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Real Nappies Information

real nappy washing lineBy 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 £40 million.   

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.


Nappy Library

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 Scheme

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 supporting documentation.

 

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For more information about our Real Nappies Cash Back offer then contact us at recycling@bedford.gov.uk or download our leaflets below.

 

 


 

Why Choose Real Nappies?

Real Nappies baby and washing machine

  • 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 requiring folding. Baby amongst Real Nappies

 

  • 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 baby’s skin.

 

  • 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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