Take another look at ‘real’ nappies

Over eight million disposable nappies are buried in landfill sites in the UK each day! We’re keen to help reduce this and help you save hundreds of pounds in the process.

Real nappies have moved on from the days of terry towels and safety pins. Today’s real nappies are comfortable, cute and easy to use, with poppers or velcro replacing sharp pins. They come in lots of different fabrics and designs, from nursery rhyme scenes to leopard print, and they’re suitable for premature babies right through to toddlers.

You just flush the biodegradable nappy liner down the toilet and then wash the nappies at 40°c with the rest of your baby’s clothes, or separately on a 60°c wash. There’s no need to soak or boil wash. You can also get washable nappy liners if you want to reduce waste even more.

If you want to give it a try, but don’t want to buy a full kit just yet, you can borrow a nappy kit and see how you get on. Find a local nappy library.

There are lots of Greater Manchester cloth nappy advisers and providers, below are just a few.

This page was last updated on 20 August 2019

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