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14 Apr 2013

Real Nappy Week Next Week!

Next week is Real Nappy Week (15- 21 April 2013)  where all things cloth nappy are celebrated.  I have mentioned many times that I use cloth nappies on my boys but this is the last year I'll be able to say that.  The youngest is coming up to three and (hopefully) by next year nappies will be a thing of the past.

I have to admit I am going to be sad to see them go.  For a start they have saved me a fortune over the years - hundreds of pounds in-fact.  Secondly they are so pretty!  We have ones with stars, planets, reindeer & gingerbread men!  They have been so easy to use without a nappy pin in sight.  Lot's of parents who use cloth nappies feel the same - they just have so many benefits!  Would you believe me when I said they smell less because they do?  Chemicals in disposable nappies react with wee and pooh and cause a greater stink than a cloth nappy.

I am pleased to have saved tonnes of waste from landfill over the past 5 1/2 years.  I pity the archaeologists of the future as disposable nappies take about 500 years to degrade.  If the Tudors used disposable nappies they'd still be in the ground now!

For more information on using cloth nappies these are a couple of great websites:


Real Nappy Week is a great opportunity to find out more and get started with cloth as loads of retailers will be running competitions and special offers.

If you do take the plunge if you are a Reading resident you can claim £30 back from Reading Borough Council!  See here: http://www.reading.gov.uk/residents/GreenerLiving/real-nappies-in-reading/

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