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.
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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