Parents urged to get real nappies

First published in News

MONMOUTHSHIRE parents are being encouraged to use ‘real’ cloth nappies on their baby in support of Real Nappy Week, which began on Monday.

The county council is offering a free trial of samples to show parents how re-usable nappies can help them save money and as well as reduce waste.

The average baby will need to wear disposable nappies for two and a half years at a cost of £650 to £1,300. Real nappies could cost £200. to buy for the same period. Modern real nappies are fun, fashionable and come in a range of styles designs and colours, from denim to camouflage and cow print to ruffles.

Monmouthshire’s Recycling Officer Rebecca Blount said: “Disposable nappies can take up to 500 years to bio-degrade, but simply switching to cloth nappies instead of disposables prevents over 4,000 nappies going to landfill”

“Cloth nappies are also soft and comfortable for babies to wear. I used them on both of my children and they worked really well.”

“Real nappies are simple to use.People think that they’re difficult to fold and you have to boil wash them but it’s not like that at all They’re shaped just like disposable nappies but with Velcro or poppers to fasten them. ”

Trial samples of free nappies are limited from rebeccablount@monmouthshire.gov.uk

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8:55am Thu 1 May 14

StaceyJ1986 says...

This would be great but sadly Monmouthshire CC only offer a subsidised rate on Bambino Mio and they did not work for my little girl so I couldnt afford to fork out for a set that did from Little Lamb (cheaper than Bambino Mio to start with so with the discount applied would be a better option). If they could apply the discount to all reusable nappy brands that would be brilliant and also introduce the reusable wipes :-)
This would be great but sadly Monmouthshire CC only offer a subsidised rate on Bambino Mio and they did not work for my little girl so I couldnt afford to fork out for a set that did from Little Lamb (cheaper than Bambino Mio to start with so with the discount applied would be a better option). If they could apply the discount to all reusable nappy brands that would be brilliant and also introduce the reusable wipes :-) StaceyJ1986
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