Nappy Jen founded Nappuccino in Exeter in 2008 (so we must be due a birthday party soon!!). Originally a monthly group at Heavitree Scout Hut. Exeter Sling Library became a regular guest in 2012. In 2014 we increased to twice a month, then thrice. In 2016 we went weekly.
With the opening of The Baby Room we were able to grow the group even more. You can now find us:
Wednesday 9.30am to 2.00
Friday 12.00 to 2.30
First Saturday of the month 10.30-12.30
Nappuccino is the ultimate baby group. It is friendly and informal, with tea, coffee and home baking every week. Jen has nappy trial kits she will demo and which you can take home to try out cloth nappies. She also has lots of gorgeous nappies and accessories for sale right here in The Baby Room.
Gill, meanwhile, presides over the sling corner, and can help you to fit and use the right carrier for you and your baby or toddler. These are available to hire so you can take them home and try them, and (depending on the brand) she also has some available to buy.
Both Jen and Gill are breastfeeding peer supporters, but as we are often busy with slings and nappies we try to make sure we have at least one other peer supporter at each group in case anyone needs some feeding support.
Frequently Asked Questions:
- I don’t breastfeed/cloth nappy/use a sling – am I still welcome?
YES!!! We all have our own parenting journey and Nappuccino is a safe, judgement free space.
- Do I need to book?
NO! Drop in during any of our sessions.
- My baby isn’t due yet, can I still come?
YES! We love to meet bumps and parents-to-be and are always happy to chat about slings and nappies and breastfeeding in advance of their arrival. You might also want to find out about The Pudding Club
- Can my Mum/Husband/Partner come too?
YES! We love to meet families as a team.
- Can I bring my toddler/preschooler?
MAYBE. The space is not particularly set up for older children so they may be bored. However, we understand that sometimes this is your only option when you have a new addition and need a sling, nappies or breastfeeding support.