Why use bamboo in reusable nappies?
We use bamboo to make most of our reusable nappies and bamboo boosters because bamboo is incredibly soft, squishy, and, most importantly, absorbent.
Bamboo viscose is a manufactured fibre made from natural materials; it grows incredibly fast without needing lots of agrochemicals. It is more sustainable and more absorbent than fibres like regular cotton or polyester. All our bamboo is processed within strict environmental guidelines according to ISO 9000 and ISO 14000.
Bamboo viscose absorbs liquid directly into the fibres of the fabric. In contrast, polyester fabrics usually 'hold' the moisture between the fibres rather than absorbing liquid. Bamboo can hold much more fluid than a similar polyester or microfibre material; because they absorb the liquid, they are much less likely to leak when 'squeezed' - this leaking is known as 'compression leaks' in the reusable nappy world.
Benefits of Bamboo Reusable Nappies
- Bamboo viscose is hygroscopic so it absorbs more liquid than cotton or polyester; this is the number one reason our bamboo nappies are so incredibly popular; they are highly absorbent and reliable.
- The Bamboo plant is a fast-growing and self-regenerating plant that doesn't need lots of water, pesticides or fertilisers to thrive.
- Bamboo plants can store "four times the CO2 of a stand of trees of similar size" and "it releases 35 per cent more oxygen into the environment."
- Bamboo fabric wicks moisture away from the body three times faster than cotton, keeping the baby's bottom dry.
- Bamboo is super soft and fluffy - there is nothing cuter than a fresh bamboo nappy on the bum! If your bamboo nappy gets scratchy, run it against another nappy, and it will soften up; alternatively, you can tumble dry it for ten minutes at the end of drying.
- Bamboo is bio-degradable, so at the end of its life, your nappies can return to the earth; bamboo can also be recycled.
- All Littlelamb bamboo is made to the highest level of Oeko-Tex 100 certification in our family-run factory in Europe.