An Organic Option?
In recent years, baby diaper manufacturers have made diapers from different fibrous compositions. These are pure bamboo, pure organic cotton, bamboo/organic cotton (70/30), and bamboo/organic cotton (50/50). The diapers contain superabsorbent polymer sodium polyacylate to enhance their absorption capacity. However, parents must still frequently check the diaper to see if it’s soaked; if so, they must change it immediately to avoid diaper rash.
While reusable diapers can be more expensive per piece and more labor intensive, they can be more cost-effective over the long term. And the use of natural, breathable materials like cotton make them comfortable for the baby and reduces the risk of diaper rash, as well as minimizes environmental impact.
Antibacterial activity tests have also been carried out on baby diapers against S aureus and E coli. These diapers were also subjected to product density, thickness, absorption capacity, and other similar tests. The diaper made from bamboo/organic cotton (70/30) exhibited the best performance. Perhaps most importantly, the composition of these diapers makes them more eco-friendly and easier to decompose than the previously mentioned standard disposable diapers.