Nappy days"" for parents

PARENTS across North Devon are being asked to keeping it real" when it comes to nappies to help the environment and their own pockets. Real Nappy Week takes place from Monday, 27 April until May 3 and North Devon Council is joining with North Devon Dis

PARENTS across North Devon are being asked to "keeping it real" when it comes to nappies - to help the environment and their own pockets.Real Nappy Week takes place from Monday, 27 April until May 3 and North Devon Council is joining with North Devon District Hospital, to offer new mums and dads advice about reusable nappies. As well as an information stall at the hospital, officers will be holding a raffle, with a voucher for real nappies being presented to the winner. "There are real environmental benefits to using modern washable nappies over disposable ones," said Lesley Isaac, said Waste and Recycling Officer at NDC."To put it into perspective, each disposable nappy thrown in your black wheelie bin takes around 500 years to decompose in landfill. So using real nappies instead cuts down on the amount of waste we are sending to landfill."With the words "credit crunch" being widely used at the moment, The Real Nappy Campaign organisers are keen to highlight the financial benefits of using cloth nappies.Figures suggest parents can save at least �500 per child from birth to potty training and by choosing real nappies over disposable ones.If parents aren't able to make it to the information stall, they can still get advice about real nappies by calling (01271) 374776. They can also visit the website www.realnappycampaign.com.


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