What is the difference between antimicrobial and antibacterial?

Difference between Antimicrobial and Antibacterial

As a manufacturer of antimicrobial baby products, we are frequently asked the difference between antibacterial and antimicrobial. Antibacterial is certainly a more familiar term than antimicrobial, but what do these labels really mean?

An antibacterial, or antibacterial agent is a product that kills (and prevents the growth or reproduction of) many types of bacteria.

An antimicrobial, or antimicrobial agent is a product that kills (and prevents the growth or reproduction of) not just bacteria, but other potentially harmful microscopic organisms such as protozoa, yeast, fungi, viruses, some algae and some worms as well.

An antimicrobial agent is an antibiotic, an antibacterial, an antifungal, an antiparasitic and an antiviral agent all-in-one.


Bye Bye Bacteria Corp. Antimicrobial Products Help Keep Your Baby Safe From Harmful Microbes

Though effective on microbes, the ingredients used in many antimicrobial products can be harsh on your baby’s skin. Our patented Argent 47 antimicrobial silver yarn (originally designed for use by hospitals to help prevent the spread of infection):

  • Is super soft and gentle on baby’s skin
  • Naturally deprives bacteria of the food source needed to reproduce and survive
  • Eliminates odor causing bacteria
  • Prevents mildew, molds & fungi, protozoa, yeast, viruses, some algae and some worms
  • Is natural, non-toxic, environmentally safe and Proudly Made in the USA

How is Bye Bye Bacteria Corp. Different from Other Antimicrobial Manufacturers?


We’ve intelligently engineered our products by harnessing the antimicrobial power of Silver.

Learn More!

This entry was posted in blog. Bookmark the permalink.