What is a reusable nappy?
Reusable nappies, also known as real nappies are made out of cotton and other materials which can be washed and reused. They are easy to use and very similar to disposables, plus they come in exciting patterns, fabrics and colours!
Why choose real nappies?
There are lots of benefits to using real nappies:
- Kinder to baby - there are no chemicals or oils involved, just the natural absorbency of the material.
- Money saving - by using real nappies you can save up to £500 per child compared to constantly buying disposables.
- Good for the environment - a baby will go through approximately 5,000 nappy changes before they are potty trained. If using disposables, that’s 5,000 nappies sent to landfill.
Real nappy starter kit
If you’ve never used real nappies and would like to give them a go you can claim a free starter kit worth over £100. The kit contains: five all-in-one cloth nappies, one night nappy and wrap, one booster and one roll of disposable liners. You can try two different brands of real nappies: market leader TotsBots and Hertfordshire based Close Parent.
Applications for starter kits can be made online using the e-form available on the Hertfordshire County Council website. Alternatively download and complete the form at the bottom of this page and return with the relevant documents to the same address as below for the Reward Scheme.
Reward for using real nappies
Alternatively, If you live in Hertfordshire and have already purchased reusable nappies or have joined a nappy laundering scheme, you are avoiding the mountain of waste created by disposable nappies so WasteAware would like to thank you by offering you up to £50 towards the cost of your real nappies.
To claim your reward, please download the Real Nappy reward leaflet and complete the form on the back. Once you have completed the forms, please post them with the required documentation to: Waste Management Team (Nappy Cashback) at North Hertfordshire District Council.
When possible we would like to pay residents via BACS rather than cheques. Please fill in the BACS form below.
For more information visit the WasteAware Real Nappy website.
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