Start typing in the search box and select from the drop down.

Who to contact for information on cloth nappies?

Smiley baby lying in a pile of colourful laundry

Wednesday 1 January 2020

The world of cloth nappies can be confusing at times, but in Essex there's a great support network to help you along the way.

Online cloth nappy support

If you would like to find out what other mums using cloth nappies think, then join Cloth bum mums Facebook group for lots of chat and helpful advice. However, there are plenty of different Facebook groups and online forums giving out advice on cloth nappies, so take the time and find one that suits you!

If you have any questions you can also email us: waste.management@essex.gov.uk

Cloth nappy libraries

Nappy libraries provide both online and face-to-face support. They give parents the opportunity to trial a variety of cloth nappy styles and brands before investing in the option that works for them. Run by volunteers, nappy libraries are a great place to go for advice and to chat with other parents who are using cloth nappies. Parents are asked to leave a refundable cash deposit which is returned once the nappies have been washed and returned to the nappy library for others to use.

Find your nearest cloth nappy library:

Please email waste.management@essex.gov.uk if you are interested in setting up a cloth nappy library in your area. The UK Nappy Network have a great step-by-step guide on how you can set up your own cloth nappy library.

Find out more about cloth nappies

Claim your £30 refund on cloth nappies

Why should I try cloth nappies?

How should I clean cloth nappies?

Tips for using cloth nappies in winter