PARENTS are joining together for as part of a national event aimed at promoting “real” nappies.
Hartlepool Attachment Parenting (HAP) Group is marking Real Nappy Week 2014 with an event called Nappuccinos at Bistro 177, in York Road, Hartlepool, on Saturday May 3 between 10am and noon.
Organisers say parents can go along to find out more about reusable nappies, relax over a coffee, see the nappies in the library and try-before-they-buy.
HAP’s nappy library allows families to try out a range of different types, styles and brands on their babies and organisers say in reality real nappies are not “high maintenance” but instead mean just two or three extra washes a week.
Group founder Lyndsey Allen says real nappies are cheaper in the long run and better for babies’ skin.
Lyndsey told the Mail: “Families can see how easy modern cloth nappies are and how they quickly fit into the routine of busy modern day life.
“In our current economic climate we are all looking for ways to pinch our pockets and save money wherever we can.
“Real nappies are a great opportunity to make a small change which can have a big impact, not just to your wallet, but to the environment too. “The odd £5 here or there on packets of nappies may not seem such a problem, but when you actually stop and add up the true cost of these regular purchases, they are often horrified at how much money they are simply throwing away.
“While the cost of washing reusable nappies may be rising a little, the cost of disposables is rising much faster.
“With cloth nappies costing from as little as £207 to kit you out from Birth to Potty, you could save yourself up to £1677.56.” HAP Group meets on the first and third Saturday of every month offering information and support to parents and there are also sling and nappy libraries for parents to try-before-they-buy.
The group is a non-profit organisation set up to promote attachment parenting (AP) principles and support parents from the Hartlepool area who wish to parent in the AP style. For more information people can either visit www.facebook.com/hartlepoolattachmentparenting or email firstname.lastname@example.org