Green ParentsMerton Green Parents is the perfect group for people who want to make their parenting journey a more sustainable one. The group (for parents and children) meet up weekly at Coffee in the Wood (99 High Street, Colliers Wood SW19 2JF) to share hints, tips and recommendations for environmentally friendly parenting, supporting each other through their parenting and sustainable journeys.

Come and join us on Wednesday mornings from 10.30am!

 

Nappy LibraryNappy library

 

Interested in using reusable nappies but don’t know where to start?

Merton Green Parents can help you make the change from disposables to reusables.

We have two kits you can borrow for a £50 refundable deposit. One is suitable for newborns and the other is suitable for babies from about 10 lbs up to potty training. We have a range of nappies to suit all budgets and bottoms!

We also do one to one and small group demonstrations – ideal for people with no reusable nappies at all to people who already use reusables but want information on other types.

One of the keys to success with reusable nappies is continuing support. We provide that through the weekly meet ups, by email, on Facebook and arranged one to one meet-ups.

For more information message please contact Merton Green Parents via Facebook or Twitter (@MGreenParents).

Alternatively, email sustainablemerton@googlemail.com and we will pass your enquiries on.

Terracycle

 

In December 2014 Terracycle stopped the collections of baby wipe packets but we continue to collect baby food pouches. To date we have collected over 2000 baby food pouches which has raised £40 for the reusable nappy library.

Either bring your pouches to our weekly meet-ups, drop them into Coffee in the Wood, Colliers Wood at any time or email minibeastgirl@gmail.com to arrange another collection/drop off.

Reusable Cloth Wipes

 

We highly recommend reusable cloth wipes, which are less expensive than baby wipes in the long run, cause less waste and clean bottoms and faces much better!

You can try a kit for nappy changes (rather than a faces and hands kit) that can be borrowed for a £10 refundable deposit to trial for a fortnight.

Contact Abby via minibeastgirl@gmail.com to get started.

 

Quotes from members…

 

coffeewood3“It is so lovely to sit down with a group of parents who are helpful, rather than competitive. Plus the cake is delicious!”

“It’s great to have an open minded, non-judgemental, group of parents to discuss environmentally sustainable ways of living with, while enjoying good coffee.”

“Merton Green Parents has expanded our social (and FB/Twitter!) circle. Nice to feel even more connected to the local community. And the Coffee in the Wood team are fab!”

 

Posted on: April 10, 2014 | Author: Sustainable Merton
Categories: Open Project Project