Hackney Nappy Network

We are a friendly informal network of parents and carers who use and promote reusable nappies. We run regular events and demos to help people to make a more informed nappy choice and to raise awareness about the free nappy voucher scheme. Would you like a demo at a local parenting class or an information stall at an event? Or if you are already using real nappies then contact us to volunteer and help spread the reusable nappy love!

Real Nappies for London Voucher Scheme

If you are a Hackney resident and are pregnant or have a child under 18 months you are eligible for a completely FREE voucher worth £54.14 to spend on reusable nappies.  It is really quick and easy to apply, and can be a real help in getting started on your reusable nappy journey.  The voucher can also be spent on a nappy laundry service, such as Hackney’s own local service run by Nappy Ever After. 

 

Attending one of our demos before you spend your voucher can be a great way to find out what you need to know wihtout the overwhelm of looking online, where there can be a lot of jargon and conflicting information.  Everyone is welcome at our events, no matter what stage you are at.

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Feb
24
Fri
Reusable Nappy Demo @ Dalston CLR James Library
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us at Dalston Library to find out all you need to know about reusable nappies. Whether you are pregnant and wondering how it all works or you have a little one and are considering using reusable nappies, or you need help with troubleshooting, we are here for you! Bring your bump, baby or bestie and find out more!  Everyone is welcome no matter what stage you are at.
We have officially joined forces with the lovely Mel who tirelessly runs Wrap a Hug Sling Library.  Mel will bring her sling library and do a newborn sling demo from 11am; perfect if you are expecting or already have a newborn and want to get some general tips or specific help, or get your sling hire sorted for your little one.  For 1-2-1 advice and hires, please contact Mel directly to make an appointment.
VENUE : We are very pleased to be returning to a Hackney library for our demos!  Dalston CLR James Library is very easily accessible by bike, bus, or overground (Dalston Junction).  We will be in the ground floor foyer where the Library of Things is located. There is plenty of space for buggies and is fully accessible.
The demo will start at 10am. It will last approximately 40 minutes and we will explain the different types of reusable nappy, how to use, store, wash, with a Q+A at the end.  Joy from Nappy Ever After will also be on hand with a pop-up shop where you can spend your voucher and/or sign up to their handy nappy laundry service.  Brands stocked include BumGenius, Thirsties, Disana, Totsbots, and their own brand organic cotton prefolds and cotton fitted nappies.
Thanks to Hackney Council and the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme, Hackney parents (pregnant or with a child under 18 months) can claim their FREE £54 nappy voucher on the day from a Hackney Council officer or online via www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk/apply
No need to book.  All welcome!
Mar
17
Fri
Reusable Nappy Demo @ Dalston CLR James Library
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us at Dalston Library to find out all you need to know about reusable nappies. Whether you are pregnant and wondering how it all works or you have a little one and are considering using reusable nappies, or you need help with troubleshooting, we are here for you! Bring your bump, baby or bestie and find out more!  Everyone is welcome no matter what stage you are at.
We have officially joined forces with the lovely Mel who tirelessly runs Wrap a Hug Sling Library.  Mel will bring her sling library and do a newborn sling demo from 11am; perfect if you are expecting or already have a newborn and want to get some general tips or specific help, or get your sling hire sorted for your little one.  For 1-2-1 advice and hires, please contact Mel directly to make an appointment.
VENUE : We are very pleased to be returning to a Hackney library for our demos!  Dalston CLR James Library is very easily accessible by bike, bus, or overground (Dalston Junction).  We will be in the ground floor foyer where the Library of Things is located. There is plenty of space for buggies and is fully accessible.
The demo will start at 10am. It will last approximately 40 minutes and we will explain the different types of reusable nappy, how to use, store, wash, with a Q+A at the end.  Joy from Nappy Ever After will also be on hand with a pop-up shop where you can spend your voucher and/or sign up to their handy nappy laundry service.  Brands stocked include BumGenius, Thirsties, Disana, Totsbots, and their own brand organic cotton prefolds and cotton fitted nappies.
Thanks to Hackney Council and the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme, Hackney parents (pregnant or with a child under 18 months) can claim their FREE £54 nappy voucher on the day from a Hackney Council officer or online via www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk/apply
No need to book.  All welcome!
Mar
22
Wed
Real Nappy Meet and Give & Take @ Round Chapel Old School Rooms
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

We are back at the Round Chapel for our wonderful Meet, Give & Take event! The chance to meet and hang out with other local parents and babies who use reusable nappies, as well as helping to reduce waste and save money by reusing nappies and clothing rather than buying new – everybody wins!  Our meet up coincides with the Round Chapel Old School Rooms Wednesday Playgroup which is a lovely group for under 5s so why not check it out.

