Real Nappies

Real Nappies

The average baby goes through about 5,400 nappies.

With the average baby going through approximately 5,400 nappies, why not switch to modern, reusable cotton nappies, which now come with liners and Velcro fastenings? There are also local nappy laundry services which collect dirty reusable nappies and deliver clean ones.

Reusable nappies are better for the environment and once you have bought a set they will last your child until they stop using nappies. They are also good for your wallet and could save you around £500.

For your nearest nappy contacts, services and suppliers call the Real Nappy Helpline on 0845 850 0606 (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 9am-12noon) or visit

Real Nappies for London also supports Local Authorities as a waste minimisation tool to provide parents with up-to-date information about the alternatives to disposable nappies. Call 020 7324 4709 or visit

Some boroughs offer real nappy vouchers and further information and advice. Contact your borough for more details about available schemes and support.

Interesting Facts

In the 30 minutes it takes for the London Eye to go round once, Londoners produce rubbish weighing as much as 30 double decker buses!