Cloth Nappies

Casey supports the use of cloth nappies, as they are better for baby, the environment and your wallet.

Some nappy facts

  • Whilst disposable nappies are cheaper to purchase per nappy; each child will go through thousands of them
  • Disposable nappies contribute over two tonnes of waste per child which take hundreds of years to break down in landfill.
  • Cloth nappies are more expensive per nappy, but you only have to purchase approximately 30 of them
  • You can re-use cloth nappies for subsequent children, which reduces the costs even further.
  • Whilst cloth nappies do have a cost associated with laundry, this does not come near the cost of disposables.
  • Cloth nappies are no longer just the terry towelling squares that you might remember from your childhood, instead, they are made from a variety of materials, and many are fitted, some are a cover and liner, and some are all in ones – just like a disposable, except washable.
  • The savings from using cloth nappies over disposables has been quoted as being up to $3,000 per child in nappies.

Green Kids Expo 2017

Learn how to reduce your young family's impact on the environment.

Discover how easy modern cloth nappies are to use, learn about the benefits of organic foods and sustainably produced toys and explore lots of other environmentally friendly alternatives for everyday aspects of raising babies and children.

Provide your feedback at the expo for your chance to win a Greentom Upp Stroller Combination Carrycot, Reversible and Classic valued at $999. Terms and Conditions apply.

Event details

Date: Saturday 18 March 2017
Time: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm
Venue: Civic Centre, Magid Drive, Narre Warren
Cost: FREE

Talks timetable

All talks will be held at the talk space, which is near the feedback table with the pram

  • 10.00 am - Cloth Nappies 101
    Facilitator: Australian Nappy Association
    How to choose, use and succeed with cloth nappies.
  • 10.30 am - Natural ways to create an environment for sleep
    Facilitator: Nurturing Interiors
  • 11.30 am - The environmental benefits of breastfeeding and how the Casey Cardinia branch of the ABA can support you
    Facilitator: Australian Breastfeeding Association, Casey Cardinia Branch
  • 12.00 pm - The nutritional demands of breastfeeding - feeding yourself so you can feed your baby
    Facilitator: Dynamic Health Natural Medicine
  • 12.30 - Cloth Nappies 101
    Facilitator: Australian Nappy Association
    How to choose, use and succeed with cloth nappies

Stallholders

Cloth nappy rebate draw

Council holds a monthly draw that offers Casey residents the chance to win half (up to $300) of their cloth nappy spend back.

Complete the Cloth Nappy Rebate application.