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

Sep
27
Mon
Reusable Nappy Support Session and Meet @ via Zoom
Sep 27 @ 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 under 18 months using reusable nappies.

Date: Monday 16th August 2021
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 Online Reusable Nappy Demonstrations taking place every first Monday of the month.

Oct
1
Fri
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: info@realnappiesforlondon.org.uk or 020 3150 2023.

Free event.

Oct
4
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Oct 4 @ 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.

Date: Monday 4th October 2021
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.

Oct
5
Tue
Drop-in Reusable Nappy Demonstrations @ Nappy Ever After
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop-in between 2pm and 5pm at Nappy Ever After’s shop 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ for a Reusable Nappy Demonstration with Real Nappies for London. See and learn about the main types of reusable nappies – how to use, wash and dry them. Have the opportunity to buy and redeem your reusable nappy voucher in-person.

Nappy Ever After also provides a washable nappy laundry service delivering freshly laundered reusable nappies to households within a catchment zone. Find out more about their service and catchment zone via their website.

 

Oct
18
Mon
Reusable Nappy Support Session and Meet @ via Zoom
Oct 18 @ 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 under 18 months using reusable nappies.

Date: Monday 18th October 2021
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 Online Reusable Nappy Demonstrations taking place every first Monday of the month.

Oct
19
Tue
Drop-in Reusable Nappy Demonstrations @ Nappy Ever After
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop-in between 2pm and 5pm at Nappy Ever After’s shop 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ for a Reusable Nappy Demonstration with Real Nappies for London. See and learn about the main types of reusable nappies – how to use, wash and dry them. Have the opportunity to buy and redeem your reusable nappy voucher in-person.

Nappy Ever After also provides a washable nappy laundry service delivering freshly laundered reusable nappies to households within a catchment zone. Find out more about their service and catchment zone via their website.

 

Oct
20
Wed
Islington Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take @ Islington Ecology Centre
Oct 20 @ 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 20th October 2021 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. 

Nov
1
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Nov 1 @ 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.

Date: Monday 1st November 2021
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.

Nov
2
Tue
Drop-in Reusable Nappy Demonstrations @ Nappy Ever After
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop-in between 2pm and 5pm at Nappy Ever After’s shop 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ for a Reusable Nappy Demonstration with Real Nappies for London. See and learn about the main types of reusable nappies – how to use, wash and dry them. Have the opportunity to buy and redeem your reusable nappy voucher in-person.

Nappy Ever After also provides a washable nappy laundry service delivering freshly laundered reusable nappies to households within a catchment zone. Find out more about their service and catchment zone via their website.

 

Nov
15
Mon
Reusable Nappy Support Session and Meet @ via Zoom
Nov 15 @ 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 under 18 months using reusable nappies.

Date: Monday 15th November 2021
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 Online Reusable Nappy Demonstrations taking place every first Monday of the month..

Nov
16
Tue
Drop-in Reusable Nappy Demonstrations @ Nappy Ever After
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop-in between 2pm and 5pm at Nappy Ever After’s shop 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ for a Reusable Nappy Demonstration with Real Nappies for London. See and learn about the main types of reusable nappies – how to use, wash and dry them. Have the opportunity to buy and redeem your reusable nappy voucher in-person.

Nappy Ever After also provides a washable nappy laundry service delivering freshly laundered reusable nappies to households within a catchment zone. Find out more about their service and catchment zone via their website.

 

Nov
24
Wed
Islington Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take @ Islington Ecology Centre
Nov 24 @ 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 24th November 2021 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. 

Nov
27
Sat
Saturday Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Nov 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 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. This session is taking place during European Week of Waste Reduction, which encourages individuals to reduce their waste.

Date: Saturday 27th November 2021
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am (Demo starts promptly at 10.30am).
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.

Nov
30
Tue
Drop-in Reusable Nappy Demonstrations @ Nappy Ever After
Nov 30 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop-in between 2pm and 5pm at Nappy Ever After’s shop 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ for a Reusable Nappy Demonstration with Real Nappies for London. See and learn about the main types of reusable nappies – how to use, wash and dry them. Have the opportunity to buy and redeem your reusable nappy voucher in-person.

Nappy Ever After also provides a washable nappy laundry service delivering freshly laundered reusable nappies to households within a catchment zone. Find out more about their service and catchment zone via their website.

 

Dec
6
Mon
Online Reusable Nappy Demonstration @ via Zoom
Dec 6 @ 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 6th December 2021
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.

Dec
7
Tue
Drop-in Reusable Nappy Demonstrations @ Nappy Ever After
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Drop-in between 2pm and 5pm at Nappy Ever After’s shop 81 Murray Grove, London N1 7QJ for a Reusable Nappy Demonstration with Real Nappies for London. See and learn about the main types of reusable nappies – how to use, wash and dry them. Have the opportunity to buy and redeem your reusable nappy voucher in-person.

Nappy Ever After also provides a washable nappy laundry service delivering freshly laundered reusable nappies to households within a catchment zone. Find out more about their service and catchment zone via their 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. 

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. 

Mar
23
Wed
Islington Reusable Nappy, Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Give and Take @ Islington Ecology Centre
Mar 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 March 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. 

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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