6 Reasons Why Bamboo Viscose is Better than Cotton
Every wondered why we use bamboo viscose for our fabrics? Keep reading to see why bamboo clothing is better than cotton clothing.
The material from which clothes are made is a priority as much as it is a pleasure. We know they will not wear them for long, but the sea of stylish selections in stores and online are too irresistible to pass up. Ask any parent, and they'll agree.
Our bamboo viscose baby clothing is soft and small, from swaddle blankets to sleep sacks. One piece and two piece sets are forever popular, as are rompers, dresses, and jackets. You get the idea. These bamboo baby clothes are unbelievably cute, and apparel for small children is just as precious.
Material Girls (and Boys)
Material matters when choosing the perfect baby clothes. There is more than meets the eye when you are combing through the racks in department stores or browsing the web for good deals. The feel of the fabric is something parents pay attention to, but not everyone knows exactly what they are putting on their child.
There is a difference between various fabrics, and a good portion of the baby clothing you will come across will be made from cotton. It is soft, inexpensive, and pretty much always available. But we've got something even better for your baby...Bamboo fabric! It may not be as common as cotton, but it's a clear winner, and here's why.
The Benefits of Bamboo Viscose vs. Cotton
When it comes to baby clothes, is bamboo fabric better than cotton? We think so! Have you noticed that Posh Peanut products are surprisingly soft? Every item we sell is as smooth and supple as silk. It's just like the caring caress of your tender touch. Viscose, which comes from the cellulose of the bamboo plant, is our company's go-to fabric. It is the reason our cute clothing and accessories are so distinctive. Parents love it!
Bamboo viscose fabric (sometimes called "bamboo rayon") is all about quality. It makes us feel good to offer original luxe baby clothing that is attainable. We never cut corners, and the customer always comes first. Dress your baby in comfort, knowing Posh Peanut is with you every step of the way. We take pride in our products, so you can too.
So, let's get down to the basics of bamboo rayon and why this fabulous, feel-good fabric will win you over. Who knew it would kick cotton to the curb? These primary attributes of bamboo rayon listed below are enlightening, encouraging, and all-around excellent. You'll be on board by the time you're done reading!
1) Bamboo Viscose is So Soft
Your baby's skin is fragile and any fabric that it comes into contact with must be mild. Nothing scratchy or stiff should ever skim their skin, only gentle garments will meet your rigorous requirements. As your most prized possession, your baby's wellbeing is your #1 concern. How you dress your child is part of the responsibility every parent takes pride in, and we all want our children to be cradled in nothing but complete comfort.
While some types of cotton can create soft clothing options for babies and kids. Everyday cotton clothing you can find nearly anywhere is not nearly as soft bamboo. Bamboo fibers are soft and natural, making them the perfect material for clothing. Bamboo is comfortable to wear and looks stylish at the same time. It is similar to silk, but unlike silk, bamboo holds its shape wash after wash.
For an even more deluxe texture, you will be comfortable with bamboo. Bamboo beats out those cotton creations, as well as the lower-end items you don't want anyway. Once you run your fingers over this phenomenal fabric, you will appreciate how fine it truly is. You will not want to dress your baby in anything else - it is that exquisite!
2) Bamboo VIscose is Super Strong and Dependable
As buttery-soft as bamboo can be, it is equally durable. Baby clothes go through the wringer, and the constant washing and drying can cause wear and tear, turning "brand new" into a distant memory. No matter how many stains, spit-ups, spills (or something worse) you have to deal with, bamboo baby clothes are up for the challenge. And that's a lot to withstand. You can believe in bamboo to stand up to your baby's many messes without compromising the overall quality. Consider bamboo the "bodybuilder" of fabrics for baby clothes!
Viscose from bamboo is solid, so the clothing won't shrink, get stretched out and deformed, or get worn out. Notice how well our garments hold their original shape even after going through the wash cycle for what seems like the hundredth time. Cotton can only take so much of a beating, and those articles of clothing won't look like new for longer. By now, we have all seen how cotton clothing breaks down, becoming unattractive and unwearable. Seems like a waste.
3) Bamboo Viscose is Breathable
Babies need to feel protected, and their clothing provides this barrier. Bamboo rayon clothing is incredibly breathable, making bamboo fabric better than cotton in this respect. Breathable baby clothes are not just a plus for the warm weather, which may seem obvious. Comfort all year-round, from the hottest of summer days to winter's below-zero nights will keep your baby cool, cozy, and never constricted. Any temperature is much more tolerable when your baby's clothes are made from bamboo viscose.
