The London Borough of Lambeth works with Real Nappies for London to promote reusable nappies as an alternative to single-use nappies. They are currently offering parents living in the borough with a baby under 18 months, or parents-to-be, with a £40 voucher to get started using reusable nappies. The aim is to decrease the amount of nappy waste being disposed 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 variety, these nappies will all be sent for incineration.

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 Reusable Nappy Voucher

Apply for a FREE reusable nappy voucher worth £40.00

If you are a parent living in Lambeth with a baby under 18 months, or parent-to-be, you are eligible to apply for a free voucher worth £40 to help with the initial cost of buying reusable nappies or for a paid-for washable nappy laundry service

Upcoming Nappy Events

Reusable Nappy Meet and Give & Take @ Real Nappy Life
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Real Nappies for London, South London Nappies and Real Nappy Life for a Reusable Nappy Meet and Give & Take on Friday 1st October 2021 – 10am to 12pm.

Location: Real Nappy Life, 18 Westow Street, London SE19 3AH

At this event, you will:

  • Learn about the benefits of reusable nappies, the different types and how to use, wash and dry them.
  • Claim a free reusable nappy voucher to help you get started (Find out more about the Real Nappies for London Voucher Incentive Scheme. Apply online or bring your supporting documentation to apply on the day.)
  • Purchase brand new reusable nappies, or redeem your reusable nappy voucher in-store at Real Nappy Life.
  • Learn about hiring reusable nappies with South London Nappies – a Cloth Nappy Library.
  • Give & Take – pass on, or take for free, no longer needed good quality second-hand, reusable nappies, baby clothes and maternity wear. No need to bring to take. If you are donating, please ensure the items are clean and in a useable condition. We do not accept toys.
  • Meet local parents with babies.

Relax and enjoy a hot drink and a bite to eat with Freshwater’s Zero-Waste Café-Bar at Real Nappy Life. Indoor and outdoor seating available in the garden.

Please register to attend via Eventbrite. For further information, please contact: or 020 3150 2023.

Free event.

Information about Reusable Nappies

Learn More

Nappy Ever After
020 7014 3006
Shop: 81 Murray Grove
N1 7QJ

South London Nappies

Hire reusable nappy kits available to hire on a weekly, monthly or yearly basis depending on your requirements. Hires start from just £1.50 per week (deposit may be required)

South London Sling Library

The South London Sling Library is a not-for-profit independant, mum-run service, providing expert sling and baby carrier information, demos, classes and hires. 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 costs from £5 (+refundable deposit) 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. Booking essential.

Where: 194 Beckenham Road (side entrance), BR3 4RJ
When: Please check their event calendar.


Reusable Nappies

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