Now, I know that bamboo is a far more sustainable crop than cotton, and that conventionally grown cotton really is one of the big baddies from an enviromental point of view. Still, when looking for nappies now, no - I'm more looking at
nappies, I truly didn't need to add all that much to have an NB stash at the ready - bamboo seems to have taken over the world.
I bought some Tots Bots Easyfit (just because they were there
and reasonably cheap and ... Ooops, and the insert seems to be bamboo. I won (yay!) some Pop In nappies from Close - the insert is bamboo. Not that I really mind, it's just that they seem to take quite a bit longer to dry than I've been used to. Does "everyone else" use a dryer these days?
Also, I've been prone to washing my nappies on 90°C (some 194°F) on occasion to make sure we don't have any stubborn, smell-inducing germs staying behind. The bamboo terry nappies I made from Babeco terry back when, did not take too well to that treatment - they weren't very nippable after a while. Is that how bamboo generally works, or was that a feature of that particular terry?
I got lucky the other day, though: Six second-hand, nippable cotton tots bots in size 2, hardly used at all. That makes my size 2 stash nearly complete, too.
And second-hand cotton is more environmentally friendly than new bamboo!