New parents can grab a ‘nappucino’ and learn more about eco-friendly cloth nappy scheme

Reusable nappies
Reusable nappies
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Dacorum Borough Council is organising a nappy scheme in an effort to save parents money and reduce the amount of baby waste sent to landfills.

Babies are said to use at least 4,000 disposable nappies every year which can take up to 400 years to decompose in a landfill.

The scheme encourages parents to use real, reusable nappies rather than the usual widely-sold brands.

The council’s environmental projects lead officer Sheila Chauhan said that the nappies, made from hemp and cotton, are “funky and easy to use” and could save parents up to £500 in the long run.

Sheila is to be supported by a local recycling team and a nappy advisor from Hemel’s Cloth Nappy library.

The scheme was created in the lead up to the 18th national nappy week, which runs from Monday through to Sunday.

The week will offer many activities for new and prospective parents on looking after their newborn sons and daughters and using nappies effectively.

The council is also offering a £50 reward for any families who take advantage of the scheme.

Parents can get involved by attending the upcoming Nappucino event on Tuesday at Hemel Hempstead’s SportSpace Cafe from 10am to 11.30am, or by tweeting hints and tips to @Dacorum BC.

Visit the council’s website for more information.