There is so much to do when you have a new baby, and selecting eco-friendly products while still wanting the best for your little one, can seem like yet another time-consuming chore. However, there is no need to compromise on quality or comfort when you make eco-conscious choices. Bamboo plates, swaddles, and more offer the best of both worlds.
Soft and breathable fabrics
Bamboo is an increasingly popular choice for baby clothes and bedding, because the fibres can feel much softer than traditional cotton. This means they are less likely to irritate your baby’s delicate skin, keeping them happy and comfortable day and night. Unlike other fabrics, they remain soft after many washes, if the correct care methods are used.
Bamboo fibres are also naturally porous, which helps to prevent babies from becoming too hot, while maintaining a comfortable amount of insulation. This is especially useful if your baby suffers from allergies and eczema, as it prevents overheating which can inflame dry, itchy skin.
A highly sustainable material
Bamboo can be grown easily with no toxic chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides, and even requires very little water. It grows quickly, so it is naturally renewable, and there are hundreds of varieties which are capable of adapting to new conditions. It prefers hot humid climates, but some varieties will even grow in the UK.
An eco-friendly alternative to plastic
Unlike plastic, bamboo is naturally compostable, so by choosing these products you will be helping to protect wildlife, oceans, and landfill from harmful chemical pollution. This is why many people are now choosing to use bamboo toothbrushes, coffee cups, drinking straws, bowls and plates instead of plastic or other materials.
Not only are they naturally durable and anti-microbial, they are also stylish and a pleasure to use as part of your everyday routine!