Like a lovely jumble sale of preloved reusable nappies, baby clothes and textiles and maternity clothes, but everything is completely FREE!  Feel free to bring any unwanted CLEAN nappies or baby clothes in GOOD condition, to pass onto other local parents. There is absolutely NO obligation to bring something in order to take.  Invite your pregnant friends to come and find free maternity wear and baby clothes, even if they’re not interested in reusable nappies! All very welcome.

If you have nappies to donate, please try to being them nearer the beginning of the event so that they have a better chance of finding a new home on the day.  We are always available to receive nappy donations in advance too.

We will also be joined by some of the Hackney Council recycling team who can issue you with your FREE £54 reusable nappy voucher via Real Nappies for London (ID and proof of address & birth/matB1 required).

Mel from Wrap a Hug Sling Library will be on hand for sling advice and hires. Book in advance directly with Mel if you would like a 1-2-1 session.

We have also set up a facebook group to facilitate the buying/selling/sharing of preloved nappies locally HERE.

If you would like to donate nappies for this event but cannot make it on the day please contact us: info@hackneyrealnappy.net

Volunteers are always needed at these events as they can get busy!  If you can come along and give us a hand, we are always so happy to hear from you.  No commitment or experience necessary, just get in touch!

Feb
24
Fri
Reusable Nappy Demo @ Dalston CLR James Library
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us at Dalston Library to find out all you need to know about reusable nappies. Whether you are pregnant and wondering how it all works or you have a little one and are considering using reusable nappies, or you need help with troubleshooting, we are here for you! Bring your bump, baby or bestie and find out more!  Everyone is welcome no matter what stage you are at.
We have officially joined forces with the lovely Mel who tirelessly runs Wrap a Hug Sling Library.  Mel will bring her sling library and do a newborn sling demo from 11am; perfect if you are expecting or already have a newborn and want to get some general tips or specific help, or get your sling hire sorted for your little one.  For 1-2-1 advice and hires, please contact Mel directly to make an appointment.
VENUE : We are very pleased to be returning to a Hackney library for our demos!  Dalston CLR James Library is very easily accessible by bike, bus, or overground (Dalston Junction).  We will be in the ground floor foyer where the Library of Things is located. There is plenty of space for buggies and is fully accessible.
The demo will start at 10am. It will last approximately 40 minutes and we will explain the different types of reusable nappy, how to use, store, wash, with a Q+A at the end.  Joy from Nappy Ever After will also be on hand with a pop-up shop where you can spend your voucher and/or sign up to their handy nappy laundry service.  Brands stocked include BumGenius, Thirsties, Disana, Totsbots, and their own brand organic cotton prefolds and cotton fitted nappies.
Thanks to Hackney Council and the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme, Hackney parents (pregnant or with a child under 18 months) can claim their FREE £54 nappy voucher on the day from a Hackney Council officer or online via www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk/apply
No need to book.  All welcome!
Mar
17
Fri
Reusable Nappy Demo @ Dalston CLR James Library
Mar 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us at Dalston Library to find out all you need to know about reusable nappies. Whether you are pregnant and wondering how it all works or you have a little one and are considering using reusable nappies, or you need help with troubleshooting, we are here for you! Bring your bump, baby or bestie and find out more!  Everyone is welcome no matter what stage you are at.
We have officially joined forces with the lovely Mel who tirelessly runs Wrap a Hug Sling Library.  Mel will bring her sling library and do a newborn sling demo from 11am; perfect if you are expecting or already have a newborn and want to get some general tips or specific help, or get your sling hire sorted for your little one.  For 1-2-1 advice and hires, please contact Mel directly to make an appointment.
VENUE : We are very pleased to be returning to a Hackney library for our demos!  Dalston CLR James Library is very easily accessible by bike, bus, or overground (Dalston Junction).  We will be in the ground floor foyer where the Library of Things is located. There is plenty of space for buggies and is fully accessible.
The demo will start at 10am. It will last approximately 40 minutes and we will explain the different types of reusable nappy, how to use, store, wash, with a Q+A at the end.  Joy from Nappy Ever After will also be on hand with a pop-up shop where you can spend your voucher and/or sign up to their handy nappy laundry service.  Brands stocked include BumGenius, Thirsties, Disana, Totsbots, and their own brand organic cotton prefolds and cotton fitted nappies.
Thanks to Hackney Council and the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme, Hackney parents (pregnant or with a child under 18 months) can claim their FREE £54 nappy voucher on the day from a Hackney Council officer or online via www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk/apply
No need to book.  All welcome!
Mar
22
Wed
Real Nappy Meet and Give & Take @ Round Chapel Old School Rooms
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

