Some of these chemicals, like dioxins, are carcinogenic. Others have caused a large
number of babies chemical burns after one wear.
Bamboo Disposable Diapers
A new alternative was introduced to the market approximately two decades ago: the
bamboo disposable diaper. It offers the convenience of the throwaway diaper with
the added benefits of a sustainable material. These offer a number of health benefits
Chemical Free: Most bamboo disposable diapers do not need chemicals
Absorbency: Bamboo naturally absorbs a lot of weight.
Sustainability: The main material is sustainable and renewable. This makes it
an environmentally friendly option as well.
Biodegradable: It won’t sit in the landfill for hundreds of years.
While these benefits may make you switch diaper brands, there are still cons to
consider to the bamboo diaper as well such as
Expense: These diapers haven’t reached the general market and usually cost
Availability: It will be difficult to find these in a store; most need to be
Sizing: Some consumers find the bamboo diapers are a little bulkier. Our diapers run slightly larger than other labels
Fit: Bamboo is a flexible material, so you may find that the diaper runs larger.
An interesting fact is that the diapers thrown away in the 1960’s are still sitting
here. Due to the chemicals, it is going to take another 450 years before they have
degraded in the landfills. Bamboo diapers won’t have this effect on the environment.
There is no question that in terms of chemicals and sustainability, the bamboo
disposable diaper is the better option. Its limited availability and higher cost,
though, mean it is not an option for every family. When possible, some families use
the regular disposable diapers while incorporating the bamboo ones as their
finances and schedules allow. No matter what you choose, though, your baby is
going to look adorable in them. That is a guarantee you can count on.
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