Real Nappies | Redbridge

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?


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


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.


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%. 

Who to contact

020 8554 5000 020 8554 5000
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Age Ranges
Under 1, 1


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