Money off real nappies for Derbyshire parents.

Time for a Change is the Derbyshire Real Nappy Campaign.

Real Nappies at The Natural NurseryThe campaign is supported by the councils of Derbyshire, local real nappy retailers, advisors/agents, laundering companies and healthcare professionals.

We can offer you:

  • £25 cashback when spending over £50 on real nappies and covers.
  • A two week trial of a nappy lending kit, which costs £5.
  • Nappuccino events around the county – a chance to meet a nappy adviser and find out more about real nappies.

For further information and advice on real nappies please contact:

Tel: 01629 539788
email: realnappies@derbyshire.gov.uk.

Real easy to use

There’s not a safety pin in sight with real nappies, so they’re simple to use. They come in lots of modern and funky styles that fasten easily with poppers, Velcro or nifty little plastic grips so that the nappy fits your baby snugly. A biodegradable liner, that keeps baby dry, goes inside the nappy and can be easily flushed away. To prevent leaks – most real nappies are covered with a breathable waterproof cover available in colourful designs.

Real savings

The total cost of using real nappies can be half that of using disposables. Further savings can be achieved by using the same real nappies for your second or third child.

Home washing offers the greatest savings, costs can be as low as £1 a week including the price of detergents and energy. There is no need to soak or pre-wash the nappies, just wash at 60 degrees C. For extra convenience, local nappy laundries offer weekly services that collect used nappies and provide a fresh supply, laundered to the highest standards, for the next seven days all for a cost similar to that of buying disposables.

Real rubbish reduction

Eight million disposable nappies are thrown away every day in the UK and most go to landfill. Cut your household rubbish by up to half and help the environment by choosing real nappies.

Real cool!

Taking the real nappy option is all about exercising your right, as a consumer and a parent, to make an informed choice between real nappies and single-use disposable nappies. It reduces rubbish going to landfill and helps your pocket.

Of course, real nappies don’t have to be an ‘all or nothing’ option. You may still prefer to use disposables when travelling or away from home. Most people find, however, that once they’ve made the change they want to continue to ‘keep it real’.

Try them and claim £25 cashback

Residents across Derbyshire using washable nappies or a nappy laundry service can claim £25 cash back. A Nappy Lending Kit is also available for families to ‘try before they buy’.

Regular Real Nappy events are held across Derbyshire. ‘Nappuccino’s’ are an opportunity to find out more about real nappies, share experiences with other users and have a coffee.

Real Nappy advisors operate across Derbyshire to provide further assistance and advice and an up to date list of shops and outlets stocking real nappies is also available.

For more information about the cash back scheme, lending kit, local real nappy events or the latest list of real nappy advisors and stockists please Phone ‘Time for a Change’ on Tel: 01629 580000 x7051 or email realnappies@derbyshire.gov.uk, or visit the real nappy pages on the Derbyshire County Council Website

Sure Start Maternity Grants

A Grant of £500 per each baby is available through the Sure Start Maternity Grant Scheme. Perhaps some of this money could be used to get started with Real Nappies. A Sure Start Maternity Grant is intended to help you pay for the immediate needs of a new-born baby if your income is low. It is paid from the Social Fund as a lump sum, and you do not have to pay it back. It is not limited by a budget and everyone who is entitled will get a payment or grant.

Who can get Sure Start Maternity Grants?

You are eligible for a Sure Start Maternity Grant if you or your partner are getting Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Pension Credit, Working Tax Credit where a disability or severe disability element is included in the award or Child Tax Credit at a rate higher than the family element. For more information or to apply for a grant follow the link to the Department for Work and Pensions.

Need more information?

For more information on real nappies and help choosing the best nappy for your baby please visit the Natural Nursery where you can get a free 8 page guide to reusable nappies and read more about the different types available.