Bamboo diapers have a lot of advantages over other cloth diaper fabrics and can be an excellent addition to your cloth diaper stash.
Bamboo and the Environment
There is some controversey regarding bamboo's status as an environmentally friendly fabric; however, bamboo does grow very quickly and without the use of pesticides.
Bamboo cloth diapers are normally made from a bamboo and cotton blend. Some brands of bamboo cloth diapers are made with a blend of bamboo and organic cotton, while others are made with a blend of bamboo and traditional (grown with pesticides) cotton. If you are buying bamboo diapers for environmental reasons, do be sure to check the manufacturer's website to determine what type of fabric is blended with the bamboo.
Below I've listed companies that offer bamboo cloth diapers. That list includes both companies with products made from bamboo and organic cotton, as well as companies with diapers made with a bamboo and traditional cotton blend. For a list of only brands that offer bamboo and organic cotton, please see the bamboo diapers section on the page Organic Cloth Diapers.
One of the drawbacks of bamboo cloth diapers is the fact that they are not cheap. Prefolds cost approximately $10 and fitted diapers cost around $25 for bamboo and traditional cotton blends and about $30 for bamboo and organic cotton blends. That can add up when you're trying to stock up on diapers.
Do keep in mind that bamboo is a very durable fabric. That fact can mitigate the cost a bit, especially if you plan to use cloth diapers with several babies. You should be able to use your bamboo cloth diapers over and over, and they should survive many turns through the washing machine.
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