Real (reusable) nappies
Did you know:
- Every day Gloucestershire residents throw away over 86,000 disposable nappies!
- Disposing of disposable nappies costs Gloucestershire over £100,000 per year!
- Disposable nappies which end up in landfill 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 and use than disposable nappies
- Save money - you can save up to £600 by switching to reusable nappies. A baby uses about half a tonne of disposable nappies (about 5,000) from birth to potty (2.5 years average)
Come and meet Kirstie or Lucy, the Real Nappy project outreach workers, who can show you samples, discuss the advantages of real nappies, answer any questions you may have about buying them and how to get £30 off the cost. They are also happy to answer questions once you have bought your nappies, on things like fitting, washing and overnight use.
The talks are drop-in sessions and are open to anyone to attend. There is no charge.
Discount vouchers, special offer packs, loan kits and talks are offered to residents of Gloucestershire.
Discount vouchers and special offers for real nappies
We offer a £30 money-back voucher which can be used against the purchase of real nappies.
How to claim your nappy voucher
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 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 special offer packs
GRNP works with two suppliers to offer the following discount packs. The packs are 'birth to potty' (0 - 2.5 years). For just £20 plus your £30 voucher, you can chose to receive one of the discount packs which would normally retail at £80 - £100. (Please note: there is an additional £3.95 shipping charge for Close Parent packs).
Please apply for your voucher before contacting either of these suppliers:
TotsBots special offer nappy pack
This special offer nappy pack from TotsBots includes:
- 3 x Print Easyfits (all in one)
- 1x Print PeeNut pack (wrap and pads. This is the wrap for the Bamboozle nappy too)
- 1x Bamboozle Stretch s2 (night nappy)
- 1 x roll of disposable liners
- 1 x wet nappy bag
- Includes carriage
- PLUS - 10% off your next order
(Nappies will normally be prints but occasionally plain colours may be substituted).
Apply for your £30 voucher 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:
M8 Business Complex
259 Summerlee Street
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 and will dispatch your nappies once this has gone through. If you have any queries, please call TotsBots on 0141 774 6437.
Close Parent special offer nappy pack
This special offer pack from Close Parent includes:
- 5 x Pop-In "Next Generation" all-in-one nappies - choose between bright colours or pastel colours
- 2 x Dri-Night boosters
- Bamboo liners
- 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
- PLUS - voucher for 15% off your next order
Apply for your £30 voucher 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 payment + £3.95 shipping fee 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 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.
The nappies come in a waterproof, easy to carry laundry bag. There is a selection of 13 nappies in each kit.
To put your name down for borrowing a loan kit, you first need to apply for our incentive scheme online but please note that you are not obliged to buy real nappies through this scheme if you decide they are not for you after using a loan kit. Online application: Real Nappy Incentive Scheme. You will be contacted when a kit becomes available.
If you want to know more about the loan kits first, please contact our outreach worker Kirstie: Email email@example.com or telephone: 07812 088706.
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Real Nappy Help and Advice
Please contact us for help and advice on choosing and buying real nappies. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have once you get started with your nappies, on things like fitting, washing and overnight use.
Kirstie Clarke (covering Stroud District / Cheltenham Borough / Cotswold District): Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07812 088706
Lucy Hague (covering Forest of Dean District / Tewkesbury Borough / Gloucester City): Email: email@example.com or telephone: 07904 417532
Voucher scheme helpline:
- Sally Scholefield
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0117 914 3447