The Benefits of Bamboo for Babies

The Benefits of Bamboo for Babies

MITTEEZ™ was started from a Mother’s concern for the wellbeing of her baby.

What that means for your baby, is that you can trust that a lot of love and a lot of caring goes into the making of MITTEEZ™.

Before making MITTEEZ™, our founder did a lot of research to ensure everything that baby touches is gentle, non-toxic and hygienic.  If baby is going to spend a lot of time with our teething mitt in their mouth, we want every parent to feel confident that what we use is the very safest material on the market.

Organic and Sustainable

We chose Bamboo use as one of the MITTEEZ™ is made from in part because it’s a safe and sustainable product. But there are other reasons why Bamboo fits the MITTEEZ™ brand. Here are a few things we love about Bamboo:

Often people think of Bamboo as a food source for animals, in particular the Giant Panda. As a food, the soft bamboo shoots, stems, and leaves are easy to find, easy to eat and easy to digest for many animal species. Its sustainable nature means it’s easily and consistently available. Eating bamboo isn’t restricted to Panda Bears! Some varieties of Asian cuisine include bamboo in several different dishes as part of a tasty meal.

Another facet of Bamboo that we love is its sustainability. It’s a perennial, meaning it’s an “enduring and continually reoccurring”, flowering plant and is easy to grow. Some varieties can grow as much as 36 inches in one day!  In fact, it is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. Despite seeming to need tropical and temperate climates to thrive, this plant grows well in North America in several areas.  It needs very little water to thrive and while many of the tropical species will die at near freezing temperatures, there are hardy varieties that can survive at below freezing. This means there are some regions in North America with seasonal growing seasons that can grow Bamboo all year.

“An Environmental Wonder Plant”

Naturally pest resistant and very resilient, it needs no repellents or fertilizers which has some calling it “an environmental wonder plant”. Bamboo, as do most plants, puts 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than a comparable perennial, draws more carbon dioxide from the air than either cotton or wood, and is totally biodegradable.

In recent years some of the other highlights of Bamboo has seen it become more common in every day products. For one thing, it naturally repels bacteria due to the bamboo fiber with its natural elements to help kill and prevent the spread of bacteria. For MITTEEZ™ this makes it perfect for keeping baby germ-free while chewing on the mitten. Even after several washes Bamboo – and therefore MITTEEZ™ – will maintain resisting bacteria.

MITTEEZ™s goal is it to relieve babies of teething pain in a natural and hygienic way. But there are other benefits that inspired us to use Bamboo in our product. According to the allergy shop “bamboo fabric has natural ‘air conditioning’ built in enabling the skin to breathe and helping to relieve irritated skin” because “the bamboo fiber is packed with micro-gaps and holes, giving it incredible aeration properties. In hot weather, it will keep the user cooler than standard fabrics in the comparable knit or weave.”

Bamboo vs. Cotton

Bamboo has better qualities than cotton for MITTEEZ™ for several reasons. Bamboo is naturally hypoallergenic, antibacterial and antimicrobial. “Bamboo fibers are naturally smooth and round without any chemical treatment, meaning there are no sharp spurs to irritate the skin.” (the allergy shop) This helps to prevent outbreaks and allergic reaction making Bamboo perfect for babies’ delicate skin.

It’s also four times more absorbent than cotton which helps to manage drool which sometimes results when baby is teething.

As MITTEEZ™ only wants the best for babies which is why we only use the best, safest and non-toxic products for YOUR baby!