Nappy Ever After needs you!

Would you like to help parents use real nappies?

Further Information

Interested applicants should apply by email, stating which London Borough you live in, your reasons for being interested and any personal or work related experience that may qualify you for this role.

For more information, a Job Specification, or to apply please contact: Jemima Hoadley, Interim Manager - Nappy Ever After at or 07989 558663

Application deadline 5 January 2011 and training will be mid-end January

The 10 London Boroughs are: Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey, Hounslow, Kingston, Lambeth, Newham, Southwark, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth and Westminster


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Are you passionate about Real (cloth) nappies and want to spread the word about how easy and great they are to use?

Do you have experience using Real nappies on your own child/ren?

Earn money promoting and selling Real nappies at regular ‘Nappuccino’ events in your borough!

Real Nappy Advisors needed in 10 London Boroughs, to give demonstrations and make sales at local community events set up and marketed with support from Nappy Ever After (NEA). Advisors will be trained by Nappy Ever After (NEA) to provide quality advice and sales.  CRB may be required.

This is a great opportunity for mums (or dads) to get into part-time work that fits around their family commitments.

What is a Nappuccino?

A Nappuccino is a free event where expectant or new mums can gather for a coffee and a presentation of the benefits of real (washable cloth) nappies.  A Nappy Ever After Advisor, who has used real nappies themselves, will give a demonstration on how to use the best real nappies on the market.  All of the nappies we stock have been tried, tested and approved by us (and our customers) as truly the best.

During the demo, questions can be asked and tailored kits can be purchased from the advisor. Discounts and freebies on kit purchases.  There is no hard sell and no obligation to buy.

Council Cash Back schemes are explained and RNfL Vouchers are accepted. 

If you are interested in coming to or hosting a Nappuccino, please contact Nappy Ever After for details:

Why come to a Nappuccino? Why not just buy online?

Those who do online research into using real nappies may find it daunting, with the many different types of nappies available, and opinions on the best ways to use and care for cloth nappies. We only stock the most user-friendly and reliable nappy systems available, as approved by our customers and us (we have all used real nappies on our own kids).  We offer our nappies and nappy kits at the best prices we can.  A Nappuccino also provides a meeting place for other parents considering using real nappies and for sharing experiences and tips on early potty training.

Why use real nappies?

One of the lesser known effects of convenience nappies is the fact that it delays toilet training by approximately one year.  Not only does this create additional nappy waste it also creates stress for parent and child. 

It is becoming more and more common for a child of three or older to be incapable of taking themselves to the toilet.  And the reason is likely to be that s/he was changed infrequently and left for long periods in a ‘stay-dry’ nappy or ‘nappy pants’.   This means s/he has not had the stimuli necessary to develop the muscles to control their bladder.  There has also been a neglect of toilet training that has led to ignorance amongst parents.

Not only this, but nappy pants are very expensive.  If children stay using them for an extra year this is an extra expense and an added problem for households on low incomes.

Nappy Ever After is run by people with a long experience of real nappies.  We give residents the opportunity to find out about washable nappies and expose them to information about potty training.  We also put interested residents in touch with local reusable nappy sellers.  This can be a great business opportunity for residents with childcare responsibility.

Environmental and financial benefits

Britain throws away nearly three billion nappies a year,  That’s nearly eight million a day. Disposable nappies are a very unmpkleasant component of domestic waste and 90% of them end up in landfill.  We don’t know how long it takes the plastics in nappies to decompose, but it could take hundreds of years.  As disposables have only been around for about thirty years, that means that every one is probably still there!

Real nappies can be up to 40% better for the environment than disposables.  This was the finding from the 2008 update to the Environment Agency’s Life Cycle Analysis Report on nappies.  Unlike disposables, Real Nappies put parents in control of the impact they have on the environment, with the carbon savings directly related to how you choose to wash your Real Nappies.

The Real Cost

You can kit your baby out with all the nappies they need from around £99-£400, add £1 per week to wash them and you’ll still save £500 per child compared to the market leading disposable nappy.  Use your nappies again on your next child/ren and the savings increase.

Washable wet wipes could save a further £250 per child.  As well as saving more money you will benefit your baby’s skin.


December 13, 2010