Hopes high for rash of new nap­pies

Taupo Times - - OUT & ABOUT - TA­MARA THORN

The move­ment away from dis­pos­able nap­pies to some­thing more cost ef­fec­tive is get­ting a boost this month with the Taupo¯ Nappy Drive.

Preg­nancy Help Inc. Co­or­di­na­tor Tracey Hutch­ings, said the idea be­hind the Nappy Drive was to ease the fi­nan­cial bur­den by en­cour­ag­ing the con­cept of re­us­able nap­pies.

She said in­tro­duc­ing and en­cour­ag­ing reusables will re­duce long term waste. Re­plac­ing one nappy a day was 365 less nap­pies a year.

She said there had been a big in­crease in the num­ber of peo­ple choos­ing reusables over dis­pos­ables.

‘‘Peo­ple just want to try them but can’t af­ford them, so they come and see us.’’

Hutch­ings said the team at Preg­nancy Help Inc. want to bump up their sup­plies of re­us­able and dis­pos­able nap­pies, to be able to pass on to peo­ple in need.

She said they also wanted to make­lo­cal peo­ple aware that the ser­vice was avail­able and for peo­ple to try it. The Preg­nancy Help nappy ser­vice is free.

‘‘There is no cri­te­ria to come in, and all of our items are do­nated to us.’’ ‘‘It is here for any­one who can use it.’’ This ser­vice can be done by walk­ing in or giv­ing them a call.

Drop off lo­ca­tions for nap­pies can be found at Preg­nancy Help Inc, Taupo¯ Par­ents Care, Taupo¯ Plun­ket, Taupo¯ Pri­mary School, Taupo¯ Fam­ily Play­cen­tre, Mountview School and Waipahihi School.

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