What are real nappies?
Modern washable nappies, also known as 'real nappies', are a brilliant alternative to disposable nappies with many benefits for parents, babies and our planet.
Redbridge Council is currently offering a real nappy trial pack, worth over £25, for just £5 to residents with children under 18 months (limit of one pack per child).
Why use real nappies?
Cloth nappies will save you up to £500 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. Real nappies are made from natural or synthetic materials neither containing active chemicals.
They are better for the environment. More than 58,800 disposable nappies are sent to landfill in Redbridge every day! Each one takes up to 500 years to break down and this amounts to thousands of pounds of tax payers' money and tonnes of carbon emissions in production, purchase and disposal.