Save money with real nappies

Did you know that a baby will use close to 2,000 disposable nappies for every year until potty trained?

And with more than 4,000 babies born every year in the borough, disposable nappies account for around 6% of waste in Hackney. By using reusable real nappies, you could save between £500 and £1,000 per baby and cut your waste contribution significantly. In fact, if you replaced just one disposable with a real nappy every day could save a staggering 730 disposable nappies per baby from going to landfill.


To celebrate Real Nappy Week (23-30 April), we're hosting two events in April with the Hackney Real Nappy Network where new and expecting parents can find out how to save money and help protect the environment by using real nappies. You do not need to book, simply turn up on the day.


Real nappy demo and pop up shop

Friday 20 April 10.30am – 11.30am at Hackney Central Library

  • Real nappy demo
  • Advice and information about real nappies
  • Pop-up nappy shop

Real nappy meet and give and take day

Wednesday 25 April 11.00am – 12 noon at The Round Chapel Old School Rooms, 2 Powerscroft Rd, E5 OPU

  • “Give and take” tables for real nappies, baby clothes and maternity wear. You don’t need to bring anything to take something away.
  • Real nappy demo

Claim your free £54 voucher

To help you get started, we offer a £54 voucher to Hackney residents to help cover the costs of buying real cotton nappies or to get started with the Nappy Ever After laundry service.

You can claim your voucher online or turn up to one of the events above and redeem one on the spot.

For more information about using real nappies visit hackney.gov.uk/nappies