Waltham Forest

The London Borough of Waltham Forest works 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, living in Waltham Forest 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 the amount of 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 or landfilled, 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.

Reusable Nappy Voucher

Apply for a FREE reusable nappy voucher worth £54.15

If you are a parent living in Waltham Forest 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. Find out more on our apply page

Upcoming Events

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.

Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration – The Washable Nappy Company
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Parents are invited to join Juliet from The Washable Nappy Company for an online Zoom Reusable Nappy Demo on Monday 7th December 2020 at 6:30pm.

Juliet 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 throughout and to learn about the reusable nappy voucher scheme. If you haven’t claimed a voucher yet, more info can be found on our apply page.

For more information and the Meeting ID, visit: www.thewashablenappy.co.uk/free-nappy-demos/

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.

Dec
11
Fri
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration – Hackney Real Nappy Network
Dec 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Hackney Real Nappy Network via Zoom on Friday 11th December at 10am and 11am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Esther from Hackney Real Nappy Network 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!

There will be two demos that will start at 10am and 11am.

Please register to join. If you need help, please contact the Hackney Real Nappy Network via Facebook / Instagram (@hackneynappynet) or via email: info@hackneyrealnappy.net

Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration – Hackney Real Nappy Network
Dec 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Hackney Real Nappy Network via Zoom on Friday 11th December at 10am and 11am for a reusable nappy demonstration. Esther from Hackney Real Nappy Network 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!

There will be two demos that will start at 10am and 11am.

Please register to join. If you need help, please contact the Hackney Real Nappy Network via Facebook / Instagram (@hackneynappynet) or via email: info@hackneyrealnappy.net

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

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Monday 11th 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
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
2
Tue
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Tuesday 2nd 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.

Mar
22
Mon
Online Zoom Reusable Nappy Demonstration
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join Real Nappies for London online via Zoom on Monday 22nd March 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.

LOCAL REAL 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 demo 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 once a month 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 real nappies available as well as having the opportunity to redeem your real nappy voucher. Nappy Ever After also offers parents living in North London with a cloth nappy laundry service.  Please contact them for further information.

 

HACKNEY REAL NAPPY NETWORK

The Hackney Real Nappy Network is a group of real nappy users who offer free advice, based on their own experience. They hold real nappy demonstrations at antenatal classes in Homerton Hospital, and attend many events across Hackney to show people how easy real nappies are to use. Nappuccinos are hosted on the last Friday of the month at Hackney Central Library during term time – 10.30 am to 12 noon.   Please see the events diary above for upcoming dates.

 

 

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

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