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Wollongong City Council

Nappies

Disposable nappies have a big impact on our environment. They can take over 400 years to start breaking down in landfill.

Using cloth nappies is an environmentally friendly alternative, and it doesn't have to be hard.

Wollongong Beach Baby Competition

Win a swim nappy for your baby!

Enjoy the great outdoors knowing you are helping our environment (and saving money!) by using a reusable swim nappy. Swim nappies are also size-adjustable so you’ll be able to use them from babies’ first swim until they are toilet trained.

How to enter

Post a photo of your baby or toddler enjoying their favourite local swimming spot and tag on Instagram with #wollongongbeachbaby and #plasticfreewollongong or email your photo to us.

Entries close 11.59pm Friday 12 March 2021.

There are 20 reusable swim nappies to be given away. Terms and Conditions apply.

Modern cloth nappies and reusable swim nappies are effective and easy to use, and easy to clean. Home washed nappies use less energy and resources than any other nappy system and mean less waste going to landfill. Switching to cloth nappies can also be cheaper than using disposables in the long run.

If going 'full cloth' is too much for you, try swapping just a couple of nappies each day. Even that will make a big difference to your disposable nappy impact.

We offer free cloth nappy workshops to new and expectant parents. We also talk to ante-natal groups at Wollongong Hospital, and Early Childhood Clinics at Corrimal, Woonona and Thirroul.

If you'd like more info, email us or call (02) 4227 7111, or get in touch with your local Early Childhood Centre.

You can also check out the Australian Nappy Association's Ultimate Guide to Cloth Nappies.