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Real nappies

Last Modified December 10, 2018

What are real nappies?

Otherwise known as cloth nappies these are nappies that can be washed and reused. They are easy to use and very similar to disposable nappies, plus they come in exciting patterns, fabrics and colours.

Why choose real nappies?

There are lots of benefits to using real nappies:

Kinder to baby - there are no chemicals or oils involved, just the natural absorbency of the material.

Money saving - by using real nappies you can save up to £500 per child compared to constantly buying disposables.

Good for the environment - a baby will go through approximately 5,000 nappy changes before they are potty trained. If using disposables that's 5000 nappies sent to landfill!

For more info including the different types of nappy, what you'll need and some FAQs please read our Real Nappy Guide.

Check our video to take a look at them on real babies:

Our reward scheme

Real nappy starter kitAs a thank you for diverting waste from landfill, anyone that uses real nappies can claim up to £50 reward. Please fill in an application form.

Alternatively, if you've never used real nappies and would like to give them a go we have a free starter kit available in partnership with Close and TotsBots. The kit worth over £100 contains: five all-in-one cloth nappies, one night nappy and wrap, one booster and one roll of disposable liners. To order the kit please fill out an application form.




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