Thursday, February 25, 2016

Bambo Nature Diaper Review

             Hey folks! Are you looking for an eco-friendlier diaper for your little one, but aren't quite ready to take the cloth diaper plunge? Or maybe you still want to use disposables, but are looking for ones that don't contain all of the nasty stuff that most of the name brands tend to? OR, maybe you do use cloth diapers, but would like a little more convenience for on the go? Regardless of your reason, I'm excited to share Bambo Nature Diapers with you today!
             Just having a baby, I was naturally more than pleased to try out Bambo diapers when they contacted me. We mainly cloth diaper, but when the babes are still super little we use disposables even though we really don't care for them for multiple reasons. (Please don't take that as me bashing anyone who likes using disposable diapers. I totally understand that cloth diapers are not for everyone! We can still be friends. ;) ) Anyways, we only have two newborn sized cloth diaper covers for one, so needless to say those don't last long before needing washed. Two, the rest of our covers are just too big for little babies even though I think they're supposed to be for 8-35 pounds. So, I was extra excited to try Bambo diapers out so we had a baby and eco-friendlier diaper while in the “disposable stage” and for when Ripley gets older and we want the convenience while we're out and about.
             What makes Bambo Nature diapers different from other mainstream disposables? For starters, they have high quality manufacturing standards and safety certifications, which you can read all about HERE on their website. Not only do they try to be as eco-friendly as possible in their manufacturing process, but the diapers themselves are Earth and baby friendly too. They contain no pthalates, chlorine, formaldehyde, heavy metals, PVC, allergens, or perfumes. And, according to their website, “Products and packaging materials can be disposed of through recycling, incineration or composting.” Awesome, right?!

             About now you might be thinking, “That's cool and all, but does all this eco-friendliness mean they're stiff as a board?” NO! In fact, John and I agree that they feel less stiff than most disposables. They're just as flexible and soft too, if not more so. The fastener tabs seem extra sticky, like if you had to undo and re-do them multiple times they would hold up better than most. Plus they still come with cute little prints on them. ;)

             Now for sizing and absorbency...As you can see in the picture above, they can hold quite a bit! If I remember right, this was after she had taken a long nap, so this was after probably 3-4 hours of wear. She ended up taking a REALLY long “nap” (about 5 hours) the evening I was working on writing this and had no leaks then either. Even for being thinner than most disposables, they seem more absorbent. It would be interesting to do an experiment to see how much they hold compared to, say, Pampers Swaddlers Size 1. (They are about the equivalent to the Bambo ones we received for review.)

              As far as size goes, Bambo diapers run kind of big, in my opinion. Ripley was an ounce shy of weighing 9 pounds when she was born. While she did lose about a pound after birth at first, the size 2 diapers I requested are suggested for babies 7-13 pounds and they were HUGE on her at first. She is a little over 10 pounds now and they are still a bit big, but we make it work. So, just a word of “warning” when you go to buy your own.
             I thought it would be interesting to see how these compared price-wise to the same mainstream diaper I mentioned above. The bag we received for review of the 30 count Bambo size 2 diapers is currently $12.80 on Amazon (43 cents/diaper). The 35 count of the Pampers size 1 are $15.49 (44 cents/diaper). So, while not a significant difference, it does add up over time and I'm happy to see something that doesn't cost extra for having less junk added to it for once!
             I think that just about covers it! As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to leave a message in the comments or directly email me! You can stay up-to-date with Bambo Nature diapers on all the main social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and Google+. Before you go, be sure to head over to the giveaway page to enter for a chance to win your own case of Bambo Nature diapers!

Disclaimer: I received products in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received and my opinions may differ from your own.


  1. When children were first born, weighing 7 pounds 3 ounces (both) at birth and my son didn't lose any weight when we discharged from the hospital (breastfeeding FTW), they were in size newborn or size 1 diapers still. My daughter could fit in size one longer than my son because he had an extra appendage plus was a heavy wetter. Maybe these are factors to consider?

    1. Definitely! Thanks for sharing. :) My first daughter was 7 pounds 3 ounces. How funny both of yours weighed the same!