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If you have any queries about the council’s cloth
nappy hire kits please contact us: Cloth Nappy
Web: www.waitakere.govt.nz (search cloth nappies)
601 Te Atatu Road
Phone: 839 0400 Te Atatu Peninsula
You can also call into the council’s Cloth Nappy Education
Centre at 601 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula. Hours: 9am to 12pm
Thursdays and Saturdays
Opening hours: Thursday and Saturday 9am to 12pm.
Cloth nappy know how classes are held on the Phone 839 0400 to book a
second and third Saturday of every month from FREE “Cloth Nappy Know
12:30pm to 2pm at the Cloth Nappy Education Centre.
How” classes for 2011.
Cloth nappy trial packs — by attending the Cloth Class times are 12:30pm to
nappy know how classes, parents can purchase a trial 2pm, every second and third
pack of cloth nappies for $15 (worth $75). Saturday of the month.
Sew your own nappies — Michelle Foster will teach
you the tricks of the trade on how you can sew your
own pocket nappies. For a lesson contact Michelle at
the Cloth Nappy Education Centre. Classes cost $60
which includes the material for two pocket nappies.
For further information on cloth nappies visit www.thenappynetwork.org.nz or
The following are the cloth nappy suppliers involved in the hire kit programme and
everything you need to know
all are happy to provide further information on their products:
www.realnappies.co.nz ...your baby
Why use cloth nappies? All about the nappies
The council recognises that both cloth and disposable nappies are important in providing
convenience and choice for parents. However, there are good reason for using cloth nappies: The Cloth Nappy Hire Kits contain three basic types of nappies:
• They are made from soft breathable fabric and, when used correctly are extremely reliable
• Modern cloth nappies are convenient and fit snugly. Prefolds are the modern version of the old flat nappy. They are
• If you use disposable nappies, your child will use an average of 5,000 nappies from birth until made with extra layers for absorbency and can be folded into a
potty trained. pad and fastened using a ‘snappi’. They are used in conjunction
with a cover.
• Although all nappies have some environmental impact, you can reduce nappy waste going
to a landfill site by using cloth nappies. You can also reduce the environmental impacts
from cloth nappies by choosing to cold wash and line dry nappies Fitted Nappies
• In a household with one baby, “disposables” make up 50% of the total household waste. Fitted nappies have the absorbency sewn together and are fitted
This can add significantly to household refuse costs around the legs and waist. They are done up with Velcro or
snaps. The fabric is normally cotton, hemp or bamboo, but
• Cost comparison: some come with in-built ‘stay-dry’ fleece lining. They are used in
conjunction with a cover.
Disposable Nappies Karmakidz
Modern Cloth Nappies
Cloth nappies (birth to potty pack) $600 Disposable nappies for 2½ years $3000+ Pocket Nappies
Laundry detergent and washing $200 Rubbish sacks $185
Pocket nappies are a waterproof cover and a stay-dry liner sewn
Total per child $800 Total cost per child $3185+ Bamboozle
together to form a pocket. Pockets usually come with inserts but
can also be used with flats or prefolds. They close with either (fitted)
Velcro or snaps.
Why use a cloth nappy hire kit? Accessories
Your child will spend every hour for nearly 2½ years wearing a nappy, so it’s important that you make the Each hire kit also contains a range of covers, liners, boosters
right choice for both you and your baby. The Auckland Council has made available cloth nappy hire kits to and inserts as appropriate to compliment the nappies contained
give each parent and caregiver the opportunity to try a variety of modern cloth nappies on their baby. in the kit. Designer Bums
Cloth Nappy Hire Kits are available in the following sizes: The hire kit contains enough nappies to last your baby for three
days. However, chances are you’ll find your favourites pretty
• Large BONUS: Each hire kit comes with 12 reusable liners that are Snazzipants
yours to keep! (fitted)
The cost is $60 (plus a $40 bond) for a 7-week hire period (due to demand the hire period is unable to be
extended). Community Services Card holders are eligible for a 50% subsidy on the Cloth Nappy Hire Kits.
All residents of Auckland are eligible to hire a cloth nappy kit for any child for whom they are the primary
Before picking up your hire kit you will be required to attend a ‘Cloth Nappy Know How’ class — held Fuzzibunz
monthly at the ‘Cloth Nappy Education Centre’ in Te Atatu Peninsula [SEE OVER FOR DETAILS]. (pocket)
Alternatively you can book an appointment at the Cloth Nappy Education Centre with one of our cloth
All hire kits are professionally laundered to hospital grade standard between hire periods and will be
inspected before you receive them. The kit comes with all the necessary accessories and is stored in it’s
own set of drawers for ease of use. Happy Heiny
See over page for free classes
Using just 1
cloth nappy per day will stop 365 disposable nappies and contact details
going to a landfill each a year.