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.

Using ‘real’ (washable) nappies can help you save between £100 and £1000 plus Worcestershire County Council’s Real Nappy Incentive Scheme can give you a £30 boost to purchasing them. 

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.

To encourage parents to choose reusable nappies, Worcestershire County Council is offering resident a voucher for £30 to be used in part payment for the purchase of reusable  nappies.

To qualify for the voucher you must arrange with Worcestershire & Hereforshire Nappy Advisory Service to have one of their trial kits. Once you have done this and returned the kit, your voucher for £30 will be sent to you towards your purchase of reusable nappies.

Terms & conditions:

  • This offer is open to residents of Worcestershire only
  • Open to new users of reusable nappies only
  • To qualify for the 330 voucher parents must have used a trial kit from WHNAS
  • The £30 voucher can only be used towards the purchase of reusable nappies or other related items
  • No cash alternative will be offered.


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Downloadable information

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

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

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