PARENTS can find out about the benefits of using cloth nappies at a roadshow in Whitby next Friday (20 May).
Scarborough Borough Council and real nappy guru Jody Smith will be showing parents how switching to cloth nappies can save them some money and help the environment to celebrate Real Nappy Week which runs from 16 to 20 May.
The roadshow will be visiting New Quay Road on Friday 20 May from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Donna Gaddass, recycling education officer for Scarborough Borough Council said: “Real nappies are great for the environment and great for your pocket too. “We are pleased to be working with Jody Smith to show parents and parents to be just how fantastic modern cloth nappies are.
“Also courtesy of Fill your Pants we will be offering people who stop by, free entry into our prize draw to win a real nappy trial kit.”
Using cloth nappies rather than disposables helps to reduce waste, and can save parents more than £500 and using disposable nappies can cost up to £732 by the time a baby is potty trained, with 6,000 nappies going to landfill. In comparison, a baby will only need 25 to 30 real nappies, which will cost as little as £185 including washing.
Cloth nappies can be washed at 60 degrees and come in a range of designs. New and expectant mums will have the opportunity to speak to a real nappy expert and see the whole range of real nappies which are available for babies of all shapes and sizes.