So has everyone heard about the buzz surrounding the new Pamper’s Dry Max Diaper? We were talking about it around the store – definitely not in a good way though. Supposedly they have been able to improve upon the “core” of the diaper so that it absorbs so well that they were able to remove all of the wood pulp and a few of the extra cushiony layers, including the mesh. After having a few conversations with other cloth diapering moms, I decided to surf around the net to find out exactly what they did to this “magic core”.
Well to my surprise, but I am not sure why….I can hardly find a thing!! They have definitely done a great job of saturating the google organic search results with mommy bloggers that they have either paid or offered free product to who are doing so-called “reviews” and “giveaways”……after scrolling through 15+ pages of search results I still had not found one thing that talked about exactly how they improved the absorbancy. I can only image some crazy souped-up version of those toxic polyacrylate gel pieces – making these beasts even more toxic then the rest of the disposable diapers on the market.
The only negative things that I could find were irrate parents who were mad that the first batches of this new diaper were marketed in the same packaging as their old diapers as well as an overwhelming number of parents claiming that their child had gotten terrible diaper rash and blisters from these “miracle diapers”. How sad… Many parents said that they came to realize that what appeared to be their same old pampers had changed, when their child developed the rash and they took a closer look at their most recent pack of diapers and contacted Pampers. The other note from many of the blog comments I read was the overwhelming chemical scent, which only makes me think my original theory is probably correct.
I hate to judge, but if something smells THAT bad, do you really put it on your baby? I certainly wouldn’t and think its tragic that people have come to trust big business so much that they would. Every day I read or hear something that makes me even more proud to say that I cloth diapered my daughter – I only hope to be able to encourage others see the light. We welcome your comments and thoughts!