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Great reasons to try cloth nappies!

Save money

Cloth Nappy
Baby wearing a cloth nappy
Cloth nappies could save you up to £1000 per child! The cost of cloth nappies varies depending on the type of nappies you prefer and whether you purchase cloth nappies new or pre-loved. All the cloth nappies you need could cost you as little as £80!

To help towards this cost, parents in Essex can claim back £30 from Essex County Council, per child in nappies. You will need to keep hold of your receipts and provide either a photo of your maternity exemption or child's birth certificate, Essex County Council will then process your refund - it's that easy!
 

Better for the environment

Each child will use an average of 5,000 disposable nappies... or 24 cloth nappies! Disposable nappies cannot be recycled and can take hundreds of years to break down. Even when you consider laundering, cloth nappies can be up to 40% better for the environment than disposables. You can reduce your water and electricity usage by not soaking or pre-washing nappies and by washing in a full load at 40 or 60 degrees.
 

Easy to use

Modern cloth nappies do not require complicated folding and fiddly safety pins. There are many varieties to choose from, many are shaped and fasten with poppers, grips or use Velcro. Modern washing machines can make quick work of cleaning them.

Get in touch

Please email waste.management@essex.gov.uk if you have any questions regarding the £30 cloth nappy incentive. If you have any questions about using cloth nappies, then find out who you can contact for support with cloth nappies.

Colourful Cloth Nappies
Colourful cloth nappies