Reusable Nappy Week 2023
Hello, and welcome to this years celebration of cloth nappies. Whether you are new to it, thinking about it, or a long time user, we have something for everyone.
You many have already seen a lot of social media activity around reusable nappies for this week (24th April 2023 – 30th April 2023). So, why are we raving, and what happens this week?
We are excited because we want to share the alternative option of how to deal with poop! And cloth really is something to get excited over. Not only is it better for our planet, but it’s actually EASIER – yes really – to use cloth, especially wipes!
On Monday, the entire nation will promote the use of cloth nappies. This may be with blogs, videos, demonstrations, markets and more. Many retailers have discounts, libraries come together to promote access to them. Cloth nappies can save you money whilst saving the environmental costs.
What do we do during RNW? As a not for profit, funded entirely by our founder, we struggle to offer sales prices and we don’t like to encourage unnecessary buying, or making purchases during financial difficulty. That is why we have an amazing library service, where you can hire £450 worth of nappies in various styles, sizes and brands, to try them first. This saves you hundreds of pounds working out what suits you and your child. Better yet, all funds are reinvested to support families!
Our cloth nappy library is a great opportunity to try cloth without investing into the cost. Whilst the idea of cloth may appeal, some new parents find it just one thing too many. We do not pressure our families into using cloth nappies, but instead offer you support with trialling them for just £15*. If you return your nappy kit with a “thanks, but it isn’t for us”, we’ll be just as delighted to have helped you than those who do continues to use them. As parents, we are all doing the best we can and to suggest that certain lifestyle choices make one ‘better or worse’ than another, just isn’t how we rock and roll here.
Whilst we don’t have many sales, we do have our very famous “pay what you can” market. As a result of it’s ever increasing popularity, we encourage you to visit early. This really is a case of “paying what you can” – no questions asked. We have a range of preloved, ex-library, or donated stock available to buy. All donations go into our support fund whereby we help other families too. We do have a small range of freebies to include with online orders too.
We believe our products are fairly priced all year round, and we match competitors where possible. However, to reduce our prices means directly reducing the amount of support we can offer to others. Our project is run entirely by volunteers who have families themselves. We have an amazing team offering support to hundreds of families, and various other projects such as Oxytosling. It would be detrimental to join sales at the cost of this and often other larger retailers have prices that are below our wholesale costs as sadly we are too small to be able to buy at better prices.
We hope you find our information articles about cloth nappies useful, including this one for beginners, and this one for newborns. You can drop us a message on Facebook, send us an email, or call for advice. We offer our kits via post, or you can come into store! We appreciate all the support and hope you choose to shop with us as you embark or expand on your cloth journey.
*per two weeks. Newborn kits can be hired for 8 weeks for the price of 6!
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