Real Nappies Information
By the time your baby is potty trained he or she could have
had as many as 4000 nappy changes, or more! That amounts to
over 3 billion disposable nappies being thrown
away each and every year in the UK, costing UK councils over
Disposable nappies take hundreds of years to
degrade in landfill, but also have a big impact
through their manufacture, transport and use of chemicals.
Real Nappies are an environmentally conscious alternative; made
of natural cotton, they enable you to wash and reuse nappies again
and again. Things have moved on since the traditional Terry
Squares; Real Nappies now come in all shapes and sizes and are
available in some very stylish designs.
Bedfordshire Real Nappy Library
Great News! If you are considering making the switch to
cloth but are not sure where to start, then you can now hire some
from the Bedfordshire Real Nappy Library. To find out more
visit our Bedfordshire Real Nappy Library Page.
|Real Nappies Cash Back
Here at Bedford Borough Council we are keen to encourage parents
to make the change to Real Nappies. As an incentive we
offer a £25 cash back scheme for purchases of Real
Nappies products or laundry services of over £50. All you
have to do is complete the Real
Nappies Cash Back Form and post it back to us with your
For more information about our Real Nappies Cash Back
offer then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
download our leaflets below.
Why Choose Real
- It saves you money! You could save up to £500 from birth to
potty training, by using real nappies. Save more money by using
them again on your next baby!
- Modern reusable nappies are just as easy to use as disposables
with many fastened with Velcro, poppers and very few styles
- Babies using reusable nappies tend to potty train 6 months
earlier than those using disposables.
- It uses less energy to wash reusable nappies at 60º than it
does to make new disposables.
- They are made from natural cotton which is kinder to your
- If you aren't keen on washing them, then you could always try a
Real Nappies laundry service.
For more information on Real
Nappies or to find your nearest Real Nappy Advisor
please visit The Real Nappy Campaign.
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