Switching to real nappies
Covid-19 update - at present the Real Nappy service has been suspended. We will update you as to when this service will resume.
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 half the amount of your spend, up to a maximum of £25. For example if you pay £40 for real nappies, we will provide £20 in shopping vouchers. We will need a copy of your receipt or invoice.
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