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Various incentives schemes from Councils to encourage the use of real nappies for babies
Various incentives schemes from Councils to encourage the use of real nappies for babies

Various incentives schemes from Councils to encourage the use of real nappies for babies

Real nappy week-11th-18th March
By giving financial and other incentives councils are encouraging parents to use real nappies. These incentives range from up to £70 cash back to free trial packs.
Selecting the region you live in from the drop down menu or on the map will give you access to the incentives available in your area.

I have changed the original link to the bambinomio home page-click the 'Incentive Schemes' link on that page.
- palspal

With thanks to macdoona for the pointer.
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43 Comments

Good find

Just wanted to point out that, if you wash these in a washing machine, they are not really any more environmentally friendly (supposedly)

Thought about using real nappies but I decided it was to much work.(Lazy I know). Thay are nothing like what they were when we were little some af them are rather stylish. Heat & Rep added.
Link not working so thy this:
bambinomio.com/

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kelly_o_fanatic

Good find :)Just wanted to point out that, if you wash these in a washing … Good find :)Just wanted to point out that, if you wash these in a washing machine, they are not really any more environmentally friendly (supposedly)



I'm sure you're right Julia but using real nappies for at least part of the day must save on the amount of disposable nappies waste in landfill.:)

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macdoona

Thought about using real nappies but I decided it was to much work.(Lazy … Thought about using real nappies but I decided it was to much work.(Lazy I know). Thay are nothing like what they were when we were little some af them are rather stylish. Heat & Rep added.Link not working so thy this:http://www.bambinomio.com/



Thanks for new link macdoona. I don't know why the first didn't work.:?

I don't think it's lazyness. It depends on the individual circumstances and how much time you have to use real nappies for your baby. Then of course there is having the right weather to dry the nappies or it can be more expensive using a dryer.

kelly_o_fanatic

Good find :)Just wanted to point out that, if you wash these in a washing … Good find :)Just wanted to point out that, if you wash these in a washing machine, they are not really any more environmentally friendly (supposedly)


Whether washing negates the environmentally friendly thing would depend on your washing machine ? If you have an energy efficient machine its got to be better than landfill, surely?
Pity our council doesnt support this scheme. They are offering no incentives at all.

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vctrcrwfrd

Pity our council doesnt support this scheme. They are offering no … Pity our council doesnt support this scheme. They are offering no incentives at all.



Name and shame them.:whistling:

I don't think it's lazyness. It depends on the individual circumstances and how much time you have to use real nappies for your baby. Then of course there is having the right weather to dry the nappies or it can be more expensive using a dryer.[/QUOTE]


The baby makes 4 kids in total, the next one being 8 so I find I'm alway's on the go with different things for them, so maybe not lazy just need more hours in the day.:)

good scheme

shame my local council - CONWY

doesnt offer anything

i think reusable nappies are fine if one of you doesnt work...but if you both work...then there aint enough time in the day...also lots of nurseries won't use them

Glad to see that the cold voters are not poo pooing this post!

How do you know if ur council supports this (having a blonde moment?)

We were at the baby show this w/e in london and were very intregued with these and were thinking of trying the trial pack.

£5 discount in total.. crap

Ignore me. link was to a US based ver of the site. found it. thank you

bambinomio.com/v06…cgi is what I used to view UK

Stilllife

How do you know if ur council supports this (having a blonde moment?)We … How do you know if ur council supports this (having a blonde moment?)We were at the baby show this w/e in london and were very intregued with these and were thinking of trying the trial pack.£5 discount in total.. crap



One you click through, down the side of the page there are categories to choose from click incentive schemes and then follow on from there it will list the councils in the region you choose.

If nasa can invent reusable nappies... :-D

Just noticed. They are actally going to give you the £30 trial pack for £5 and £10 off the £160 pack if you to take the other one. Not bad I guess. Better than nothing.

anyone actually used these. Seems you replace the 'innards' and wash the nappy. not sure how they would be after a few uses?

kelly_o_fanatic

Good find :)Just wanted to point out that, if you wash these in a washing … Good find :)Just wanted to point out that, if you wash these in a washing machine, they are not really any more environmentally friendly (supposedly)



Funnily enough I've heard there was significant corporate pressure for the research into that to insist on that outcome. Extremely high washing temperatures used for the comparison - more than you would normally need.

its not about being environmentally friendly as such, its more about reducing land fill at this stage. Eventually the energy to power the washing machine will be produced in a more environmental manner but for now its only about reducing our landfill dependence.

yes much more environmental power called nuclear

now all we need to do is find that suitable landfill to store the nuclear waste instead of the landfill to store nappies:whistling:

Nowt in my area ... there's a surprise!! :roll:

Good idea though, rep & hot added!

