Bum-deal! £25-£100 reimbersment (or voucher) on purchase of Real (resuable) Nappies and or accesories!
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Bum-deal! £25-£100 reimbersment (or voucher) on purchase of Real (resuable) Nappies and or accesories!

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Found 7th Apr
Abstract: It's cheaper to use reusable nappies, saves money, saves on nappy rash, saves on landfill - everyone should be doing it AND you can get cashback!


So one of the deciding factors on my partner and I having a baby was the carbon footprint. Her Niece, we found out, used cloth reusables when she was in nappies.
Not only that but her brother got £50 back from the council.
We got them as hand-me-downs AND genuinely prefer them to disposables (We use Naty when we have to) so we decided to get more and accessories...
swansea.gov.uk/nap…ies ...we got £100 back from Swansea City Council! we spent over £120 in total so £20 in the red (or brown) but we have so far used an average of 8 a day since she was 8 weeks old, so that's over 800 disposables we have saved so far - over £100 saved if you take into account average cost of a nappy is 13-14p for her size.

And for those wondering about cost of washing machine use, it's on this site;
confusedaboutenergy.co.uk/ind…nes
Ours is A++ so £0.185(*2) so let's round that up to 40p as we wash them twice and we wash at least 12 at a time. We have already negated the cost of the nappies so now we are pooping profit


Here are a list of what we bought:
1. Nappy Bags to store when out
2. Nappy Liners (can wash and reuse these if you REALLY want to, but they are meant to be disposable, and we sometimes just replace these if she's got a dry nappy but made a smudge)
3. Inserts to absorb wee
4. Bigger inserts for when she's bigger
finally
5. Charlie Banana Reusable Nappies (with 12 inserts included)

Submitted the claim on Feb 6th, got a bank transfer into my account on March 8th.

Personally we like C. Banana best, keep an eye because we got them at £79 a few months ago, they sometimes drop in price.

Footnote: Nighttime you can get bigger nappies that are meant to last the whole night (especially when they are sleeping through the night themselves) we had them off her Brother. Otherwise you pretty much have everything in the post of what you need.

Find out how much you could get HERE or check your local council website. So far Swansea is the best as we got £100. Works with second hand ones so can save the planet even more
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Had nothing like this when I used them on my boys 2007-2013! Still have my nappies in the loft too as ebay stopped allowing 2nd hand ones to be sold! Loved my boys in them & think this is a great incentive!
mam2cam If you wish to sell the nappies from your attic, there are some selling sites on Faceboo e.g. reusable nappies selling page uk and preloved reusable cloth nappies accessories uk (sell / buy / search / swap)
I've seen nappies on ebay x
Nothing in my area (Kent)
Some councils are better than others. We get nothing in Kirklees! Still using reusables and find them far easier than we were expecting.
I was going to do this. Ordered a nappy to try but they don't do big enough sizes! And if they do as my boy is like the size of over a 1 year old at 7 months they are expensive! But Dudley council do £50
So you use your washing machine twice a day to wash nappies? You also aren't taking into account the cost of water used which is fine if you are not on a meter I suppose ( though there is an environmental cost), but on a meter that would also cost about 15p per cycle, plus the huge additional wear and tear on the washing machine. Also, what about drying all those nappies, especially in winter?
SFconvert1 h, 7 m ago

So you use your washing machine twice a day to wash nappies? You also …So you use your washing machine twice a day to wash nappies? You also aren't taking into account the cost of water used which is fine if you are not on a meter I suppose ( though there is an environmental cost), but on a meter that would also cost about 15p per cycle, plus the huge additional wear and tear on the washing machine. Also, what about drying all those nappies, especially in winter?


I used reusable nappies for both my children, now 3 and 5. I washed their nappies once/twice a week,storing them in a bucket. Dried them on radiators, rack and using dehumidifier sometimes when I was running out of fresh ones.
Bournemouth council gave me £30 for nappies
SFconvert9 h, 30 m ago

So you use your washing machine twice a day to wash nappies? You also …So you use your washing machine twice a day to wash nappies? You also aren't taking into account the cost of water used which is fine if you are not on a meter I suppose ( though there is an environmental cost), but on a meter that would also cost about 15p per cycle, plus the huge additional wear and tear on the washing machine. Also, what about drying all those nappies, especially in winter?



I am not on a Meter and live in Wales. I think there's an argument to be had that it takes so many liters of water to produce each disposable Nappy as well but overall I think it's safe to assume the water to wash them shouldn't discourage people.

To dry ours we have a dehumidifier for when we can't put them on the line, otherwise they are our there in the sunshine on sunny days (we save them up to wash all in one go). Only 0.22 kWh so roughly 25p overnight to dry everything.
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