Reusable nappies

Reusable nappies

If you are a parent living in the London Borough of Barnet with children who are less than 18 months old, or are a parent-to-be, you can save money and help the environment by applying for a free reusable nappy voucher worth £70 through Real Nappies for London.

Your voucher can be spent to buy reusable nappies at participating retailers or put towards a trial paid-for washable nappy laundry service. Please remember it’s one voucher per baby.

To apply, you will need to:

  1. Fill out the voucher application form, and
  2. Email copies of three supporting documents to Real Nappies for London that show proof of your identity, address and pregnancy or birth.

Apply for a reusable nappy voucher

Four good reasons to try reusable nappies!

There are many reasons why more and more families are using reusable nappies, here are just four:

  1. Easy-to-use alternative to disposables
    Modern reusable nappies are shaped to fit your baby snugly. They can be washed easily at home, or with a washable nappy laundering subscription.
  2. Good for babies’ skin
    Made of natural breathable fabrics, they are kinder to baby’s skin and do not contain chemicals or absorbent gels.
  3. Help the environment
    One baby will use at least 4,000 disposable nappies, so using reusable nappies not only prevents this waste but also reduces single-use plastic consumption equivalent to 17 plastic bags per day.
  4. Save money
    On average, using reusable nappies will save you £195 per year and unlike disposables, they can be reused on subsequent children saving you more money in the future.

Using reusable nappies does not have to be an all or nothing commitment. Even by using just one reusable nappy a day in place of a disposable, you will save 912 disposable nappies from being sent for disposal.