Stilllife

Ignore me. link was to a US based ver of the site. found it. thank … Ignore me. link was to a US based ver of the site. found it. thank youhttp://www.bambinomio.com/v06/rec.cgi is what I used to view UK


This link is not working for me I just get a blank page up with bambinomio typed in?
copy and pasted into google got following message
Your search - bambinomio.com/v06…cgi - did not match any documents.
Aghhhh what addy is everyone else using?

]Here, then click on the 3rd option on the top left box...

Oh, and it must be laziness that stops people using these like my wife and I, because disposables have only been around for about 25 years...

moby_matt

]Here, then click on the 3rd option on the top left box...


Thankyou that works :thumbsup:

moby_matt

Oh, and it must be laziness that stops people using these like my wife … Oh, and it must be laziness that stops people using these like my wife and I, because disposables have only been around for about 25 years...



true

but go back 30+ years and the majority of women either stayed at home or worked part time.....now women work just as many hours as men

kelly_o_fanatic

Good find :)Just wanted to point out that, if you wash these in a washing … Good find :)Just wanted to point out that, if you wash these in a washing machine, they are not really any more environmentally friendly (supposedly)



the study that drew these conclusions was SERIOUSLY flawed.

First off the number of cloth users studies was 85 (ish) and the disposable users were about 200

They assusmed that
all cloth users use terrys (we don't)
We all wash out nappies everyday (we don't about 2 - 3 times a week normally)
All nappies are washed at 90 ( it would ruin most nappies 30 - 60 0C is the norm)
Fabric softener is used ( Are they crazy? That reduces the absorbancy of a nappy!)
and - wait you'll love this one - Cloth nappy users IORN the nappies :w00t: :giggle:
It really wasn't the best thought out survey :giggle: Unfortunatly the effects were pretty damaging :x

Do you have to have a baby?

Sounds strange question but nappies are great for drying the car after a wash and may also be good for polishing it.

I will take a look at link now.

Thanks.

Darn,

[FONT=Arial]What happens next?[/FONT][FONT=Arial]1. … [FONT=Arial]What happens next?[/FONT][FONT=Arial]1. [/FONT][FONT=Arial]You send us a photocopy of your MAT B1 or your baby’s birth certificate with the completed form below.[/FONT][FONT=Arial]2. [/FONT][FONT=Arial]We will then send you a numbered Incentive Voucher and list of local suppliers.[/FONT][FONT=Arial]3. [/FONT][FONT=Arial]You take your Voucher to one of the places on the list. If you go to a retailer they will deduct £30.00 if you spend at least £50.00 in one sale. If you go to a nappy laundry they will deduct £30.00 if you commit to spending at least £50.00 with them (you can use their laundering service or buy nappies from them).[/FONT][FONT=Arial]4. [/FONT][FONT=Arial]We will contact you in a month or two to see how you are getting on with your nappies (your details will not be passed on to anyone else).[/FONT]

Banned

moby_matt

Oh, and it must be laziness that stops people using these like my wife … Oh, and it must be laziness that stops people using these like my wife and I, because disposables have only been around for about 25 years...



Do you still take your clothes down to the stream and beat them over rocks?

Banned

jennybubbles

the study that drew these conclusions was SERIOUSLY flawed.First off the … the study that drew these conclusions was SERIOUSLY flawed.First off the number of cloth users studies was 85 (ish) and the disposable users were about 200They assusmed that all cloth users use terrys (we don't)We all wash out nappies everyday (we don't about 2 - 3 times a week normally)All nappies are washed at 90 ( it would ruin most nappies 30 - 60 0C is the norm)Fabric softener is used ( Are they crazy? That reduces the absorbancy of a nappy!)and - wait you'll love this one - Cloth nappy users IORN the nappies :w00t: :giggle: It really wasn't the best thought out survey :giggle: Unfortunatly the effects were pretty damaging :x



The time you spend faffing around with nappies could be spent with your child.

Our midwife actually recommended disposable, due to time and the fact that they were better for babies skin.

