Posted: Sat 16th Apr 2016

Parents Urged To Pick Real Nappies For Babies

This article is old - Published: Saturday, Apr 16th, 2016

Parents are being urged to ‘Go Real’ during Real Nappy Week 2016, which kicks off next week. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

‘Go Real’ will be celebrating the 20th annual Real Nappy Week by organising the first ever Cloth Nappy Awards, giving people the chance to win goodies via the Real Nappy Week Facebook page. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Swansea Council will be supporting the week by hosting a series of talks and information stalls in libraries across the city from April 18 to April 24 to promote their £100 real nappy cashback scheme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The scheme, which is believed to be the most generous in Wales, is available to all Swansea residents with a child of nappy age. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

An average child will use approximately 5,000 disposable nappies before potty training. By making the switch to real nappies, parents use up to 156 fewer black bags, diverting tonnes of waste from landfill and saving themselves up to £500 per year in the process. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Rebecca Tribe, from Swansea Council’s Recycling Team, said: “We’ve got eight Real Nappy sessions going on at eight of our public libraries, as well as week-long exhibitions at all of them. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We’re also working closely with the Sustainable Swansea team, who will be giving talks at several mother and toddler groups that week.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

She added: “Parents can make a real difference by choosing to use real nappies as it is both beneficial for the baby and the environment. Real nappies are easy to use, easy to wash and come in a wide range of designs and fabrics.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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