Real Nappies

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Real Nappies

Treat your baby to reusable nappies

Nearly 8 million disposable nappies are thrown away in the UK every day. That's a massive three billion disposable nappies every year! They will take hundreds of years to decompose in the landfill. Choose reusable nappies to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill sites.

Modern reusable nappies are very practical, easy to use and wash, and offer parents an alternative to disposable nappies that’s kinder on the environment.

Why choose reusable nappies?

  • Reusable nappies are easy to use and will keep your baby comfortable and dry without bringing them into contact with dyes, perfumes or absorbency chemicals. Elasticated legs and waist avoid leaks.
  • You could also save £500 by using reusable nappies until your child is potty trained – and avoid sending 4,000 disposable nappies to landfill.


Our guide 

Our Reusable Nappies Guide is to help you get started with reusable nappies, with details of types, costs, where to buy real nappies and starter kits and where to find out more.

Edinburgh Real Nappy Community

If you would like further advice about reusable nappies or you want to see a range of real nappies in action, in person, then you might like to check out the Edinburgh Real Nappy Community. This group is run by some of our former volunteers and provides pop up demo events, a cloth nappy library and sells second hand nappies at the Pregnancy and Parents Centre Nearly New Sales.


Go Real

The National Real Nappy Information Service. It provides details of real nappy projects in various council areas throughout the UK and lots of information about the benefits of real nappies, tips and troubleshooting suggestions and a list of other events.


Local second-hand nappy sales

Pregnancy and Parents Centre:
National Childbirth Trust: Local activities & meet-ups | NCT
Relove (buggy repair centre):

Second-hand nappies

The Used Nappy Company:
The Cloth Nappy Tree:
Edinburgh Gumtree:
Edinburgh Real Nappy Community on Facebook


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