Welcome to a Cleaner, Greener Kingston with Real Nappies for London
At Real Nappies for London, we are passionately committed to creating a more sustainable and environmentally conscious Kingston. 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.
We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Kingston Council to bring to you a series of reusable nappy events across the borough throughout 2023 and 2024. As part of this initiative, we’re also excited to offer a limited supply of £50 nappy vouchers to expectant parents, parents and foster carers with a baby under 18 months (or under 5 who has a disability requiring the use of nappies) living in Kingston who want to buy reusable nappies.
Why Choose Reusable Nappies
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.
Free Reusable Nappy Voucher
Apply for a reusable nappy voucher worth £50
If you are an expectant parent, a parent or a foster carer living in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames with a baby under 18 months or under the age of 5 with a disability requiring nappies, you are eligible to apply for a £50 nappy voucher. Your voucher can assist with the upfront cost of buying reusable nappies or contribute to a paid-for washable nappy laundry service.
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames has joined our voucher incentive scheme for the 2023/24 financial year (April – March). Since 1st December 2023, we opened up the eligibility criteria to all expectant parents, and parents or foster carers with a baby under 18 months, living in Kingston. Previously the scheme was offering £50 vouchers to only low-income families claiming council tax reduction.
Upcoming Reusable Nappy Events
If you qualify for this scheme and want to apply, we highly recommend attending one of the scheduled events, make sure to bring your supporting evidence with you.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 020 3150 2023.
These events will provide essential guidance and advice for getting started with reusable nappies and help you choose the right ones for your baby. At our reusable nappy event, you will have the opportunity to:
- Speak with our project partner to learn more about reusable nappies, ask questions, and understand the Real Nappies for London scheme.
- Purchase reusable nappies and explore different brands through a reusable nappy retailer pop-up shop.
- Exchange your unwanted baby clothes for other baby clothes, free of charge, at our ‘give & take’ stall.
- Connect with a local nappy library to register your interest in renting reusable nappies.
- Connect with other like-minded Kingston residents who are also interested in sustainable options for their families.
Alternatively, you can apply online by completing the application form and submitting the above supporting documents (Proof of Identity, Proof of Address/Low-Income in the form of a council tax deduction letter, Proof of Pregnancy/Birth of your child).
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.