable Nappy Demonstrations at Nappy Ever After @ Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, N1 7QJ
Aug 10 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Real Nappies for London In-person Reusable Nappy Demonstrations at Nappy Ever After on Tuesday 10th August 2021.

Location: Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, N1 7QJ

  • Booking Slot 1 at 2pm
  • Booking Slot 2 at 3pm
  • Booking Slot 3 at 4pm

Maximum four people in each booking slot. Each session lasts approx 30mins, with an opportunity to buy reusable nappies afterwards.

  • You will learn about the different types of reusable nappies – how to use, wash and dry them. As well as Nappy Ever After’s washable nappy laundry service.
  • Impartial information and advice to all your questions.
  • Apply and redeem your Real Nappies for London reusable nappy voucher in store (voucher T&Cs apply, please bring supporting documentation if applying in-person).

Please register via Eventbrite. To register: Select your booking slot time of 2pm, 3pm or 4pm. You can book individually or a maximum of two tickets (i.e – if booking for couples).

If fully booked, email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk to go onto a waiting list. We can then schedule future events. We also run online reusable nappy demonstrations.


Real Nappies for London is a waste prevention initiative administered by the Women’s Environmental Network. The voucher scheme is funded by the London Boroughs of Bexley, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Lambeth and Waltham Forest as well as the North London Waste Authority.

If you are a parent with a baby under 18 months, or parent-to-be, living in one of the voucher participating London Boroughs above, then you can apply for a reusable nappy voucher worth up to £54.15.

Aug
16
Mon
Reusable Nappy Support Session and Meet @ via Zoom
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for a reusable nappy support session. This session is for those who are already using reusable nappies, who may need advice and support. It is also an opportunity for London based parents to virtually meet other parents who have babies under 18 months using reusable nappies.

Date: Monday 16th August 2021
Time: 10am – 11am (starts promptly at 10am)
To Register: Please register via Zoom.

If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Please note: This is not an introductory reusable nappy demonstration. Please see our Online Reusable Nappy Demonstrations taking place every first Monday of the month.

Aug
24
Tue
In-person Reusable Nappy Demonstrations at Nappy Ever After @ Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, N1 7QJ
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Real Nappies for London In-person Reusable Nappy Demonstrations at Nappy Ever After on Tuesday 24th August 2021.

Location: Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, N1 7QJ

  • Booking Slot 1 at 2pm
  • Booking Slot 2 at 3pm
  • Booking Slot 3 at 4pm

Maximum four people in each booking slot. Each session lasts approx 30mins, with an opportunity to buy reusable nappies afterwards.

  • You will learn about the different types of reusable nappies – how to use, wash and dry them. As well as Nappy Ever After’s washable nappy laundry service.
  • Impartial information and advice to all your questions.
  • Apply and redeem your Real Nappies for London reusable nappy voucher in store (voucher T&Cs apply, please bring supporting documentation if applying in-person).

Please register via Eventbrite. To register: Select your booking slot time of 2pm, 3pm or 4pm. You can book individually or a maximum of two tickets (i.e – if booking for couples).

If fully booked, email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk to go onto a waiting list. We can then schedule future events. We also run online reusable nappy demonstrations.


Real Nappies for London is a waste prevention initiative administered by the Women’s Environmental Network. The voucher scheme is funded by the London Boroughs of Bexley, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington, Lambeth and Waltham Forest as well as the North London Waste Authority.

If you are a parent with a baby under 18 months, or parent-to-be, living in one of the voucher participating London Boroughs above, then you can apply for a reusable nappy voucher worth up to £54.15.

Sep
11
Sat
Saturday Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Sep 11 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Real Nappies for London for this introductory reusable nappy demonstration to learn about the main types of reusable nappies; how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to help you get started. Real Nappies for London will provide impartial advice to any questions you may have.

Date: Saturday 11th September 2021
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am (Demo starts promptly at 10.30am).
To Register: Please register to join us on Zoom.

