A selection of modern 'real' nappies.

Parents offered the chance to try ‘real’ nappies

Parents in Wealden are being offered the opportunity to trial reusable nappies.

The district council which is promoting ‘real’  nappies says modern ones are stylish, fashionable and come in a range of designs, materials, sizes and colours designed to suit your baby and your pocket.

They also fasten easily with poppers or Velro, and can help with early potty training.

Jo, a mother-of-two who works for the council, says in a press release that she has used reusable nappies for her children.


She said: “There is lots of choice. As well as the traditional towelling nappies, there are also all-in-one nappies which you can put in the washing machine to wash and reuse, and two-part fitted nappies with their own linings.

“We have a number of our improved nappy trial kits which we are lending out to parents. It’s an opportunity to see how they get on with real nappies, so they can try before they buy.”

Jo added: “As Monday, April 22, until Saturday, April 27, is Real Nappy Week, we are hoping many mothers and fathers will take advantage of this money saving offer which will do so much to help the environment.”

4,000 nappies

The council says the average baby will use 4,000 nappies up to potty-training. By using cloth nappies, you could save anywhere from £100-£1,000 and more if the nappies are used on subsequent children.

Also there is a tremendous saving for the environment. Every year three billion disposable nappies are used in the UK. Each on contains up to 30% plastic which significantly adds to the amount of single-use plastics being thrown away.

For more information on Wealden’s Nappy Trial Kit please email recycling@wealden.gov.uk, visit www.wealden.gov.uk, or call 01323 443322.

• A £25 deposit is required which is refundable on the return of the nappies after the trial.

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