We’re proud to announce that recently we’ve won a couple of prizes at the Baby Room! The Green Vase was presented to Jen in March. It is a Recycle Devon Thank You Award for the category Local Recycling Hero. She was nominated by lots of you for her sterling work in the community talking about rubbish! Jen can tell you about composting, recycling, reducing food waste, and making small changes that make a big difference. (And of course cloth nappies!!) Her family of four throw away just one large crisp packet of rubbish in their black bin every two weeks! While that amount of rubbish can feel impossible when you are currently putting out two or three black bags you may be surprised how much you can reduce your waste. Check out this Devon Live article about Jen and her family, and take a look at the Zero Waste in Exeter, local Freecycle, and Compost Connections Facebook groups for more ideas.
Our second prize was especially for us as a venue. We won a Feed with Confidence Award, which is very beautiful and a bit tricky to photograph! This acknowledges the hard work of our breastfeeding peer supporters and ourselves Jen and Gill for creating a lovely, friendly and safe space here at The Baby Room to feed your babies. And of course massive acknowledgement must go to the hard work and determination of you Exeter breastfeeding mummies – you couldn’t do it without YOU and never forget that!! Jen and Gill are both breastfeeding peer supporters and we usually have one or two others by our side at the Nappuccino Groups so never be afraid to ask for support!