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A Better, Safer Disposable Diaper

Written by Maia, President
Written by Maia, President

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:


  1. Bambo Nature Diaper Size 4Bambo 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.
  2. Bambo diapers are free of all additives, including dyes, inks, latex, glues, perfumes (even essential oils), preservatives, lotions, plant extracts, etc.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5.  Abena is remarkably open and transparent, and they publish a complete list of ingredients, including a Health Certificate and Life Cycle Assessment.
  6. Abena manufactures Bambo Nature in Denmark with machines that they own and operate. Almost all other “eco-friendly” diapers are made in China.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Bambo Nature is a signator of the UN Global Compact.
  10. 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. 


Stay sane,






9 responses to “A Better, Safer Disposable Diaper”

  1. Walmart is now carrying ‘Rascal & Friends’. Are you able to comment on this brand? Thanks

  2. Also with cloth diapers what soap or detergent is best to use?
    And is the Charlie Banana 2-in-1 Diaper Disposable Liners & Wipes best to use as wipes with just water?
    Thank you!!!

  3. I want to use cloth diapers. Do you have suggestion which brand in the U.S. You like? Also any tips on successful cloth diapering would help me so much. Thank you!

  4. Hello Maia,

    First, let me start by saying how much I’m grateful I am to have found your blog! You’re simply amazing. Thanks a million.

    What do you think about Eco by Naty diapers? Thanks! I really need to know but can’t seem to find enough info to do the research… plzzzz help!

  5. I was introduced to Poof disposable diapers and I’m thankful for the continued innovation for safer products since my last child 4 yrs ago. Poof diapers are chemical free, fully biodegradable and compostable. I haven’t tried bamboo nature but compared to an honest diaper sample, it feels just as soft. LOL, the couture collection has adorable prints. I cloth diaper at home but I do use disposables when out and about. For those curious or interested you can purchase from http://www.poofdiapers.com

  6. What is your opinion on Andy Pandy or Simple Truth Organic Diapers?

    1. Andy Pandy is Good Stuff and I will add Simple Truth to the list for research when we update this guide!

      1. Any updates on Simple Truth. I’m a big researcher but can’t find info on at brand.

  7. Maia,
    What do you think about Naty diapers? How do they stack up against Bambo Nature? I tried doing the research, but it’s not easy!! I appreciate your leg-work so much!

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