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Incentive Schemes and Trial Packs
Pembrokeshire Council are offering parents up to £60 cashback on the purchase of real nappies. Parents can claim £30 cashback if they spend £50, or £60 if they spend £150 or more on real nappies. Either log onto www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/realnappies and fill out and return the online form (enclosing original receipt) or ring Victoria White, Real Nappy Coordinator on 01437 775408 for more details.
Try nappies before you buy with a trial pack from Pembs Real Nappies. You get a set of nappies that you can use at home to give you an idea on which type of nappy suits you and your baby best. For more details log on to http://www.pembsrealnappies.org.uk/nappies/getting%20started.
Real Nappy Friendly Hospitals
Withybush 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 already 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.
Haven Credit Union Ltd
To be eligible for a loan from the credit union you must live or work within the County Borough of Pembrokeshire. You must save for a minimum of 12 weeks you can then borrow up to twice the amount you have saved.
A typical £200 loan paid off over 12 months will cost around £4.10 a week including interest.
Free life insurance if provided with all savings and loans.
There are several collection points in the area where you can pay your weekly or monthly payments you can also pay by standing order
For more details please contact Haven Credit Union Ltd, 44 Charles Street, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, SA73 3AE. 0164 6694080
Landsker Credit Union
To be eligible for a loan from the credit union you must live or work within the County Borough of Pembrokeshire or Carmarthen. Once you have made your application it will go to a panel and they will decide whether the loan will be approved or not.
A typical £200 loan paid off over 12m will cost around £4.50 a week.
Free life insurance if provided with all loans.
There are several collection points in the Borough where you can pay your weekly or monthly payments you can also pay by standing order or by using a Pay point card.