Hackney parents go for nappy world record

Parents in Clapton are limbering up attempt a world record for changing washable nappies.

Parents in Clapton are limbering up attempt a world record for changing washable nappies.

On Saturday, April 21, they will join parents around the world who will race to change their babies’ nappies the fastest.

The event, part of Real Nappy Week in the UK and Real Diaper Week in the US, requires participants to use 100% reusable nappies.

A Guinness Book of Records official the will oversee the attempt, which kicks off at 4.30pm at the Round Chapel in Lower Clapton Road.


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Other events during the week include baby-wear swaps and a picnic in Dalston Eastern Curve Garden.

London currently sends around 90,000 tonnes of disposable nappies to landfill each year, which could take up to 500 years to biodegrade. Using real nappies helps to reduce this amount and can also save parents �500 for their babies.

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Hackney Council’s Hackney Real Nappy Network offers a �54 nappy voucher to new parents to spend on washable nappies.

Cllr Feryal Demirci said: “The network operate a fantastic resource for parents to learn about reusable nappies. This event is an opportunity to raise awareness of an important environmental issue.”

Parents can book their place for the Great Nappy Change at www.thegreatnappychangehackney.eventbrite.com

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