Nappy fair not intending to scare!
A real nappy fair will be held on 31st October in Holton with real nappy specialists from across the county.
It might be Halloween next Saturday but there’s no reason to be scared about making a choice about what nappy to use on your baby’s bottom; even though what’s inside might be a little more daunting to deal with!
A real nappy fair will be held on 31st October 2009 in Holton with real nappy specialists from across the county showcasing their products and giving advice to confused moms and dads. The event, taking place at the village hall in Holton between 2pm and 4pm, is the second in the year to be funded by Oxfordshire Waste Partnership (OWP). The event will enable parents and prospective parents who may not know much about washable nappies to find out more and even book a free trial kit (see details below).
North Oxfordshire mother Sophie Garner runs Clothbots and is co-ordinating this event. “We’re hoping to get loads of people through the door to talk about nappies, babies bottoms and baby poo! It’s a glamorous life but someone has to do it” jokes Sophie. “At the last event most people were fact finding and looking for advice on choosing and using real nappies, so it’s really valuable to be able to answer their questions and show them all the options open to them.”
The Nappy Fair is free to attend, with refreshments, baby changing and breastfeeding facilities and free parking all provided. The Northmoor Trust’s education bus from the OWP funded Wild Waste Show will be parked up outside the village hall. Older children (and adults) can have fun and find out more about how washable nappies are good for people and the environment. “Come and play the ‘Happy Snappy Nappy’ big board game and quiz with us. It’s a lot of fast-action fun and games, all based on real nappy facts. You’ll be amazed!” says Dorothy Reich from the Wild Waste team.
Cllr John Tanner, OWP chair, used real nappies on his children and is a great supporter of this community run event. He says: “As we recycle more and more it’s important to take a look at items we can’t recycle such as disposable nappies and consider a greener alternative. Washable nappies not only reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill they save parents a fortune too.”
For more details about the Nappy Fair, parents can contact Sophie from ClothBots on 07525 014374.
- The event will be held at Holton Village Hall, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX33 1PS.
- The free real nappy trial kit was launched by OWP earlier in the year for Real Nappy Week. Details on the kit are available here.
- 3.27% of Oxfordshire’s waste is made up of disposable nappies, equating to 7,725 tonnes.
- Some of the key nappy suppliers at the event will be: