Babies produce a TON of trash (maybe quite literally?) Between wipes, diapers, baby food jars, destroyed clothing, etc… we’re throwing a lot away. Many of us use sustainable ways to produce less trash: cloth diapers, reusable containers, resale clothing, etc.
If you’re anything like me, cloth diapers were out of the question. I’m constantly on the go. I try pretty diligently to be cautious of the trash I’m producing; my household recycles, and tries to be eco-friendly whenever and wherever possible. So eco-friendly diapers, sure! Bambo produces eco-friendly diapers: “Natural and allergen-free baby products with ingredients certified to be safe and eco-friendly by Ecocert, Asthma-Allergy Denmark, and the Nordic Swan.” You can find their diapers at some of the major retailers, as well as online.
Bambo was kind enough to send us some product for a review. Several of our moms product-tested the diapers, and here is what we found:
Quality: Super soft, fits the baby’s body well. More slender than some of the boxier diapers.
Sizing: Because they are so thin, you can really stash several of them into a diaper bag pretty easily. The sizing is slightly larger than most of the diapers that I compared them too (especially Luvs,) and I thought this was a GOOD thing. I like diapers that run a big larger and come up higher on the waist, but if you have a slender baby this is probably not the diaper for you. The crotch of these diapers seemed a bit more narrow than others.
Durability: Daytime, good. All of our product-testing moms found that the diapers held up well through daytime changes. No leaking overall. Nighttime, a totally different story. All of our moms had leaking night time diapers. Bambo could work on the overall ability of the diapers to last through the night.
Smell: Typical to most diapers, perhaps slightly less fragrant than most.
Price: This is a game-changer for most of our moms. Families are generally on a budget, and this diaper isn’t very friendly to the typical family. Most brands of diapers that you’re used to seeing will run you between .18-.25. The Bambo diapers hover around .50 each. I’m totally willing to pay a little more for something that’s eco-friendly, but my budget can’t handle this much of a price difference.
Design: Diapers are diapers. You use them for a few hours and throw them away. However, there are a lot of diapers with better graphic design. Most of our moms weren’t a fan of the comic-looking tiger and bear.
One of our moms utilized the size 5 diapers for review for her twin girls, who are 2.5 years old and potty training. Her girls wore the diapers overnight. Both girls loved the design of the pull-ups. However, the tape on the back side sparked too much interest, and they ended up tearing the diapers. Still, they held up well. They were easy for the girls to pull up and down on their own.
We give Bambo two thumbs up for their eco-friendly initiative, but we think that some work could be done for pricing, bedtime-leaks, and graphic design. We hope to see more from them in the future!
You can check out the features of their diapers here.
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Cloth diapers are definitely out the of the question for me, too. I have a two-year-old in the process of potty training and one on the way, I can’t imagine using cloth diapers for 2 babies! I hope Bambo, or another eco-friendly diaper company can figure out the kinks. I’ve yet to find a perfect eco-friendly diaper. Nothing compares to my trustee Pampers and Luvs.
Agreed! Thanks for reading. Luvs and Target are my favorite, and SAMs club diapers are a close third!
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