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
Stallholder expressions of interest are now open. To apply complete the Stallholder Application Form.
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.
Date: Saturday 18 March 2017
Time: 9.00 am - 2.00 pm
Venue: Civic Centre, Magid Drive, Narre Warren
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.
Cloth nappy guide
The cloth nappy guide provides information about the different types of nappies, why you might choose cloth nappies and feedback from parents that use cloth nappies.
Cloth nappy guide (1mb)