|Tiny tots show off their nappies!|
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|Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:18|
TINY tots in Carmarthenshire have been showing off the latest real nappies on the catwalk.
The ‘Bumps and Babes’ Fashion Show was held at Debenhams in Carmarthen to show people how much real nappies have changed since the days of terry squares and safety pins.
As well as the latest nappy designs, the show also featured Debenhams baby, maternity and ladies autumn/winter collections.
The council’s real nappy advisor Caroline Davies was on hand to offer information and advice and the chance for parents to sign up for a free real nappy trial pack.
Bump and baby photographer Jason Banbury was also at the event, which was organised by local real nappy stockists Bum Deal and Nappy Go Lucky with support from Debenhams and the council’s waste section.
Ella Parkin from Newcastle Emlyn-based Bum Deal Nappies said: “The aim was to showcase the fun and funky side of reusable nappies and I think parents were genuinely surprised by how much washable nappies have changed.
“I would like to thank all the models who took part, as well as Debenhams and the council for all their help and support. I hope we’ve encouraged some parents to give washable nappies a go.”
Real nappies are fast becoming one of the most popular accessories for fashion-conscious parents with cute and cool designs from cow prints to ruffles. They are also convenient to use and easy to wash, can save parents money and help the planet by cutting down on the amount of disposable nappies going to landfill.
Caroline Morgan, from Adpar near Newcastle Emlyn, has four children including three-year-old Ieuan and 15-week old Gethin and uses real nappies.
She said: “They are really easy to use, they are better for the environment because they are reusable and they are a lot cheaper especially when you use them on a number of children. It was a combination of the cost and the environment which encouraged me to use real nappies.”
Rhian Williams from Pentregat near Plwmp was a model in the show with her eight-week-old daughter Ella Grace.
“I don’t use real nappies but after seeing all the designs and hearing how easy they are to use I might use them in the future.”
The council hopes the event has helped to raise awareness on the benefits of using real nappies over disposables.
Council waste minimisation/recycling officer Karen Fulham said: “We hope that this event has helped to dispel some of the myths surrounding real nappies. Using cotton nappies instead of disposable ones will not only reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill each year but can also help parents save up to £500 and even more on a second baby. We offer a free trial pack for parents so if you are interested in giving them a try please get in touch.”
For more information on real nappies visit www.recycleforcarmarthenshire.com/realnappies
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 11:19|