Internet Sites (based in Cardigan)
3 Eastgate Street
Stockists of Motherease, Imse Vimsee, Organic Terries and Muslin Squares. They also stock wool cure treatment (for wool wraps) Nappy Nippas, Nappy Fresh and biodegradable nappy liners.
Ceredigion Council offer a free nappy sample pack which includes three different styles of nappy, covers and liners. They also provide talks and demonstrations at parent craft classes. For more information please visit http://www.ceredigion.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1409 or call 01545 572572.
Real Nappy Friendly Hospitals
Bronglais hospital is an approved 'Real Nappy Friendly Hospital' you will be able to use your own real nappies during your stay there if you have aleady bought your nappies, if not you can view a display pack of nappies which is kept on the ward for parents to see. The pack contains 1 Swaddlebees prefold nappy, 1 Bamboo Little Lamb nappy, 1 Real Easy nappy, 1 Minky pocket nappy, 1 Nature Babies waterproof wrap, 1 washable wipe and some printed nappy and fabric guides and contact details of a local real nappy supplier.
Credit Union Schemes
Real nappies will save you money in the long run but it is money up front, a great way of avoiding this up front cost is to borrow from your local credit union. They supply low cost loans for any purpose and it’s a great way of buying all the real nappies you need without breaking the bank. Loans are repaid weekly or monthly whatever suits you best.
Credcer Credit Union Ltd
To be eligible for an instant access loan from the credit union you must
live or work within the Ceredigion & the Teifi Valley. Credcer do 3
different kinds of loan.
1. Department of Work & Pensions loan – available to those on low
income on benefits, this is usually only used for emergencies and
is charged at 2% interest.
2. General purpose – There is an application process and interview
for these loans but the interest rate is lower at 1%.
3. General purpose – Quick decision on a loan will make is not as
secure so has a slightly higher rate of 2%.
Interest on instant access loan of 1% will mean a loan of £200 paid off
over 52 weeks will cost £4.09 a week
Free life insurance is provided with all loans which pays off loan and
covers any savings in the account.
There are 8 collection points throughout the Borough where you can pay
you weekly or monthly payments.
For more details please contact *Credcer Credit Union Ltd,** *7 Bridge
Street, Grosvenor Hill, Cardigan, Wales, SA43 1HY. 01239 621 408 or email