www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk

 

Welcome to a Cleaner, Greener Waltham Forest with Real Nappies for London

At Real Nappies for London, we are passionately committed to creating a more sustainable and environmentally conscious Waltham Forest. 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.

Why Choose Reusable Nappies

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.

Free Reusable Nappy Voucher

Apply for a reusable nappy voucher worth £70

If you are an expectant parent, a parent or a foster carer living in Waltham Forest with a baby under 18 months or under the age of 5 with a disability requiring nappies, you are eligible to apply for a £70 nappy voucher. Your voucher can assist with the upfront cost of buying reusable nappies or contribute to a paid-for washable nappy laundry service.

Upcoming Reusable Nappy Events

 

Jun
4
Tue
Islington Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take @ Islington Ecology Centre
Jun 4 @ 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 the first Tuesday of each month 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. 

We will be on hand to provide reusable nappy advice. 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 may also like to post your donation on our Nappy Exchange Facebook Group.

At the event, 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 at 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. 

Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Jun
11
Tue
Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Jun
14
Fri
Hackney Nappy Network Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ Hackney Central Library, E8 1GQ
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Hackney Nappy Network and Wrapahug Sling Library for a reusable nappy demonstration and newborn sling demo.

Every month they will be at Hackney Central Library, where Esther and Joy from Nappy Ever After will tell you everything you need to know about reusable cloth nappies. Their friendly and informal demonstraion is for anyone who is interested to learn more about reusable nappies, whether you are an expectant parents or you are already using nappies. All welcome! No need to book, just show up at 10am!

The talk will start at 10am and last approx 40 mins. The session will cover:

-the different kinds of reusable nappies
-the newborn stage
-washing guidance
-other local nappy initiatives.
-troubleshooting.

Joy from Nappy Ever After will tell you about their fantastic laundry service and shop. Thanks to Hackney Council and the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme, Hackney parents (pregnant or with a child under 18 months) can claim their FREE £70 nappy voucher on the day from a Hackney Council officer or online via www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk/apply
Following the reusable nappy demonstration, Mel from Wrapahug Sling Library will offer a free newborn sling demo where she’ll:
– Show different sling options for newborns/small babies
– Explain safety and positioning
– Demo slings and explain how they work
– Show how to feed in the slings
– Answer your questions.
Where possible and if time-permitting, you may be able to try on a couple of slings after (please note that this is a demo and NOT a full sling library and not for 1-to-1 consultations; you will need to book a consultation at the Bethnal Green sling library if you need more time and want to try slings on. I can take a quick look at your own sling if possible on the day, newborns/small babies only for this session. There is no guarantee I will be able to help everyone).   Please contact Mel directly to make an appointment.
The sessions run monthly during term-time only.
Timings: 10am-11am: Cloth nappy demos
11.15am-11.45am approx: Sling demo with Q&As
11.50am-1pm: trying on slings
Timings are VERY approximate!
Find out more about Hackney Nappy Network: https://www.hackneyrealnappy.net/
Jun
18
Tue
Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Jun 18 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Jun
19
Wed
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ Online via Zoom
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or call: 020 3150 2023.

Jun
25
Tue
Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Jun
26
Wed
Hackney Nappy Network Reusable Nappy Meet and Give & Take @ Round Chapel Old School Rooms, E5 0PU
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us and Hackney Nappy Network for a Reusable Nappy Meet and Give & Take.

Meet other local parents, find out about reusable nappies, claim a voucher and give and take preloved real nappies and baby clothes at our regular Meet, Give and Takes. The event is a bit like a jumble sale but everything is free! Bring along good quality reusable nappies and baby clothes (no need to bring to take). Hackney residents with supporting documents can claim a £70 reusable nappy voucher on the day. Demonstrations and advice are available but as these events are busy, we recommend that anyone new to reusable nappies attends one of Hackney Nappy Network’s monthly demonstrations at Hackney Central Library for more detailed information.

