Welcome to the South Yorkshire Nappy Library.

The South Yorkshire Nappy Library is a reusable cloth nappy library – it has been running for several years, and we became the custodians at the end of 2022. We now run this service from the Snug in Sheffield.

Cloth nappies are an excellent alternative to disposable nappies. They are made of fabric such as cotton or bamboo, and are reusable, making them more environmentally friendly than disposable nappies. Cloth nappies come in a range of styles, including fitted, all-in-one, and pocket nappies. They can be washed and reused multiple times, reducing the amount of waste produced compared to disposables.

Our aim at the South Yorkshire Nappy Library is to provide parents and caregivers with access to a variety of cloth nappies in a kit, for a fee of £30 for four weeks hire. This will allow you to try out different styles of cloth nappies to see which ones work best for your baby, without having to commit to purchasing a large quantity of nappies upfront. We also offer support and advice if you are interested in using cloth nappies but are unsure of where to start or what brands you like. We hope to make the switch to cloth nappies less overwhelming and more satisfying for you!

We run a weekly “nappy natter” drop in at our Stay and Play morning sessions at our Snug premises on Leadmill Road (you can also get some infant feeding and sling support here) where you can ask one of our team for some guidance and arrange to hire one of our kits. We provide you with comprehensive information on usage and washing etc, and are happy to answer your questions!