Half price offer tempts parents to choose ‘real nappies’
14 July 2016
Parents in Bridgend County Borough are being offered a 50 per cent discount on ‘real nappy’ starter packs to help persuade them to choose reusable nappies over disposables.
Bridgend County Borough Council has teamed up with ‘The Nappy Gurus - Bridgend’ to subsidise starter kits so that they can be bought for £25 instead of the RRP of £50.
The packs contain three ‘real nappies’ and accessories, and the discounted offer is available for all local residents who are pregnant or have a child under three years of age.
Councillor Ceri Reeves, the council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “With children needing an average of 5,520 nappy changes before they’re potty trained, that’s a huge amount of nappies that end up in landfill.
“Then there’s obviously the cost of all those nappies too. Real nappies offer a much cheaper and environmentally friendly alternative so I would encourage parents to give them a try.”
Bryher Hill, who runs the local ‘Nappy Gurus’ franchise in Bridgend, said: “Using real nappies can be quite daunting to begin with, and people can sometimes be put off by the initial outlay to buy them, but once you get into a routine they’re fantastic. And, thanks to the council’s support, it is now much cheaper to buy a starter pack.”
Bryher, who is a Mum to two children herself, added: “In the long run, you’ll save a lot of money by using real nappies and you’ll also do your bit for the environment. Modern real nappies are also a world away from the old style that our own parents may have used years ago. They are nice and padded so are more comfortable, and also come in nice bright colours so look great too.”
To buy a discounted ‘real nappy’ starter pack, proof of pregnancy / age of child (MATB1 form or birth certificate) and proof of address will be required to confirm eligibility as your child must be under three-years-old and live in Bridgend County Borough.
Bryher also runs regular ‘Nappucino’ coffee mornings at ‘The Zone’ in Dunraven Place, Bridgend, where she demonstrates real nappies and Mums and Dads can have a chat over a cuppa.
To request an order form for a real nappy starter pack, or to find out more about the ‘Nappucino’ coffee mornings, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.facebook.com/thebridgendnappyguru.