Real nappies

What are reusable nappies?

Reusable nappies are made from natural or synthetic materials and are a brilliant alternative to disposable nappies with many benefits for parents, babies and our planet. 

Redbridge Council offers a reusable nappy trial pack, worth over £35, for just £5 to residents with children under 18 months (limit of one pack per child).

Why use reusable nappies?

Money

Reusable nappies can save you up to £1000 over 2.5 years on a first baby and if used for another child, even more.

Health

Disposable nappies are made from crude oil, plastics and chemicals whose long term use has not been tested. Reusable nappies are made from natural or synthetic materials, such as bamboo or cotton, which do not contain active chemicals.

Waste

More than 58,800 disposable nappies are thrown away in Redbridge every day! Each one takes up to 500 years to break down and this amounts to thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money and tonnes of carbon emissions in production, purchase and disposal.

Carbon footprint

Reusable nappies use fewer raw materials. Choosing reusable nappies can lower carbon emissions of nappy use by 40%. 

Our trial pack

We are offering a reusable nappy trial pack worth over £35, for just £5 to residents with children under the age of 18 months (limit of one pack per child).

There are 3 packs to choose from depending on weight and stage of the child, containing all you need to try reusable nappies.

Pack 1: newborn up to 3 months

Includes:

This pack is suitable for newborn babies up to approximately 3 months.

Colours in the trial pack may vary.

Pack 2: 3 month up to 10 months

Includes:

This pack is suitable for babies from 3 months up to 10 months. 

Colours in the trial pack may vary.

Pack 3: 10 months to potty training 

Includes:

This pack is suitable for babies from 10 months to potty training. 

Colours in the trial pack may vary.

Try our trial pack

When you apply for a trial pack, you will have the option to pay online and have your pack posted out to you or you can choose to redeem your pack in person at Sid and Evie's (children's shoes, clothes and mother-to-be essentials shop in South Woodford). Please note that you will not be able to redeem your pack at Sid and Evie's until you have received a reusable nappy voucher code from us. 

To apply for the pack please complete the application form below, you will need the following information and to upload the following attachments:

1. Photo proof that you are a Redbridge resident (council tax bill, utility bill or driving license)

2. Photo proof that you are pregnant or have a baby under 18 months old (MATB1 form, birth certificate)

3. Full name and address of parent applying

Please note our turnaround for processing applications is 10 working days. 

Apply for a reusable nappy trial pack

Privacy Notice

If you apply for a Reusable Nappy Trial Pack voucher we will securely hold your name, address, and email address for 7 years to comply with financial auditing purposes.

From time to time we'd like to inform you about cloth nappy events, meet ups or offer ongoing advice and support as your baby grows. We will not share your information with anyone else. We will send you a form to 'opt in' to this service.

 

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