Cloth nappies Falkirk group marks anniversary

Cloth nappies help the environment
Cloth nappies help the environment

A group set up to reduce the use of disposable nappies is marking its first anniversary with a coffee morning.

Falkirk Real Nappies was set up during Real Nappy Week last year to promote and educate people on the use of reusable nappies.

It runs a nappy library, allowing people curious about cloth nappies to try them for a small fee before shelling out for their own kit.

Kathleen Bell founded the group with cousin Fiona Morrison and Bobbie Kelly.

She said: “Cloth nappies aren’t the way people remember them from years ago - modern nappies are shaped, with liners or inserts and come in lovely patterns and designs.

“I wanted to use them because disposable ones stay in landfill for up to 200 years. They are terrible for the environment. Using cloth nappies requires a bit of planning but they are much cheaper and greener.”

Falkirk Real Nappies hosts a coffee morning on Saturday between 10.30 a.m. and noon in Maddiston where you can see the library and buy nappies. Message Falkirk Real Nappies Facebook page for details.