After watching my recorded “The Mentalist” from last Thursday I saw the news clip for yet another disposable diaper horror story. This time San Antonio moms were speaking out about Pampers new Dry Max diapers.
But, don’t worry about a little blood, your baby will have the thinnest diaper evah!
Here are a few quotes from the video below:
“Moisture absorbing gel making them thinner than ever” Um, I’ll take a fluffy butt over bleeding blisters!
“No chemicals in this product that could cause chemical burns” (Bryan McCleary, Pampers spokesperson) Wow, that one made my draw drop.
But, wait, before you think Mr. McCleary is just a talking head, he does have a heart…
“His heart aches for these moms but their claims can’t possibly be true” Oh, Bryan, you are so blinded by the big company. Apparently your “most tested diaper in pampers history” just isn’t going to cut it.
And my personal note to the medical expert Pampers pulled out of their wallet:
Dear Dr. Loiselle, I really am so sad that you have chosen to stand behind this company and make a statement like “with the data I’ve seen I don’t think it’s a possibility that the newer Pampers with Dry Max are causing the chemical burns. It doesn’t make any scientific sense whatsoever.” Golly. I’m not sure it gets any better “scientifically” than real results.
Perhaps, I sound jaded. Perhaps. But, really I am hurting for those moms who are trying to comfort their babies. You can’t blame the mom. Most likely she’s never even heard of cloth diapers (besides the “old school” ones). All the more reason we need to educate moms around us.
I’m not the best at this, which may sound surprising. Next time the door opens for me to tell someone about cloth diapers I’m going to take that step. Please join me in this effort.