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Best Bamboo Baby Clothes
Updated on
February 2, 2024

Best Bamboo Baby Clothes

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Best Bamboo Baby Clothes

There’s certain baby gear you’ll find you just can’t live without. For many parents, bamboo baby clothes fall into that category (in fact, some fans of the fabric refer to themselves as “bamboo moms”). And their love for bamboo baby clothes is not unfounded—this type of fabric is soft, stretchy, breathable and extra-gentle on new baby skin.

What Is Bamboo Fabric?

Bamboo material is made from the fibers from the fast-growing bamboo plant, which are then blended with other materials (that vary by brand) to make a buttery soft fabric. You may see it called “Bamboo Viscose” or “Bamboo Rayon” depending on what the blend is. One thing to note: due to the process involved in creating the fabric, it doesn’t meet the qualifications needed to be certified organic (except for bamboo linen which is not widely used).

Why People Love Bamboo Fabric

Bamboo clothing has increased in popularity over the last few years. Many parents of babies with eczema-prone skin swear by dressing their babies in bamboo clothing. It’s lightweight, super soft and breathable—all things that sensitive skin needs. The fabric is also extremely stretchy, meaning fast-growing babies and toddlers tend to fit in the pieces for a while. Which is great news, because bamboo clothing also tends to have a higher price tag and makes stocking up on a few pieces worth it.

Bamboo baby clothing brands are also well known for designing clothes in unexpected colors and prints, branching out from traditional baby pinks and blues. Some brands stick to more aesthetic, neutral-colored clothes while others carry bright colors and themed prints for every occasion. If you have a particular style in mind for how you want to dress your baby, don’t be afraid to register for a few pieces you love! This can also help people figure out your clothing preferences when shopping for a baby shower gift.

How to Care For Bamboo Clothing

One thing to keep in mind is that bamboo material does require a bit of TLC when washing—it’s typically recommended to wash on cold and lay flat to dry to increase the garment’s longevity. This will help to prevent pilling and shrinkage. Some parents still throw them in the dryer on low and have no complaints, but be sure to look at the specific care instructions.

If you’re on the hunt for the best bamboo clothes for your baby, you’re in luck. We rounded up our favorite pieces of bamboo baby clothes and accessories to help you choose.

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Briana Engelbrecht

Assistant Editor

Briana Engelbrecht is Babylist’s Assistant Editor, where she brings her passion for early childhood development and the perinatal period, plus experience as a mom of two to Babylist articles and guides. She’s also a certified lactation counselor. A former preschool teacher, she loves children’s picture books, cats, plants and making things.

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