Introducing Mama Bamboo - Sustainable nappies
Why does it matter which nappies I choose?
On average, a baby will require 6000 nappy changes before they are potty trained.
3 billion nappies and 11 billion baby wipes are used every year in the UK alone.
We all know that single-use plastic needs to be reduced and traditional disposable nappies and baby wipes are typically made from oil-based plastics such as polypropylene, polyethylene and polyester. These materials are not commonly recycled* and cannot be composted. They take hundreds of years to break down when disposed of in landfill.
For every plastic nappy created 150ml of crude oil is required and 15ml of chlorine bleach.
An Eco Disposable looks just like a regular nappy and will perform like a regular nappy - or better! - but it will be made using significantly less plastic and fewer chemicals
The best brands use zero % plastic covers, liners and packaging. They are free of latex, PVC and chlorine. They use natural water-based or plant-based dyes, zero perfume and zero lotion. The bulk of the nappy and packaging is plant-based and compostable.
Eco disposable brands also tend to be carbon neutral and have a higher ethical company rating
Mama Bamboo has both B-Corp certification and Sustainable X Summit certification - meaning it has passed the highest standards of ethical and sustainable business.
It’s not easy to compare nappies, particularly eco-friendly disposables, so we have done the comparison for you.
We’ve stripped out the ‘fluffy’ descriptions, to give you the comparable facts - what materials are used in the nappies and how compostable or recyclable they are – we’ve even checked what packaging is used.
But which is the best performing nappy?
The Mother & Baby Awards are now in their 27th year, each shortlisted product is rigorously tested by real parents on their own babies. It is widely considered to be the leading award for all pregnancy and baby products in the UK.
Mama Bamboo won the "Best Performance Nappy Range " gold award from Mother & Baby 2020
Our nappies were tested alongside 7 other nappy ranges including Pampers Pure, Pampers Baby Dry, Pampers Premium Protection, Tesco Fred & Flo Newborn Nappies, ASDA Little Angels First Pants – Peppa Pig Range, Mamia (Aldi) and Lupilu Newborn Nappies Size 1 (Lidl).
Reviewers commented on our high absorption and the reduction in visible nappy rash during the test period.You can read more about it here: WINNER of the 2020 Mother & Baby Award