Did you know…
- We throw away 8 million nappies every day in the UK
- Disposable nappies make up 50% of the total household waste generated by a family with a baby under the age of one.
- Using washables can be up to 50% cheaper than using disposable nappies. That’s including the cost of washing.
- As a parent or carer, you could change between 4,000 and 6,000 nappies before your child is potty trained, thankfully that’s not all at once!
A surprisingly large amount of waste is generated by all these nappies. In fact, the 6,000 nappies used over the span of a baby’s nappy-wearing life generate 1 tonne of waste. So give us a chance to tell you about washable nappies and why we’re supporting local parents to give washables a try.
There are financial and environmental reasons to give washables a try, have a browse of our nappies section so you’re fully informed before making the choice about which nappies to use – washable or disposable!
Nappies, the environment and your purse
A few facts, figures and thoughts to get you started.
The local nappy libraries
Find out about the free packs available to parents in Hounslow that give you the chance to try washable nappies at home.
Want to spread the word
We can come along to existing groups and give a presentation about nappies and the environment and your purse. So far we’ve spoken to Ethical Mums, West London Mum and Bless Church ABC group. To book in a talk, contact us.