Refresh your baby's wardrobe next month

NewsUpdated: 15 September 2023Community and living

Refresh your baby's wardrobe for free at the Croxley Green Library next month.

Three Rivers families can come along to the library in Barton Way to swap old baby clothing they no longer need with other pre-loved items. The event is being run by Stork and the Bees nappy and sling library with support from Three Rivers District Council. Stork and the Bees provide information and support on reusable nappies, and all types of slings and baby carriers, as well as renting out these items for parents to try before they buy.

The clothing and items can be for babies from newborns up to the age of 24 months. Each family can bring a maximum of 20 items.

Any clothing not taken during the swap will be donated to local charities, or sent for textiles recycling along with other textiles collected across Three Rivers to be shredded and reused.

The UK throws away nearly a tonne of clothing every minute and the textile industry contributes 10% of global carbon emissions and is the world’s second largest industrial polluter, after oil.

The baby clothing swap will take place at the Croxley Green Library on Tuesday 10 October from 11am to 11:30am, with drop offs from 10am – 10.30am. Clothes can also be dropped off during open hours the week before the swap.

Families can get there an hour early to take part in a baby rhyme time at 10:30am, which will last for half an hour. People can park for two hours for free in the Community Way carpark behind the library.