At most of the events listed below there will be a BabyKind representative
to advise about real nappies and demonstrate how they work. As if this
wasn't enough there may be special offers and prizes available.
Cumbria Real Nappy Campaign, Marketplace, Kendal,
Cumbria Real Nappy Campaign will be around from 10am onwards on wednesday
25th May to answer any questions some may have and also to promote the
real nappy voucher scheme.
The real nappy project - Midlothian
'Nappucino' coffee morning at Penicuik Library, wednesday 27 october
Hear from parents who use real nappies on their babies. Order your
nappy lending kits, or take home a trial pack (fees apply)
You will need proof of residency in Edinburgh & Lothians to take
home any of the real nappy project offers.
Penicuik Babykind adviser, Sandra, will be present for advice on use
and choice of nappy and can help with info on purchasing nappies and
can arrange free delivery to your home. If you need further info - contact
Sandra through the babykind "local
Wickford Health Centre, Market Road, Wickford, Essex, SS12 0AG
from 10am-12noon on the first Monday of each month (excluding Bank Holidays).
For anyone using cloth nappies, thinking about trying them, or just
curious to find out more! Come and meet other like minded people, have
a coffee while the little ones play, and have a look at a selection
of the modern cloth nappies and accessories available today. Please
contact Jo and Emma at wickfordnappuccino @blueyonder.co.uk for more
information. As a BabyKind advisor, Jo will be able to advise on our
range and is able to assist with your purchases.
Nappuchinos and Nappy Demonstrations in Sheffield
Venue: Antenatal Clinic, Jessop Wing, Tree Root Walk, Sheffield.
11am – 1pm. Regular event. Come along for info, advice and demos
on using Real Nappies. Local nappy advisors on hand to answer all your
questions. Products available to buy on the day or book a home demo.
Tea, coffee, juice & cakes too!
2008 Dates: Saturdays: 17th May, 21st June, 19th July, 16th August,
20th Sept, 18th Oct, 15th Nov, and 13th Dec.
For more details please contact Nicola Basher via the ‘Local
nappy advisors" page.'
Nappy events in Stratford
Venue: Holy Trinity Parish Centre
Time: 10am - 12 noon, talk/demo at 10.15am
Dates: last Friday in every month
Nappy 'demonstrations' in Portsmouth
There will be the opportunity to find out more about real nappies, see
a selection and ask questions from an experienced cloth nappy user at
a Nappy Display at St Marys Hospital, Ante Natal clinic (ground floor).
The events will be held between 10am-12 on the the following dates:
12th May, 2nd June, 7th July, 4th August, 1st September, 6th October,
3rd November, 1st December.
Essex Cloth Nappy Network
A cloth nappy network for Essex is being developed. You might
be an enthusiastic mum or dad who would like to pass on your happy experiences,
or a new parent wanting to know more about cloth nappies, or maybe you
are a cloth nappy agent who would be willing to attend some local events.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ,
visit our website www.essexcc.gov.uk/nappies or call 01245 437318"
The Forth Valley Real Nappy Network
A nappuccino is heldon the last thursday of every month in Stirling,
11am, Caffe Nero, Stirling. Also a nappuccino in Falkirk runs the first
thursday of every month – 10.30am, Food Heaven, 47 Glebe St, Falkirk.
People are welcome to come along, have a free cup of coffee and find
out about real nappies. We’d also love people who are currently
using real nappies to come along and share their experiences. If you
can’t make it to a nappuccino and are using real nappies we’d
love you to get in touch so that we can get an idea of real nappy users
in Forth Valley.
Real Nappy Week 2010 was
26th April - 2rd May.
Real Nappy Week 2009 was 27th April - 3rd
Real Nappy Week 2008 was 21st-27th April.
Real Nappy Week 2007 was 11th-18th March.
Information about the events that took place can be found on the Women's
Environmental Network website (Women's
Environmental Network ). At BabyKind we were proud to be able to
support a large number of real nappy events across the UK.
Real Nappy Week 2006
2006 saw the 10th Anniversary of Real Nappy Week, which was the
biggest national cloth nappy event yet. This
is an annual event aimed at raising awarenss about cloth nappies. Due
to the relative invisibility of cloth nappies, many parents do not realise
that modern cloth nappies are a realistic option, even with today's
busy lifestyles. Real Nappy Week usually features publicity events such
as "nappy mountains" (where the equivalent of one baby's disposable
nappies through their entire nappyhood are put into bin bags to show
what a huge amount of waste they produce, compared with a carrier-bag
full of washables) - this amounts to a pretty impressive mountain!
Nappy advisors in Wales
Waste Awareness Wales and Sustainable Wales are working in partnership
to co-ordinate the Real Nappy Campaign in Wales. The campaign aims to
promote awareness of the benefits of using real nappies. It is widely
recognised that having an enthusiastic local person with experience
of using cloth nappies and knowledge about what is currently available
helps inform local professionals and mothers about real nappies and
get them started using them. BabyKind have partnered with the Real Nappy
Campaign in Wales to recruit and support local nappy consultants around
Wales. If you are a real nappy enthusiast and would like to find out
more about this scheme please contact us.
Council real nappy incentive schemes
It is local councils who ultimately have to deal with the disposable
nappies produced by their newest residents, and as the space left in
landfill sites dwindles it is at a premium. Many councils now run real
nappy incentive schemes and actively encourage parents to make the switch
from disposables to reusable nappies. Your local council may offer a
cashback incentive if you choose reusable nappies, so if you are unsure
it may be worth contacting your own council to see what they are offering.
We will be building a list of council incentive schemes over the coming
months. Click to see if your local council
has a real nappy incentive scheme. Please let us know if you know
of a scheme that we have not yet listed so we can pass on this information
to other parents.