Are bamboo diapers safe?

Are bamboo diapers safe?

Most babies will go through about 5,000 to 6,000 diapers before they are potty trained. And since disposable diapers don’t biodegrade, about 3.3 million tons will end up in landfills in any given year. 

Are bamboo diapers safe for baby?

Yes,  bamboo diapers are very safe.  Made from bamboo, these diapers do not contain harmful chemicals such as chlorine, phthalates, and dyes found in traditional  diapers.

Additionally, bamboo diapers have antifungal, antibacterial, and biodegradable properties not found in traditional diapers.

Are bamboo diapers really biodegradable?

Yes, but the level of degradability differs.  

 baby being changed on changing table

Are bamboo diapers really biodegradable?


Compostable Biodegradable
Longtime Eco-Friendly Fave 85.00% 89.00%
Honest Diapers  77.00% 77.00%

Bamboo diapers vs Cotton diapers

Most diapers on the market are made from a combination of plastic and cotton. Cotton diapers may be safe enough for some babies, but some babies may experience skin irritation when wearing cotton diapers.

Meanwhile, bamboo diapers will not irritate the baby's skin because bamboo diapers do not contain chemicals. If we compare the safety quality between bamboo diapers and cotton diapers, then I can say that bamboo diapers are the best.

Are bamboo diapers more expensive than cotton

Meanwhile, if we compare the price of bamboo diapers vs cotton diapers, then cotton diapers are cheaper than bamboo diapers. In some countries, bamboo diapers are very expensive because few companies produce this type of diaper.


Can my baby wear bamboo diapers for a long time?

This is the right time for you if you want to change your baby's diaper with bamboo diapers. Bamboo diapers are safe for long-term use. Like cotton diapers, bamboo diapers can only be used once. You can throw away the used bamboo diapers and use new bamboo diapers.

Tips for buying bamboo diapers

As suggested by the American Academy of Pediatrics website, there are several things to consider when choosing a baby diaper;

1. Diapers must have good absorption

Disposable diapers have the advantage of "reserving" a baby's urine for several hours. If the diaper does not have good absorbency, urine and even the baby's stool will spill out of the diaper.

2. Diapers must have a good absorption rate

Good absorption must be accompanied by the ability to absorb quickly. This is because the urine will accumulate long enough between the surface of the diaper and the baby's skin surface. In some cases, this can lead to a urinary tract infection.

3. Not made of plastic

Diapers that have plastic parts will have the possibility of "scratching" the baby's delicate skin so that the baby will feel sick.

 4. Eco-friendly

This is often forgotten by parents and diaper manufacturers. The problem of diaper waste is starting to become an important issue because diaper materials made from non-degradable materials (not easily destroyed) will produce garbage that accumulates for years.


Final Thoughts

Bamboo diapers are the best and safest baby diapers ever produced today. Bamboo diapers are very soft and contain no chemicals. However, bamboo diapers are not well known and are relatively more expensive than cotton diapers. However, if you consider safety and comfort more, then bamboo diapers are the right choice.

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