The London Borough of Camden works with Real Nappies for London to promote reusable nappies as an alternative to single-use nappies.
If you are a parent with a baby under 18 months, or a parent-to-be, living in Camden you are eligible to apply for a free £54.15 voucher to buy reusable nappies or contribute to a paid-for washable nappy laundry service. The incentive is to help you save money and reduce the amount of nappy waste being thrown away in the borough.
Why Switch to Reusable Nappies
In the first 2.5 years of a baby’s life, they will have needed at least 4,000 nappy changes. If of the single-use kind, they will all be sent for incineration or landfill.
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.
By using just one reusable nappy a day instead of a disposable nappy, you will save 912 disposable nappies from incineration.
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 Reusable Nappy Voucher
Apply for a FREE reusable nappy voucher worth £54.15
If you are a parent living in Camden with a baby under 18 months, or parent-to-be, you are eligible to apply for a free voucher worth £54.15 to help with the initial cost of buying reusable nappies or for a paid-for washable nappy laundry service.
Nappy Ever After – 81 Murray Grove, N1 7QJ
Drop-in demo’s every Tuesday. Learn how to get started using reusable nappies: what you need to buy, how to use, wash and dry. Real nappy voucher can be redeemed on the day. Nappy Ever After is also a laundry service for North London residents and nearby nurseries in Islington.
Open Every Tuesday Afternoon
14:00 – 18:00
Bloomsbury Sling Library – The Guide Hall, Coram’s Fields, 93 Guilford Street, WC1N 1DN
Not about nappies, but a really useful resource if you would like to learn more about slings and buckle carriers. The North London Sling Library is a not-for-profit volunteer run facility, collecting and offering for hire many different types of baby carrier to parents and expectant parents. They offer advice and support you to use the carriers comfortably and safely. At each session experienced babywearers attend to help ensure you and your little one are comfy and safe. Advice is free and hires cost between £5 and £10 for 2 weeks hire. The money they charge for hires goes directly back into the library to get more carriers in order to help more people.
(Check their website for closures)
10.30am – 12.30pm
Camden Recycling Rewards Scheme
Are you a member of Camden’s Recycling Rewards scheme? If so, you can gain a huge 1,500 points for using Real Nappies. To gain points or to join the scheme contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 326 5055 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5.30pm).