Napping babies can get sweaty while sleeping, and even on chilly days, when we bundle up the little ones in lots of layers, it can become stifling, almost suffocating their skin. Bamboo fiber is better than cotton, as it keeps your baby feeling dry and comfortable all day and night. Thanks to its amazing ability to wick water away from the skin, bamboo viscose is better at absorbing sweat into the material than cotton can. Viscose can take in more liquid than its weight.
Organic cotton does an OK job, but the baby's clothes tend to stay damper for far longer, something we want to avoid. Go for breathable bamboo viscose baby clothing to ward off chills, skin irritation, and general discomfort. It's a delight.
4) Bamboo is Sustainable (Self-Replenishing) and Safer for the Environment
For those interested in the protection and preservation of our natural resources, know that the clothing you choose for your baby plays a part in the wellbeing of the planet. Unlike cotton, bamboo rarely needs to be replanted, as it sprouts on its own...and significantly, at that. Bamboo can grow up to 4 feet in just one day, depending upon the type, making it one of the fastest-growing plants on Earth. This growth exceeds cotton by tenfold - a stat worth sharing.
Along with bamboo's impressive growth capacity and speed at which it does so, it is generally grown pesticide-free, whereas cotton (non-organic) may require the aid of fertilizers and chemical pesticides to survive and thrive. You definitely don't want anything unnatural anywhere near your baby's skin. Keeping it "green" is the way to go. Your future grandkids will be grateful!
5) Bamboo Means Less Water is Wasted
Cotton needs 2/3 more water to grow than bamboo requires, as no irrigation for bamboo is necessary. Cotton can't grow sufficiently without water, and the maintenance to keep it flourishing uses even more hydration in the process. Over time, a lot of water is needed, which adds up astronomically.
Water conservation is crucial for the climate, and if the clothing you purchase for your child can contribute to this eco-friendly action, it is another reason to take a ride on the "bamboo clothing bandwagon!" Minding your carbon footprint is admirable and attainable.
6) Bamboo Baby Clothes Are Hypoallergenic
Babies' sensitive skin needs to be treated with a light touch and a load of love (from you and their clothing). Part of good parenting is protecting our precious peanuts from the outside. When comparing bamboo textile vs. cotton for baby clothing fabric, bamboo textile comes out on top as the more skin-safe of the two materials. It is hypoallergenic, always. This is important to be aware of, even if your baby does not have any known dermatological allergies at this point. New skin sensitivity can always develop at any time, so being proactive is a positive thing for any parent to practice.
Some of the cotton varieties and blends you'll find can be hypoallergenic too, but that is not always what is on the shelves when you are out shopping for new clothing for your baby. Why take a chance and irritate your baby's skin when you can be certain your rayon bodysuits and baby blankets are always a sure thing? Better to be safe than sorry, and you can't always count on cotton.
An uncomfortable baby is upsetting for everyone. Of course, the baby will be miserable, but parents will be beside themselves when they are trying to soothe their irritated skin. No parent wants their child to be in discomfort, especially from something as simple as a choice in fabric. Bamboo rayon baby outfits make it easy to do what's best for your baby.
Along with clothing, even your baby's accessories and other items like hooded bath towels, crib sheets, and changing pad covers can be made with the balance and beauty of bamboo viscose. You will have no more worries weighing you down revolving around annoying itching, rashes, or related skin conditions. Your baby will be wrapped in pure bliss...and look beautiful to boot! Can we get a "Woo hoo!"
The bamboo vs. cotton comparison comes down to the basics of comfort, quality, and care. Bamboo clothes are supremely soft and smooth, far better for the Environment, and look just lovely on your baby. We at Posh Peanut have complete trust in this fantastic fabric. It's at the core of our company. Our happy customers can attest to the many advantages of bamboo, and their babies are better for it. Check out our bamboo pajamas for bamboo baby pajamas, kids pajamas, and even matching pajamas for adults!
Have you fallen in love with viscose rayon from bamboo? If you have not yet experienced how nice it is, now is the perfect time to treat your baby to the many benefits of bamboo clothing. Sorry to say, cotton, but bamboo has got you beat!
We hope you share your photos of your baby in Posh Peanut rayon. We'd love to see them looking cute and comfortable.
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Editors Note: This post was originally published 9/2/2020 and has been completely updated and revamped for accuracy and comprehensiveness.