Presentation on theme: "Introduction to Real Nappies. What are Real Nappies? Made from fabric Washable Reusable There are 3 parts to a Real Nappy: Absorbency ‘nappy’ Stay dry."— Presentation transcript:
Introduction to Real Nappies
What are Real Nappies? Made from fabric Washable Reusable There are 3 parts to a Real Nappy: Absorbency ‘nappy’ Stay dry liner Waterproof wrap / cover
Why use Real Nappies? Better for the environment –Save waste going to landfill –Reduce carbon footprint Save money Choice of fabrics More control More stylish
Environment 4,000 disposable nappies per baby = 1 bin bag a week to landfill... Or buy 20 Real Nappies to reuse over and over again! Real Nappies are up to 40% better for the environment if you: Wash in full loads at 60° Use A rated appliances Avoid tumble drying Do not soak Do not iron Even using 1 Real Nappy a day will make a difference!
Money Save up to £500, more if you reuse them on other babies Check the Go Real website to see if your council offers any incentive schemes Some retailers offer gradual payment options Buy 2 nd hand nappies or resell them when you have finished with them To save even more money use fleece liners and washable wet wipes
There are different types of Real Nappy, something to suit every baby: Flat Shaped Pocket and All-in-One And two size options: Birth-to-potty Sized Which Real Nappy?
Flat Nappies Terry square - 1 size fits all The original Real nappy! Nappy Nippa – no pins! Fold to fit baby – very versatile Prefold nappy 2 sizes Easy to fold – no pins Cheap & easy to buy, quick to dry, need a separate wrap
Shaped Nappies No folding required – already shaped to fit Available in different sizes or birth to potty Fasten with velcro or poppers Requires separate wrap
Pocket & Slot in Nappies Pocket Nappies No need for a separate wrap Stuff a flat nappy or pad into the fleecy pocket Quick & easy to dry As easy to use as disposable nappies! Slot in Nappies A flat nappy or pad pops into a wrap Quick & easy to dry Really easy to use!
All-in-One Nappies Absorbent part attached to waterproof layer Very convenient & easy to use Can take longer to dry but new designs allow you to unfold absorbent part for drying
Size Options Birth-to-potty One size of nappy or wrap Adjusts to fit all sizes of baby using poppers Great value for money Sized Different sizes to buy as your baby grows A great fit for all sizes of baby Can be more expensive
Fabric Options Cotton Soft, absorbent, relatively quick to dry Choose organic or unbleached for greater environmental benefit Bamboo Very soft and more absorbent than cotton, but takes longer to dry Microfibre Synthetic, man made fabric Very absorbent but extremely quick drying
What do I need? 20 nappies and 4 wraps of each size (if using a two part system) Liners Bucket with lid Washable wet wipes
How do I use them?
What about nappy rash? Nappy rash is caused by the skin being in contact with urine and faeces (pee & poo) It is no more likely to occur in Real Nappies than disposables Always change baby’s nappy frequently
Remember... 3 billion disposable nappies are thrown away each year in the UK That’s 690,000 tonnes of waste going to landfill every year Each baby will be changed about 4,000 times – that’s a huge pile of disposable nappies or 20 real nappies used again and again.
Who are Go Real? Go Real is an independent source of information on Real Nappies and gives you access to advice from parents who have had experience of using Real Nappies. We are part of a social enterprise based in sunny Cornwall and promote the use of Real Nappies in an unbiased, practical way.