Wigan Council has launched an innovative scheme to help new parents save money, be kinder to their baby’s skin and help the planet by making the switch to reusable nappies.

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The trial scheme offers parents and parents-to-be the opportunity to try out the world of reusable nappies and is being launched as part of a national reusable nappy week running from 25 April – 1 May.

Residents can apply to take part in the trial scheme – which will see them receive a range of reusable nappies which includes enough nappies to see a baby through from birth to potty training, alongside personalised expert and peer support – for just £10.

Paul Barton, director for environment, said: “We’re really excited to be able to launch this new and exciting scheme to help new parents to make the move to reusable nappies.

“One of our heavily discounted nappy packs will see your little one through to potty training and in this time, it’s predicted that a baby will have gone through thousands of disposable nappies.

“We know that the rising cost of living is a challenge for many of our residents and as well as being good for your purse, reusable nappies are good for your baby and the environment – and we’re looking forward to helping many parents wave goodbye to costly disposable nappies.”

For people wishing to find out more, Wigan Council is hosting four sessions across the borough throughout the summer in partnership with local business Birth 2 Potty where parents will be talked through how to use reusable nappies and with a live demonstration from a reusable nappy expert.

The team will also be holding pop-up stalls in Leigh Spinning Gate Shopping Centre on Wednesday 27 April and Wigan Grand Arcade on Thursday 28 April.

Angela, a mum of two from Leigh, said: “I started using reusable nappies and thought that they were great because I could match them up with different clothes… It began to get a bit addictive!

“Once you’ve bought them it’s so much cheaper than buying nappies and wipes – it’s almost free when you have your second child.

“They are easy to wash and maintain – it’s nothing difficult, you just throw them in the wash and then on the line like anything else.

“I also found that it helped when we were potty training as the sensation my children felt when their nappy was wet was different to my friends who were using disposable nappies – it was so much easier to make that change.

“They fit snugly to avoid leaks, are better for the environment and cheaper in the long run.”

Anyone interested in attending the trial sessions can sign up on Eventbrite.

Find out more: Wigan.gov.uk/reusablenappies

Sign up to the events here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reusable-nappies-trial-group-session-tickets-316728913707

Wigan Council has launched an innovative scheme to help new parents save money, be kinder to their baby’s skin and help the planet by making the switch to reusable nappies.

The trial scheme offers parents and parents-to-be the opportunity to try out the world of reusable nappies and is being launched as part of a national reusable nappy week running from 25 April – 1 May.

Residents can apply to take part in the trial scheme – which will see them receive a range of reusable nappies which includes enough nappies to see a baby through from birth to potty training, alongside personalised expert and peer support – for just £10.

Paul Barton, director for environment, said: “We’re really excited to be able to launch this new and exciting scheme to help new parents to make the move to reusable nappies.

“One of our heavily discounted nappy packs will see your little one through to potty training and in this time, it’s predicted that a baby will have gone through thousands of disposable nappies.

“We know that the rising cost of living is a challenge for many of our residents and as well as being good for your purse, reusable nappies are good for your baby and the environment – and we’re looking forward to helping many parents wave goodbye to costly disposable nappies.”

For people wishing to find out more, Wigan Council is hosting four sessions across the borough throughout the summer in partnership with local business Birth 2 Potty where parents will be talked through how to use reusable nappies and with a live demonstration from a reusable nappy expert.

The team will also be holding pop-up stalls in Leigh Spinning Gate Shopping Centre on Wednesday 27 April and Wigan Grand Arcade on Thursday 28 April.

Angela, a mum of two from Leigh, said: “I started using reusable nappies and thought that they were great because I could match them up with different clothes… It began to get a bit addictive!

“Once you’ve bought them it’s so much cheaper than buying nappies and wipes – it’s almost free when you have your second child.

“They are easy to wash and maintain – it’s nothing difficult, you just throw them in the wash and then on the line like anything else.

“I also found that it helped when we were potty training as the sensation my children felt when their nappy was wet was different to my friends who were using disposable nappies – it was so much easier to make that change.

“They fit snugly to avoid leaks, are better for the environment and cheaper in the long run.”

Anyone interested in attending the trial sessions can sign up on Eventbrite.

Find out more: Wigan.gov.uk/reusablenappies

Sign up to the events here:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reusable-nappies-trial-group-session-tickets-316728913707