Some San Antonio Moms are claiming the new Pampers Dry max diapers are causing chemical burns on their babies bottoms. Now let me tell you right off the bat that the ONLY time my kids ever got diaper rashes it was because of teething which changes the saliva and can make the tummy go through a lot. We never used cloth diapers because of rashes. I watched this video tonight and wonder if it is true. As a cloth diapering mom I know what kind of chemicals are in diapers. I know what kind of studies are being tested. I also know what happens when a disposable diaper is really full. Chemical gel “balls” explode inside the diaper. The chemicals in those gel balls are linked to infertility in some studies. At any rate, watch this news segment-
So what do you think? have you seen this rash?
I have heard MANY times from mom bloggers who say that they changed ALL the pampers, meaning they are now making them to hold less and sag more. In reality nobody really has time to change a diaper every single time its peed in. HOWEVER there is no reason for them to sag. When you use cloth diapers you have to change them more often. Why? BECAUSE ITS HEALTHY. Well that is one reason but the real main reason is that cloth diapers are not designed to hold 6 hours worth of anything unless they are overnight diapers. My Aiden is near 19 months now. A poll was taken recently in one of my mom groups online and they said on average they used 4-5 diapers. Ummm that averages to wearing the same diaper for six hours! No I don’t condone waking up a kid to change the diaper when they are sleeping so we’ll assume that is the 5th diaper of the day. But still, one diaper change every 4-5 hours is NOT HEALTHY. I can’t imagine letting my son sit in his waste for that long. Add in the chemicals in sposies and you can imagine what diaper rash comes from. I use cloth because its healthier and cheaper but I am not anti-sposie. I am only anti-sposie when someone tells me they only use 4 diapers a day. Wow. Even Aiden who is a very light wetter needs a pee diaper change by the third hour at the latest.
I don’t really think After hearing some comments below I DO think the diapers caused the chemical burns but in my book its just another reason why we should try to educate the general pubic to get more cloth diapers used. We need to get some natural fibers next to these kids most sensitive spots!
*Disclaimer- Wanted to reiterate I am NOT anti sposie we use Pampers Baby dry when we are taking a break from cloth!