National Recycle week 2015
will take place between the 22 – 28 June. The theme is going to be ‘recycling around the home. The week will focus on metals, plastics, packaging, textiles and food waste and is set to inspire a new generation of parents to make the change and recycle much more including nappies.
Change is good..... Evolution is normal isn't it?! By telling someone you know about Real Nappies, it might change their life and they in turn might change someone else's life, like a butterfly affect. Let's spread the word in an effort to make Real Nappies the 'norm' for future generations.
Really Changing Lives
Think - Baby and Parental Benefits. Comfortable, dry, cushioned bottoms make a happy baby. Early potty training and overall cost savings make a happy parent! And don't they look great too!?
Really Changing Landfill
Think - Environmental benefits and reducing the amount of waste going into Landfill - Think 'Waste Minimisation' not just recycling.
Really Changing Futures
Think - Changing a habit of a generation and start the evolution. By raising awareness of Real Nappies amongst future generations of parents - through information, fashion and fun - we might make evolution happen! Spread the word at grass roots level; encourage friends, family and the younger generation to come along to the 'Great Cloth Diaper Change' to join in the fun and break a crazy Guinness World Record!
For more information,visit Real Nappy Week
Did you know that every year, a massive 3 billion disposable nappies that are thrown away in the UK, 90% of these are landfilled. A baby in disposables will need about 4,000 nappy changes in total, so that’s 4,000 disposable nappies in a landfill site!
Alternatively, you could have a supply of jolly Real Nappies hanging on your washing line!
Real Nappies have come a long way from the soaking, folding, pin jabbing terry nappies that most people think of. Modern cloth nappies use popper or velcro fastenings, are made of comfortable, soft fabrics and have no need for folding (unless you want to), some even come with the waterproof cover built in so are as simple to change as a disposable nappy.
Forget soaking nappies in a pail of water as the modern, easy way is to dry store dirty nappies in a lidded bucket until they are washed in the machine at 40°c with nappy sanitizer. Using a mesh liner in your bucket means you can lift the mesh with the nappies in it out of the bucket straight into the machine. With most washing machines having a decent spin, many nappies come out the machine feeling almost dry and although nothing beats hanging cloth nappies on the line outside to dry, indoor drying on clothes rails or tumble drying is fine to.
Although the initial outlay may seem expensive for real nappies, the savings from not buying disposable nappies and wipes can be up to £800 per baby – wow! The use of re-usable wipes, fabric liners and re-using your cloth nappies on a second baby will save you even more money.
Real Nappies can also help to reduce nappy rash and minimize your baby’s exposure to chemicals.
For stockists and further information, why not try:
Also, have a look at your local council website too, as they usually have helpful information on Real Nappies.
Happy Recycling and Real Nappying from the Small Steps Team