Reusable Nappy Week, previously known as Real Nappy Week, is an annual event that celebrates and promotes the use of reusable cloth nappies. The event takes place over the course of a week and is designed to raise awareness about the environmental and financial benefits of using reusable nappies.
When does Reusable Nappy Week take place?
Reusable Nappy Week is typically held during the last week of April, which is the perfect time to highlight the benefits of using reusable nappies as parents start to think about summer holidays, outdoor adventures and family days out. This year the events will run from 23rd - 30th April.
When did Reusable Nappy Week start?
Reusable Nappy Week was first established in the UK in 1996, by the Women's Environmental Network (WEN) as part of their campaign to promote the use of reusable nappies. The event has since grown in popularity, with many countries around the world now celebrating Reusable Nappy Week.
What is Reusable Nappy Week all about?
Reusable Nappy Week is all about promoting the use of reusable cloth nappies as a more sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to disposable nappies. It's estimated that around 3 billion disposable nappies are thrown away each year in the UK alone, which can take up to 500 years to decompose in landfill sites!
Reusable nappies, on the other hand, can be used time and time again, reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. They're also much more cost-effective in the long run, as parents can save hundreds of pounds by choosing to use reusable nappies instead of disposables.
During Reusable Nappy Week, there are a range of events and activities that take place across the UK and around the world, including cloth nappy libraries, workshops, and information sessions. These events are designed to provide parents with the knowledge and resources they need to make the switch to reusable nappies and to raise awareness about the benefits of using cloth nappies.
Why should you get involved in Reusable Nappy Week?
If you're a parent or soon-to-be parent, getting involved in Reusable Nappy Week is a great way to learn more about the benefits of using reusable cloth nappies. By making the switch to cloth nappies, you can help to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill and save money at the same time.
There are also many other benefits to using reusable nappies, such as reducing your carbon footprint, improving your baby's skin health, and supporting the growth of small businesses that produce cloth nappies.
In conclusion, Reusable Nappy Week is an annual event that celebrates the use of reusable cloth nappies and raises awareness about the benefits of using them. By getting involved in the event, you can learn more about the environmental and financial benefits of using cloth nappies and help to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.
How Pumpkin Brown is supporting Reusable Nappy Week
At Pumpkin Brown we offer one of the best ranges of reusable nappies in the UK so naturally we will be getting involved in Reusable Nappy Week by hosting giveaways, offers and advice all week long!
We'll be sharing lots of helpful advice and tips for parents who are new to using reusable nappies, as well as hosting giveaways on their social media platforms to encourage parents to make the switch to cloth nappies.
New to reusables?
We have helped thousands of parents get started on their reusable nappy journey and we would love to help you too. Start here by filling in our nappy questionnaire to see what will work best for you and your baby!