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Coronavirus: trial cloth nappy kit scheme

With the rapid spread of coronavirus, we would encourage trial kit hosts and kit borrowers to limit face-to-face demonstrations and pick-ups/collections of trial nappy kits until further notice. By doing this you will be helping to prevent the spread of the virus to families in your community. We recommend that you follow this advice until further notice.

Washing high-risk items

If you have borrowed a cloth nappy kit and are washing the nappies, here is some advice from the NHS website:
• If the items you are washing are likely to cause illness (high risk), they should be washed at 60C with a bleach-based product. Items are likely to cause illness if you have someone in your home who has an infectious illness. For example, clothes soiled with vomit or poo (including resusable nappies) are high-risk.
• Always remove vomit or poo from clothing before washing and flush it down the toilet. Heavily soiled items and items used in food preparation should be washed separately from other items.
• You can protect yourself from infection by wearing gloves when handling high-risk laundry and always washing your hands for 20 seconds afterwards. Find out more about washing high-risk items here.

Useful links

For information and advice about the coronavirus in Surrey, click here

Based on the current advice (which might change) – if you think you may have the coronavirus, you will need to self-isolate immediately for seven days; if you live with someone with symptoms you will need to self-isolate for 14 days. In either scenario please visit NHS 111 online for next steps.

Disposable nappies

Disposable nappies can’t be recycled and should be put into your rubbish bin, as they contaminate recycling.

Cloth nappies

There are many reasons to use cloth nappies (also known as real nappies):

  • Babies that use cloth nappies are often potty-trained earlier than others, and there’s no greater risk of nappy rash.
  • Overall you’re likely to spend less than you would on disposable nappies – and if you have another child, it won’t cost you any more.
  • Using them could halve your household waste.
  • They are simple to use and can be used with liners that are washable or flush away.

Borrow a trial kit for free

Due to coronavirus we recommend that you hold-off borrowing a trial kit until further notice.

Trial kits can be borrowed for at least two weeks and contain a range of nappies to help you decide which suits you and your baby best. For more information see our Cloth Nappy Trial Kit Information Pack.

You must live in Surrey and pay your council tax to a Surrey district or borough council to receive this service. You can check if your address is in Surrey.

Request a cloth nappy trial kit

To arrange a trial, please complete the form below.

You must live in Surrey and pay your council tax to a Surrey district or borough council to receive this service.

Cloth nappies - Request a trial kit

Becoming a trial kit host

If you would like to host a trial kit and offer advice to local families about using cloth nappies, please email:

See also

Information pack

More about cloth nappies

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