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Reusable nappies

Find out how reusable nappies can save you money, and help reduce waste.

Types of reusable nappies

Reusable nappies can make an important contribution to waste reduction in the borough.

There are two basic types of reusable nappy:

  • two-part nappies which consist of a nappy part and a waterproof wrap 
  • all-in-one nappies in which the inner nappy and the outer waterproof are combined

You can attend one of our reusable nappy workshops to find out more information.

Vouchers for real nappies

If you live in Westminster you can get a £70 voucher for reusable nappies. You can use the voucher to buy nappies from participating businesses across London or get started with a real nappy laundry service.

How to get your voucher

  • apply online at Real Nappies for London
  • apply using a paper form – call Real Nappies for London on 020 3150 2023 to request one

Advantages of reusable nappies

There are lots of advantages of using real nappies:

  • real cotton nappies are easy to use, soft on the skin and don’t contain absorbent gels
  • your local laundry service can collect dirty nappies and deliver clean ones to your home
  • real nappies are cheaper than disposable ones and could save you around £500 per baby if you wash your own
  • better for the environment, 8 million nappies are thrown away every day in the UK and they take hundreds of years to disintegrate

Published: 27 May 2022

Last updated: 21 March 2024