We were recently sent a pack of Bamaboo biodegradable nappies and baby wipes from Mama Bamboo. I was really keen to try these as I’ve been making changes to be more eco friendly at home over the last 6 months. With my first baby I used a mixture of disposable nappies and cloth nappies. With the next 2 I only used disposable nappies which I do feel a bit guilty about. I’m not sure why I didn’t use cloth nappies with them. I think ultimately it’s been down to convenience and in all honesty, I just hadn’t really thought about it! I didn’t actually realise there’s an eco-friendly disposable option out there either!
The Mama Bamboo Bamaboo pull up pants are made from 100% sustainable bamboo and are fully compostable. Bamboo grows up to 1 metre per day meaning it can keep up with human consumption really well. It also doesn’t need any pesticides, fertilisers or large amounts of water to grow, making it a really sustainable product. On top of that bamboo is highly absorbent, anti-bacterial, breathable and temperature regulating. That makes it the perfect material to use for nappies as it keeps baby dry and prevents any rashes. I didn’t have any issues with nappy rash or marks from the nappies rubbing Baby Bear’s skin and he seemed really comfy in them.
Mama Bamboo is the first European nappy company to achieve B-Corp status. This means they have met the highest verified standards of environmental performance and accountability. They donate profits to the NSPCC, have adopted animals through the WWF, donate nappies to underprivileged families in the UK (over £8000 worth in 2020) and support the Bamboo Village in Uganda. All in all this makes them an incredibly ‘green’ company. They are striving to do everything they can to help our planet. They have deservedly won awards from Mother & Baby and Made For Mums in 2019 and 2020 for their biodegradable nappies.
The pack of biodegradable nappies we received contained 18 pull up pants in a size 6. They felt really soft and the elasticated bands on the sides meant they fit Baby Bear round the waist really well and gave plenty of flexibility when he was moving around. We did have a couple of small leaks but I think that was actually down to sizing rather than anything else. He has only just gone into a size 6 and I found that these nappies were ever so slightly loose on him around the leg. Had I gone for a size 5 instead they would have been a better fit and sealed around the leg more. Having said that, I put them to the test overnight and we had no leaks at all!
As well as the biodegradable nappies, Mama Bamboo also sent us wet wipes to try out too. Again they were lovely and soft and we had no problems with rashes or any sort of reaction to them. Both products were easy to use and I love the fact they come in compostable plant based packaging. The down side is that they are more expensive than standard disposable nappies and wipes. A single pack of nappies costs £8.80 which is a bit more than Pampers and other leading brands. You can get a 20% discount by signing up to the Mama Bamboo subscription service for regular deliveries though. This lowers the price to £7.04 per pack. The environmental benefits largely outweigh the cost so if you want eco-friendly disposable nappies then this is a great brand to go for.
For more details and to place an order please visit the Mama Bamboo website here: https://www.mamabamboo.com
And if you’d like to see how I’m being more eco-friendly in the kitchen, check out this post: Eco-Friendly Kitchen Cleaning
Disclaimer: We received 1 pack of Bamaboo pull up pants and baby wipes in order to carry out this review. All words, photos and opinions are that of my own.