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Reusable Nappy and Menstrual product awareness

by Karen McCully in Tonbridge, England, United Kingdom

Reusable Nappy and Menstrual product awareness

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To raise awareness in West Kent of reusable nappies and menstrual products among families and women starting from school age and older

by Karen McCully in Tonbridge, England, United Kingdom

Kent Cloth Nappy Library became a reality through the passion and dedication of an amazing team of volunteers looking to share their knowledge of using reusable nappies with the local community.

There are many benefits to using cloth nappies -

Better for the environment

The average baby wears 4000-6000 nappies before they are potty trained.  That’s 3 billion disposable nappies going into the bin each year, making up 2-3% of all total household rubbish in the UK!

Money saving

Although cloth nappies are more expensive to buy, you may only need 20-30 which can then be used for any siblings that come along.  Cloth nappies could save you £200-500 for your first child alone.

What is a cloth nappy library?

The nappy library is a place that you can come to find out more about using cloth nappies. Find out if using cloth nappies is right for your family, and think about the positives and negatives of each type, ask about washing etc.

We also have cloth nappy kits for you to rent so that you can spend a whole month finding out how they can work into your life, get a really good idea of which ones fit your baby the best and get the best idea of what you might want to buy.  We charge a small fee for the kit rental, but kits are available free of charge for families receiving healthy start vouchers.

We are looking for additional funding as we expand the Cloth Nappy Library to purchase an additional kit for families to rent.

We are also raising funds to be able to expand the cloth nappy library to include sharing information about reusable menstrual products such as cloth pads and menstrual cups which can help reduce period poverty and put less waste into landfill.  Many women, younger and older have no idea of these choices or where to go to find out more.  We'd like to provide information sessions where questions can be asked and options can be shown to increase awareness in West Kent.

Find out more about the cloth nappy library by visiting our website or coming along to our information sessions already running - 

1st Friday of the month 9:30-11:30am
HopeChurch in Sevenoaks

2nd Monday of the month 9:30-11:30am
Edenbridge Leisure Centre

4th Tuesday of the month 9:30-11:30am
Tonbridge Baptist Church

Contact Karen with any questions - 07951600777 or karen@psbreastfeeding.co.uk

Let's make 'Reusable Nappy and Menstrual product awareness' happen

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