Hackney Nappy Network

We are a friendly informal network of parents and carers who use and promote reusable nappies. Our aim is to help parents and carers to see how simple it is to get started using reusable nappies, and how it can save money and waste.  We run regular free events and demos around Hackney to help parents make a more informed nappy choice and to publicise the free £70 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 reusable 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 £70 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 is a great way to find out all you need to know without 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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Jul
12
Fri
Reusable Nappy Demo and Sling Checks with Mel @ Hackney Central Library
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have joined forces with Mel from Wrapahug Sling Library to offer the ultimate cloth nappy demo and baby wearing help session!
Every month, we meet at Hackney Central library where Esther and Joy from Nappy Ever After will tell you everything you need to know about cloth nappies. Our friendly and informal demo is for anyone who is interested to learn more about reusable nappies, whether you are an expectant parent or you are already using nappies. All welcome, no need to book!
The talk will start at 10am and last approx. 40 mins.  We will cover:
-the different kinds of reusable nappies
-the newborn stage
-washing guidance
-other local nappy initiatives.
-troubleshooting.
Joy from Nappy Ever After will tell you about the fantastic Hackney nappy laundry service and shop.
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 £70 nappy voucher on the day from a Hackney Council officer or online via www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk/apply
Following the nappy demo, Mel will offer a free sling clinic with fit checks for your own sling or try 1 of Mel’s (you must contact Mel in advance to request a particular sling, as time is limited to 1 only).  Mel can:
– Show you how to do a front, hip or facing out carry (I do not show back carries to beginners unless you’ve already tried)
– Explain safety and positioning
– Check if your sling fits you and your baby well and suggest adjustments if needed
– Show how to feed in your sling
– Answer your questions or address your worries.
Fit checks are 10mins per person, no more, so I can help everybody.
You might be paired up with other people if you all need to same kind of support.
If I can’t improve the fit of your sling or we find that it isn’t safe, I will suggest booking an appt at the Bethnal Green sling library.
Please contact Mel directly ahead of the clinic so she knows you are coming and what sling you have.
The sling clinic is free, but you are very welcome to make a donation to the sling library via Mel’s ‘Buy Me a Coffee’ link.The sessions run monthly during term-time only. (No event in August)
Timings: 10am-11am: Reusable nappy demo with Q&A
From (approx.) 11am -12: the sling clinic will start just after the cloth nappy demo around 11am. Please arrive by 11.30am, if nobody has arrived by then, Mel will leave.

Sep
13
Fri
Reusable Nappy Demo and Sling Checks with Mel @ Hackney Central Library
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have joined forces with Mel from Wrapahug Sling Library to offer the ultimate cloth nappy demo and baby wearing help session!
Every month, we meet at Hackney Central library where Esther and Joy from Nappy Ever After will tell you everything you need to know about cloth nappies. Our friendly and informal demo is for anyone who is interested to learn more about reusable nappies, whether you are an expectant parent or you are already using nappies. All welcome, no need to book!
The talk will start at 10am and last approx. 40 mins.  We will cover:
-the different kinds of reusable nappies
-the newborn stage
-washing guidance
-other local nappy initiatives.
-troubleshooting.
Joy from Nappy Ever After will tell you about the fantastic Hackney nappy laundry service and shop.
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 £70 nappy voucher on the day from a Hackney Council officer or online via www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk/apply
Following the nappy demo, Mel will offer a free sling clinic with fit checks for your own sling or try 1 of Mel’s (you must contact Mel in advance to request a particular sling, as time is limited to 1 only).  Mel can:
– Show you how to do a front, hip or facing out carry (I do not show back carries to beginners unless you’ve already tried)
– Explain safety and positioning
– Check if your sling fits you and your baby well and suggest adjustments if needed
– Show how to feed in your sling
– Answer your questions or address your worries.
Fit checks are 10mins per person, no more, so I can help everybody.
You might be paired up with other people if you all need to same kind of support.
If I can’t improve the fit of your sling or we find that it isn’t safe, I will suggest booking an appt at the Bethnal Green sling library.
Please contact Mel directly ahead of the clinic so she knows you are coming and what sling you have.
The sling clinic is free, but you are very welcome to make a donation to the sling library via Mel’s ‘Buy Me a Coffee’ link.The sessions run monthly during term-time only. (No event in August)
Timings: 10am-11am: Reusable nappy demo with Q&A
From (approx.) 11am -12: the sling clinic will start just after the cloth nappy demo around 11am. Please arrive by 11.30am, if nobody has arrived by then, Mel will leave.

Oct
2
Wed
Real Nappy Meet and Give & Take @ Round Chapel Old School Rooms
Oct 2 @ 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 using reusable nappies.  This event helps us 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.

We offer a variety of preloved reusable nappies, baby clothes and textiles and maternity clothes, always completely FREE!  Feel free to bring any unwanted CLEAN nappies or baby clothes in GOOD condition, to pass onto other local parents. **PLEASE BRING SEASONAL CLOTHING ONLY! (i.e. no Christmas outfits in summer please!)**

There is absolutely NO need to bring something in order to take.  Invite your pregnant friends and new parents to come and re-home free maternity wear and baby clothes, even if they’re not interested in reusable nappies!  All very welcome.

