Reducing waste

Real nappies

We promote the use of real nappies.


Using real nappies benefits you, your child and the environment.

Advantages for your child include:

  • soft cotton next to your child's skin
  • better breathability for your child's skin
  • good padding at the base of the spine to cushion falls
  • potty training can be introduced earlier into your child's development

Advantages for you include:

  • saving money
  • simple to use
  • reliable and suitable for every lifestyle

All nappies have some environmental impact, but the advantages of real nappies include:

  • reduced waste through re-use

Where to get real nappies

There are many different providers of real nappies. The Go Real: The Real Nappy Information Service website includes a nappy finder service.