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1.0 out of 5 stars I didn't think it would happen to me -- until it did, January 14, 2011
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This review is from: Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers, Size 2, 152 Count (Health and Beauty)
We've been using Pampers diapers almost exclusively since our son was born 5 months ago. We started with the New Baby diapers in the hospital and liked the softness and fit so we continued to use them until our son needed a size 3 (size 2-3 seems to be the largest they come in). At that point we tried some other brands, but nothing was as soft or seemed as comfortable and well fitting as the Pampers, so we tried Swaddlers Sensitive diapers. We went through two small bags, purchased at the drug store, without event. Then yesterday we opened up the large box we ordered from Amazon. It was the afternoon, and my son had no diaper rash at that point. Less than one hour after putting on the first Swaddlers Sensitive diaper from the box, I changed him immediately after he urinated -- this is obvious the moment it happens, as these diapers have a very strong smell when wet. Already his groin, scrotum, and little buttocks were red, inflamed, and angry looking. I thought that perhaps I just didn't use enough diaper cream and hoped it would get better, and put on the second diaper from the box, as my poor child screamed. I'd read warnings from other parents, but since we'd had such good luck with the first two small bags, I didn't believe these nice soft diapers could be the culprit. A short while later, his poor diaper area was even worse, and he was clearly miserable. We switched to another type of diaper and by this morning his groin looked much better. While I'm a big fan of controlled experiments, I can't bear the thought of my child being in so much pain again, so I won't risk putting him back in these diapers. I'm contemplating wetting one and strapping it to my inner arm, however, to see if I get a reaction myself. Do I know for certain these diapers caused the reaction? No, but logic points suggests it's quite likely -- he had no rash before these diapers; I changed him immediately after he urinated (i.e. he wasn't sitting in a soiled diaper long); and the rash resolved when the diapers were discontinuted. My husband was furious, and doesn't want Pampers to get another cent from us. I may have to go back to Huggies Naturals, and deal with the annoying gel granules. We tried Luvs, but they were poor performers for us. Rest assured I'll be writing a calm and detailed letter to Pampers. I'm a physician, and hope they'll take this seriously, as I certainly do.
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Initial post: Mar 30, 2011 11:22:36 AM PDT
Electra_SF says:
I think you're right - I had a very similar experiment/experience and figured out it was the diapers by accident. We ran out and had to use a cheaper brand - his rash went away quickly. As soon as we put him back in a DryMax diaper, hello! Immediate rash. My husband accidentally put him in one PS with DM he found in the diaper bag, and again, he got the only rash he's had in the last month. I think Pampers is in denial because it only seems to affect a minority of babies.
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