We are back at the Round Chapel for our wonderful Meet, Give & Take event! The chance to meet and hang out with other local parents and babies who use reusable nappies, as well as helping to reduce waste and save money by reusing nappies and clothing rather than buying new – everybody wins!  Our meet up coincides with the Round Chapel Old School Rooms Wednesday Playgroup which is a lovely group for under 5s so why not check it out.

Like a lovely jumble sale of preloved reusable nappies, baby clothes and textiles and maternity clothes, but everything is completely FREE!  Feel free to bring any unwanted CLEAN nappies or baby clothes in GOOD condition, to pass onto other local parents. There is absolutely NO obligation to bring something in order to take.  Invite your pregnant friends to come and find free maternity wear and baby clothes, even if they’re not interested in reusable nappies! All very welcome.

If you have nappies to donate, please try to being them nearer the beginning of the event so that they have a better chance of finding a new home on the day.  We are always available to receive nappy donations in advance too.

We will also be joined by some of the Hackney Council recycling team who can issue you with your FREE £54 reusable nappy voucher via Real Nappies for London (ID and proof of address & birth/matB1 required).

Mel from Wrap a Hug Sling Library will be on hand for sling advice and hires. Book in advance directly with Mel if you would like a 1-2-1 session.

We have also set up a facebook group to facilitate the buying/selling/sharing of preloved nappies locally HERE.

If you would like to donate nappies for this event but cannot make it on the day please contact us: info@hackneyrealnappy.net

Volunteers are always needed at these events as they can get busy!  If you can come along and give us a hand, we are always so happy to hear from you.  No commitment or experience necessary, just get in touch!

What Hackney Parents Say

Tunde, Seng & Jonatán

“We like using real nappies as we try to be conscious about the environment and we think Jonatán looks great in the different designs too! We have enough prefolds to last a few days and four outer wraps (that we rinse after every use) so we have a very cost efficient system.”

Iva & Oliver

“I can’t resist using reusable nappies because they are fun & colourful. Also, they help with potty training and they don’t sit in landfill for hundreds of years!”

Edouard & Nathan

“We’ve been using real nappies with Nathan since the day we brought him home from the hospital. I’d heard all about the financial and environmental benefits of using them already and the money-off voucher from the council really helped us to get started.”

October Newsletter

*|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|*   View this email in your browser Hello and welcome to new subscribers! Thank you to all the lovely people who came to our demo last month at our new venue in Dalston CLR James Library, and to our meet, give and take event. It’s always lovely...

Oct & Nov events

          Fri 13 Oct and 10 Nov 10.30am-12pm Nappy Demo and Pop Up Shop Hackney Central Library, E8 - Nappy demo and info talk - The Washable Nappy Company Pop Up Shop - Hackney residents (with proof of ID, address and pregnancy or birth) can...

September events!

Fri 8 Sep 10.30am-12pm Nappy Demo and Pop Up Shop Hackney Central Library, E8 - Nappy demo and info talk - The Washable Nappy Company Pop Up Shop - Hackney residents (with proof of ID, address and pregnancy or birth) can claim a £54 voucher on the day! Wed 20 Sep...

Supported By

Parents living in Hackney with a baby under 18 months can apply for a free real nappy voucher with the Real Nappies for London voucher scheme. You can claim and redeem this voucher in person at the Washable Nappy Company pop-up shop or apply online via Real Nappies for London.

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