North Somerset Council has relaunched a service that loans reusable nappy kits to residents.

The North Somerset Nappy Library, a not-for-profit organisation, allows parents and carers to protect the environment and their wallets.

In addition to providing the kit loan service, the nappy library also gives advice and demonstrations to those who are interested in trying out reusable nappies.

The kits can be hired for a period of six weeks for £10.

The objective is to help individuals identify the types of nappies that work best for them.

The service doesn't stop at loaning kits.

It also offers continued support and consultation to people already using reusable nappies.

Potential users are encouraged to visit for more information.

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Councillor Annemieke Waite, North Somerset Council's executive member for climate, waste and sustainability, expressed her delight at the library's return.

She said: "I'm really glad that the North Somerset Nappy Library has returned.

"By the time babies are toilet-trained, they'll have used on average 5,000 disposable nappies.

"This has a real cost on the environment – and on people's wallets, too."

She added: "By swapping to reusable nappies, parents and carers can drastically cut down on the amount of plastic they use.

"Reusable nappies are also far more cost-effective than disposables.

"Parents and carers can expect to save up to £500."

In closing, she thanked the volunteers at the Nappy Library for their invaluable contribution.

Zoe Coupland, a volunteer at the library, emphasised the organisation's commitment to affordability.

She said: "The North Somerset Nappy Library believes that cost should not be a barrier to using reusable nappies, and we wish to make reusable nappies available to as many families as possible."