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

Jan
25
Tue
In-person reusable nappy demonstrations at Nappy Ever After’s Shop @ Nappy Ever After
Jan 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Real Nappies for London Reusable Nappy Demonstrations at Nappy Ever After.

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

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

Each demonstration talk 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 book via Eventbrite so we know you are coming. 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, or if you would like to register a friend).

If fully booked, email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk for availability. We can schedule future events.

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 and 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. For more info about the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme and to apply online, visit our website.

Jan
26
Wed
Islington Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take @ Islington Ecology Centre
Jan 26 @ 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 Wednesday 26th January 2022 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. 

Alice and Brynja will be on hand to provide reusable nappy advice. We welcome donations, 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 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 outside on a covered veranda at the back of the 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. 

Jan
31
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Support and Meet @ via Zoom
Jan 31 @ 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 in reusable nappies.

Date: Monday 31st January 2022
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 events diary showing ‘Online Reusable Nappy Demonstrations’ taking place usually every first Monday of the month.

Feb
7
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Feb 7 @ 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 7th February 2022
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.

Feb
8
Tue
In-person Reusable Nappy Demonstrations at Nappy Ever After’s Shop @ Nappy Ever After
Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Real Nappies for London Reusable Nappy Demonstrations at Nappy Ever After.

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

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

Each demonstration talk 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 book via Eventbrite so we know you are coming. 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, or if you would like to register a friend).

If fully booked, email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk for availability. We can schedule future events.

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 and 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. For more info about the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme and to apply online, visit our website.

Feb
22
Tue
In-person Reusable Nappy Demonstrations at Nappy Ever After’s Shop @ Nappy Ever After
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Real Nappies for London Reusable Nappy Demonstrations at Nappy Ever After.

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

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

Each demonstration talk 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 book via Eventbrite so we know you are coming. 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, or if you would like to register a friend).

If fully booked, email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk for availability. We can schedule future events.

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 and 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. For more info about the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme and to apply online, visit our website.

Feb
23
Wed
Islington Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take @ Islington Ecology Centre
Feb 23 @ 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 Wednesday 23rd February 2022 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. 

Alice and Brynja will be on hand to provide reusable nappy advice. We welcome donations, 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 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 outside on a covered veranda at the back of the 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. 

Feb
28
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Support and Meet @ via Zoom
Feb 28 @ 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 in reusable nappies.

Date: Monday 28th February 2022
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 events diary showing ‘Online Reusable Nappy Demonstrations’ taking place usually every first Monday of the month.

Mar
7
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Mar 7 @ 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 7th March 2022
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.

Mar
22
Tue
In-person Reusable Nappy Demonstrations at Nappy Ever After’s Shop @ Nappy Ever After
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Real Nappies for London Reusable Nappy Demonstrations at Nappy Ever After.

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

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

Each demonstration talk 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 book via Eventbrite so we know you are coming. 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, or if you would like to register a friend).

If fully booked, email: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk for availability. We can schedule future events.

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 and 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. For more info about the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme and to apply online, visit our website.

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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