After registering, you should receive a confirmation email with the Meeting ID and Meeting Password to access the Zoom session. If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Sep
27
Mon
Reusable Nappy Support Session and Meet @ via Zoom
Sep 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for a reusable nappy support session. This session is for those who are already using reusable nappies, who may need advice and support. It is also an opportunity for London based parents to virtually meet other parents who have babies under 18 months using reusable nappies.

Date: Monday 16th August 2021
Time: 10am – 11am (starts promptly at 10am)
To Register: Please register via Zoom.

If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Please note: This is not an introductory reusable nappy demonstration. Please see our Online Reusable Nappy Demonstrations taking place every first Monday of the month.

Oct
4
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Oct 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for this introductory reusable nappy demonstration to learn about the main types of reusable nappies; how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to help you get started. Real Nappies for London will provide impartial advice to any questions you may have.

Date: Monday 4th October 2021
Time: 10am – 11am (Demo starts promptly at 10am).
To Register: Please register to join us on Zoom.

After registering, you should receive a confirmation email with the Meeting ID and Meeting Password to access the Zoom session. If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Oct
18
Mon
Reusable Nappy Support Session and Meet @ via Zoom
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for a reusable nappy support session. This session is for those who are already using reusable nappies, who may need advice and support. It is also an opportunity for London based parents to virtually meet other parents who have babies under 18 months using reusable nappies.

Date: Monday 18th October 2021
Time: 10am – 11am (starts promptly at 10am)
To Register: Please register via Zoom.

If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Please note: This is not an introductory reusable nappy demonstration. Please see our Online Reusable Nappy Demonstrations taking place every first Monday of the month.

Nov
1
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for this introductory reusable nappy demonstration to learn about the main types of reusable nappies; how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to help you get started. Real Nappies for London will provide impartial advice to any questions you may have.

Date: Monday 1st November 2021
Time: 10am – 11am (Demo starts promptly at 10am).
To Register: Please register to join us on Zoom.

After registering, you should receive a confirmation email with the Meeting ID and Meeting Password to access the Zoom session. If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Nov
15
Mon
Reusable Nappy Support Session and Meet @ via Zoom
Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for a reusable nappy support session. This session is for those who are already using reusable nappies, who may need advice and support. It is also an opportunity for London based parents to virtually meet other parents who have babies under 18 months using reusable nappies.

Date: Monday 15th November 2021
Time: 10am – 11am (starts promptly at 10am)
To Register: Please register via Zoom.

If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Please note: This is not an introductory reusable nappy demonstration. Please see our Online Reusable Nappy Demonstrations taking place every first Monday of the month..

Nov
27
Sat
Saturday Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Nov 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Real Nappies for London for this introductory reusable nappy demonstration to learn about the main types of reusable nappies; how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to help you get started. Real Nappies for London will provide impartial advice to any questions you may have. This session is taking place during European Week of Waste Reduction, which encourages individuals to reduce their waste.

Date: Saturday 27th November 2021
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am (Demo starts promptly at 10.30am).
To Register: Please register to join us on Zoom.

After registering, you should receive a confirmation email with the Meeting ID and Meeting Password to access the Zoom session. If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Dec
6
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for this introductory reusable nappy demonstration to learn about the main types of reusable nappies; how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to help you get started. Real Nappies for London will provide impartial advice to any questions you may have. If you have already started using reusable nappies and need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too.

Date: Monday 6th December 2021
Time: 10am – 11am (Demo starts promptly at 10am).
To Register: Please register to join us on Zoom.

After registering, you should receive a confirmation email with the Meeting ID and Meeting Password to access the Zoom session. If you need help registering, please email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

London Borough of Bexley

Bexley Nappy Outreach Team
020 8303 7777
wasteteam@bexley.gov.uk

Local Reusable Nappy Advisor

Juliet Wickham
www.thewashablenappy.co.uk
01424 434 580 | 07833 927 210
juliet@thewashablenappy.co.uk

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