Real Nappy Week in Hackney

New and expecting parents in Hackney can find out how to save money and have some fun at events to mark Real Nappy Week (26 April - 2 May).

The annual, national awareness campaign provides support and advice to people who are keen to help protect the environment. To help them get started, the Council offers a £54 voucher to those who want to make the change to real nappies.

The money can be used to cover the costs of buying cloth nappies or using a laundering service. A local laundry service offers weekly collections and delivers a fresh supply of nappies for a similar cost to that of buying disposables. Using real nappies can save parents around £500 per baby when compared with disposables.

Events for Real Nappy Week in Hackney include the Nappuccino event from The Washable Nappy Company, offering information about reusable nappies, plus the opportunity to obtain the free nappy vouchers on the spot.

There will also be a Real Nappy Party with free giveaways, a quiz, music and a nappy change competition with prizes.

Then on Friday 30 April, Hackney will join Go Real TV at Hackney City Farm to be part of the biggest Nappuccino event in the world. Event highlights include expert advice from Hackney Real Nappy Network and a demonstration about the different types of real nappies available.

Steve Douglas, Corporate Director for Neighbourhoods and Regeneration, said: “The benefits of using real cloth nappies are huge, not only in terms of reducing the environmental impact, but also with the financial savings that can be made.”


Monday 26 April, 10.30-11.30am, Real Nappy Baby Clothes and Maternity Wear Swap at Islington Ecology Centre, Gillespie Park Nature Reserve, 191 Drayton Park, N5 1PH. Clothes swap and information about real nappies. To book a place call Jean Hughes on 020 7527 5157 or email:

Tuesday 27 April, 2 - 4pm, Nappuccino from The Washable Nappy Company at Stoke Newington Library (Education Room), 180 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0JL. Nappy demo; nappy retailer; and *opportunity to pick up a free nappy voucher on the spot.

Thursday 29 April, 10am - 1pm, Real Nappy Party at Linden Children’s Centre, 86-92 Rectory Road, N16 7SH. 10:45 Nappy change competition; 11:15 Musical entertainment for adults and children; 12:30 Prize winners’ announcements.

Friday 30 April, 10.30am - 12noon, Nappuccino: part of the world’s largest Nappuccino at Straw Bail Room, Hackney City Farm, 1a Goldsmith’s Row, E2 8QA. Expert advice from Hackney Real Nappy Network; Nappy demo; Nappy retailer; and *opportunity to pick up a free nappy voucher on the spot.
Please register with Leo on 020 8356 7930 or by email to