If you’re in the market for ecofriendly disposable diapers that are ecofriendly, you’ll want to know more about Bambo Nature.
Originally from Denmark, Bambo Nature diapers are certified eco-friendly; they’re the only diapers in the world to earn the Nordic Swan Eco-label, which is the official ecolabel in Nordic countries. (We don’t have an equivalent label yet for disposable diapers in the U.S.) In other words, they meet strict European standards for environmental safety. They’re made from sustainable materials, which makes them 85 percent compostable, ultra-absorbent, breathable, soft and flexible.
The Inside Story
Bambo Nature diapers contain:
- Pulp for absorbency derived from sustainable forestry, where more trees are planted than felled.
Equally as important from a green perspective is what they’re not made from. They don’t contain:
- Chlorine in the bleaching process.
- Chemicals or compounds classified in Europe as “Substances of Very High Concern.” This includes phthalates (a component of plastic to help make it flexible), organotins, PVC, heavy metals, chlorine, formaldehyde, colophonium, Latex, azo-pigments, mutagenic substances…the list goes on.
They’re fanny friendly too.
Bambo Nature diapers don’t contain perfume, odor inhibitors or lotion/moisturizer either, to avoid allergic reactions. The absorbent material of the diaper does the job of odor control.
The Downside—Uh, they’re not exactly budget friendly
Turns out, constructing such an eco- and fanny-friendly diaper comes at a price. A box (1 to 2 month supply) of Bambo Nature diapers starts at $69.95 or $.42 cents per diaper. (They can go as high as 69 cents per diaper.) If you’ve read my diaper book, Save Dollars on Diaper, you know that $.42 to $.69 per diaper is at the highest end. Consider: If you go through 6,760 disposables by the time your baby is outta diapers (my estimate from zee diaper book), that’s $2,839.20 you’ll spend on disposables.
On the other hand, if you work at it, you can snag (non-eco-friendly) disposable diapers at 13 to 14 cents per diaper, or less, which is what Save Dollars on Diapers is all about. (For a free download of the book, be sure to sign up to receive Babyproductsmom updates and posts by e-mail.)
So, you have a decision to make: What’s more important? A disposable diaper that’s eco- and fanny-friendly or your budget?
Bottom line: If you opt for eco and fanny-friendliness and you’re sold on disposables, consider Bambo Nature diapers a smart splurge.
But let’s see if you can get out of paying for a month of them. Enter for a chance to win a one month’s supply of Bambo Nature diapers in the size of your choice. Just leave me a comment that answers this question: If I could do it all over again when decorating the nursery, I would… (This question relates to a future post I’m researching and dreaming up about nurseries.) Leave me a comment, and I’ll choose a winner at random to receive these top-performing premium diapers!
This contest is open to residents of the US only and closes at 5PM ET, Tuesday, September 8, 2015. If your name is chosen, I’ll notify you by email; if you fail to respond within 48 hours of being notified, you’ll make another entrant very happy because I’ll be forced to choose another name.
Thank you to Bambo Nature and Marketing Maven PR for making this giveaway possible.
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