Real Nappies are long-lasting and durable, so a second-hand or 'pre-loved' Real Nappy is alot like second-hand clothes for your baby.
There are a number of benefits to using second-hand nappies or selling your's on when your baby grows out of them; second-hand nappies can be used again and again, which helps to reduce environmental impact. You can also help reduce your carbon footprint by using your old nappies on another child, or passing them on to family and friends.
There are many outlets to help you pass your nappies on for further use; you can try advertising them in your local newspaper or free-ads, through freecycle, or perhaps at local baby & parenting groups, nurseries & play groups. The cost to you would be minimal, maybe even free!
You could also sell them online through buying and selling websites. However, larger trading sites such as Ebay only allow sales of new nappies.
There are also charities you can donate them to such as Forever Angels UK and Operation Sunshine.
Forever Angels: is a charity that aims to promote and raise awareness of orphaned and abandoned children in Tanzania, as well as working to provide help to these children. One of these methods is the Forever Angels baby home. Located in Mwanza on the shores of Lake Victoria, this baby home houses up to 50 abandoned and orphaned babies and children aged 0-5 years. It provides them with care and support until they are fostered or reunited with their families.
At the baby home they go through up to 100 nappies a day, so donated nappies is something they can always use. If you would like to donate yours you can find out more at www.foreverangels.org.
Operation sunshine South West: a Christian charity that sends practical aid directly to people in parts of East Africa who are struggling against starvation, deprivation and disease, in conditions of desperate poverty. Find out how you can help at www.opsunshinesouthwest.org.uk.
There is a new facebook group hoping to set up Cloth Diaper Donation Centres.
'We are located in
UK. We are looking for people to help us in
reducing costs and making a collection points all over Europe.
Collection points will be noted a bit later, as we are just starting out! Thanks again for every person wishing to help to families in horrible situation.' https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cloth-Diapers-Nappies-Donation-Center/
Looking for pre-loved nappies? You can find pre-loved nappies on the Go Real Nappy Finder: www.goreal.org.uk/finder
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