I first came across Bambo at The Baby Show in May 2015 at thirty eight weeks pregnant and I was absolutely taken with them and the people behind the brand. Recently, we’ve been in touch after their new website launch and I’ve been trialling their nappies to see how they compare to the ones we currently use. I was familiar with them anyway because I got a whole pack to take away from The Baby Show a couple of years ago but things can always change.
Bambo Nappies – Do They Fit Well?
In short, yes they fit incredibly well. I love how they mould around the thigh without any signs of digging into the skin, and how Bambo offer flexibility in that area.They were wide enough across the bum with the normal adjustable sticky tabs for round the belly.
We’ve only just recently moved Ted into a size 5 but Bambo appear to be on the mark with this as they weren’t too big, and neither were they too small – the sizing is absolutely spot on. I remember the size 1’s being particularly good around skinny newborn legs too. It’s also good to see that they’re not really thick and padded out like some nappies and that the absorbency hasn’t been affected at all.
What’s The Absorbency Like?
As good as, if not better, than most nappies we’ve tried. We’ve not had any leaks at all and it seems that no job is too big, no wee is too small, Bambo absolutely work. Ted does have horrendous morning movements and it often escapes around the leg area, but with the Bambo ones it was much more contained.
I don’t ever really get why disposable nappies have prints on them at all if I’m being honest. I’m never swayed by the character on the front and I won’t pay more for a cute print because they end up in the bin, it’s not something you have to look at and, let’s be honest, in the early days your child has no idea either.
I can understand and appreciate prints on pull up pants and so forth, especially when potty training, but never nappies. Aside from that these Bambo nappies do have a cute little tiger on the front and would appeal to the masses.
Are Bambo Nappies Expensive?
Yes they are, but for a good reason. Lots of big brand nappies tend to be manufactured with chemicals and don’t necessarily factor in the environmental impact this has. Bambo are dedicated to making their nappies as eco-friendly as possible. While a pack of 24 nappies from a well known brand would set you back around £3.75, Bambo cost £8.50 which is a massive difference especially when lots of us struggle with budgets after having a baby.
It might seem like a huge difference and it may put people off, and don’t get me wrong I totally agree, but if it’s within your budget I would absolutely be opting to buy these just because in exchange for that the planet is just a little bit greener. (We have tried alternatives such as clothing, but it just genuinely wasn’t and isn’t for us!). Not only that, it’s eliminating so many chemicals from our baby’s backsides and who wouldn’t want that?
It’s definitely worth thinking about.
There’s nothing worse than getting down to your last nappy or two and knowing that you can’t get to a shop in good time. Bambo offer 1 month bundles to allow parents to buy in bulk online, and with free delivery. I think this is a great service and there is only one other like it that I know of. It just takes the chore out of remembering and carrying nappies home from the shop. I hate that they take up a huge amount of room under the pushchair and even in my trolley. I love that with Bambo, they’re not only thinking of the environment, but thinking of you. Let them save you a job.
Anything Else We Should Know About Bambo?
Yes! They are possibly one of the softest nappies Teddy has ever had the pleasure of having on his bottom. Not only are they super soft on the inside, but they’re nice and soft on the outside too.
I also like that there’s no fragrance; it means less contact with chemicals but it also means that when met with a full nappy the smells don’t combine and smell awful!
All in all the only thing I dislike about Bambo nappies is the price. However, would I be happy to pay it? Yes. Just because it lessens our impact as a household on the environment and shows that we are making considered choices for a better tomorrow which in turn means a better future for our children.
To get you started with Bambo I have a discount code you can use, woohoo! Just enter NAPINO1 at the checkout to be eligible for 20% OFF your first order from The Conscious Parent Company of any ‘1 month pack’ of Bambo nappies or a ‘bulk pack’ of Bambo training pants.
* We were provided a sample pack of Bambo nappies for the purpose of this review.