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30. March 2015 · Categories: Share the Love · Tags: , , ,

As you know, Billy and team are keen to encourage a greater uptake of cloth nappy use, and this is where YOU can come in and help.


Billy and team are launching yet ANOTHER opportunity for you to Share YOUR  love of cloth In our new Great British Nappy Hunt activity…….

Share the Love –  Selfie Event

Sponsored by The Natural NurseryWonderoosBambootyMaisie and the BearLizzie’s Real NappiesNoah’s Ark BabyLittle Lamb NappiesgNappies and Applecheeks UK.


How do i enter?….

  1. Billy needs you to ‘Share the Love’ of your cloth nappies with a friend. This may be someone who has never tried a cloth nappy on their little one before, the aim is to convert them!
  2. Get their baby in cloth too or even arm a pregnant friend with all the info they need to start off trying cloth nappies with their newborn.
  3. We then need you to create a Selfie of you and your friend and your little ones sharing the love of cloth, put together a fun caption and post it on our Facebook page.

Yes that’s right we want YOU to convert some new nappy users, most prospective nappy users need a bit of a nudge in the right direction so go on, give it a try. Will you accept Billy’s challenge?

Fabulous Prizes to be won ….

Our generous sponsoring retailers have given us a selection of products to give away, each to be shared between you and your friend. A good way to help boost your friends new stash collection, and we are sure you’ve got room for a few more!…..Right?

Billy and the Great British Nappy Hunt Team will be reviewing your pictures and will decide on winners of our fabulous prizes for the photos he thinks best conveys the criteria.


Your selfie must include the following:

a) You, your friend and at least one baby/child in nappies

b)  Props are permitted but not essential – but you are free to  use your imagination with what you might include in your picture!

c) Your image must be aimed at being shared on social media, so cuteness, novelty, or amusing are the way to go.

d) Your image should be accompanied with a fun caption* such as….
“I’ve converted a friend by…..”, ” Cloth is easy because….”  

* Caption maybe in the comments underneath your picture post.

e) Your friend must be a new user of cloth nappies, having not tried them before.

f) Share the love Selfie competition ends midnight 27th May 2015.

Please note that the competition will not be judged on the quality of the photograph itself but the content of the image, so you do not need specialist cameras.

For more information on the prizes up for grabs, visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

 Are you ready to #sharethelove?

Want to know how much you can save by using cloth nappies?

Click here for our calculator









This post was written by Billy of The Great British Nappy Hunt

19. March 2015 · Categories: Uncategorized

Are you ready to Hunt?

“I’ve got withdrawals….. can you make another hunt please? Heehee!”

Your wish is our command!   Billy is BACK!

Billy "I'll be Back!"

Billy and his team are gearing up for the 3rd Annual Great British Nappy Hunt, which will take place during Real Nappy Week 2015, from Monday 20th April 2015 to Sunday 26th April 2015!

“It was brilliant. I was telling my husband how well organised it was (not sure he was listening mind you). Everything just worked beautifully and it was great fun. Can’t wait to find out if I have won anything but most of all I can’t wait to start shopping. I found sites that I hadn’t thought of looking on for certain products.”

Billy Tracker is Back

We have retained the fabulous and mobile-friendly Billy Tracker introduced last year. This enables you to enter your answers as you find them, and saves them for you, which means you can pick up the Hunt exactly where you left off.  We all know just how easy it is to be distracted when you’ve toddlers and babies to look after!
“I have just finished the main hunt and wanted to say well done on making it. I think this time you made the perfect balance of a challenge but possible to find the time while looking after young kids too.”

Now in our third year, the team is back and preparing for a new Hunt!

The Great British Nappy Hunt first ran in 2013.  The team behind GBNH wanted to go back to the roots of the Real Nappy movement started an off-shoot of WEN (the Women’s Environmental Network) back in 1997, to provide a new way to engage people that were perhaps not aware of modern cloth nappies, and to educate and to inform them of the benefits of using cloth nappies.

“I was cloth curious but had never tried it. I joined in the nappy hunt and found myself ordering some cloth. After the nappy hunt I’m really excited to give cloth a go. Thank you Billy!”

One resource for all you need to know about washable nappies

The first Great British Nappy Hunt was a resounding success, it ran very successfully and despite  the extra web traffic generated, all the participants websites more-or-less held up for the duration of the competition.  Alongside the Hunt we promoted our Resources pages – a comprehensive guide to all you need to know about choosing and using nappies, including details of Council cloth nappy incentives and schemes, links to the Nappy Libraries and to all the retailers up and down the country.

Tell your friends, and organise an event !

We also promote current nappy users to encourage others to take up using cloth, with our downloadable Event Organiser’s pack including posters and ideas for publicity.  All events will be listed by location on Billy’s web page, please just email details of your event in to  We need more of you to shout out the benefits of cloth to non-users: find our information and downloads here:

“I hadn’t really thought about using reusable nappies but found your ‘Billy’ character appealing when it popped on Facebook, and wanted to know more.  Several pages of your website later I found an event going on in the next town, and here I am with my little boy in his first ever cloth nappies – very cute!  Well done Billy, I will save a fortune and have a nearly empty dustbin”

Cloth Clinic

In addition to our resources section Billy and the GBNH team like to be on hand to help with any cloth nappy questions and regularly host ‘cloth clinic’ over on the Facebook page. Make sure you like the page to keep up to date with events and cloth clinic

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07. March 2015 · Categories: prize winners · Tags: , ,

St David’s Day Giveway


St David (Dewi Sant) is the patron saint of Wales and his life is celebrated on 1st March each year. You can read more about St David here…/History_ances…/St_David/St_David.aspx

Families across Wales join in the celebrations and dressing up on 1st March to celebrate and we ask you to embrace the Welsh heritage and join us in celebrating this special day.

