So Real Nappy Week kicked off yesterday, to much excitement and celebration! Unfortunately it was heralded in by an ill informed Daily Mail article on Local Authority schemes. The article made a major issue of a relatively small investment in comparison to the amount spent on disposing of single use nappies.
It also referred back to the first EA report which we are all fed up of hearing about (we can feel a theme for next year coming on)!! For any one brand new to Real Nappies let me reassure you that the most recent research found that you could reduce your environmental impact when compared to using disposables very easily. All you need to do is wash in full loads, use an A rated washing machine, avoid tumble drying and use the nappies again on a second child. Just one of these actions will mean that you are lowering your global warming impact when compared to disposable use. Take a look at the info on our website for more detail.
We have responded to the the Daily Mail and you can read our response here. But it wasn't all bad news, there was lots of positive regional press, there have been features in the major baby magazines and Chris Tarrant also gave us a mention yesterday on Radio Two!
Now, back to Sharing the Secret!! Our stars today are Janet and Dave who are parents to Rebecca. Janet chatted to us about her experiences and about how her mum helped her to make her decision whilst Dave gives us the Dad's point of view! We also spoke to Tracey Smith who after using Real Nappies on her own three children and on her three grandchildren, now volunteers as a Real Nappy Champion. You can find out more and listen to their interviews here.
The Nappy Giveaway also got off to a great start but there are plenty of them left so do keep referring your friends! We are currently restricting people to one referral each to allow everyone a chance and please do remember to make sure you add an entry in each box. Good luck!
I also want to quickly mention our Real Nappy Week challenge volunteer Charley who is now so au fait with Real nappies that she has got the flat nappy folds down! Her sister Vicky tells me that she is now so convinced by Real Nappies that she is going to start persuading her friends - Now that's what I call successful Sharing the Secret!