As conventional disposable nappies are made of materials that do not easily decompose, they sit in landfills for decades! At CUDDLIES, we were determined to find a solution in the form of a sustainable and eco-friendly disposable nappy, which did not compromise on performance or safety. After extensive research and designing many eco-friendly nappy options, our bamboo product range emerged as the clear winner. Made with naturally grown and responsibly sourced FSC® certified material, supporting the better management of world's forests.
The intrinsic characteristics of bamboo makes it the perfect material for babies.
Hypoallergenic, Antibacterial & Anti-fungal
As bamboo is a natural organic fabric, it is inherently antibacterial, hypoallergenic, anti-fungal and breathable; making the presence of bacteria, odours and rashes much less likely. As bamboo nappies allow maximum air circulation, it keeps the temperature down inside the baby’s nappy, thereby reducing the risk of bacteria. It has the ability to withstand and kill bacteria. Studies have shown that products made from bamboo can retain those antimicrobial properties. There is a natural antimicrobial agent in bamboo called 'bamboo kun'. These remarkable bamboo kun attributes continue on in the textile form, allowing bamboo textiles to be odour resistant.
Superior Moisture Wicking Capabilities
With an ability to absorb up to three times its weight in liquids, bamboo absorbs 40% more than even the finest organic cotton. Bamboo can often absorb up to 8oz of liquid at a very quick pace, allowing the moisture to be pulled away from the skin much faster.
Soft & Comfortable
Bamboo nappies are even softer than other natural fabrics, like hemp or cotton. They are naturally porous, which helps with wicking moisture away from the baby’s skin, there by making it the perfect choice for babies with sensitive skin.
Bamboo Insulating Properties
The thermal regulating capabilities of bamboo means that they keep the baby cooler in the summer, and warmer in the winter providing ultimate comfort.
The bamboo material’s microcellular structure with its open pores, allows free air circulation and maximum breathability. Thanks to this added breathability, the temperature inside the nappy will not rise too high making it more comfortable for your baby.
What makes bamboo sustainable and eco-friendly?
It is nature’s most sustainable resource
Bamboo is naturally regenerative and is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world, with some species of bamboo growing 91cm within a 24-hour period, at a rate of almost 4cm an hour. Therefore, the ecological impact of using bamboo versus cotton or other crops is nil. When it is harvested, it will grow a new shoot from its extensive root system with no need for additional planting or cultivation. Bamboo requires 1/3 the amount of water to grow and harvest than cotton.
It is eco-friendly
Because it grows and regenerates so quickly, bamboo is an easily renewable resource and it usually grows with no use of pesticides or herbicides.
It is 100% Biodegradable
One of the biggest advantages of using bamboo fiber is that it can be 100% biodegraded in soil by microorganisms and sunlight. Thus, reducing the pileups at landfills and their related environmental degradation. Furthermore, the decomposition process itself does not cause pollution.
It enriches soil
Bamboo crops contribute to enriching the soil, while cotton crops drain and deplete it.
It is antibacterial & naturally deodorising
It has the ability to withstand and kill bacteria. Studies have shown that products made from bamboo can retain those antimicrobial properties. There is a natural antimicrobial agent in bamboo called “bamboo kun.” These remarkable bamboo kun attributes continue on in the textile form, allowing bamboo textiles to be odor resistant.