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Real Nappies

For anyone wanting to do a bit extra for the environment, or save a few pennies for themselves, real nappies are an excellent alternative to disposable nappies. Go Real - the Real Nappy Information Service can provide you with a 'one stop shop for all your nappy needs'. Below, and on our Real Nappy FAQ's page, you'll find a condensed version of all the information available to help you make an informed decision.

What are real nappies?

Real nappies are a practical, easy to use, washable alternative to disposable nappies that are more environmentally friendly and cost effective than disposable ones. They come in a range of materials, funky colours and designs and most are shaped like a disposable with velcro, popper or plastic-gripper fastenings - not a pin in sight! They wash and dry easily and quickly without the need for soaking or boiling.

You may also hear real nappies being referred to as reusable nappies, cloth nappies, non-disposable nappies and washable nappies. Real nappies are designed to be used on multiple occasions, some from birth to potty training.

Downloadable information

Nappy facts, and why real nappies are best for baby (PDF 22K)

What you'll need to get started (PDF 105K)

More information on real nappies

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