Motherhood, in contemporary times, is a feast of innumerable options to cradle your baby with. With a range of available products, the journey of raising a baby is a whole lot easier today than it used to be two generations ago. Baby care products are nowadays tailor made to perfectly accommodate our modern lifestyles of nuclear families, and working parents. This shift in manufacturing of products is a welcome change that provides convenience in the assortment of tasks expected to perform while bringing up a baby. However, considering the many roles that a modern mother has to play, these options might seem overwhelming to start with. To make these choices a tad bit easier for the nervous and yet excited new mom in you, we’d like to draw your attention to embracing an organic lifestyle with your baby by choosing bamboo diapers for them.
Not for nothing are bamboo diapers celebrated and promoted among the community of young mothers. While they are disposable, they are also environmentally friendly and come with numerous benefits that make diapering a matter of convenience instead of hassle. They are a boon for the modern parent who has little time to invest towards cleaning reusable diapers, and for those who are also concerned about their carbon footprint. For them, biodegradable diapers offer the perfect solution that address both the aforementioned qualms about diapering.
The following tips will further clarify any questions you might have about bamboo diapering until you are confident about which diapers to select:-
Know the Ingredients
The story of why organic bamboo diapers are a great choice for your baby, begins with what the diapers are made up of. Parents who have used regular disposable diapers may have conveyed some of the horrors that might unfold when synthetic diapers cause rashes on the skin of your baby.
Infections and itching are among the most common complaints that new moms have with disposable diapers that are made up of harmful carcinogens like poly-mers, plastics, perfumes, dioxins, and other harmful synthetic intrusions that might irritate the delicate skin of babies and make them cranky and uncomfortable.
Organic bamboo diapers on the other hand like the ones made by Heyday bring to life pure natural plant fibres. Made from organic corn and bamboo pulp, they provide a cushiony softness to your baby’s bottom, while keeping them dry and rash-free.
Get the Right Size
The next and most important step to bamboo diapering is knowing how to use them. First and foremost, we must evaluate what the right diaper size for your baby is, and that largely depends on the weight of your tiny tot. Choosing the wrong diaper size might lead to leakage if the diaper is loose and rashes if the diaper is too tight. To find the disposable bamboo diaper that is just right for your baby you can refer to the size chart below:
|Small baby diapers||Up to 8 kgs|
|Medium baby diapers||From 7 – 14 kgs|
|Large baby diapers||From 13 – 20 kgs|
|Extra-large baby diapers||From 18 – 25 kgs|
Know the Difference between Daytime vs. Nighttime Diapers
Once you have the right size in place, stock yourself with both daytime and nighttime diapers. The difference between the two depends primarily on absorbency. During the daytime, your disposable baby diapers can be less absorbent as compared to the night ones. In order to allow you and your baby to steal a couple of extra hours of sleep, the nighttime diapers are bulkier but more absorbent. If worn during the day, they might restrict the movement of your baby, but since they will be fast asleep at night, they hardly feel the difference.
Moreover, bamboo diapers are naturally highly absorbent and so this means fewer diaper changes throughout the day and night. Heyday’s bamboo diapers come with a wetness indicator making diaper changes more evident and convenient especially for new parents who are still getting accustomed to diapering.
Know Your Diaper Accessories
Many mothers prefer the reusable cloth diapers with inserts, and there are several options in that category among both disposable as well as reusable fraternity. Bamboo cloth diaper inserts make the baby feel wet and thus alert the parents to change them (which can be anywhere between 2 – 4 hours at best.) These are hence ideal for use during the day.
Charcoal inserts for cloth diapers on the other hand are more convenient especially so during the night because they wick the moisture away from the baby’s skin preventing diaper rashes.
The hybrid insert or the charcoal bamboo inserts are, as their name suggests, a mix of both charcoal as well as bamboo and offer high absorbency. They promise to keep the baby dry for longer, and are also good at hiding stains. More often than not however, with reusable diapers you might have to layer the inserts to prevent leakage. Hence we recommend sticking with disposable biodegradable diapers like those made up of bamboo.
Identify Baby-Safe Products
Organic products are human skin friendly and are especially great for the sensitive skin of your baby. They employ the use of natural ingredients and are free of synthetic irritants that might trouble your baby’s new skin folds. While the highly absorbent nature of disposable bamboo diapers keeps your baby’s bottom dry, the natural oil in bamboo keeps their skin moisturised, nourished and safe from infection causing germs. This is why bamboo diaper reviews are mostly positive from both toddlers and mothers alike.
Identify Easy-Disposable Products
A revolutionary differentiator when it comes to the use of organic bamboo diapers as compared to regular disposable diapers is their respective relationships with the environment. Heyday’s bamboo diapers are end-to-end biodegradable and they decompose under the action of microorganisms in the air, water or soil within 2 years from disposal. Unlike synthetic products that lie in landfills for over 500 years, Heyday fibres break down easily as they are all natural in their composition.
For optimal disposal of these products, collect the soiled diapers in a paper, bamboo (or any non-plastic) garbage bag and dump them into a compost bin. Rest back and enjoy knowing that you’ve done your bit in ensuring that your baby will grow up in a greener world.