www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk

 

Welcome to a Cleaner, Greener Hackney with Real Nappies for London

At Real Nappies for London, we are passionately committed to creating a more sustainable and environmentally conscious Hackney. Our purpose is to inspire and actively encourage people to embrace reusable nappies as a smarter, healthier, and eco-friendly choice, leading the way towards a greener future for both the present and future generations to come.

Why Choose Reusable Nappies

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.

Free Reusable Nappy Voucher

Apply for a reusable nappy voucher worth £70

If you are an expectant parent, a parent or a foster carer living in Hackney with a baby under 18 months or under the age of 5 with a disability requiring nappies, you are eligible to apply for a £70 nappy voucher. Your voucher can assist with the upfront cost of buying reusable nappies or contribute to a paid-for washable nappy laundry service.

Upcoming Reusable Nappy Events

 

May
28
Tue
Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
May 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Jun
4
Tue
Islington Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take @ Islington Ecology Centre
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take morning at the Islington Ecology Centre on the first Tuesday of each month from 10am – 11.30am. 

Bring preloved good quality reusable nappies, baby clothes and maternity wear only (no toys), and take away anything for free. No need to bring to take. This event is a great way to get started using reusable nappies and meet local parents. 

We will be on hand to provide reusable nappy advice. If you are unable to make it on the day but have a donation then please drop us an e-mail: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk. You may also like to post your donation on our Nappy Exchange Facebook Group.

At the event, you can also apply for a reusable nappy voucher in-person on the day (voucher T&Cs apply, please bring supporting documentation if applying in-person). 

Please register via Eventbrite, everyone is welcome. 

The event takes place at Islington Ecology Centre, 191 Drayton Park, London, N5 1PH.

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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. 

Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Jun
11
Tue
Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Jun
14
Fri
Hackney Nappy Network Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ Hackney Central Library, E8 1GQ
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Hackney Nappy Network and Wrapahug Sling Library for a reusable nappy demonstration and newborn sling demo.

Every month they will be at Hackney Central Library, where Esther and Joy from Nappy Ever After will tell you everything you need to know about reusable cloth nappies. Their friendly and informal demonstraion is for anyone who is interested to learn more about reusable nappies, whether you are an expectant parents or you are already using nappies. All welcome! No need to book, just show up at 10am!

The talk will start at 10am and last approx 40 mins. The session will cover:

-the different kinds of reusable nappies
-the newborn stage
-washing guidance
-other local nappy initiatives.
-troubleshooting.

Joy from Nappy Ever After will tell you about their fantastic laundry service and shop. Thanks to Hackney Council and the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme, Hackney parents (pregnant or with a child under 18 months) can claim their FREE £70 nappy voucher on the day from a Hackney Council officer or online via www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk/apply
Following the reusable nappy demonstration, Mel from Wrapahug Sling Library will offer a free newborn sling demo where she’ll:
– Show different sling options for newborns/small babies
– Explain safety and positioning
– Demo slings and explain how they work
– Show how to feed in the slings
– Answer your questions.
Where possible and if time-permitting, you may be able to try on a couple of slings after (please note that this is a demo and NOT a full sling library and not for 1-to-1 consultations; you will need to book a consultation at the Bethnal Green sling library if you need more time and want to try slings on. I can take a quick look at your own sling if possible on the day, newborns/small babies only for this session. There is no guarantee I will be able to help everyone).   Please contact Mel directly to make an appointment.
The sessions run monthly during term-time only.
Timings: 10am-11am: Cloth nappy demos
11.15am-11.45am approx: Sling demo with Q&As
11.50am-1pm: trying on slings
Timings are VERY approximate!
Find out more about Hackney Nappy Network: https://www.hackneyrealnappy.net/
Jun
18
Tue
Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Jun
19
Wed
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ Online via Zoom
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London for this introductory online 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: Wednesday 13th March 2024
Time: 10am – 11am (Demo starts promptly at 10am).
To Register: Please register to join 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.

Jun
25
Tue
Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Local Reusable Nappy Advisors

HACKNEY NAPPY NETWORK

The Hackney Nappy Network is a group of parents and carers using reusable nappies. The network offers free reusable nappy advice based on their own experience and from the industry. They hold reusable nappy demonstrations at Hackney Central Library and host quarterly Reusable Nappy Meet Up and Give & Take events at the Roundchapel Old School Rooms. Visit their website to find out more!

NAPPY EVER AFTER

Nappy Ever After hold drop-in demo’s every Tuesday from 2pm till 6pm and occasional Saturday demo’s (booking advisable) at their shop located at 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ. You will be given impartial advice on all the different types of reusable nappies available as well as having the opportunity to redeem your reusable nappy voucher. Nappy Ever After also offers parents living in North London with a nappy laundry service.  Please contact them for further information – 020 7014 3006 or email: info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

 

WALTHAM FOREST CLOTH NAPPY LIBRARY

Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library exists to help parents and parents-to-be navigate through, what can feel like, the bewildering world of cloth nappies. They hold monthly, free information sessions where you can look at and talk with them and other parents about the different types of nappies, how they work and how to get started using them.

If you would like to try some nappies out before buying, they have trial kits and individual nappies available to loan. Their friendly and supportive chat group, Waltham Forest Cloth Bums, is the place to buy, sell or swap nappies with other local parents, seek advice and keep up-to-date with events and discount codes. Do get in touch with them via the Facebook library page or email: wfnappies@gmail.com

 

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.

How to wash & dry reusable nappies

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.

Where to buy reusable nappies

Redeem your reusable nappy voucher with one of the trusted retailers, manufacturers and washable nappy laundry services listed on our where to buy page.

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