Diapers causing rashes/blisters

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Meghan - posted on 05/06/2010

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I realize some kids react differently...it's the same reason I can't use huggies wipes on him.

But I would hope that they wouldn't "forget" to test any aspect of a diaper!! Again, like we are saying, kids react differently to different things (from diapers to food) and I think if we are trusting our babies bottoms in them they should be testing EVERYTHING! Nikki, those pictures are horrifying! But, Joshua couldn't even wear the swaddlers!

I always say if it ain't broke, don't fix it!! And if this company is getting muliple letters and these pictures sent to them, I would also hope that they would take it seriously and look into it!

Nikki - posted on 05/06/2010

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Nicole from what I have read on another community is that pampers have added a new dry formula thing which has different chemicals in it and many doctors have concluded that some babies are getting chemical burns from the new products. So mothers have been protesting to get the old nappies back which they loved but pampers are not listening, I will try and find the link to the other conversation, it had a lot of interesting information on it.

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Katherine - posted on 10/09/2014

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I have been using pampers and luvs on my son ...Pampers mostly since birth. He is nine months old now and it started on Tuesday morning. Monday night, I put him to bed like I always use, cream and powder on his bum and sent him off to sleep. He woke up screaming and I changed him. to my horror there was yellow gunk in the diaper... like you get on blisters from a burn. I was like WTF? I tried treating it the way I do all rashes which did not work so I took him to the doctor yesterday. She gave me a burn cream. We went over everything new in the house and what he has eaten in the last week...... nothing... I put him to bed last night and he woke up again screaming and the there are three new burns!!! we are not rich and there are a lot of pampers left.... what Diaper brand has NOT done this? I can't stand seeing my baby cry like that! he will be naked all day I refuse to use anything on him right now.

Meghan - posted on 05/11/2010

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it's not just this supposed case of chemical burn (not to minimize it) but for J, the diaper's sag and fall apart after 2 or 3 pees...and it's not like he is a heavy pee-er. I could go hours without changing even the no name ones (not that I do, but I could)

How can a company false advertise like that Nikki?? This are babies we are talking about! My mind is totally blown! Glad you got your monies back!

Nikki - posted on 05/11/2010

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I just bought some pampers even though I said I wouldn't but they were really cheap! So far they have still been selling the old ones here in Australia, but I got them home and they are the new dry max ones in the old packet, not happy, I refuse to use them just in case. Luckily my supermarket is nice and they are refunding them even though I opened them and they are going to look into it and put a complaint through to pampers. So obviously they have had more people complain than just me.

Nikki - posted on 05/09/2010

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I hate baby love, the fall off and the poo pockets do not work, I think I only made it through a third of the packet before I threw them out, it was costing me more to wash 6 lots of clothes a day!

Jess - posted on 05/09/2010

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We have brand here called Baby love that give Ava a burn. She appears to be allergic to them. Anywhere that the nappy touches her skin turns red and blisters.

She is fine to where them sometimes, but not as an everday brand. We pay the extra and buy huggies

Amie - posted on 05/08/2010

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Dawna, oddly enough it's our son who used to get the really bad rashes. The doctor never called it a chemical burn but he did prescribe a diaper cream for him. It was the only thing that got rid of it. I felt terrible for him the first one he got, he bled and had the rash all over his bum and his sack. With the prescribed cream though it cleared up fast. He had a sensitivity to something that is in almost every diaper cream on the market and 5 years later I don't remember what it was. LOL!

So for him, what started out as a simple bum rash that would have cleared up without the sensitivity, turned into a freaking nightmare that lasted a few weeks.

Dawna - posted on 05/08/2010

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I don't know about the new formula, but my daughter can't use Pampers because they give her a chemical burn type of rash, and have done so since shortly after she turned 1. Actually, I have spoken to many people who either have children or know of people who have daughters who are more likely to get rashes and UTI from Pampers. I don't know if it's the chemicals or the way the diapers fit, or both, but Pampers do seem to have a history of rash problems. However, it's likely that all diapers do for some portion of society, since all kids are different and their skin may react negatively to any type of diaper.



