I had no idea when I first started cloth diapering about all of the chemicals that go into making most disposable diapers, but after reading about them I really didn't want to put her in disposable diapers anymore. That's why I'm so happy to find a company that makes a disposable diaper that is free of substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, harmful, causing allergy, or locally irritating! They are called Bambo Nature diapers.
Abena certifies that no known substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, harmful, causing allergy, or locally irritating or sensitizing have been added during the production of the raw material or used during production of the finished product: Bambo Nature Premium Baby Diapers. In addition, Abena has successfully passed independent tests from proDERM and the Danish Asthma & Allergy Association which declare that the product poses the smallest possible risk of causing allergies and skin irritation. Bambo Nature products also explicitly list all of the “Product Ingredients” as well as the harmful chemicals and substances NOT within their diaper. (Please see the PDF below “Statement on Ingredients”.) Bambo Nature contains no perfumes, lotions or deodorants. No phthalates, organotins (MBT, DBT, TBT), heavy metals, Cl (chlorine), HCHO (formaldehyde), colophonium, AZO-pigments, PVC, substances known as harmful to health or the environment, known allergens, substances classified as locally irritating, sensitizing, carcinogenic or mutagenic have been added during the production of the raw material or used during production of the finished product. No compounds listed on SVHC (REACH Article 33 (2)) will be present in more than 0.1%. This is a European Union list of Substances of Very High Concern.
In addition, Bambo Nature contains no perfume, odor inhibitors or lotion/moisturizer in order to avoid allergic reactions. The reason is that such lotions may contain allergizing agents that have only been added to prevent odor. Allergies are a growing problem for children and adults alike. Furthermore, babies have sensitive skin, so Abena has been working diligently to develop quality products that do not contain perfume, coloring agents or any other unnecessary additives. So when you choose Bambo Nature you choose to be good to your baby’s skin.
Finding these diapers has made me really happy! I can put a disposable diaper on Maggie now without having to worry about the chemicals I'm exposing her to. They are also so much better for the Earth! Bambo Nature is 80% biodegradable, more than 3 times as much as other brands.
Of course, having a diaper that is free of harmful chemicals is important, but it's also important to have a diaper that works well! When I pulled the first diaper out of the package, I noticed a different feel to it right away. Honestly, it had a more "natural" feel to it. I don't know any other way to describe it. It is also just slightly thicker than say a Pampers or Huggies diaper. When wet, the diapers are a little bit larger than other disposable brands (but still not as big as a cloth diaper). The first night we used one of these diapers on Maggie she woke up with it full, but not leaking...and it's been the same every night since. It's really nice because you won't have any of those "beads" you get from other brands leaking out of a wet diaper! I was sent the size 4 diaper becaues Maggie's right on the border of the size 3/4. The size 4 is perfect for nighttime because it gives her a little bit more absorbancy.
Here's a couple of other great points about these diapers:
1. Super soft material
2. No rough edges, no creases or folds. The creases and folds cause irritation or marks to the skin.
3. No elastic waistband. Typically elastic waistbands have creases and folds the cause pressure marks on the hips.
a. Bambo Nature has a super, super, super soft “ear” that is stretchy. This was designed to avoid the elastic waistband.
4. The Sizes are printed on the diapers. If you have ever used Seventh Generation, you would know that there is no way to differentiate between Size 3 and 4. You would have a drawer or closet with diapers and you and your husband or mom or grandma or babysitter would say which is for day and which is for night???
5. There is blue writing on the product. This is a wetness indicator. The more blurry, the more pee you have.
Whether you choose to use disposables full time or part-time like me, these diapers are a great option and really worth looking into! I think you'll love them!
You can purchanse these diapers from their website, http://www.bambo-nature.com/. Free shipping on all orders over $50!
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