Choosing the right nappy for your baby may seem like a daunting challenge. Of course 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 disposable nappy brands, you are likely to be looking for something that’s eco-friendly too.
With the chemicals and processing methods used in the growing of cotton, fabric creation and the production of many disposable nappies, it’s becoming apparent that these aren’t the best choice for the health of your baby or our environment. And 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 ecosystem – something which can be greatly eased by choosing our bamboo biodegradable alternatives.
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 its 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 fertilisers.
Bamboo also absorbs 5 times the amount of carbon dioxide, tolerates the extremes of drought and flooding, and generates 30% more oxygen than trees!
More comfortable for your baby
When choosing a nappy brand, it is so important to find one that keeps baby comfortable & dry. Bamboo is now 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 the nappies are more flexible 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 and irritation is another vital thing to consider. 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 if 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 the 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 is 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.
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.
So why not try our BeSuper ECO biodegradable Bamboo Nappies