Islington

The London Borough of Islington is working in partnership 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, currently living in Islington, 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 single-use 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, which is not great for our environment. It also costs the local authority to dispose of this waste. 

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 reusable nappy voucher worth £54.15

If you are a parent living in Islington 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

Upcoming Events in Islington

Dec
7
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Monday 7th December 2020 at 10am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Alice and Jenny from Real Nappies for London will talk you through the three main types of reusable nappies, how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10am and go on for approx 30 mins with Q&A after.

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

Dec
8
Tue
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Tuesday 8th December 2020 at 10am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Alice and Jenny from Real Nappies for London will talk you through the three main types of reusable nappies, how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10am and go on for approx 30 mins with Q&A after.

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

Jan
12
Tue
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Tuesday 12th January 2021 at 10am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Alice and Jenny from Real Nappies for London will talk you through the three main types of reusable nappies, how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10am and go on for approx 30 mins with Q&A after.

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

Jan
18
Mon
Online Zoom Reusable Nappy Demonstration
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Monday 18th January 2020 at 10am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Alice and Jenny from Real Nappies for London will talk you through the three main types of reusable nappies, how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A after the demo. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10am and go on for approx 30 mins with Q&A after.

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

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

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Monday 1st February 2021 at 10am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Alice and Jenny from Real Nappies for London will talk you through the three main types of reusable nappies, how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10am and go on for approx 30 mins with Q&A after.

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

Feb
15
Mon
Online Zoom Reusable Nappy Demonstration
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Monday 15th February 2020 at 10am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Alice and Jenny from Real Nappies for London will talk you through the three main types of reusable nappies, how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A after the demo. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10am and go on for approx 30 mins with Q&A after.

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

Feb
20
Sat
Saturday Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Feb 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Saturday 20th February 2021 at 10.30am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Alice and Jenny from Real Nappies for London will talk you through the three main types of reusable nappies, how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10.30am and go on for approx 30 mins with Q&A after.

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

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

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Monday 1st March 2021 at 10am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Alice and Jenny from Real Nappies for London will talk you through the three main types of reusable nappies, how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10am and go on for approx. 30 mins with Q&A after.

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

Mar
2
Tue
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Tuesday 2nd March 2021 at 10am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Alice and Jenny from Real Nappies for London will talk you through the three main types of reusable nappies, how to use, wash and dry them, as well as other useful tips to get started. There will be opportunities for Q&A. If you have already started using reusable nappies but need some advice, you are welcome to join the chat for a Q&A support session too!

The demo will start at 10am and go on for approx. 30 mins with Q&A after.

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

Nurseries using Reusable Nappies in Islington

Archway Early Years
Vorley Road
London N19 5HE

020 7272 3350

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

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

London Borough of Islington

i-Recycle Centre

1 Cottage Road
London N7 8TP
0207 527 5157

Local Reusable Nappy Advisor

Sling Library

Bloomsbury Sling Library

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

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