Real Nappy Week comes to Bucks

Baby wearing reusable nappyMore than 8 million disposable nappies are thrown away in the UK every day. That's why we are promoting National Real Nappy Week (23-29 April) to try and get more local families using modern cloth nappies.

Cloth nappies, also known as re-useable nappies or 'real nappies', have lots of benefits to the environment, your pocket and for baby too. Forget the old-fashioned image of bulky cloth nappies - today’s brands are compact, stylish, and have Velcro or popper fastenings.

To give parents the chance to find out more, we are working with the High Wycombe Nappy Library who have events during the week. Local people can come along and chat to the experts.

There will also be lots of online content throughout the week, giving lots of information and advice for anyone looking at reducing their waste and opting for re-usable nappies.

Bill Chapple OBE, County Council Cabinet Member for Planning & Environment, commented: "Families often want to do the best for the environment, and when there are young children, disposable nappies can create a large amount of waste. Because they're used time after time, real nappies are better for the environment - and they save money too. These events for Real Nappy Week give new parents and parents-to-be the chance to simply drop by and find out more."

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