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Real Nappy Week 2018 – What Is Real Nappy Week?

Tomorrow marks the start of Real Nappy 2018 Week and as a way of doing my bit to raise awareness I thought I would tell you all a bit about Real Nappy Week.

Real Nappy Week occurs every year in April. This year it is running from Monday 23rd April until Sunday 29th April (although retailers may extend offers past these dates). It is a chance to raise awareness and also grab some deals from retailers at discounted prices or on promotions! Either way delving into the world of real nappies is not only beneficial on your pocket in the longterm but also on the environment.

For my household we have saved on disposable nappies, I am using cloth nappies on Cassius that I used on Aoife! Did you know that it takes as long as 500 years for a disposable nappy to decompose… that means that every single disposable nappy ever used is still in landfill! That is a pretty terrifying thought! Quite often I met with remarks of how gross cloth nappies are but tbh the idea of all those disposables still about is even more unappealing to me than having to chuck a dirty nappy in my washing machine!

Are any of you on the lookout for some RNW bargains? Are any of you considering making the switch? Let me know in the comments! I would love to hear your thoughts!

13 thoughts on “Real Nappy Week 2018 – What Is Real Nappy Week?

  1. I really wish I had started with cloth bums… I think I’ve gotten to the point where disposables are simply convenient for me even if they do cost me a fortune (especially as I have two in nappies).

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  2. I’ve been using cloth nappies for 10 years now (4 children) and aside from saving me a fortune, I’m grateful for the (small) impact it’s had on the planet. It’s definitely trial and error, as every baby is different, and it can take a bit of playing around with rises, boosters and wraps to get right. This takes very little effort though, and is well worth it! I’d definitely encourage anyone to give them a go. Even part-time cloth prevents numerous disposables festering in landfill sites for centuries to come.

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  3. I’m pregnant and really want to use real nappies – but there’s so many different types out there at such varying prices and so many companies that I’ve beeb finding it a little overwhelming! Any tips would be appreciated!

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    1. It is a minefield! I have a post I did a few weeks ago on my top tips for using cloth 🙂 I definately recommend looking for your local nappy library! x

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  4. Sounds like cloth nappies are making a resurgence – they used to be used in generations gone by before disposable ones didn’t they. Apparently they save lots of people money. Greta post highlighting the benefits.

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    1. With people realising the benefits for the environment they are definately becoming more popular! xx

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  5. I tried reusable nappies with my youngest but they looked huge on him and by three months he would just soak them! I gave up in the end, but I’m hindsight I should have looked around more and found ones that suited us better.

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    1. It definately is a case of seeing which ones suit which is why hiring a trial kits from a nappy library is such a great service! xx

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  6. Oh I am so glad my twins are out of nappies – hated that stage – but currently celebrating getting rid of the potty! Yay! Still, this is an important element to consider for future generations!

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    1. My 2 year old has just potty trained but have the baby in them still! It’s so much easier with one! xxx

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