The Nappy Network provides free, independent advice and support on all things nappy related.

The Nappy Network is a voluntary organisation run by a team of volunteer mums and dads who have all used washable nappies with their own babies.

The organisation started in November 2001 under its former name (The Highland Real Nappy Project). The new name is a direct result of the changes the organisation has gone through in recent years.

The Nappy Network now covers nearly the entire north of Scotland from Yell in the north, Mangersta in the west to Findochty in the East.

The Nappy Network provides the following services:

Loan Kits
Free Incentive Kits
Nappy Sales
Support and guidance

Loan kits

Loan kits available, from newborn to potty training.

Loan kits rates are as follows:

Newborn - £20 for initial month (£10 set-up charge and £10 monthly charge) followed by £10 per month

Follow-on - £20 for initial month (£10 set-up charge and £10 monthly charge) followed by £10 per month

Free Incentive kits

The Nappy Network has come to the end of its Climate Challenge Funded (CCF) activity. At the moment, we do not receive any funding. As a result we are currently unable to provide free incentive kits. We will, however, continue to provide low cost hire kits.


The Nappy Network is available for demonstrations, whether to a group of parents, students or a meeting of health professionals. Please contact us for more details.

Demonstration Request


The Nappy Network sells some new and preloved nappies at local markets and events, please check our Facebook page for up to date event listings.

Support & guidance

Our volunteers can help you take the first steps in using washable nappies, should you require any additional advice or assistance to issues not dealt with on our website then please contact us as our volunteers are always on hand to help.

The Nappy Network mission statement

‘To facilitate the use of washable nappies and raise awareness of their many benefits.’