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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Apr
19
Fri
Reusable Nappy Demo and Newborn Sling Demo @ Hackney Central Library
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have joined forces with Mel from Wrapahug Sling Library to offer the ultimate cloth nappy demo and sling information 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. Their 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!
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 their fantastic 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 newborn sling demo where she’ll:
– Show different sling options for newborns/small babies
– Explain safety and positioning
– Demo slings and explain how they work
– Show how to feed in the slings
– Answer your questions.
Where possible and if time-permitting, you may be able to try on a couple of slings after (please note that this is a demo and NOT a full sling library and not for 1-0-1 consultations; you will need to book a consultation at the Bethnal Green sling library if you need more time and want to try slings on. I can take a quick look at your own sling if possible on the day, newborns/small babies only for this session. There is no guarantee I will be able to help everyone).   Please contact Mel directly to make an appointment.
The sessions run monthly during term-time only.
Timings: 10am-11am: Cloth nappy demos
11.15am-11.45am approx: Sling demo with Q&As
11.50am-1pm: trying on slings
Timings are VERY approximate!
No need to book, just show up at 10am!
May
17
Fri
Reusable Nappy Demo and Newborn Sling Demo @ Hackney Central Library
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have joined forces with Mel from Wrapahug Sling Library to offer the ultimate cloth nappy demo and sling information 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. Their 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!
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 their fantastic 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 newborn sling demo where she’ll:
– Show different sling options for newborns/small babies
– Explain safety and positioning
– Demo slings and explain how they work
– Show how to feed in the slings
– Answer your questions.
Where possible and if time-permitting, you may be able to try on a couple of slings after (please note that this is a demo and NOT a full sling library and not for 1-0-1 consultations; you will need to book a consultation at the Bethnal Green sling library if you need more time and want to try slings on. I can take a quick look at your own sling if possible on the day, newborns/small babies only for this session. There is no guarantee I will be able to help everyone).   Please contact Mel directly to make an appointment.
The sessions run monthly during term-time only.
Timings: 10am-11am: Cloth nappy demos
11.15am-11.45am approx: Sling demo with Q&As
11.50am-1pm: trying on slings
Timings are VERY approximate!
No need to book, just show up at 10am!
Jun
14
Fri
Reusable Nappy Demo and Newborn Sling Demo @ Hackney Central Library
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have joined forces with Mel from Wrapahug Sling Library to offer the ultimate cloth nappy demo and sling information 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. Their 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!
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 their fantastic 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 newborn sling demo where she’ll:
– Show different sling options for newborns/small babies
– Explain safety and positioning
– Demo slings and explain how they work
– Show how to feed in the slings
– Answer your questions.
Where possible and if time-permitting, you may be able to try on a couple of slings after (please note that this is a demo and NOT a full sling library and not for 1-0-1 consultations; you will need to book a consultation at the Bethnal Green sling library if you need more time and want to try slings on. I can take a quick look at your own sling if possible on the day, newborns/small babies only for this session. There is no guarantee I will be able to help everyone).   Please contact Mel directly to make an appointment.
The sessions run monthly during term-time only.
Timings: 10am-11am: Cloth nappy demos
11.15am-11.45am approx: Sling demo with Q&As
11.50am-1pm: trying on slings
Timings are VERY approximate!
No need to book, just show up at 10am!
Apr
19
Fri
Reusable Nappy Demo and Newborn Sling Demo @ Hackney Central Library
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have joined forces with Mel from Wrapahug Sling Library to offer the ultimate cloth nappy demo and sling information 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. Their 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!
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 their fantastic 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 newborn sling demo where she’ll:
– Show different sling options for newborns/small babies
– Explain safety and positioning
– Demo slings and explain how they work
– Show how to feed in the slings
– Answer your questions.
Where possible and if time-permitting, you may be able to try on a couple of slings after (please note that this is a demo and NOT a full sling library and not for 1-0-1 consultations; you will need to book a consultation at the Bethnal Green sling library if you need more time and want to try slings on. I can take a quick look at your own sling if possible on the day, newborns/small babies only for this session. There is no guarantee I will be able to help everyone).   Please contact Mel directly to make an appointment.
The sessions run monthly during term-time only.
Timings: 10am-11am: Cloth nappy demos
11.15am-11.45am approx: Sling demo with Q&As
11.50am-1pm: trying on slings
Timings are VERY approximate!
No need to book, just show up at 10am!
May
17
Fri
Reusable Nappy Demo and Newborn Sling Demo @ Hackney Central Library
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have joined forces with Mel from Wrapahug Sling Library to offer the ultimate cloth nappy demo and sling information 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. Their 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!
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 their fantastic 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 newborn sling demo where she’ll:
– Show different sling options for newborns/small babies
– Explain safety and positioning
– Demo slings and explain how they work
– Show how to feed in the slings
– Answer your questions.
Where possible and if time-permitting, you may be able to try on a couple of slings after (please note that this is a demo and NOT a full sling library and not for 1-0-1 consultations; you will need to book a consultation at the Bethnal Green sling library if you need more time and want to try slings on. I can take a quick look at your own sling if possible on the day, newborns/small babies only for this session. There is no guarantee I will be able to help everyone).   Please contact Mel directly to make an appointment.
The sessions run monthly during term-time only.
Timings: 10am-11am: Cloth nappy demos
11.15am-11.45am approx: Sling demo with Q&As
11.50am-1pm: trying on slings
Timings are VERY approximate!
No need to book, just show up at 10am!
Jun
14
Fri
Reusable Nappy Demo and Newborn Sling Demo @ Hackney Central Library
Jun 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
We have joined forces with Mel from Wrapahug Sling Library to offer the ultimate cloth nappy demo and sling information 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. Their 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!
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 their fantastic 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 newborn sling demo where she’ll:
– Show different sling options for newborns/small babies
– Explain safety and positioning
– Demo slings and explain how they work
– Show how to feed in the slings
– Answer your questions.
Where possible and if time-permitting, you may be able to try on a couple of slings after (please note that this is a demo and NOT a full sling library and not for 1-0-1 consultations; you will need to book a consultation at the Bethnal Green sling library if you need more time and want to try slings on. I can take a quick look at your own sling if possible on the day, newborns/small babies only for this session. There is no guarantee I will be able to help everyone).   Please contact Mel directly to make an appointment.
The sessions run monthly during term-time only.
Timings: 10am-11am: Cloth nappy demos
11.15am-11.45am approx: Sling demo with Q&As
11.50am-1pm: trying on slings
Timings are VERY approximate!
No need to book, just show up at 10am!

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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