Real Nappies

Welcome to Real Nappy Week 2016

One of my favourite weeks of the year has arrived! Real Nappy Week 2016 sees parents all over the country become inspired and amazed at the option of making the switch from disposable nappies to wonderful soft fluffy bottoms, with cloth nappies!


Many parents and parents-to-be still imagine cloth nappies as big square terry towels that need folding and pinning into place. The times have changed and now cloth nappies are no different looking to disposable ones. Personally I think that they look a thousand times better, with a huge range of patterns, styles and even personalised nappies to choose from. And you will never have to dash to the shops at 1am because you run out!

Use them, chuck them in the wash, hang them on the line and reuse them. It’s that simple. I’m not lying.

There are reusable nappies to suit every price range. You can pick up ‘cheapies’ for a around £3 or if you fancy something way more lavish you can pay up to £30 (and more). Personally we use cheapie nappies the most. I purchased a set of cheap nappies 4 years ago when my first daughter was born. I think I paid around a fiver for 10 nappies, second hand. I used them on her daily, then on her sister daily, and now I’m using them on her smallest sister… daily. They have lasted well, they remain unstained (the sunshine gets out stains) and in great condition. If I wanted to, I could put them away in the loft and use them for another baby (or two) if we wanted to, because they really have lasted so well.

cloth nappy week 2015 pretty nappies

Cheapies are also a fab way of trying out the option of cloth if you aren’t sure if it is the right option for you. But, I guarantee if you do have-a-go you will instantly become addicted, and your cloth stash will soon grow. Your partner will become suspicious every time to postman comes to the door with a parcel and you will be hiding your Paypal history from him. I swear that is not just me… cloth parents, will you please all back me up on this?

Bambino Mio have made a fab point.


If you’ve never tried cloth nappies, you probably have a lot of questions. Click here and read my answers to some common questions that you may be asking yourself.


Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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