When choosing the best sleepwear and clothes for your kids and family, it’s important that you select materials that help them sleep and stay active. At Little Sleepies, all of our pajamas are made with the softest custom-milled Lunaluxe™ bamboo viscose on the planet because we believe that our products should be made with high-quality and safe materials.
But how do you choose between organic cotton and bamboo? You’ve heard the benefits of bamboo, but how does it compare to organic cotton? We share below why our customers love bamboo and prefer it to cotton.
It’s a Sustainable Plant
Bamboo is self-sufficient and requires no fertilizer or irrigation because it uses water more efficiently than cotton plants. It is naturally resistant to pest and fungi infestation, not requiring pesticides. And if it wasn’t impressive enough, it also absorbs more carbon dioxide and releases more oxygen into the air than cotton.
Bamboo is a highly sustainable material, as it grows very quickly; once harvested, bamboo will sprout on its own and grow back fully within a year. In comparison, cotton is a very resource-intensive crop that requires a lot of water and pesticides to grow.
Fun fact: bamboo is the fastest-growing plant on earth.
The resulting material has a lot of surprising benefits that make it the best choice for sleepwear. Bamboo fibers are naturally porous and breathable, which allows air to circulate freely through the material. Actually, bamboo viscose is 40 percent more absorbent than organic cotton.
Bamboo viscose fabric can absorb and evaporate sweat faster than cotton. This helps to keep the skin dry and cool, making it an ideal fabric for night sweats or kids that sleep hot.
If you want to prioritize softness and breathability, bamboo pajamas are the best option for sleep, especially for babies. Bamboo viscose fabric can help keep your kids cool and dry throughout the night.
Although cotton is comfortable, durable, and affordable, bamboo is buttery soft, lightweight, and breathable. Bamboo fabric is known for its softness and comfort, which can make it more comfortable to wear and sleep in than cotton.
Bamboo fabric is generally considered to be more breathable than cotton fabric. This is because bamboo fibers have a natural micro-structure that allows for better ventilation than cotton fibers.
Bamboo viscose is naturally hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial, making it perfect for sleepers with sensitive skin or eczema.
Cotton has less natural UV protection than bamboo, but it can still offer some protection depending on the weave and color of the fabric. Bamboo fibers have natural UV protection because it has a natural sheen that reflects UV rays, which means that they can help to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun's rays.
Learn more about UPF and how Little Sleepies products made with bamboo viscose offer UPF 25 protection here.
Bamboo was made for slow morning stretches and cartwheels - it is considered stronger than cotton fabric. Bamboo fibers have a higher tensile strength than cotton fibers which means they can withstand more stress and strain before breaking.
Bamboo viscose is also more durable than cotton fabric. Your Little Sleepies pajamas can withstand repeated washings and wearings without losing their strength or shape, helping their Zippies fit up to three times longer.
Our customers choose Little Sleepies products over cotton because bamboo viscose is soft, breathable, versatile, and has antibacterial properties. Why do you love bamboo? Let us know in the comments!