Location: Old School Rooms, Powerscroft Rd, Lower Clapton, London E5 0PU

When: 10am – 11.30am

Dates: 4th October 2023, 22nd November 2023, 24th Jan 2024, 20th March 2024, 26th June 2024.

Find out more about Hackney Nappy Network: https://www.hackneyrealnappy.net/

 

Jul
2
Tue
Islington Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take @ Islington Ecology Centre
Jul 2 @ 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 the first Tuesday of each month 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. 

We will be on hand to provide reusable nappy advice. 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 may also like to post your donation on our Nappy Exchange Facebook Group.

At the event, 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 at 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. 

Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Jul
3
Wed
Westminster Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take @ St Johns Wood Library
Jul 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Westminster Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take @ St Johns Wood Library

Join us for a Reusable Nappy and Baby Clothes Give and Take morning at St John’s Wood Library on Wednesday 3rd July 2024 from 10.30am – 12.30pm. 

Bring preloved good quality reusable nappies and baby clothes 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. 

We will be on hand to provide reusable nappy advice. 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. 

At the event, 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). 

This event takes place at St John’s Wood Library, 20 Circus Road NW8 6PD

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Real Nappies for London is a waste prevention initiative administered by the Women’s Environmental Network

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 £70. 

Jul
9
Tue
Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Jul
16
Tue
Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Jul
23
Tue
Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Jul
30
Tue
Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Aug
6
Tue
Islington Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take @ Islington Ecology Centre
Aug 6 @ 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 the first Tuesday of each month 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. 

We will be on hand to provide reusable nappy advice. 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 may also like to post your donation on our Nappy Exchange Facebook Group.

At the event, 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 at 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. 

Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Aug
13
Tue
Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Aug 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Aug
20
Tue
Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Aug
27
Tue
Nappy Ever After’s Shop – Open Every Tuesday 2pm – 5pm @ Nappy Ever After
Aug 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Nappy Ever After‘s shop is open every Tuesday afternoon, 2pm – 5pm for drop-in reusable nappy demonstrations to see, touch and learn about reusable nappies, as well as having the opportunity to buy. You can redeem your reusable nappy voucher at Nappy Ever After (in-person or online) for either: a trial pack worth £64.15, reusable nappies of your choice, or contribute your voucher towards a paid-for weekly washable nappy laundry service, which delivers freshly laundered prefold nappies to your door. Interested to learn more about their service and catchment zone? Find out more on their website.

Contact:
Nappy Ever After, 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ
020 7014 3006
info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

LOCAL REUSABLE NAPPY ADVISORS

Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library

Waltham Forest Cloth Nappy Library exists to help parents and parents-to-be navigate through, what can feel like, the bewildering world of cloth nappies. They hold monthly, free information sessions where you can look at and talk with them and other parents about the different types of nappies, how they work and how to get started using them.

If you would like to try some nappies out before buying, they have trial kits and individual nappies available to loan. Their friendly and supportive chat group, Waltham Forest Cloth Bums, is the place to buy, sell or swap nappies with other local parents, seek advice and keep up-to-date with events and discount codes. Do get in touch with them via the Facebook library page or email: wfnappies@gmail.com

Nappy Ever After

Nappy Ever After hold drop-in demo’s every Tuesday from 2pm till 6pm and occasional 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 reusable nappies available as well as having the opportunity to redeem your reusable nappy voucher. Nappy Ever After also offers parents living in North London with a nappy laundry service.  Please contact them for further information – 020 7014 3006 or email: info@nappyeverafter.co.uk

Hackney Nappy Network

The Hackney Nappy Network is a group of parents and carers using reusable nappies. The network offers free reusable nappy advice based on their own experience and from the industry. They hold reusable nappy demonstrations at Hackney Central Library and host quarterly Reusable Nappy Meet Up and Give & Take events at the Roundchapel Old School Rooms. Visit their website to find out more!

East London Sling Library

The East 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: Farmilo Road, Walthamstow, E17 8JP
When: Every Friday – 10.30am –  12.30am
Contact: To book your appointment –   info@eastlondonslings.co.uk  |   www.northlondonslings.co.uk/eastlondonslings

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.

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