Why use 'cloth nappies'? 

Currently, in the UK about 8 million disposable nappies are thrown away every day. 

Modern cloth nappies are advanced, easy to use and even easier to clean, not only could it be saving you up to £500 per child but they are much kinder to the environment. 

Real Nappy benefits 

For babies: For Parents: For the environment:
Cloth nappies are made from natural materials, which helps your child's skin breath naturally. Real nappies could save you up to £500 per child and this price will rise if the nappies are reused for more children. It is predicted that a child will use around 4000-6000 nappies, these could go to landfill and as they decompose they give out harmful greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.
Research shows that children who have cloth nappies are more likely to become potty trained much quicker than those using disposable nappies. You can buy second-hand nappy suppliers, which can reduce your cost further- see the nappy amnesty below. Disposable nappies use up to 3 time more energy to make compared to cloth nappies. 

Although the initial cost of real nappies maybe a lot more than a pack of disposable nappies, but this is a one-off payment and parents will end up spending 4 times that amount over a 3 year period. 

Test the alternative

The real nappy network is a volunteer lead project that gives parents living in Wiltshire the chance to try out cloth nappies at home for free. The trial is a great way to find out which nappy system works best for you and your baby without spending any money. We have got samples of different styles of nappies and they are delivered to you by a volunteer who will be able to answer any questions that you might have.

To find out about the Wiltshire Real Nappy Network or to receive one of our FREE trial kits please contact one of the volunteers on the Facebook Group - Bottom Fluff of Wiltshire/Real Nappy Network Reusable Cloth Nappies or email [email protected]

Nappy Amnesty

You can donate cloth nappies to the Wiltshire Real Nappy Network that you no longer need. We will then pass the nappies onto other Wiltshire Families that are using cloth. This is a great way to reduce the amount of waste and also save money.


We are always looking for volunteers, so if you would like to volunteer for the Wiltshire Real Nappy Network, please contact - [email protected]