This year our sponsor for this event is Nappy Go Lucky – they live and work in West Wales.

To enter the competition we ask you to ‘like’ Nappy Go Lucky as well as Billy’s own page, The Great British Nappy Hunt.

You need to post ‘Share the Love/Rhannwch y Cariad’ below the photo image.

‬Entries closed at midnight on Tuesday 3rd March and three winners will be announced by midnight Friday 6th March. The winners will be chosen by from all correct entries submitted.

The prize for the #sharethelove St David’s Day competition is 3 birth to potty pocket nappies. NGL have chosen a lovely ‘tomato’ red minky Wonderoo v3, a bright green (ribbit) v4 aplix Bum Genius and a yellow (Hazy Sun) Little Lamb one size pocket nappy representing the red and green from the Welsh flag and a lovely bright yellow just like the Welsh daffodils! The three winners will be selected randomly and each winner will receive one nappy.

Many thanks to our sponsor Nappy Go Lucky

St David's Day Giveway

and the results are in….

Sorry for the delay in announcing the winners from the St David’s Day competition. The ‘helpers’ at NGL chucked the laptop off the sofa and the screen has gone totally white so it’s had to go to the repair shop. In the meantime we have managed to verify that the entrants had actually followed the instructions and like both pages as well as entering “Share the Love/ Rhannwch y Cariad”, Billy is a stickler for the rules! So using we have 3 winners:

  • Becky Holloway,
  • Ruth Miners and
  • Stacey Stygle.

Please email or message us via Facebook and let us know your address so we can get your prizes sent out. Congratulations ladies!


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05. March 2015 · Categories: Billy's Updates · Tags: , , , ,

Billy is on a mission…..

In late January 2013, in that post Boxing Day Sales period when sales traditionally slump before pay day, several of the nappy retailer members of the Federation of Cloth Nappy Retailers were bemoaning the fact that the fun had gone from the Real Nappy Week promotions of years gone by, and the only benefactors were the hard core current cloth nappy users who were expecting a hefty discount to stock up on the supplies for the coming year.

Mountain of stinking bin bags

‘In the olden days’, reminisced Miranda Stamp veteran nappy seller of Twinkle Twinkle (est.1999) ‘Real Nappy Week was all about education and not at all about discounts. Indeed we didn’t manage to offer discounts in our first Real Nappy Week back in 2000 as most of our sales then were from our printed catalogue rather than via our website, so we couldn’t really afford a print run just for the week. Instead we went out and about in the community and held events to show folk just what a modern cloth nappy was like and how much waste it would save.’ ‘One year, it was very hot in April, and I remember our local council organising a photo shoot with several local mums and babies and a carrier bag of colourful washable nappies alongside a HUGE mountain of stinking bin bags of rubbish to represent the comparison in volume between using cloth and using disposables. The smell was awful, but it was worth it we made the front page of all four local papers, and our regular monthly nappy events were mobbed with interested parents keen to reduce waste and save money’.

what a big pile?

(source unknown possibly WRAP or WEN)

Diaper hunt

So in that vein, as we chatted, we decided it would be a good idea to put the education back into the week, and to inform as well as offer incentives and prizes and to simply get more people using cloth nappies. In other countries a cloth diaper hunt had been very successful to educate and encourage uptake of washable nappies, so we decided to run a competition in a similar format. While searching for a logo we came across Billy and quickly he gained personality and a purpose! We drew on the resources of our Team and with the skills of such clever people as Beth Sutherland who is responsible for the fabulous artwork and Steve Kimber of Babybots the resident computer geek, the website and the competition drew shape. We pooled our knowledge for our resources section, bringing together all the relevant information anyone might possible want to know about nappies from how to use, to where to buy into one place as a central resource.

Encourage uptake

Our competitions always seek to educate as well as to encourage uptake, with prizes offered to hosts for nappy events as well as running ‘Cloth Isn’t Scary’ Halloween competition to encourage the unsure to dip a toe in to try reusable nappies. With effective use of social media to promote our competitions and events, we also run regular Cloth Clinics to help anyone with any queries about choosing or using real nappies. In short the Great British Nappy Hunt is not just for Real Nappy Week but a resource for use throughout the year.

cloth clinic


Billy’s campaigns have always been inclusive and we welcome WAHMs, sole traders, limited companies etc with an interest in cloth nappies or baby goods in general to be involved in our promotions and competitions. We really want to #sharethelove! We are also proud to be working in partnership with Go Real, a CIC who promote cloth nappies:

“Since 1996 Go Real and their predecessors have been working hard to bring Real Nappies into the public eye using the platform of Real Nappy Week. This year is no different. It’s time to change the world and we’re doing it, one nappy at a time!”

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