Reusable Nappy Weekâ„¢ is an Australian event designed to increase awareness of reusable nappy options for our modern times. This is the second annual week long celebration of Reusable Nappies, held in conjunction with International Real Nappy Week.
Displays will be set up in cities all over Australia, with Gatherings planned throughout the week
to give you the chance to see a large selection of modern variations on reusable nappy options, and talk to parents who use cloth.
Click here for Canberra events and contacts: http://www.modernclothnappies.org/events.htm
Nappy Display and Q&A – Canberra Hospital, Main Foyer, Yamba Drive, Garran. Wed Mar 21st 11am til 3pm
Nappy Display and Info session – Campbell Cottage Child Care Centre, 8 Savige St, Campbell. Thur Mar 22nd 5:30pm til 6:30pm
Nappy Display and Sewing Demo – The Lifestyle Centre, Hyperdome House and Home, Athllon Drive, Tuggeranong. Sat Mar 24th 10am til 2pm. Outside The Patchwork Shop and next to The Good Guys. Will include the construction/sewing of a hemp nappy.
And for those concerned about washing nappies during a drought, consider this: a plastic nappy uses lots of water in being made, gets thrown away after one use, and spends 1000 years in landfill before it breaks down. A cloth nappy can be made from environmentally sustainable crops like hemp or bamboo or even soy, can be used many of thousands of times, breaks down in compost (if made from natural materials), and can be washed without the need to soak in a bucket overnight.
They even look cuter than disposables! I have nappies in every colour and print imaginable, with butterfly wings on the back, embroidered, denim, tie-dyed, knitted… And some of them are more absorbent than the most expensive disposable nappy brand.
Don’t believe me? Come to an information session and find out for yourself!
Update: Another demo has been added to the list – at Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre, Level 2, North Building (above Canberra Museum and Gallery) on Friday 23 March 11am til 2pm.
Also, there will be a lucky door prize at the Theo Notaras Multicultural Centre display and Q&A, and at the Campbell Cottage childcare centre event.