My favourite baby item right now isn’t one that will surprise people. I am loving Tender Tushies Bamboo Diapers.
We switched Evie over to these when she was almost a month and a half. She grew out of the new born diapers fairly quickly, because she filled out really fast. The print diapers we have are bit too big still, but I can’t wait for her to be able to wear those fun prints.
The bamboo diapers are one size fits most and are a pocket diaper, meaning they will fit roughly 9lbs to 35lbs and you put an insert inside for absorption. This is a great size range because the diaper will fit a child for a long time. The outer shell is made of a bamboo and cotton blend that has some stretch to it. I’ve seen my friends little guy running around in one of these and the stretch is nice because toddlers like to move! The insert that you put inside the diaper is made of 2 layers of bamboo and 2 layers of microfiber. The inside lining of the diaper, the part that comes in contact with baby’s skin the most is made of soft micro fleece.
Bamboo is the “it” fabric for cloth diapers. Bamboo is naturally anti-bacterial. After some other reading its apparently also anti-microbial and anti-fungal too! So no my kids diapers are not uber dirty and disgusting as many think. Another bonus is that bamboo has deodorizing properties. I notice a difference between the bamboo diapers and the other ones we have come wash day. Bamboo is also very absorbent, which is one of my favourite parts of this diaper. Moisture is absorbed quickly into the insert of the diaper, and the lining stays dry for longer against munchkins skin. (Click here to see a video showing the difference between bamboo fabric and cotton fabric in a soak test) Now, you did need to wash these diapers at least 4 times before putting them into rotation for use when they are new. Why? Because bamboo builds up its ability to absorb moisture. Washing it so many times before the first use helps make sure it becomes very absorbent.
These diapers are also a lot more trim in size compared to other cloth diapers. I don’t find myself needing to put Everly into a bigger sized outfit to fit around the diaper, she can wear items true to size. She does still get a very cute padded bottom from them.
There is also the fact that bamboo grows very quickly, so you could say these diapers are environmentally friendly in another way besides just being a cloth diaper… the fabric used for it can be made easier because of how bamboo thrives as a plant. Don’t believe me, go to Hawaii and ask how often they have to cut the bamboo on the side of the road you take to drive all the way around Maui. Plus its just a good excuse to go to Hawaii, but I digress.
Tender Tushies Bamboo Diapers are our go to diaper for her. They have made some awesome changes recently too. They have found an even softer micro fleece that does not pill as quickly as others. I have washed our new ones many times already and they still look brand new. They have also changed the place you insert the diaper liner so it wont cause munchkin to look like she has a “duck tail” at times. The colours! They have brought in new colours, and they are beautiful, they even have a black diaper now.
If you are still debating about cloth diapers please don’t hesitate to ask me. If its a question about something we haven’t experience yet I know many others with older munchkins who can help answer questions. Personally I am loving all of the benefits from cloth diapering and cannot imagine going to disposables unless I am forced too.