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Talking about Disposables! ~ Bambo Nature

We use cloth diapers 98% of the time. But I’m not going to pretend I’m a purist who never uses a disposable. We don’t go back and forth between the two, but there are definitely times when I’ve had to get disposable diapers. I’m sure many of my readers who cloth diaper have been in similar situations.

Remember my poor baby that had a diaper rash for like FIVE months straight? (It’s cleared for the most part!). I tried numerous cloth options but there were times I simply had to use a disposable and tons of cream to soothe his sore bum. I wish I’d found Bambo Nature at that time!

Whether you have a day care provider who won’t use cloth, are traveling and can’t wash your cloth, or need to clear up a severe rash and don’t want to use creams with your cloth… You KNOW I love my cloth, but there are times when having a disposable comes in handy.

Then you’re faced with a dilemma, because you possibly use cloth diapers to avoid creating waste, avoid chemicals, save money, etc. So you want to know the disposable you’re choosing is a good fit for your baby, your wallet, and your lifestyle!

I’ve been testing Bambo Nature disposable diapers off and on the past few weeks as we’ve traveled to in-laws, spent the night at my parents, and had a few babysitters.

Bambo Nature is a recent arrival to the US market. They are considered Europe’s “most eco-friendly disposable” and are a Trusted Partner of Healthy Child, Healthy World. And they are the only diaper brand to have the Nordic Swan Eco-label certifying their manufacturing process.

Bambo Nature uses no chemicals (such as dyes, perfumes, chlorine), no known allergens, and are highly absorbent yet breathable to allow baby’s skin to stay dry. These qualities of Bambo Nature diapers are designed to reduce likelihood of rashes.

I’ve used other “natural” diapers, and Bambo Nature’s are the softest – they don’t have that dry papery feel like other diapers.

Performance wise, the adhesive tabs stick well. The waist has no elastic so it prevents irritation. The leakage barrier on the legs have worked well to keep my baby dry! Check. Check. Check. Works for me!

The sizing is generous – I was sent sizes 4 and 4+. The 4 fits him with plenty of room to grow. The 4+ is still far too big on him – essentially it has a higher rise than the 4, which is good for taller babies. Bambo Nature definitely runs larger than all disposables I have ever used, so something to keep in mind (I think that can be a good thing!). Bambo Nature diapers come in premie and newborn, 5 toddler sizes, and 2 training pant sizes!

I like that Bambo gives full disclosure of their product ingredients and manufacturing process. I was surprised they use less SAP fill than other disposables because they use wheat starch as an absorber. What about  waste? Bambo Nature says their diapers are “80% biodegradable, more than 3 times as much as other brands.”

It’s been interesting to review a disposable brand, and I am curious what do my readers think about disposables? Do you use them? Why and what kind?

READER DISCOUNT: From now until the end of this giveaway, my readers get 10% off their order with Bambo Nature. DISCOUNT CODE: momanddad

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Win it: SEVEN (7) lucky readers will win from Bambo Nature!!

  • 2 Grand Prize Winners will receive 1 case of their choice from Bambo Nature (ARV$35-45).
  • FIVE (5) Runner Up winners will receive 1 bag of their choice from Bambo Nature (ARV $9-16).

Disclosure: I was sent a product to facilitate this review. I was not compensated in any other way, and all opinions are 100% my own.

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Gianna

Monday 23rd of May 2011

I would love to try a new type of diaper! I am very picky about the types of disposables I put on my babies. I have twins in diapers and am expecting so there is always a need for diapers in the house. If they are better for baby that is wonderful!

Gianna

Monday 23rd of May 2011

I would love to try a new type of diaper! I am very picky about the types of disposables I put on my babies. I have twins in diapers and am expecting so there is always a need for diapers in the house. If they are better for baby that is wonderful!

susan smoaks

Monday 23rd of May 2011

i do not like disposables but sometimes they are necessary this brand is better than any other that i know of

susan smoaks

Monday 23rd of May 2011

i do not like disposables but sometimes they are necessary this brand is better than any other that i know of

tina reynolds

Monday 23rd of May 2011

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