Bugglyboo wrote:We used a trial kit which was brilliant because the nappies that I thought we'd like, I really didn't like and in the end, we chose something that I hadn't even heard of before.
Our local nappy lady goes to all the NHS ante natel classes. Maybe you could try and do something like that.
As for identifying those that can't afford the outlay, maybe using a benefits certificate or something. But then that would cross all those who are just above the benefit threshold but still can't afford the outlay. Sorry, I've just totally contradicted myself haha.
I do this- I go to the last session they have and talk about slings and nappies and give some info on where to get more advice/help. I tend to take a OS fitted, a sized fitted, a wrap, and 2 different BTP nappies. Plus a wet bag, cloth wipes, paper liners and sanatiser. I just show them the different types of nappies and talk a bit about materials (drying time, absorbency) and how many you need. I go through the cost compared to what disposables would cost til potty training and general stuff like storing/washing/drying. I pass the things around and let them ask questions, then give them details of where they can get more info if they wish. My children come with me and I feed the older 2 snacks and Lucas usually sits with the woman who runs the classes. He's a good example and distraction!