Real nappies

Switching to real nappies

We encourage the use of reusable nappies. Babies get through about 5000 disposable nappies in their first two and half years, compared with 25-30 reusable nappies.

We can offer shopping vouchers if you buy reusable nappies. We can provide up to £25 or half of the amount spent, when you send in receipts.

Alternatively, we can send a free real nappy sample kit worth £25, including 2 washable Totsbots Easifit nappies, several liners and instructions.

How to apply

Complete our Free real nappy sample kit or shopping voucher online form. You will be asked to scan or photograph and upload copies of your receipts if applicable.

Alternatively, download the Shopping Voucher Offer or Free Real Nappy Sample Kit application form  (PDF, 311KB).

For any other enquiries email RealNappies@cheshireeast.gov.uk.

Benefits of real nappies

Real nappies are:

  • breathable and comfortable
  • reusable for more than one child
  • washed at 60°C or at 40°C before your baby reaches 6 months
  • made from bamboo, polyester or cotton fibre, and contain no perfume, absorbent gels or chemicals
  • economical as they can save up to £700
  • easy to fasten with velcro or poppers

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