What are the benefits of bamboo baby bibs?

What are the benefits of bamboo baby bibs?

The trend of using bamboo in fabrics for clothing and bedding has increased in recent years. Partly due to its status as an ethical and sustainable resource, but also because of its versatility and luxurious feel.

Bamboo fabrics can be a great choice for babies. Bamboo is a very soft, lightweight, and breathable fabric, making it great for keeping babies comfortable. It’s also hypoallergenic, which can help reduce the chances of skin irritations, and it absorbs moisture quickly, helping to keep babies dry.

But what are the benefits of bamboo baby bibs?

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Bamboo is Super Soft

When bamboo is mechanically processed and spun into super soft bamboo fabric it’s just as soft as cashmere and as smooth as silk, but with added benefits both from the way the fabric feels and its impact on the planet during the manufacturing process.

When viewed under a microscope, bamboo fibres can be seen to have rounded ends instead of pointy or blunt, which is what contributes towards making the fabric feel so, so good. 

Bamboo is strong, affordable and super soft and cosy.  People liken the feel of bamboo fabric to that of silk or cashmere, it’s THAT soft. 

As you wash your baby bibs again and again the ends of the bamboo fibres get smoother and it actually improves the feel of softness and luxury.

In fact, bamboo is so soft, so hypoallergenic and with its antibacterial nature, it’s used in much more than just clothing. 

Towels, bandages, masks and nurses’ uniforms have all been made from bamboo.

Bamboo fabric is incredibly durable despite its soft, delicate feel and will last for years with the correct care, remembering to wash your baby bibs with gentle detergent, low heat and a delicate cycle.

Antibacterial and Odor resistant.

Bamboo has naturally antibacterial qualities.

It absorbs moisture from your body in order to keep you comfortable at a rate 4 times as much as cotton does!

Wicking away the moisture from the skin reduces the growth rate of bacteria which is what turns perspiration into an unpleasant body odour.


Due to fewer chemicals being used in both the farming and manufacturing stages, bamboo fabrics are very well suited to those who have allergy issues or sensory issues when it comes to fabric.

Be sure to double-check that the fabric used to make your baby bibs have been mechanically processed rather than using chemicals and it’s even better.

Eco Friendly and sustainable

The reason you’re even looking at switching to bamboo is of course the fact that its usage, growth and manufacturing process have far less of an impact on the planet than other fabric sources, even organic cotton.

Unlike cotton, bamboo doesn’t require any additional fertilizers or pesticides to grow and can regenerate itself from the roots. This means no replanting which means less machinery and fewer resources such as oil and gas required in order to produce it. 

Bamboo also absorbs almost 30% more carbon dioxide than other plants and trees, including cotton.

How to recycle bamboo baby bibs

Once your bibs are worn out and old, they can be fully recycled, or even composted.

The good news is that most bamboo items of clothing are biodegradable, even if that means taking some care to remove the non-biodegradable parts first (the top-selling bamboo jeans from BAM have a button which unscrews and no rivets to make it easier to recycle this way).

You may need to remove buttons, elastics or zips depending on the item of clothing being composted (Or be prepared to be fishing out these items from your compost heap in a year’s time!)

You might ask whether you can do this with any all-natural fibres and you’d be correct, but as explained earlier in this article, bamboo also has some additional ecological and ethical advantages over cotton, linen or hemp garments.

Bamboo clothing typically takes around 1 year to decompose in an active and maintained compost heap or bin.

How to wash and dry bamboo baby bibs?

Bamboo fabric keeps the strength of the bamboo plant and is incredibly durable, outlasting cotton equivalents when cared for properly.

When washing your bamboo bibs they should be washed in a gentle detergent just as you would wool or other delicate items, on a gentle, cooler cycle of your washing machine.

Washing at a cool temperature or a cold wash helps to maintain the shape of the baby bibs and reduce possible shrinkage.

Looking to switch2bamboo for baby bibs?

Snuggle Safari’s Bamboo Baby Bibs are not only adorable but also very practical! 

The bibs are made from Snuggle Safari’s signature bamboo fabric, which is luxuriously soft, making them perfect for a baby’s delicate skin.

The bibs have a plastic waterproof backing that ensures no drool seeps through onto your baby’s clothes.

Bamboo fabric is 40% more absorbent than even the finest organic cotton, soaking up moisture faster and keeping your baby dry and comfortable.

Soft, Absorbent Drool Bib

These bibs are made from 1 layer of Super silky soft Organic Bamboo Baby Terry and 1 layer of 100% cotton.

This makes them super soft and absorbent – perfect for little droolers! 

Helping to relieve the neck rash that comes from constant contact with drool in little ones who are teething. 

Yet they are still lightweight and breathable enough to wear in the summer heat.


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