Organic cotton diapers are the most popular organic baby diapers. Organic cotton is softer, thicker and more durable and more absorbent than traditional cotton.
Hemp is an untreated fabric made from the hemp plant. It does not require the use of pesticides in its farming and therefore may not contain the organic label. However, ask about the make up of the fabric if you are buying online, because hemp can be blended with conventional cotton- this was our experience.Benefits of hemp include more durability, absorbency than cotton and a farming process that is kinder to the earth. Hemp is also naturally anti-microbial, which means more protection from bacteria that causes diaper rash.
Organic wool has many surprising, natural benefits. Its ability to repel water and keep bottoms dry make it a popular choice for diaper covers (also called wool soakers).Wool offers a natural alternative to diaper covers made of polyurethane laminate (PUL), polyester and other petrochemicals.However, no studies have been performed to determine the longterm effects of using materials such as PUL for diaper covers. While more expensive, wool is also more breathable than synthetic fabrics and is naturally anti-microbial.