Cloth nappy library - C & D

Modern cloth nappies are better for the environment, can save you money and are easy to use. If you’re thinking of trying real nappies but are not sure which ones to buy, or are worried about whether you can manage the extra washing, the NCT nappy library gives you a chance to try before you buy, risk free!

It costs £15 to hire for 3 weeks, which is cheaper than using disposables for the same period, so you are saving money already. It includes approximately 20 reusable nappies (enough for full time use), plus a nappy bucket and accessories. A £50 deposit is also required, which is fully refundable when you return the nappies. You will also get as much help and advice as you need during your trial.

The library includes different types of nappies from many different brands, including pocket nappies, fitted nappies and all-in-ones. This will give you the chance to try them out and find a nappy that suits you. They also come in different sizes and are suitable for babies of all ages right up to potty training, although we would recommend waiting until your baby weighs at least 8lbs as this will allow you to try a greater variety.We also have a small number of night time nappies and training pants available to hire.

Some of the brands we have include: Tots Bots, Baba & Boo, Close Parent, Fuzzi Bunz, Smartipants, Bambino Mio, Mothercare, Motherease, Little Lamb, Bummis, BumGenius, Easy Peasy and more! Most of the nappies have been donated by local mums, but are thoroughly inspected and sanitised in between uses, and we only include nappies that we would be happy to use on our own babies. Many thanks to Close Parent and Baba & Boo for donating nappies to the library.

If you would like to hire the nappy library contact Zoe at You can buy real nappies from the NCT shop. For local nappy advice and demonstrations see Canterbury Real Nappies.