Real (reusable) nappies
- Every day Gloucestershire throws over 86,000 disposable nappies into landfill!
- Landfilling disposal nappies costs Gloucestershire over £100,000 per year!
- It is estimated that disposable nappies could take up to 500 years to rot away!
Why should you choose real nappies?
- Reduce waste - your family can cut its waste in half by switching to real nappies
- Kinder to the environment - reusable nappies produce fewer greenhouse gases in their production, use and eventual disposal than disposable nappies
- Save money - you can save up to £600 by choosing reusable nappies. A baby uses about half a tonne (about 5,000) of disposables from birth to potty (2.5 years average)
Come and meet Andrea and Kirstie, the Real Nappy project officers, who can show you samples, discuss the advantages of real nappies and answer any questions you may have about using them. If you would like someone to come along to your group to give a talk please email email@example.com.
Discount vouchers and special offers for real nappies
Discount vouchers, special offer packs, loan kits and talks are offered to residents of Gloucestershire.
How to claim your nappy voucher
We offer a £30 cash-back voucher which can be used against the purchase of real nappies. To be eligible for the voucher you must:
- Be a Gloucestershire resident
- Be expecting or have a child under 24 months
- Spend at least £50 on new real nappies at one time, and
- Provide an itemised receipt where applicable
There are three ways you can use your real nappy voucher:
- Apply for your voucher online or by post, then use it to order a discount pack (see below); or
- Buy your nappies and claim your £30 back; or
- Apply for your voucher and then purchase real nappies.
To apply for your nappy voucher online, use our Online application: Real Nappy Incentive scheme or print out and complete the nappy voucher form [179kb] and send it together with a copy of your MAT B1 or baby's birth certificate. Please allow up to 28 days for delivery.
Real nappy discount packs
GRNP works with two suppliers to offer the following discount packs. Both packs are 'birth to potty' (0 - 2.5 years). For £20 plus your real nappy voucher, you will receive a discount pack which would normally retail at £90.
(NB Please note there is an additional £3.95 shipping charge for Close Parent nappy packs)
This special offer nappy pack from TotsBots includes:
- 4 x Easyfit Rainbow nappies
- 1x Bamboozle stretch nappy
- 1x TotsBots wrap size 1 (10-20lbs)
- 1 x booster
- 1 x wet nappy bag
- 1 x flushable liners
- Including £5 carriage
- PLUS - 10% off your next order
Apply for your £30 discount using the Online application: Real Nappy Incentive scheme form. Put on the form that you want your voucher send direct to TotsBots. When it has been processed an electronic copy will be sent to them and they will ring you to ask you to make your payment of £20. They will then dispatch your nappies within 5 days.
(Or, if you already have your discount voucher, please post your voucher to TotsBots Ltd, Unit 2, M8 Business Complex, 259 Summerlee Street, Queenslie Industrial Estate, Glasgow G33 4DB, providing your delivery address and contact number. Once they receive your voucher, TotsBots will ring you to make your payment of £20. TotsBots will then dispatch your nappies within 5 days. If you have any queries, please call TotsBots on 0141 774 6437.)
This special offer pack includes:
- 5 x Pop-In "Next Generation" all-in-one nappies
- 2 x Dri-Night boosters
- Available with bamboo or dream-dri (micro-fibre, quick drying) inners
- 1 x small wet nappy bag
- 1 x roll of 100 paper liners
- 10 x washable wipes
- Including £5 carriage
- PLUS - 5% off any further orders
NB Please note there is an additional £3.95 for this Close Parent discount nappy pack.
Apply for your £30 discount using the Online application: Real Nappy Incentive scheme form. Put on the form that you want your voucher sent direct to Close Parent. When it has been processed, voucher details will be sent to them. Meanwhile you need to place your order and make your payment of £20 + £3.95 shipping fee on the Close Parent Website - go to the Close Parent order page (Note: you will not be required to enter your voucher code number). They will then dispatch your nappies when the voucher details get through to them, usually within 7 days.
(Or, if you already have your £30 discount voucher, and you do not wish to place your order on the website please ring 01992 554 045 to order your pack. You will need to quote the 'Gloucestershire Discount Pack' and give your specific voucher number. You can then arrange with Close Parent to make the £20 + £3.95 shipping fee payment to them. Then you will be required to post your voucher to the address they give you, to validate your application and Close Parent will then dispatch your nappies once they receive it.)
For more information, please see Close Parent website .
Real nappy loan kits
Loan Kits are available for one month, free of charge, to Gloucestershire residents.
We have two different types of kits:
Type A - for parents who have never used real nappies before and want to find out how they get on with them. (contains 4 each of four different brands)
Type B - for parents who have bought a special offer pack through our incentive scheme and want to know which other nappies to buy to add to their collection. (contains 1 each of 14 different brands)
The nappies come in a waterproof, easy to carry laundry bag.
To put your name down for borrowing a Loan Kit:
If you live in Cheltenham, Tewkesbury or Forest of Dean districts, email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you live in Stroud, Gloucester or Cotswolds districts, email email@example.com
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Real Nappy Advisers
- Andrea Osborne (Forest of Dean / Tewkesbury district / Cheltenham / North Cotswolds)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07904 417532
- Kirstie Clarke (Stroud district / Gloucester / South Cotswolds)
E-mail: email@example.com or telephone: 07812 088706
- Sally Scholefield (Voucher scheme helpline)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0117 914 3447
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