Get Real! Real Nappy Week comes to Bucks

  |  Published: Apr 19th 2018
Baby with re-usable nappies. Photo courtesy BCC.
Baby with re-usable nappies. Photo courtesy BCC.

More than 8 million disposable nappies are thrown away in the UK every day. That's why Buckinghamshire County Council is promoting National Real Nappy Week (23-29 April) to try and get more local families using modern cloth nappies. Cloth nappies, also known as re-useable nappies or 'real nappies', have lots of benefits to the environment, your pocket and for baby too. Forget the old-fashioned image of bulky cloth nappies - today’s brands are compact, stylish, and have Velcro or popper fastenings.

To give parents the chance to find out more, Buckinghamshire County Council is working with the High Wycombe Nappy Library who have events during the week. Local people can come along and chat to the experts.

There will also be lots of online content throughout the week, giving lots of information and advice for anyone looking at reducing their waste and opting for re-usable nappies.

Bill Chapple OBE, County Council Cabinet Member for Planning & Environment, said: "Families often want to do the best for the environment, and when there are young children, disposable nappies can create a large amount of waste. Because they're used time after time, real nappies are better for the environment - and they save money too. These events for Real Nappy Week give new parents and parents-to-be the chance to simply drop by and find out more."

High Wycombe Nappy Library - http://jennibeansc.strikingly.com/#library -

The Nappy Library offers the chance to hire re-useable nappy sets out for a small fee, to allow families to try out different types before investing in their own set. During the week, all nappy hires will be 50% off as a special offer for Real Nappy Week.

Events confirmed so far are:

23rd April - Downley Community Centre, School Close, Downley HP13 5TR - 9.30am-11am

1st May - Wrights Meadow Community Centre, Wrights Meadow Rd, High Wycombe HP11 1SQ - 9.30am -12.00pm

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