Katie Duke, manager of Tops Day Nursery in Havant, has two boys, three-year-old Oscar who is toilet-trained and one-year-old Blake. She was using disposable nappies but has made the switch.

She says, “If I’m completely honest, I thought using reusable nappies with my one-year-old would make nappy changing longer and more difficult. However, that is not the case and they are actually very easy to use. It’s all about the preparation, making sure everything is ready for when you need it.

“The reusable nappies are very soft and effective and the reusable wet bag, which was provided in the hamper, is great for storing the used nappies until you get home to put them in the wash.

“When my boys were first born, purchasing reusable nappies wasn’t something I really considered. I would say the initial cost could put parents off as when you are preparing for the arrival of a baby there are lots of costly essentials that need purchasing.

“However, Blake really seems to like the reusable nappies, so I have converted to using them. I am thankful that Cheryl was kind enough to provide the nappy hamper* to me as part of her campaign, which enabled me to trial the nappies. It feels great knowing that I am helping the natural world by reducing the number of disposable nappies going to landfill.”

*Katie was supplied with a Real Nappies hamper by GECCO/Tops as part of the campaign’s Real Nappies Hamper trial for Tops nursery staff

First published in Nursery World, 23 June 2019: https://www.nurseryworld.co.uk/nursery-world/news/1167978/tops-launches-reusable-nappy-campaign