Last year, I helped actress Jordana Brewster design a beautiful, nontoxic nursery for her now 9-month-old son, Julian. (I worked with a talented interior designer, by the way–I can pick the safe stuff, but designer I am not!). In addition, I helped Jordana select the safest baby essentials–diapers, wipes, bottles, and skincare–for her son. Once Julian was born, she tried a range of eco-friendly, natural disposable diapers, and her favorite was Bambo Nature. She liked the design, the fit, and the lack of leaking. Now, Gimme the Good Stuff is pleased to offer Bambo diapers in our online store.
Is there a truly eco-friendly disposable?
Let me be clear: I sell Bambo disposable diapers, but I encourage all my clients to try cloth diapers! When it comes to the health of the planet, there is no question that cloth diapers are superior to disposables–even the greenest, cleanest disposables on the market. But, if you’re going to use disposables (I use them myself, for a variety of reasons), Bambo Nature diapers are the safest and most responsible choice. Here are ten reasons why:
- Bambo is the only brand of diapers certified to be 100% free of chemicals and all known allergens. This means that no chemicals are used during raw material sourcing and production, and that there are no toxins on the diaper itself.
- Bambo diapers are free of all additives, including dyes, inks, latex, glues, perfumes (even essential oils), preservatives, lotions, plant extracts, etc.
- Bambo guarantees that they are environmentally friendly, and have voluntarily elected to undergo strict, rigorous environmental inspections of entire lifecycle of their diapers, from raw material to production to consumption to waste. Inspections include a review of all raw material suppliers, business partners, distributors, and subsidiaries.
- Abena, the company that produces Bambo diapers, only uses state-of-the-art renewable raw materials. The wood used for the pulp in the diapers is derived from sustainable forestry (where more trees are planted than felled). Tree farms are carbon sinks where the trees absorb CO2 from the air.
- Abena is remarkably open and transparent, and they publish a complete list of ingredients, including a Health Certificate and Life Cycle Assessment.
- Abena manufactures Bambo Nature in Denmark with machines that they own and operate. Almost all other “eco-friendly” diapers are made in China.
- Bambo diapers actually work as well as Pampers. Bambo Nature is designed to reduce the likelihood of rash. These diapers are breathable, highly absorbent, well-fitting, soft, not bulky, and features a wrapped core, which concentrates absorption where it’s most needed, and uses less raw materials by reducing waste.
- Bambo Nature diapers have earned the following awards and certifications: Nordic Swan Eco-label, The Forest Stewardship Council Label, The Dermatologically Tested Label, Asthma & Allergy Association, ISO 14001 Certification.
- Bambo Nature is a signator of the UN Global Compact.
- Bambo Nature was rated the #1 Best Diaper in the U.S. by BabyGearLab.com, and the Most Eco-Friendly Diaper at EthicalConsumer.org.
BOTTOM LINE: We should all be using cloth diapers. But if we don’t, we should be using Bambo Nature.