For many hundreds of years, bamboo has been used in Asia for a multitude of applications from cooking to construction, and transport to textiles. It’s only in recent years that the Western world has caught on to the many benefits and how the eco-friendly material can become a solution to many of our modern-day requirements.\nWith many parents getting increasingly confused between the range of terms used on environmentally friendly packaging and material, such as sustainable, eco-friendly, and biodegradable, we wanted to explain why bamboo is a smart choice for baby products.\n \nSustainable\nBamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. Once harvested, bamboo can replenish itself within a year and some species grow an incredible 120cm per day.\nIt is a naturally prolific and resilient plant and does not need fertilisers to boost its growth, or pesticides since bamboo is naturally pest-resistant. This is in contrast to cotton or timber, which needs to be replanted at every harvest and requires extensive spraying and watering to achieve optimal growth.\n \nEco Friendly\nWith no chemicals required and very little water needed, Bamboo is an environmental wonder-plant. Not only that, but bamboo absorbs more carbon dioxide from the air than either cotton or timber, and releases more oxygen into the environment.\nCotton farming requires extensive irrigation and chemical spraying. A single cotton T-shirt can use up to 2700 litres of water in the growing process Bamboo is by far the greener option.\n \nBiodegradable\nBamboo is 100 per cent natural and biodegradable which gives conscientious consumers real peace of mind. Once you have no further use for a bamboo product you can rest easy, knowing that it will degrade leaving a minimal environmental impact, unlike plastic waste.\nIf you’re looking for bamboo eco-friendly products for your young children, then visit our online store today.\nAlso Read: How is Bamboo Antimicrobial?