If you have nappies or clothing to donate, please try to bring them nearer the beginning of the event so that they have a better chance of finding a new home on the day.  We are 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 £70 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 fit checks and advice only. Contact Mel in advance directly if there is a specific sling you’d like to hire on the day.

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!

Jul
12
Fri
Reusable Nappy Demo and Sling Checks with Mel @ Hackney Central Library
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have joined forces with Mel from Wrapahug Sling Library to offer the ultimate cloth nappy demo and baby wearing help session!
Every month, we meet at Hackney Central library where Esther and Joy from Nappy Ever After will tell you everything you need to know about cloth nappies. Our friendly and informal demo is for anyone who is interested to learn more about reusable nappies, whether you are an expectant parent or you are already using nappies. All welcome, no need to book!
The talk will start at 10am and last approx. 40 mins.  We will cover:
-the different kinds of reusable nappies
-the newborn stage
-washing guidance
-other local nappy initiatives.
-troubleshooting.
Joy from Nappy Ever After will tell you about the fantastic Hackney nappy laundry service and shop.
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 £70 nappy voucher on the day from a Hackney Council officer or online via www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk/apply
Following the nappy demo, Mel will offer a free sling clinic with fit checks for your own sling or try 1 of Mel’s (you must contact Mel in advance to request a particular sling, as time is limited to 1 only).  Mel can:
– Show you how to do a front, hip or facing out carry (I do not show back carries to beginners unless you’ve already tried)
– Explain safety and positioning
– Check if your sling fits you and your baby well and suggest adjustments if needed
– Show how to feed in your sling
– Answer your questions or address your worries.
Fit checks are 10mins per person, no more, so I can help everybody.
You might be paired up with other people if you all need to same kind of support.
If I can’t improve the fit of your sling or we find that it isn’t safe, I will suggest booking an appt at the Bethnal Green sling library.
Please contact Mel directly ahead of the clinic so she knows you are coming and what sling you have.
The sling clinic is free, but you are very welcome to make a donation to the sling library via Mel’s ‘Buy Me a Coffee’ link.The sessions run monthly during term-time only. (No event in August)
Timings: 10am-11am: Reusable nappy demo with Q&A
From (approx.) 11am -12: the sling clinic will start just after the cloth nappy demo around 11am. Please arrive by 11.30am, if nobody has arrived by then, Mel will leave.

Sep
13
Fri
Reusable Nappy Demo and Sling Checks with Mel @ Hackney Central Library
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have joined forces with Mel from Wrapahug Sling Library to offer the ultimate cloth nappy demo and baby wearing help session!
Every month, we meet at Hackney Central library where Esther and Joy from Nappy Ever After will tell you everything you need to know about cloth nappies. Our friendly and informal demo is for anyone who is interested to learn more about reusable nappies, whether you are an expectant parent or you are already using nappies. All welcome, no need to book!
The talk will start at 10am and last approx. 40 mins.  We will cover:
-the different kinds of reusable nappies
-the newborn stage
-washing guidance
-other local nappy initiatives.
-troubleshooting.
Joy from Nappy Ever After will tell you about the fantastic Hackney nappy laundry service and shop.
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 £70 nappy voucher on the day from a Hackney Council officer or online via www.realnappiesforlondon.org.uk/apply
Following the nappy demo, Mel will offer a free sling clinic with fit checks for your own sling or try 1 of Mel’s (you must contact Mel in advance to request a particular sling, as time is limited to 1 only).  Mel can:
– Show you how to do a front, hip or facing out carry (I do not show back carries to beginners unless you’ve already tried)
– Explain safety and positioning
– Check if your sling fits you and your baby well and suggest adjustments if needed
– Show how to feed in your sling
– Answer your questions or address your worries.
Fit checks are 10mins per person, no more, so I can help everybody.
You might be paired up with other people if you all need to same kind of support.
If I can’t improve the fit of your sling or we find that it isn’t safe, I will suggest booking an appt at the Bethnal Green sling library.
Please contact Mel directly ahead of the clinic so she knows you are coming and what sling you have.
The sling clinic is free, but you are very welcome to make a donation to the sling library via Mel’s ‘Buy Me a Coffee’ link.The sessions run monthly during term-time only. (No event in August)
Timings: 10am-11am: Reusable nappy demo with Q&A
From (approx.) 11am -12: the sling clinic will start just after the cloth nappy demo around 11am. Please arrive by 11.30am, if nobody has arrived by then, Mel will leave.

Oct
2
Wed
Real Nappy Meet and Give & Take @ Round Chapel Old School Rooms
Oct 2 @ 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 using reusable nappies.  This event helps us 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.

We offer a variety of preloved reusable nappies, baby clothes and textiles and maternity clothes, always completely FREE!  Feel free to bring any unwanted CLEAN nappies or baby clothes in GOOD condition, to pass onto other local parents. **PLEASE BRING SEASONAL CLOTHING ONLY! (i.e. no Christmas outfits in summer please!)**

There is absolutely NO need to bring something in order to take.  Invite your pregnant friends and new parents to come and re-home free maternity wear and baby clothes, even if they’re not interested in reusable nappies!  All very welcome.

If you have nappies or clothing to donate, please try to bring them nearer the beginning of the event so that they have a better chance of finding a new home on the day.  We are 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 £70 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 fit checks and advice only. Contact Mel in advance directly if there is a specific sling you’d like to hire on the day.

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

  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 to see familiar faces return and nab some freebies!...

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...

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