While I am a cloth-diapering mama and LOVE the positive impacts cloth-diapering has on the environment, one thing I have NOT been overly "green" about has been my wipes. Sure, I know there are many cloth options available, but the idea of re-using baby wipes is NOT something that my husband was willing to try. Sure, I tried to convince him how much money we could save by using cloth wipes. I even showed him how easy it is to make a wipes "solution"....Still, his opinions did not waver, and he said he would much rather spend the extra money on baby wipes than to have to use cloth. So be it. You can't win 'em all, right? So even though I use cloth diapers on my babies, we have been using disposable wipes. I was trying to find a greener alternative that would better protect the environment AND satisfy my hubby's desire to NOT use cloth wipes.
That's why I was so intrigued by the new line of eco-friendly diapering products from Bum Boosa. But a baby wipe is a baby wipe, right? Wrong! They are not all created equal! So what's different about Bum Boosa's diapering products? They are made of bamboo. Bamboo is renewable and sustainable. Bamboo does not require pesticides or insecticides to grow, and replanting is not necessary due to its vast root network. Replacing as many tree pulp or plastic-based disposable products with bamboo material is paying it forward, without having to wash and re-use poopy baby wipes!
Bum Boosa is committed to protecting the world we live in, and they are dedicated to not only reduce deforestation, but they also participate in reforestation by participating in several agro-forestry programs throughTrees for the Future. As of March 2011, they have planted 26,600 trees in Brazil and Africa. Their purpose is to provide products that families can not only trust and feel good about, but products that have the higher objective of reducing the burden that trees bear due to the disposable products industries and limiting harsh chemicals and synthetic materials in our environment.
I recently had the opportunity to try Bum Boosa's bamboo baby wipes. I have to say, I am definitely impressed. These wipes are made of completely natural materials, and are infused with essential oils that not only smell fantastic, but are also soothing to baby's delicate skin. They even contain aloe, a proven skin soother! I love the smell of these wipes...They have a lavender and sweet orange scent, which is quite refreshing! These awesome wipes are very soft and are alcohol and preservative-free! These wipes are also SUPER absorbent. I had to only use a couple of these wipes to clean an epic Sophie Explosion, as opposed to several of my regular wipes. The packaging of these wipes is also more eco-friendly. Their packaging is resealable, so your wipes won't dry out. They also use a lot less packaging and don't come in the standard plastic tub, which greater reduces their carbon footprint. You can also participate in their unique Upcycling program which breathes new life into their packaging! You can participate in Bum Boosa® Bamboo Baby Wipes Upcycling Program by sending them your empty packages! This program helps reduce the burden in landfills. Now that's something I can feel good about!
I also got the chance to try Bum Boosa Bamboo Diaper Rash Ointment. There are many effective yet gentle ingredients in this natural diaper rash ointment that Bum Boosa believes there is nothing better or safer for alleviating your baby’s diaper rash.
The soothing properties of Zinc Oxide, vitamin E, Lavender and Chamomile make this a superior product. They've also added fine Bamboo powder for its anti-inflammatory properties. Bamboo is also high in flavonoids, which gives it excellent antioxidant properties.
All of we fluff-loving mamas know that diaper rash ointments can be the death of our diapers, as they are NOT usually cloth-diaper compatible. Getting diaper ointments can cause a nasty residue on cloth that can actually cause the diapers to repel moisture rather than absorb it! Fixing this problem requires time consuming stripping of the diapers, which to put it frankly, is a major pain in the butt. I contacted Bum Boosa asking about the compatibility of this product with cloth, and I was surprised to learn that this CAN safely be used with cloth. The concentration of Zinc Oxide is very small in comparison to other creams, and when used sparingly, will not affect the absorbency of cloth diapers. Just remember, a little of this ointment goes a LONG way! I have used this on both of my babies, and I have not had any repelling issues. Again, I just used a SMALL amount of this, and was sure to rub it in to their skin. My diapers have been completely unaffected.
Overall, I really like these products. They are natural, effective, and I can feel good about the positive impact using Bum Boosa products has on the environment. These are a fantastic option for those of us that want to be as eco-friendly as possible, but may not want to use cloth wipes.
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