Bamboo / Cotton Blend Terry Squares Overview
Bamboo terry squares are more absorbent than cotton therefore providing more absorbency for less bulk. Bamboo is a more fragile fabric than cotton so these have a blend of 50% cotton/50%bamboo so you gain absorbency and strength from the cotton.
Bamboo is incredibly environmentally friendly and sustainable as it grows so quickly, thrives without the use of pesticides and requires less water than cotton during the growth process. It is also naturally antibacterial making it particularly suitable for babies with sensitive skin.
We have only found one downside to bamboo nappies and that is that they are relatively slow drying, particularly compared to their cotton equivalents. However, the bamboo cotton terry squares dry very quickly compared to the shaped bamboo nappies, so if you have fallen in love with the idea of bamboo but have very limited drying facilities then this is your answer.
Are terry nappies hard to use?
Many people initially get nervous when I talk about Terry Squares or recommend them. There really is no need as they are incredibly simple to use, my children as toddlers used to help me fold terry nappies for their younger siblings or for demos. If a 3 year old can fold and fasten a Terry Square so can you!
Read our simple guide on how to use terry nappies.
- 50cm - Bamboo squares for people who have a very tiny newborn baby.
- 60cm -This is the main size that most people will use. It fits birth to potty for the vast majority of children 7-35lbs.
- 70cm - Large toddler to adult size. For Adults it should be pad folded.
How do I use it?
A Terry nappy is incredibly versatile. Using simple folds you can make the nappy fit exactly as your babies shape requires. Don't worry no scary nappy pins to use as the modern Nappi Nippa safely, quickly and securely holds the nappy in place.
Visit our terry square folding advice guides for diagrams on the different folds available. Don’t think it’s the kite fold or nothing. We think the Jo Fold is excellent.
The Motherease Air Flow wrap is the best choice over terries, but if you are planning to pad fold your terries either occasionally or full time, you will need a gussetted velcro wrap like the Catcher wrap or the Bambinex wrap.
Care should be taken not to dry them directly on top of a hot radiator, or to tumble dry them on a high setting as this may cause shrinkage, or flattening of the pile making the nappies difficult to fasten
Blend of Cotton and Bamboo Fabric.
If you prefer bright colours see the alternative Bright Bots Coloured Cotton Terry Squares.