Real nappies

Many people still believe that the only alternative to disposable nappies are the old fashioned terry nappies - nothing could be further from the truth.

Modern reusable or real nappies:

  • Are easy to use
  • Come in a variety of shapes and forms
  • Are made from natural fabrics
  • Have disposable liners to catch any solid waste
  • Fasten with Velcro, aplix, poppers, or use simple folds
  • Can be washed on a 40-60 degree cycles
  • Can save families up to £500 on the first baby alone. This takes into account the costs used for electricity, washing powder and drying
  • And of course, they are better for the environment

Real nappies free trial

In partnership with Renewi, we're offering residents in the Wakefield district the chance to trial real nappies for free!

You can apply for one pack per child under twelve months old.

It is with regret that the Council have had to suspend the real nappy initiative with immediate effect until further notice.

Government guidance is that everyone should stop non-essential contact with others, and therefore we are unable to distribute the nappy packs.

We thank you for your cooperation.

Contact us

Customer Services

Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700

0345 8 506 506