I wanted to figure out which cloth diaper in my stash would hold the most. Now, being that different diapers have different systems and fabrics and other numerous things, I just simply used what the diaper originally came with--except the Indian prefold I used a cover just to be able to observe the water absorption.
|Cow Patties, Indian Prefold, Cotton Hemp|
I took a measuring cup and measured out water and started slowly pouring it into the open diaper. I sort of checked at about every 4 oz. My efforts are not really exact okay! I disclaim being a scientist! I am just a mom who LOVES science--so the way I conducted the experiment is not exact, but based on the feeling of my hand underneath the diaper, and am limited to what I see.
The Cotton Hemp diaper held a pretty decent amount of water (mind you it is without a cover so just wanting to "measure" how much water it could take in. Now, I started to pour slowly, and what I ended up pouring in is about 1 cup of water--and a bit more. I know that fitted diapers can hold a lot more because it has its liner, and the whole fitted diaper that absorbs liquids!
Lastly, I put the Cow Patties Cloth Diaper to the test! So the type of Cow Patties is a fitted diaper (which needs a cover) Bamboo fleece with a Bamboo fleece liner stuffed in the pocket. I placed my hand underneath the diaper without a cover, and poured the water slowly into the diaper. One cup of water went into the diaper....and then one and a half cups...and then 2 cups! Amazingly, I felt a little dampness at 1 cup, and at 2 cups it had absorbed as much as it could!
My Research on Bamboo:
I did a bit of research on Bamboo textiles just because it is so new to me! I found so many PROS about Bamboo utilized in clothing--I thought you all would be interested in reading it too! Taken from Wikipedia (one of my favorite go to sites):
Benefits of using bamboo for clothingNumerous claims have been made for the superiority of bamboo yarn over other textiles. These include the following:
- Organic Quality more accessible - bamboo is often grown without pesticides or fertilizers.
- Sustainable - Moso bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plants, growing up to a metre in a day. Bamboo is a grass, so once cut it can regenerate quickly without the need for replanting. It grows very densely and so the yield per acre is high in comparison to cotton.
- Eco-friendly - bamboo absorbs 35% more carbon dioxide than equivalent stands of trees.
- Absorbent - bamboo absorbs up to 60% more water than cotton. This makes it an excellent choice for towels and bathrobes.
- Breathable - the porous nature of the fibre makes it breathable and extremely comfortable against the skin.
- Thermo-regulating - Bamboo fibres expand when warm to let skin breathe, and contract when cool to trap heat close to the body.
- Hypoallergenic - bamboo's organic and natural properties make it non-irritating so perfect for extra sensitive skin.
- Anti-bacterial - bamboo actually kills germs and bacteria that accumulate in fabrics made of bamboo. This means that bamboo won't harbor bacteria as much as other fabrics.
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