Free’Taster Pack’

The London Borough of Hounslow offer a free incentive scheme for parents wanting to try washable nappies. As there are so many different types of washable nappies and more brands than can be listed on 10 tiny fingers and toes our Real Nappy Incentive Scheme offers a free taster pack worth over £50 so you can try washable nappies at home.

The taster pack contains three different types of cloth nappy so you can find the best fit for your baby. Myself or  a representative from the Hounslow Council or West London Waste Authority will go through the differences when you pick up your taster pack at your nearest Nappy Natter session -see my Events Diary for dates and locations.

Remember to bring along your three forms of approved ID with you. See terms and conditions for details.


Taster Pack Contents

Nappy Natter

You will need to attend a Nappy Natter to find out more information and receive a pack, for details of upcoming events please see my Events Diary page. To book a place please contact me.



Who’s eligible for the free taster pack?

Hounslow borough residents. More boroughs to join soon we hope! Click here for full terms and conditions.

How do I get my free taster pack?

Free taster packs are given out by me at  Nappy Natter sessions at Sure Start Children Centres across Hounslow. You  need to bring with you approved proof of residency, photo ID and pregnancy or babies birth – three approved documents in total :

  • Proof of residency will be required – current year Council Tax bill or utility bill within the last 3 months.
  • Proof of identity will be required – Photo Drivers Licence, Passport or other photo ID.
  • Proof of pregnancy or of baby’s birth will be required – MatB1, NHS Maternity Exemption certificate or baby’s birth certificate ONLY (Please note: Saffy’s Nappies or Local Authority employee will take a copy of this document). A twin scan report will also be required where applicable

How do I change a Smartipants Pocket nappy?


How do I change a dirty cloth nappy?

How do I wash the nappies?

  1. Pre-wash your nappies on a cold rinse in your wet bag. Make sure the bag is fully open, the cycle takes 5-10 mins
  2. Put your nappies and any other washing on a 40-60 degree wash(you can lower to 40 degrees when baby is 3 months old)
  3. Line dry your nappies (inserts can be tumble dried on low if you are really in a a rush!)

More info on the do’s & don’t’s of washing cloth nappies in the Wash & Care Guide

What about the poo?!

The poo goes down the toilet and into the sewers where it should go! If you are using your nappies on a new born their poo can be very runny and the liner will not catch all of it. This is not a problem as it will wash off in the cold rinse cycle (your washing machine water goes to the sewers)

I love my taster pack! How do I ‘go cloth’ ?

You can place an order through me (please see my Facebook page for current special offers) or online using your discount code (on the flyer in your nappy pack*). If you would like to see what other types and brands of nappies look and feel like then I recommend you come along to my monthly Nappuccino or hire a trial kit.

How do I use my 5% online discount code?

Go to, fill up your basket and enter the code at the checkout.

Preventing Leaks 101

Fill Your Pants have a great problem solving article on their Really Pants Blog. If you are experiencing leaks then this article will prove very helpful-of course you can just give me a call as well!


Image taken from Fill Your Pants website

Image taken from Fill Your Pants website


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