I use Huggies only now, since they cause the least problems, but I used Pampers, Luvs and store brands her first year. I have heard people say the store brands have fewer ingredients, so they cause fewer rashes. I'm willing to bet the "green" brands do, too, but haven't tried them due to the expense.



My daughter, however, is unique (or rare) in that she inherited a genetic pre-disposition to sensitive skin and horrible diaper rashes. Both her father and grandfather would get terrible, bleeding rashes when babies, and she is no different. In all cases, the rashes didn't really start getting bad until they were near age 1, which coincides with recent data that shows that most allergies do not appear until around age 1.



My guess is that Pampers is not having much higher incidence of rash related to the new formula than they did with the old, but the change gives parents something to jump onto to blame them. It's unlikely they will find the number of people affected high enough to change the formula back.

Amie - posted on 05/07/2010

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I don't like the cruisers or swaddlers. At all. They're more expensive why? You get less in a box and they aren't any more special than the baby dry Pampers which we use. I found them to be worse because of the stupid mesh when my kids were small. They'd poop and then it would be stuck to their bums if I didn't change them the second they went.

We switch between Huggies and Pampers since they seem to alternate sales. lol. We use regular Huggies too, the snug & dry ones.

Both have their pros and cons as diapers go but I'd never waste money on a box that gives me less diapers for my money. That's just not prudent.

I agree with Nicole to a certain extent too. I looked at the group on FB. Only one of the photos really horrified me, the little girl actually looked like she had a hole developing on her leg the rash was so bad. The rest of them though look like normal butt rashes to me. My kids also have sensitive skin so they could break out for numerous reasons, doesn't have to be the diaper. A lot of parents are not aware of that or even consider it for their own children. A lot of parents also don't change their kids as often as they should either.

I do hope they look into it though. They probably wouldn't update them if competition wasn't so fierce. Walk down any diaper aisle and you have loads to choose from. If it turns out it is only the diapers in every case, then they should switch back or find another solution.

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Perhaps Pampers forgot to test their product with the factors of things like what our children eat and drink. Those coupled with "new and improved" diaper making can equal a bad mess.
One of those things that worked well in a lab, but not so much when you factor in different acidic levels ect.

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I'd also like to add my 2 cents on the article about Pampers products causing severe rashes. We should not jump to the conclusion that the company is in the wrong. In my experience every child's skin type is different and some brands will cause severe reactions in children. I have noted over the years that the majority of the young children I had in care have used pampers. Only two could not use pampers (3+ years ago) because it caused rashes.
My son cannot use any of the no name brand diapers (President's choice, Kirkland, Exact, Our Compliments etc) without breaking out in a horrible rash.

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I hate the smell of Pampers so we never used them. (I hated when any of the children in my care were in pampers).
We've always used Huggies.

Meghan - posted on 05/06/2010

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the hospitals here give pampers..and the mesh would stick to his bum and he was getting blisters. So I stopped using the newborn ones and around a year I tried them again because they where on sale but they give him a rash and besides they leak and sag. Most of my friends use pampers though and swear by them, so I thought J was the only one! Huggies for us

Nikki - posted on 05/06/2010

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I read something about this that Sara from Young Moms 20-30 posted, there is a facebook page dedicated to bringing back the old pampers, it's pretty terrible, I would be pissed if this happened to Issy. We have only started getting Pampers over here recently and they are the old style ones with the mesh still which are fine, although they are really expensive, I used them for a while because every nappy I tried Issy would pee out the legs. But I won't buy them any more, I think it's disgusting they refuse to do anything about it, so we are back to the old faithful Huggies, she never gets nappy rash with them.

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I've found that the Pampers in the US are different from the Pampers in Canada Meghan......Chad's sister used to bring me them all the time and I couldn't stand them! Thanks for the article!

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