A fun fair with a difference!
Nowadays new parents are faced with many choices on what to buy for their new arrival, but Oxfordshire Waste Partnership (OWP) has stepped in to help make the decision on what to put on baby’s bottom a whole lot easier.
With a host of reasons why real nappies are better than disposables and with so many different modern washable nappies available, it’s not surprising that parents need help and advice to decide what’s right for them.
OWP has provided funding to real nappy specialists to enable Real Nappy Fairs to be held in Oxfordshire with first one will be taking place on Saturday 11th July, 10am – 12pm at Clifton Hampden Village Hall, near Abingdon.
Mother of four Christine McRitchie of Plush Pants is co-ordinating this event and organised Oxfordshire’s first Nappy Fair in 2006. “We’ve invited every cloth nappy specialist in Oxfordshire so it’s an ideal opportunity for parents, and parents-to-be, to find out all about washable nappies, get some free advice and have a nappy demonstration” says Christine. “I used real nappies on my children and want other parents to see just how easy and cost effective it is.”
The Nappy Fair is free to attend, with refreshments, baby changing and breastfeeding facilities and free parking all provided.
Parents can find out more about taking a free nappy trial kit, launched by OWP earlier in the year for Real Nappy Week and be in with the chance of winning a starter set of reusable nappies at the event.
Paul Mocroft, from OWP is hugely supportive of this community run event. He says: “It’s important we try to tackle the problem of nappies, as in Oxfordshire we all pay to dispose of over 7,500 tonnes (1) of disposable nappies every year. The great thing about this nappy fair is it’s organised by nappy experts and nobody can offer help, support and advice better than these committed green parents. I’d encourage all parents, expectant parents and even grandparents to pop along and find out more.”
For more details about the Nappy Fair, parents can contact Christine on 01865 40 80 40.