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Real nappies

Using real nappies reduces waste, but will also save you money. Because of the environmental benefits, we will give parents who use real nappies a reward.

Real nappies

Real nappy reward

The council would like to thank residents who use reusable nappies, by reimbursing you up to £50 towards the cost. Alternatively, if you've never used real nappies and would like to give them a go, you can apply for a free starter kit worth over £100.

Complete the pdf icon Real nappy reward leaflet [2MB] and return along with the requested paperwork to the Waste Services Officer, Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL8 6AE.

Alternatively you can apply online via the Hertfordshire Wasteaware website.

Why choose real nappies?

There are lots of benefits to using real nappies:

Good for your baby - there are no chemicals or oils involved, so they're kind to your baby's skin. Lots of padding means a soft landing for toddlers learning to walk.

Saving you money - real nappies cost about 10p per use, compared with 15p to 25p for disposable nappies. Using real nappies from birth to potty could save you up to £500.

Good for the environment - a baby will go through on average 4,500 nappy changes. That's 4,500 disposable nappies sent to landfill, or just 20 real nappies washed and used again.

Child surrounded by real nappies  Child wearing real nappies (washing machine)

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