Hitchin’s real nappy babies are top of the bots

Violet Jeeves 6 months & Olwyn Peters 10 months

Violet Jeeves 6 months & Olwyn Peters 10 months - Credit: Archant

More than 20 young mums and dads attended a cloth nappy morning in Hitchin on Friday to spread the word about the benefits of the old-fashioned system in a world where disposables might seem de rigeur.

Poppy Stedman-Lloyd 9 weeks with father Rob Stedman

Poppy Stedman-Lloyd 9 weeks with father Rob Stedman - Credit: Archant

The event was organised by North Herts Nappy Library, and held at Sun Street children’s play centre Secret Garden, which was celebrating its first birthday in the town.

Mum Izzy Timms, whose 10-month-old daughter Olwyn Peters was sporting a spotty cloth nappy, said: “I think they’re brilliant, but most mums are scared to use them because of the extra washing.

“I also came here today for more advice.

“My daughter is happy using them – she’s got a happy bottom!”

North Herts Nappy Library

North Herts Nappy Library - Credit: Archant


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Proud Hitchin dad Rob Stedman, holding his nine-week-old daughter Poppy Stedman-Lloyd, said: “We went straight to cloth nappies for environmental reasons and to save money and we’ve never looked back.

“They’re easy to use and kind on the skin so there’s little or no nappy rash.

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“People are wary of using them but Poppy loves them.”

Joint organiser Clare Coningsby said: “It was lovely to see so many cloth bums in one place and great to have some dads along, too.”

To learn more visit the North Herts Nappy Library page on Facebook.

You can find out more about Secret Garden by calling 01462 454908 or visiting www.treespoon.co.uk.

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