The in-demand, “it” fabric in the diaper world is Bamboo.
Bamboo is naturally anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. This porous fiber absorbs moisture and wicks it away from the skin, leaving baby cooler and drier than cotton or synthetic materials.
The bamboo plant is a quickly renewable resource that, unlike cotton, requires no pesticides or replanting and releases over 30% more oxygen than a typical tree. It is an amazing material that suits both your senses and your environmental sensibilities.
Types of bamboo used in diapers:
Fleece: most absorbent, can lose it’s softness quickly, thin fabric makes for a trim diaper
Terry: snappi-able (which means you can use a snappi with a bamboo terry prefold or flat)
Velour: softest fabric I have ever felt and remains soft especially when using a green fabric softener. Bamboo velour is silky and shiny when you first receive it, qualities unmatched by any other natural fiber.
Why choose bamboo for your baby’s diapers? Here are a few reasons:
*Absorbs quickly like microfiber. this video on youtube demonstrates the speed at which bamboo absorbs compared to cotton. click here
*Naturally organic. when you see OBV (organic bamboo velour) the organic refers to the organic cotton that provides stability to the base of the
fabric. OBV is an ~80/20 combination of bamboo to cotton.
*Highly absorbent. only hemp challenges bamboo for most absorbent fiber.
Almost every up and coming WAHM that gains popularity uses bamboo. There is almost an assumption that if you make a fitted diaper you will offer bamboo as a fabric choice.
Personally, I only have bamboo diapers. I love everything about this fiber and I am willing to pay the price for the advantages. Fortunately, bamboo diapers have great resell value due to the high demand.
I couldn’t possibly list every WAHM that offers bamboo, but here are some links to the diapers I have or have used and highly recommend:
GAD w/ bamboo inner: pocket diaper, super trim, side snapping
Little Luxe Organic: One-size, bamboo fleece inner, best fitting diaper on Paisley
Piddle Poodles: OBV inner, one-size
Bamboo Velour Wipes trash those disposable wipes and get some yummy soft bamboo wipes. I love mine! I think I use them just as often as nose wipers.
Purple Violets: OBV items