"Nappuccino" event promotes benefits of cloth nappies
New and expectant parents are invited to learn about the virtues of modern cloth nappies over coffee at a "Nappuccino" event in Te Atatu next week.
Hosted by Waitakere City Council's Cloth Nappy Project, the Nappuccino event at the Te Atatu Community Centre on April 26 gives parents the chance to view modern cloth nappies and talk to parents experiencing the environmental and economic benefits of using them. The event also includes morning tea and a baby massage class.
Nappuccino is part of International Real Nappy Week which promotes nappy options and demonstrates how easy modern cloth nappies are to use.
Real Nappy Week was started in the UK in 1996 and has grown into an international event with hundreds of activities across the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Turkey and Mexico.
The cloth nappy project has been running since 2007 and is aligned with the council's 2020 zero waste target.
More than 80,000 disposable nappies a year in Waitakere have been eliminated from landfills through a project by Waitemata District Health Board Maternity Services which gives parents the Waitakere Hospital Maternity Ward the option of using cloth nappies on newborns. The programme is supported by the council and the West Auckland Health Services Foundation.
Meanwhile, the Cloth Nappy Education Centre holds Cloth Nappy Know How classes every second Saturday of the month at its Te Atatu Peninsula office. Parents can trial the nappies through hire kits or purchase their own trial packs at the discounted price of $15.
For more information check out the Cloth Nappies page.
When: 26 April 2010, 10am - 12pm
Where: 599 Te Atatu Rd, Te Atatu Community Centre - Meeting Room
Parking available at rear of community centre.
RSVP: Jennifer Chenery on (09) 836 8000 ext 8519.
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