Reusable Cloth Nappies
This page outlines the modern cloth nappy hire kits available for Porirua residents, and a link to EnviroComp, a company which recycles disposable nappies for composting.
Did you know ...
Buying disposable nappies is costing you money. If you spend $20 a week on disposable nappies, it will cost you over $1,000 a year. If you invest in 15 one size fits all nappies at $20 each, it will cost you only $300.
Cloth nappy hire kits allow parents try out different types of cloth nappies
Each hire kit includes a variety of nappies and inserts so you can ‘try before you buy’. You get up to 16 nappies in each small and medium sized kit. The large sized kit has fewer nappies than the small and medium sized kits. Each kit has washing instructions and a nappy bucket with a lid. The nappies include Real nappies, Peapods, Baby First, Cherub tree, EZPZ, Monkey Doodlez, Nudey Rudey, Yoyo, Boon, Honey Child and Fuzzibuns, but aren’t exclusive to these. Kits come with covers, pocket nappies, all in ones nappies, and one size fits all nappies. They are a mixture of NZ made and overseas made. You can choose what you would like in your kit from our selection.
We cater for all sizes up to approx 16 kg
- small (from 4 kgs - 8 kg approx) as each brand may differ
- medium (from 7kg - 12 kg approx)
- large (from 10kg approx)
- one size fits all nappies (approx 4 kg to toddler)
Cost of kits
- $10 per week + bond of $40 (2 - 4 weeks)
WINZ clients can receive an advance payment of benefit to hire nappies
An Advance Payment of Benefit (clothing category) is available for WINZ clients who wish to purchase cloth nappies. A hire kit needs to have been utilised first.
Please contact the Porirua Modern Cloth Nappy co-ordinator, Sarah Hurrell on phone (04) 238 4478 or email her at email@example.com, for bookings/questions.
List of companies who supplied free nappies and/or accessories
The following companies provided free nappies and/or accessories for the hire kits:
The following companies provided discounted nappies and/or accessories for the hire kits:
Mother Instinct, Auckland
Wigglebums, Lower Hutt
Deb Smith, see TradeMe
Links to more information about cloth nappies
Porirua City Council links:
See also EnviroComp for information about recycling disposable nappies, sanitary and incontinence products for composting. They are offering a subsidy to Porirua parents for a limited time.