Choosing the right nappy for your baby can be a bit of a challenge. First of all, you want something that is comfortable and gentle on your baby’s skin. But you also want something that is cost-effective and, if you’ve heard about the damaging effects of the most common, mainstream & generic nappy brands, you might also be looking for something that’s eco-friendly too.
With the harsh chemicals used in the production of many disposable nappies and even cotton cloth nappies, we can possibly all agree that these aren’t the best choice for the health of your baby, not to mention the impacts these can have on our environment.
A standard disposable nappy can take 500 years to decompose? With the average baby going through around 1,500 nappies per year, that’s a massive weight we’re placing on our eco-system, something which is easily avoidable by choosing bamboo alternatives.
Bamboo baby products
Whether cloth or disposable, bamboo nappies present many benefits to the health and wellbeing of not only your baby, but to the environment as well. Let’s take a look at some of these now.
More comfortable for your baby
When choosing a nappy brand, the main priority for most of us is to find one that keeps baby comfortable & dry? Bamboo is arguably the softest option when it comes to nappies and is the gentlest on delicate baby skin. As a naturally porous fabric, bamboo is more breathable than other types of nappies and helps to draw moisture away from the skin. This also means that they are more elastic and fit comfortably around your baby’s bottom.
Better for baby skin health
Aside from the comfort factor, ensuring your baby or toddler is protected against rashes, irritation and other nappy related health concerns is probably at the top of your priority list. Made from natural bamboo fibres, bamboo nappies provide natural protection for the health of your baby’s skin. This is because bamboo is:
- Nappy rash resistant
As a highly breathable fabric, bamboo nappies also produce less odours (even when left wet) and help to regulate the temperature inside the nappy which further reduces growth of bacteria. As a smooth fibre, bamboo nappies don’t require chemical treatment either, so you can rest assured that your baby’s sensitive skin won’t experience irritation or nappy rashes associated with other nappies.
Super absorbent for drier bottoms
The last thing you want is for your baby or toddler to be running around with moisture chafe or to wake up in the middle of the night feeling wet, uncomfortable and unable to sleep. Bamboo nappies are approximately 70% more absorbent than cotton, with the ability to soak up three times its weight in liquid – meaning they’re more comfortable and there are less leaks. This is especially important for babies and toddlers who are having issues with bed wetting as the absorbency allows for a better and longer night’s sleep without the discomfort of a soaking wet nappy.
Environmentally friendly Bamboo
One of the biggest advantages to using bamboo is the fact that it’s an environmentally friendly resource. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world with some varieties growing at a rate of 90cm per day. When it is harvested bamboo will grow new shoots from it’s root system so there is no need for additional planting or cultivation.
Because bamboo grows and regenerates so quickly it is an easily renewable resource that does not require any chemicals, pesticides or fertilizer.
Bamboo absorbs 5 times the amount of carbon dioxide, tolerates the extremes of drought and flooding and generates 30% more oxygen than trees!
It’s a Win – Win with Bamboo.
Bamboo is 100% biodegradable, with an eco-friendly decomposition process that presents no pollution or harm to the environment. Bamboo is gentle on baby’s skin and on the environment.