Diapers made from hemp, a natural fibre, can be good environment-friendly options when you go shopping for baby diapers. Here’s how it has a number of benefits right from being antibacterial to reduced carbon footprint.

Disposable diapers are considered more convenient than cloth diapers, and someone with a baby might just grab it due to its convenience. However, the environmental impact disposable diapers have is huge. Approximately 4 million babies are born in the United States per year. Each baby can also use up to 2,500 diapers per year. Over a trillion disposable diapers are thrown out annually. Traditional disposable diapers can take up to 100 years to break down in a landfill, as well as put harmful chemicals into the ground. What would be a good alternative that comes in between cloth diapers and disposable diapers? What would be a diaper which is both environmentally friendly but also convenient for a parent? The answer is hemp and here are ten reasons why.

1. Antibacterial - Hemp is antibacterial. This is great for the use of a diaper, because it safely lets a diaper avoid a growth or spread of bacteria from either the waste inside the diaper or an outside source. 

2. Reduced carbon footprint - Hemp diapers have a reduced carbon footprint. Even diapers that aren’t 100 per cent hemp can have their carbon footprint reduced by simply having the hemp in the diaper’s materials.

3. Durable - Hemp diaper lines are durable, which makes them stronger than traditional diaper lines. This makes a diaper last longer.

4. You can put hemp diapers in a washing machine - Hemp diapers can be put in a washing machine for reuse. It generally can be cleaned with half of the recommended load of detergent, and requires no softener or bleach. 

5. Biodegradable- Traditional diapers can take up to 100 years to disintegrate. That means the diapers you had on you as a baby are still out there, taking up space in a landfill. Hemp diapers are biodegradable, which means they will not take up space forever. They disintegrate. Also Hemp diapers will not put harmful chemicals into the ground when they do disintegrate.

6. Breathable - Hemp is breathable, which is great when being worn on the soft skin of a baby. That lets air come into the material of the diaper. It also makes the diaper more comfortable. 

7. Water absorbent - Hemp is more water absorbent than other natural fibres, which means it will soak up the water from the waste of the baby. This also makes it more efficient to clean for reuse or throw out.

8. Mould resistant - Hemp is mould resistant, which means as a material for a diaper, it will prevent outside mould and mildew. This makes a diaper easier for a parent to clean for reuse, and makes the diaper safe from outside chemicals that can affect the baby.

9. Antimicrobial - Hemp is antimicrobial, which means as a material for diapers, it will stop the growth of bacteria and viruses on the diapers. This makes hemp a safer alternative for a diaper to be used on a baby.

10. Shape - Hemp materials make diapers stay the same shape, no matter the baby’s shape or waste fill. This means it will not stretch out for a longer time, and stay usable longer. It also will make the diaper easier to throw out without the waste getting out.

Hemp diapers are a good choice for your product line. They are better for both the environment and the actual use for a baby. They can also be used for adult diapers, and have largely the same benefits. So don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater, and look into hemp diapers which are both user friendly and environmentally friendly at the same time. Hemp is the best of both worlds.