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paintedclaws wrote: i think a few people have had problems with hospitals and nursery's saying they don't use cloth because its unhygenic which is rubbish! The dirty nappies are sealed in a wetbag out of everyones way whereas the nappy bins are on the ground where little hands can get to them. If they insist on having nappy sacks then you can even get those which are washable (available from Babykind)
Nursery changes mind about cloth nappies Brenda Jones, a real nappy using Mum, challenged
her nursery's attitude to cloth nappies when her 15 month old was initially refused entry because of
wearing them. The reason given was that using real nappies in the nursery would be 'unhygienic' and
that there were no facilities for sluicing them. After taking the matter further by contacting social
services, environmental health and OFSTED, Brenda Jones found out that there is no official
policy in place in terms of what type of nappy children should wear. OFSTED said that it's
basically up to the nursery. When Brenda reported this news back to the nursery and sat down with the
manager to explain about real nappies it was decided to allow her to use them on her baby.
Brenda writes: 'The nursery hadn't actually checked with environmental health, they had just gone off
things they had been told in the past... They have refused children before because they wear cloth
nappies and I told her I was sad that I'd had to fight and that they should keep up to date with what's
going on. I was quite proud of myself but I had to do it because it's something that I believe in. I hope
that it will open the door to other children and the parents won't have to fight like I did. Basically the
nursery was misinformed and didn't check for themselves.'