What’s on in Islington

London Borough of Islington has joined the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme to offer parents an incentive to use real nappies.  Parents living in Islington can claim a free £54.15 voucher towards the initial cost.  You can use the voucher to buy nappies from participating businesses across London, exchanged for a trial pack, or used with the Nappy Ever After laundry service.


Upcoming Nappy Events


Islington Council Real Nappy Demo @ The Exchange, Watkinson Road, N7 8DE

Book a place on the Islington Real Nappy Demonstration and find out about the advantages of using real cloth nappies. Jean Hughes of the London Borough of Islington will be showing the three main types of reusable nappies, giving advice on how to use and wash them. This is not a sales event, information only. The demonstration takes 15 minutes so please arrive on time, the demo starts at 10am.

Upcoming Dates:

10.00am – Tuesday 7 May 2019

10.00am – Tuesday 4 June 2019

10.00am – Tuesday 2 July 2019

To book a place email jean.hughes@islington.gov.uk or call 020 7527 5157.

Islington Council Real Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Swap @ Islington Ecology Centre, 191 Drayton Park, N5 1PH.

Do you have some real cloth nappies, baby clothes or maternity wear that you no longer need or maybe you are on the lookout for some? Come along and get swapping. You don’t need to bring something to take something (No toys or other items are accepted

10.30-11.30am  – Wed 15 May 2019 

10.30-11.30am – Wed 17 July 2019

10.30-11.30am – Wed 25 September 2019

Islington’s real cloth nappy, baby clothes and maternity wear swap (free event but booking required). Booking necessary via eventbrite.

Real Nappies for London Nappy Demo’s with Islington Brightstart East:

Wednesday 8 May 2019 – 10.00am – 11.30am – Reusable Nappy Demo at Ambler Children Centre, Blackstock Road, N4 2DR (entrance via Romilly Road). 0-5s Stay and Play.

Friday 7 June 2019 – 10.00am – 11.30am – Reusbale Nappy Demo at North Islington Children Centre,110-112 Tollington Park N4 3RB. Under 1’s Stay and Play.

Monday 24 June 2019 – 10.00am – 11.30am – Real Nappy Give and Take event at Ambler Children Centre, Blackstock Road, N4 2DR (entrance via Romilly Road). Under 1s Stay and Play.

Monday 1 July 2019 – 10.00am – 11.30am – Reusable Nappy Demo at Hornsey Road Children Centre, 8 Tiltman Pl, Hornsey Road N7 7EN. 0-5s Stay and Play.

Nappy Ever After

Nappy Ever After hold drop-in demo’s every Tuesday from 2pm till 6pm and once a month 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 real nappies available as well as having the opportunity to redeem your real nappy voucher. Nappy Ever After also offers parents living in North London with a cloth nappy laundry service.  Please contact them for further information.



Bloomsbury Sling Library

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.

Where: Coram’s Fields Children Centre, 93 Guildford Street, WC1N 1DN
When: Every Wednesday, 10am – 12noon
Contact: To book your appointment –  www.northlondonslings.co.uk/bloomsbury | info@northlondonslings.co.uk


Contact Info

London Borough of Islington

I-Recycle Centre
1 Cottage Road
London N7 8TP
0207 527 5157

Nappy Ever After

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Nurseries using Real Nappies

Archway Early Years
Vorley Road
London N19 5HE
Nasso Christou
020 7272 3350

The Gower School
18 North Road
London N7 9EY
Emma Gowers
020 7700 2445

The Grove Nursery
91 Shepperton Road
London N1 3DF
Rebecca Brown
020 7226 4037