Why Bamboo is the better choice for your baby
It is only in recent times that the Western World has discovered the many great benefits of Bamboo. It has become an organic material that is increasingly seen as the better choice for clothes for your sensitive baby.
So why the rise in popularity of this eco-friendly and organic material? We look at the many advantages of choosing Bamboo.
Strong and soft
It offers the perfect combination. The fabric is strong which makes it incredibly durable, but also light and soft making it gentle on delicate baby skin.
It is great for little ones with dry and sensitive skin as the softness helps bubs to feel comfortable both day and night. For this reason, it is well suited for babies with eczema.
Antibacterial and antifungal
A naturally occurring bio-agent found in Bamboo is called ‘Bamboo Kun’. This is the secret power that makes Bamboo antibacterial and antifungal, regardless of how many times you wash the fabric.
Because bacteria find it hard to make its home on the fabric, Bamboo does not hold smells so is odour resistant. This is a great benefit for your little ones if they suffer from sensitive skin conditions, as irritants and heat are reduced.
Protects against harmful UV rays
There are different findings showing the level of protection from harmful UV rays is between 60-98%. Despite the differences in how much of a UV protectant it is, there is no denying it does have some effect.
Especially here in Australia where the sun can be extremely harsh on delicate skin, protecting it is so important.
Eco-friendly and organic
Bamboo is an organic, pest-resistant material. Grown without the use of pesticides, fertilisers or other harmful chemicals. It is up there with the fastest growing plants in the world.
Bamboo absorbs more carbon dioxide than cotton or timber, and releases more oxygen in the environment, which helps to improve air quality.
It is also a great water saver as it does not use anywhere near as much as the water used to harvest cotton.
One of the biggest worries for a new mum is about the temperature of their baby. Do they have on too many clothes, not enough, are they cold or are the overheating?
Since newborns do not have the ability to regulate their body temperature, Bamboo clothing acts as a thermal regulator.
It has the benefit of keeping bodies warm in the cold and cool in warmer weather. When comparing to cotton, Bamboo is 3 degrees cooler so is a great choice to keep your baby comfortable.
Anti-static and gentle
Bamboo is anti-static as it forms a layer next to your skin but does not stick to it. So, it is naturally gentle on skin and does not cause irritation.
The lightweight fabric keeps you drier longer, as it absorbs moisture away from the skin. Bamboo fibres are porous so clothes are extremely breathable and keep your bubs skin cool and dry.
Damp and sticky clothes are the perfect combination to cause irritation with dry, itchy and sensitive skin so drawing away moisture is a great positive that Bamboo delivers.
Value for money
As the popularity of bamboo clothing increases, the price of bamboo baby clothes has become more affordable.
The fabric is more durable and can withstand more washes that its cotton counterpart, which means it offers more bang for your buck. The fibres of the bamboo give the fabric strength as well as offering less pilling of the fabric that cheaper alternatives have.
With so many great benefits, bamboo makes the better choice for some quality baby clothes. For a superbly soft collection of organic bamboo baby clothes designed in Australia, check out Boody Bamboo Baby Clothes.