The New Go Real Blog

Welcome to the brand new and shiny Go Real Blog! Go Real will use this as a platform to write about Go Real’s projects, competitions and general goings on. Go Real’s members are also invited to write guest posts for us. Go Real’s Anna, will also be using this blog to document her and her…

Large Bin Collection “Tax”

Recently it has been reported that local authorities in the UK are introducing charges for larger bin collections, which have been nicknamed the “nappy tax”. This has been met with much outrage by many families and, if they are not aware of the alternatives and the true cost of using single use products, then this…

Switching from Single Use to Disposable Nappies

For a family who didn’t know about reusable nappies and has just found out about them, the idea of making that change could be quite daunting! Today, we have a guest blog post from Steph Mills about how that process went for her! “How do you deal with pooey nappies?! This was me, two years ago;…

Cloth nappies and Big Families!

So often we hear parents saying, they can’t possibly use cloth nappies as they have so many people in their family and their washing machine is always on, so they just couldn’t cope with the extra washing. How ever on the flip side, we hear larger families saying, they are doing so much laundry, they…

Switch For Six

This Real Nappy Week we are  working with Real Nappies for London to ask non reusable users in the UK to switch to cloth nappies just for six weeks. Nothing crazy, just a six week switch. If switching to full time cloth is a bit daunting, it’s not an all or nothing situation, if you just…

West London Waste Real Nappy Week Competition

We have a guest post from West London Waste, who have a fantastic Real Nappy Week competition! “Real Nappy Week kicks off next week with lots of activities and competitions to celebrate! Real Nappy Week is the annual celebration of washable nappies hosted by Go Real – a national social enterprisefor the promotion of washable…

EmpowerPads Uganda

We have an amazing guest post from Bella Penny, a medical student in the UK who has been doing some fantastic work around menstrual education in Uganda. “Having access to menstrual products and enough money to afford them is something that most of us take for granted. Imagine what it would be like without. Do you…

Exciting Charlie Banana News!

We have a guest blog post from Becky at Sweetness and Pea with some news from Charlie Banana today: “We have some exciting Charlie Banana News! We have a large delivery on the way that will include a whole variety of gorgeous new prints and box sets and, there is more…….! Charlie Banana have slightly…

Real Nappy Week 2017

“One World, One Change” Real Nappy Week 2017 will take place online, in nappy shops and with nappy libraries up and down the country. This is your chance to help us spread the word about cloth nappies, tag your friend in a giveaway, or even enter one on their behalf! Take them along to a…

Real Nappy Washing Guidelines

Store your used nappies in a nappy bucket or wet bag. No need to soak them. Once you are ready to wash put all of your used nappies in the washing machine. If you don’t quite have a full load you may wish to add one or two towels and or your CSP if using….

Local Authorities and Nappies

Some local authorities choose to help parents use reusable nappies by offering an incentive. This could be financial, a small section of nappies to keep, a trial kit of nappies to borrow or a combination of financial and a loan of nappies. Why do local authorities do this? Single use nappies do not only cost…

Planning an Eco-Friendly Birth

Here is a fantastic guest post from our friend and Doula Nicki Burrnet:     So you are pregnant and thinking about preparing for the arrival of your new baby, you have a stash of reusable nappies all washed and ready, got a great stack of post-partum csp and maybe even have a selection of…

Bloom & Nora

  “Purveyors of fine period wear. Have a cycle in style with our beautiful eco sanitary pads. Made in the UK. The Bloom & Nora mission is to help you have a cycle without harmful substances too! All our products are made in the UK and Oekotex Certified. Which means no nasty chemicals at all in…