N20Y1D

The time you spend faffing around with nappies could be spent with your … The time you spend faffing around with nappies could be spent with your child.Our midwife actually recommended disposable, due to time and the fact that they were better for babies skin.


Wheres the faf? You chuck em in the washing machine and turn it on. Its not exactly time consuming.
We started usling cloth as both my husband and myself were alergic to disposables and there was no way on this planet I was risking that kind of reaction on my son.
Out of curiosity how did he/she back up the comment that they were better for babies skin because I fail to see how placing toxic chemicals next to sensitive skin can be better that cotton?

Thany you, Jenny.

That is one of the reasons we made the choice to use re-useable nappies. I don't want my son exposed to anything that he may react to badly. I have been a sufferer of skin conditions for many years, so I will do what I can to minimise the possibilities of problems for my son...

As a bonus, I won't contribute to the 300,000 tonnes of disposables in a landfill.

Of course, if those that use disposables don't mind the next landfill being on their doorstep in the next twenty years due to there being nearly no space left in existing locations I don't see a problem with disposables... :thumbsup:

N20Y1D

Do you still take your clothes down to the stream and beat them over … Do you still take your clothes down to the stream and beat them over rocks?



Er, yes. Please excuse me for the state of the River Thames...

Nothing in Hampshire, would have been tempted if there was! Have been considering re-usable for my 4 month old. Anyone know anywhere to get a cheap trial type pack?

I believe Boots do one of their own brand, but don't quote me... :-)

hyperemisis

Nothing in Hampshire, would have been tempted if there was! Have been … Nothing in Hampshire, would have been tempted if there was! Have been considering re-usable for my 4 month old. Anyone know anywhere to get a cheap trial type pack?




Check out this site might be helpful

ukparents.co.uk/for…f=3

N20Y1D

The time you spend faffing around with nappies could be spent with your … The time you spend faffing around with nappies could be spent with your child.Our midwife actually recommended disposable, due to time and the fact that they were better for babies skin.



With 2 children I have my washing machine on loads anyway and it takes absolutely no extra time to chuck in a load of nappies np faffing involved. Apart from the environmental aspect the financial savings are huge as well.

I am curious too as to what exactly your midwife is basing this on. What do you think would be better for a babies sensitive skin? Lots of chemicals or lovely cotton?? My daughter suffered from horrendous nappy rash in disposables and suffered from Excema and the use of real nappies improved her sking condition overnight.

Ask yourself this what would you rather wear paper pants or cotton? The choice for me is easy.

hyperemisis

Nothing in Hampshire, would have been tempted if there was! Have been … Nothing in Hampshire, would have been tempted if there was! Have been considering re-usable for my 4 month old. Anyone know anywhere to get a cheap trial type pack?


Check here

realnappycampaign.com/nap…er/
If you find a local lollipop agent or someone simaler then alot of them do trial packs you can hire
if you have no luck there try
[url]www.washabums.co.uk[/url] good chance someone there may be near you to give you a hand.

Thanks!

hyperemisis

Nothing in Hampshire, would have been tempted if there was! Have been … Nothing in Hampshire, would have been tempted if there was! Have been considering re-usable for my 4 month old. Anyone know anywhere to get a cheap trial type pack?




When we looked into reusables we were able to source a couple of cheap trial packs from ebay. Lots of people buy them and change their mind so it was very easy to find someone selling them.

vctrcrwfrd

When we looked into reusables we were able to source a couple of cheap … When we looked into reusables we were able to source a couple of cheap trial packs from ebay. Lots of people buy them and change their mind so it was very easy to find someone selling them.


ebay are pulling cloth nappy auctions . they say they break their code of adult content items due to the fact they are used underware :x

jennybubbles

ebay are pulling cloth nappy auctions . they say they break their code of … ebay are pulling cloth nappy auctions . they say they break their code of adult content items due to the fact they are used underware :x



Will this apply if you are buying unused, which is what we did?
The lady we bought from bought all different sets to try but liked the first type so much she sold the rest still sealed in boxes.

vctrcrwfrd

Will this apply if you are buying unused, which is what we did?The lady … Will this apply if you are buying unused, which is what we did?The lady we bought from bought all different sets to try but liked the first type so much she sold the rest still sealed in boxes.


Possably not but they have been pulling random auctions very very irritating I had a set of tots on and they pulled that I also had 3 unused pro wraps and they pulled that one too :x I was well hacked off lol
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