New Pampers Investigation -- Diapers Burning Babies?

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Pampers Swaddlers and Cruisers recently introduced Dry Max, "the biggest diaper innovation in 25 years." It's a thinner and more absorbent diaper.

But the US Consumer Product Safety Commission has launched an investigation into Dry Max Pampers after some parents say their children developed diaper rashes and chemical burns after wearing the product.

Despite the fact that Pampers did extensive testing, there are parents who are saying that once the Dry Max diaper was introduced to their baby, that's when the rashes and burns began.

But a spokesperson for Pampers said, "It's one severe rash complaint for every six million diaper changes."

This news and the recent Tylenol recall make me really nervous. I had a Infant Tylenol for my twins, but never used it, and we did use Pampers, but recently switched to a less expensive brand.

If your baby has been affected by Pampers Dry Max, you can report it on the CPSC website.

Do you use Pampers? Has there been an increase in diapers rashes or any signs of burns on your baby?

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Phils... PhilsBabyMama

No, we don't use disposables.  We used cloth diapers.  Part of our motivation to use cloth was the fact that there are so many funky chemicals in sposies. :(  I didn't want my kiddo sitting in toxic and carcinogenic chemicals for the first couple years of his life. 


This is really sad, but doesn't surprise me.

amw529 amw529

Yes I use Pampers.  No problems with the dry max diapers.  I use the same chemicals in my high school lab :)

RanaA... RanaAurora

YES.  I got samples of this with my Diapers.com order recently (a carseat and some clothes).  We cloth-diaper, but I used one of these because I like the Cruisers line.


Burned her butt, took three days to heal.

ncbirdie ncbirdie

Just one more reason why I cloth diaper.

29again 29again

My dd had problems with HER dd, but she was using Huggies, I think.  She switched over to Luv's a few months ago.  So far, no problems with the Luv's.  When my gd was newborn, she had some Pampers from her shower, but luckily, there were no problems then.   It wasn't until she was around 9 mo that the rashes started up.  Thank goodness, we're almost ready to start potty-training!

nonmember avatar Amber

I'm pissed about the cruisers diapers. My 24 month old has severe burns on her bum. The doctor gave her a medication to heal her bum,hear we thought it was from diarrhea. My poor kids cries and screams when you change her. I wonder why. I'm going back to huggies.


 

ethan... ethans_momma06

I like that the company points out that its *supposedly* only ONE severe case for every 6 million changes (note, not people). That one time is something that NO parent should expect to be caused by an ingredient in a diaper.


And the fact that there are 'chemical burn' claims scares the bejeezus out of me. I will stick with cloth thank you.


We recieved a sample pack in the mail, and I am thinking that I will probably just toss 'em. Bummer.

nonmember avatar niki jones

DEAR PAMPERS, I WILL NOT BE USING YOUR PRODUCT EVER AGAIN DUE TO THE BURNS MY CHILD HAS ON HER BUTT AND IAM GOING TO TELL EVERY PARENT I KNOW NOT TO USE YOUR DIAPERS! THANK YOU OH SOOOO MUCH FOR ADDING TO MY LIST OF THINGSS TO DO AND I WANT A FULL REFUND

RanaA... RanaAurora

Niki, try turning off the caps and writing a non-sarcastic but real e-mail to Pampers themselves, or return the opened pack to the store you bought them and explain why you want a refund.  Posting here does no good.

nonmember avatar Lauren

My son is in Pull-Ups now thankfully! 8 months ago we tried the Pampers Cruisers and within 36 hours he developed a severe rash that looked like he had been burned. Unfortunately the Dr couldn't pinpoint the cause of it. After  2 weeks, of 2 different prescription creams and a very, very uncomfortable baby, it went away, along with the pampers! Obviously their spokesperson didn't think before they spoke! I'm sure they lost quite a few consumers!

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