Thursday, 17 November 2016

Real Nappy Info Events coming up!

If you're looking for information about real nappies, want to have a look at samples or pick up some pre-loved nappies and other baby gear there are several events coming up.

TOMORROW 18th November is the next Nappuccino event run by Tower Hamlets Council with a talk from The Washable Nappy Company. You can claim your £40 Real Nappies for London voucher for cloth nappies* then:

IDEA STORE. Lab 1, Chrisp Street, 1 Vessey Path, LONDON E14 6BT
Friday 18th November 2.15pm ( talk at 2.30pm)


*For all Tower Hamlets residents expecting a baby or with a child under 18months. See here for more details or to apply online.

ALSO tomorrow 18th November, if Hackney Central Library is closer to you there's a Real Nappy Demo and pop-up shop there, 10.30-12. See details here. And Hackney residents can get £54 towards real nappies (not fair! but great if you live in Hackney...).

See here for a list of other upcoming events in Hackney and beyond, including a give-and-take event on 23rd November where you can get (or giveaway) lots of baby stuff for free:



Friday, 30 September 2016

1st October nappy event cancelled

I'm sorry, but the nappy info stall at Idea Store Bow on 1st October has had to be cancelled due to sickness.

If you would like to go to another real nappy demo, check out events in Hackney including a demo and pop-up shop this coming Wednesday at Hackney Central Library, 1.00pm.

Best wishes

Rachel

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Upcoming Real Nappy events at Idea Store Bow

I will be holding an info stall and Q&A about real nappies on Thursday 8th September, 10-12, Idea Store Bow, Roman Road, and another on Saturday 1st October in the same place.

Come along if you'd like to find out more about real nappies, share tips if you are using them already, or look at some samples.

I don't sell nappies (I'm a volunteer) but as there's lots of choice in the world of cloth bums, I can help you work out what kind might be for you.

Also to remind you that you can apply online here for a £40 voucher to buy real nappies. You are eligible if you live in Tower Hamlets and are pregnant or have a baby under 18 months old, and you don't have to come to any event to apply.

The voucher is a great (free!) way to buy and try several different types of cloth nappy as you get yourself started.

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Calling all cloth nappy enthusiasts in Tower Hamlets! I'm looking for support to continue (and expand!) the real nappy network and help reach more parents in the borough. Help is needed so that anyone who might want to use real nappies for any reason (massive cost saving! environmental win! cute prints!) gets the information they need to get started. Please get in touch if you might have a little time to give.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Real Nappy Week event at Idea Store Bow

Yes, there's a Real Nappy Week! And it's coming soon... 18th-24th April. So why not take the chance to find out about the cheaper, greener, cleaner and way cuter-looking alternative to disposable?

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I'll be at Idea Store Bow on Roman Road on Saturday 23rd April from 10.00-12.00, with a selection of cloth nappies for you to look at, and answers to as many questions as I can.

I'll also have a stash of the Tower Hamlets Real Nappies for London voucher leaflets. Tower Hamlets residents expecting a baby or with a child under 18 months can take a leaflet to claim their free £40 worth of cloth nappies (redeemable from most suppliers).

If you can't make it on Saturday 23rd, you can claim your Tower Hamlets nappy voucher here at Real Nappies for London.

There are also lots of events on during Real Nappy Week: in Hackney, run by the fantastic Hackney Real Nappy Network and across London. For further advice on real nappies - check out the rest of this blog or drop me an email: realnappies.towerhamletsnct@gmail.com

Monday, 21 September 2015

Real Nappy Info at Stepney City Farm

Hi,

I'll be at Stepney City Farm cafe this Friday 2nd October from 11.00-12.30 (date rearranged from last week due to illness).

I'll have a selection of cloth nappies and answers to as many questions as I can, plus the Tower Hamlets Real Nappies for London voucher leaflets. TH residents can take a leaflet to claim their free 40 pounds worth of cloth nappies (redeemable from most suppliers).

Parents who don't know Stepney City Farm, it's an amazing place to bring young children and on Friday mornings there are also two sessions from Frog Prince music for babies and children. Contact the farm for more details.

Maybe see you there!

Rachel


Monday, 29 June 2015

Upcoming real nappy event and the benefits of real nappies in hot weather

Hi all,

The next real nappy info event I'm doing will be at the NCT Parents-to-be Evening at on 21st July - all welcome, see description below from Ceri who runs the evening.

I will be there to answer your cloth nappy questions and with a selection of nappies and nappy accessories for you to look at. I'll also bring the Real Nappies for London voucher leaflets that you can use to claim £40 worth of free cloth nappies, from lots of different suppliers.

Tower Hamlets NCT Parents-to-be Evenings
Pregnant? Don’t know a single other soul with a baby in Tower Hamlets? Already a parent but want to meet others having their babies at the same time?  Have questions about prams, cots, nappies, hospital bags....?  This is the evening for you!  We meet on the third Tuesday of the month, from 7.30pm onwards in Browns, West India Quay (Canary Wharf). Ask for the NCT table and watch out for other bumps / soft-drinkers. We sit upstairs. Everyone is welcome to this event, including partners. You don't need to be a member to attend and there is no charge, only what you want to purchase in terms of drinks or dinner. Some people have dinner others just have a drink. It is entirely up to you. It is usually a lovely social evening and a good chance to start meeting others in the area going through the same things as you. Bring your questions! None are too big or small.

Also - I am planning to run a drop-in real nappy chat event in Tower Hamlets during late July/early August. If you would find this helpful and have a preference as to daytime/evening/weekend, please drop me an email and I will try to take that into account.

Finally, in this lovely weather I wanted to share a benefit of real nappies you may not have thought of, if you don't use them yet... They look super cute, and more like clothing than underwear. So, you don't need to buy shorts/bloomers for your baby or toddler. When the weather is warm he or she can just bumble around in a colourful nappy wrap and a t-shirt or dress. Yet more money saved by using cloth nappies!

Enjoy the sunshine,

Rachel

Friday, 24 April 2015

Happy Real Nappy Week!

Why not find out more about real nappies and get your hands on the free £40 real nappies voucher for Tower Hamlets parents? Here's where:

Tomorrow is the NCT Nearly New Sale at Swanlea School, 31 Brady Street, E1 5DJ. Open to all 10.30-1.00. I will be running a real nappies info stall alongside all the stalls of lovely bargain baby stuff. Come along with your questions and look at some sample cloth nappies.

Tuesday 12th May is the next Tower Hamlets Nappuccino at Whitechapel Idea Store, 10-12. Find out all about real nappies and get your free £40 voucher.

My Real Nappy Week wish is that all parents are given the information they need to choose the nappies that suit their family's needs. At places like antenatal classes, children's centres, GP surgeries, health visitor clinics - wherever we get told about other baby stuff. 

Even better, real nappies should be presented as a normal choice in all those places. At the moment, disposables are often presented as the only option - meaning parents are spending something like an extra £1000 from birth to potty, for each child! How many of us can really afford this? 

If it becomes easier to find information about cloth nappies (and the great incentive schemes that lots of councils run, like the £40 voucher in Tower Hamlets) then I think a lot more more parents would opt for the much cheaper, much greener option of cloth.