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Old 10-27-2011, 12:33 PM   #1
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Dilemma: Bamboo or Cotton?!?!?

Dilemma here. I have used both bamboo and cotton to make diapers for my DS and my DD loves the bamboo velour, just as I try to justifying the price in my head, my head tells me "you can purchase more microfleece for your money instead of bamboo." So, what do a lot of you mamas like best: bamboo or cotton?

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bamboo is softer intially, but stiffens up and wears through quicker.

I love cotton best. especially long term.
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I am a bamboo lover, mine is still really soft, just use dryer balls to help keep them soft. It is so much more absorbent than cotton. But we also have a ton of cotton, because bamboo prefolds are way to spendy.
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Cotton during the day, bamboo at night.
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Re: Dilemma: Bamboo or Cotton?!?!?

to me it's more about the weave. I like fleece/sherpa fabrics more than like dsq prefolds, but they are much more expensive. You can get cotton sherpa for a lot cheaper than bamboo fabrics, if you're willing to go with conventional cotton, it's just not as environmentally friendly. flannel is a cheaper than fleece, but still softer than twill/birdseye option, and you can get it in cotton or bamboo. A lot of times organic cotton is just as expensive as bamboo.
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