Worcestershire and Herefordshire Nappy Advisory Service was started in 2008 (called "Malvern NAS" at the time) because the world of reusable nappies can be so confusing. We found that with no prior experience of washable nappies, looking for information on line or asking advice from friends can be overwhelming, and many parents just decide against using them all together rather than wade through all the information out there by themselves. But reusable nappies can be fantastic, fun and very easy, and we can show you how!
We are all volunteers and we offer free demonstrations with all the different types of reusable and cloth nappies available, including many of the main brands. You can come and look at nappies, feel the texture, ask questions about them, look at the styles, and even borrow a kit with everything you need to try out cloth nappies, full or part time, before you decide anything. To book a demo or loan, contact your closest branch via our contact page. If you are not local to Worcestershire, have a look at the UK Cloth Nappy Libraries map near the top of the FAQ section. If you are a nursery or childcare setting, or a group, we can come to you, just contact your closest volunteer and we will arrange a suitable time and day with you.
We can also provide information on the types of biodegradable or more eco-friendly disposable nappies available. Many parents don't want to put hundreds of nappies into landfill, but also don't feel ready to try reusable nappies, or don't want to use cloth nappies 100% of the time. "Eco" disposable nappies are a good solution to this problem and don't have to be too expensive. More and more companies are jumping on the eco-friendly band wagon, so prices are coming down and there is a lot more choice these days. We can tell you where to get them locally and what sort of prices you are looking at.
We have over 1,000 reusable nappies that we can loan out so that parents can trial different types of nappy and find what is best for them and their child. To try our nappies, please contact us, or click the "Find out more" button at the top of the page.
We are always looking for more nappies for our library, so if you have any spare nappies that you no longer need we would love to hear from you. We are a free service and rely on donations, grants and volunteer funds to continue operating.
In August 2014 we changed our name from Malvern NAS to Worcestershire & Herefordshire Nappy Advisory Service (WHNAS) as we expanded to include branches in Hereford, Ledbury, Kidderminster, Worcester, Evesham & Pershore, Droitwich, Bromsgrove and Leominster. We are always keen to take on new volunteers. If you are interested in helping please email us, thank you.