All new parents want the best for their child, but when you have a million different pieces of information coming at you from all angles, you are probably overwhelmed and not sure whom to trust. This is especially important if your baby has some special needs for their sensitive skin, allergies or other obstacles that can cause many problems while they’re young. One of the trends in recent months has been bamboo fabric and everything else made from it. But what is really bamboo fabric, is it safe for your baby and what are the pieces that you should incorporate it in?
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What is bamboo fabric?
Bamboo fabric is a material that is neither natural nor, synthetic, as the fibers from the bamboo tree are taken and then processed to create a yarn which eventually ends up as your baby’s mattress cover. Bamboo fibers go through quite a bit of processing during production, and during the process, a lot of chemicals can be added to the fabric, as well as dumped into the environment.
This is why it’s important that whenever you’re looking for products made out of bamboo fabric, you look for ones that are labeled as “organic” and “natural”. This way, you are keeping the fabrics safe for both your baby and the planet they’re growing upon.
Why you should choose bamboo
Many people don’t think about bamboo and jump to “soft” and “tender”, but the bamboo fabric is exactly that. It’s more akin to cashmere than cotton and it is perfect for babies who have extra sensitive skin and react to any harsh material.
Furthermore, bamboo fabric is more absorbent than cotton, drawing out the moisture away from your baby’s skin and keeping it locked in the fabric. If your baby has problems with allergies, bamboo fabric is hypoallergenic, which means that your baby will be perfectly fine spending days and nights in it.
For the practical parent
So it will be great for your baby – but what about you? You’ll be happy to hear that bamboo fabric can be machine washed and dried and that it is antibacterial and odorless, making it perfect for baby clothes that need to be constantly washed and dried. And if you’re tired of baby clothes filling up every closet and drawer in the house because they need a different thickness onesie for every degree of temperature, you’ll be pleased, because the bamboo fabric has a thermo-regulating capacity to keep your baby at optimal temperature.
But bamboo isn’t just for clothes and socks, you can find bamboo fabric bed covers, blankets, towels, and even diaper inserts. Basically, anything that touches your baby’s skin can now be perfectly soft and safe.
Are there any downsides?
No fabric is perfect, and there are always things that we should be looking out for when we are buying clothes, especially for our young ones. With bamboo fabric, the thing you need to be most concerned about is buying the right one: organic fabric with no harmful chemicals, from bamboo that is responsibly sourced and processed.
Besides this, bamboo fabrics can sometimes be pricier than cotton and other more common fabrics, but because of their numerous benefits and durability, the math works out well, in the end, jogging stroller car seat.
We all want what’s best for our baby, and if you’re not sure if you trust bamboo fabric – buy something for yourself. A shawl that you will wear for some time to make sure it’s actually as soft and practical as people say, and when you do decide it’s good for the baby – make a swaddle out of it if you can bear to actually part from it.
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