Beth Wilson - 01443 710369 / 07977151935 www.babykind.co.uk.
There are currently no incentive schemes running in this area.
Real Nappy Friendly Hospitals
Prince Charles 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.
Merthyr Tydfil Borough Credit Union Ltd
To be eligible for a loan from the credit union you must live or work within the County Borough of Merthyr Tydfil. Everyone who wishes to have a loan must have an interview (there is usually a 3-4 week wait for an appointment) and a decision is then made.
A typical £200 loan paid off over 45 weeks will cost around £5 a week. (A cheaper rate of borrowing is available if you save with the credit union before taking out a loan).
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 you can choose to have a benefit paid directly into your account to pay off your loan quicker or leave the balance in your account as savings.
For more details please contact Merthyr Tydfil Borough Credit Union Ltd, 19 Park Place, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 0DJ. 01685 377888.