The Real Nappy Project encourages parents in Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian to use real nappies as an alternative to disposable nappies.
Why Real Nappies?
Real nappies ensure your baby stays comfortable and dry. They are made from a variety of natural and man made materials, come in an assortment of colours and are also available in slim fitting or the more traditional, well padded nappies - great for when your toddler is learning to walk.
The days of terry towelling squares and safety pins are long gone - real nappies are soft and fleecy with velcro and poppers. They also ensure human waste is disposed off down the toilet, a system designed especially to treat it, unlike a landfill site.
"Real nappies are easy to use and have such a positive impact on the family budget" Zoe, Morningside
|!||Listen to a podcast by Greener Leith and Changeworks all about the joys of real nappies|
How can we help?
To help you to choose the right nappy for you, we've put together a comparison chart with different types of nappy, absorbancy and cost. There's also some links to online videos which give useful tips on different nappy styles and folding:
|Types of real nappies|
We provide Trial Packs and Lending Kits to help you try out real nappies with your baby. Here's more information and a full list of incentives including vouchers for low income families:
|Real Nappy Incentives|
To apply for a trial pack or lending kit contact us directly or download our application form below..
|Real Nappy Application Form|
We regularly hold free relaxed, informal coffee mornings called 'Nappuccinos' to give you a chance to try the nappies and speak to parents who are using them. See our events page for details.
Real nappy demonstrations
We regularly hold free information sessions for community groups and organisations. If you are a health professional, play group leader or community group leader and would like to book a free demonstration then please contact us. We will attend ante-natal classes or any kind of parent and baby group and can tailor the session to meet your needs. See our events page for details.
Real nappy e-bulletin
To receive our e-bulletin email us
See our latest Real Nappy bulletin Spring 2011
Taken from our previous e-bulletins, here are a selection of articles written by parents about their real-life experiences of using Real Nappies:
|Dads and Real Nappies by Daniel Prince|
|Volunteering with the Real Nappy Project by Anna Cox, mum of two|
|Using Real Nappies on Twins by Zoe Emerson, Real Nappy Project Volunteer and mum of four|
|Top tips - Learning to be Dry at Night – Experiences of a real nappy mum Zoe, and Cam, 3|
|Using Real Nappies with Twins - by Emily Wood, Real Nappy Project Volunteer and mother of twins.|
Real nappy suppliers and second hand nappy contacts
|Our list of suppliers will give you contacts of local and web based real nappy suppliers.|
Other real nappy information
|Guide to night nappies|
Real Nappy Project volunteers
If you’ve had a good experience using real nappies on your baby and would like to help others to get started, the Real Nappy Project is recruiting volunteers who live in the Edinburgh and Lothians area. Please contact us for more information.
T: 0131 555 4010
The Real Nappy Project is funded by The City of Edinburgh Council.