It seems that there are a lot of rumors going around that the new Pampers Dry Max are causing rashes chemical burns on babies butts.
This news was of particular concern to us as we use the Dry Max diapers and don’t want our baby to have to go though this. In fact, a few weeks ago, her butt would be very red after coming home from daycare. However, at daycare she uses Target diapers, not the Pampers, and after a few hours at home, her butt would clear up.
The good news here is that we are not having any issues with Pampers Dry Max, but that didn’t stop us from picking up some other diapers just in case.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is also looking into the claims, so they’ll let us know if there is any truth to these rumors or not.
The funny thing is that Pampers is blaming it all on Facebook and social media. I guess being connected can be a bad thing.
We actually switched to the dry max, because they were cheaper, and switch back shortly after because our son developed a rash. The rash went away when we switched back. It’s good to know that It wasn’t just a fluke.
I think a rash can come from any diaper as we’ve had it with Target Up & Up brand. Babies skin probably get use to one brand and a ‘cold turkey’ switch to another might be to much. I’m not sure what you saw was as bad as some people claim they are having though; which is good.
Hi Thomas –
I work with Pampers and wanted to thank you for your post and reassure you, as one parent to another, that even though baby rashes are very real and common with any diaper, rumors that these diapers are causing rashes are simply not true. On the contrary DryMax helps protect babies from the very wetness that can cause rashes in the first place.
In reconfirming the complete safety of the diapers, Pampers followed up with parents with rash concerns and thoroughly investigated each complaint. So far there have been about two rash complaints for every one million diapers sold.
Pampers encouraged parents with concerns to return their diapers for testing. Using package and production codes, they were able to trace diapers back to their original manufacturing sites and identified the day, minute, crew and materials used, and they did not find any issues.
They also requested and reviewed medical records and conducted detailed reviews of all of the data with respected pediatricians, dermatologists and other health experts.
In every case, Pampers was able to confirm the safety of the diapers.
I hope you find this useful and will certainly answer any question you have, especially your most recent one. Yes, it is completely normal for babies to have space between their teeth. How do I know? My dentist told me so about a year ago. Babies are built that way b/c their mouths don’t grow that much from baby years to adulthood. The space provides the right amount of room for when grown up teeth come in 🙂
Thanks for the answers Beth; especially the one about teeth. 🙂
You’re welcome Thom. Turns out my kids don’t have enough space between their teeth. Their dentist is already talking braces – yikes.
Anyway, through this Pampers issue, I became a blogger too. Thought you might be interested in my post.
I can assure you, the chemical burns on babies are in fact true. I have actually seen first hand, on two seperate children these chemical burns. Both mothers contacted Pampers and to which Pampers blamed the mothers for “not changing their babies often enough”. These mothers were changing their babies on the hour.
We are planning on trying the Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive diapers… or the Huggies Naturals. I have heard good things about the Swaddlers Sensitive, so we thought we would give them a try… once the baby is here of course. 🙂