Southwark Council and Veolia Environmental Services are inviting parents and carers to a free Nappuccino event which highlights the benefits of real nappies.
A local nappy advisor will be on hand to introduce a wide range of real nappies, as well as answering any questions. The session is also a great way to meet other local parents.
Around 2% of Southwark's household waste is made up of disposable nappies. Not only can real nappies be a much cheaper alternative than disposables, saving you up to £1,000 per child, but government reports also claim that they can reduce your impact on the environment by up to 40%.
Cristina Barros, local nappy advisor and mum of four, said: "Modern real nappies are really easy to use and long lasting. You can use them for all of your children and still pass them on to friends or family to use again."
She added, "If babies had a voice, they would choose cloth!"
Local parents who have attended previous events have certainly been inclined to agree. Geoff Foster, who attended a Nappuccino last November with son Mark and twin grandsons Frankie and Freddie, 18 months, said: "We are due to have a little girl soon and these nappies would be perfect. It's how we did things years ago and it makes sense to reuse instead of throwing things away."
Councillor Paul Kyriakou, executive member for the environment in Southwark, added: "Parents considering real nappies are in a position to make a real difference to the environment. The Nappuccino events provide parents with the ideal opportunity to find out about washable nappies and their many benefits."
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