As my fellow Pampers-usin’ parents have likely noticed, the Cruisers and Swaddlers were recently redesigned with a thinner, supposedly more absorbent technology in what the company has called its biggest diaper innovation in 25 years. Many parents aren’t fans of this “innovation,” however, complaining that the Dry Max (sounds more like a feminine product) diapers have caused rashes and chemical burns on their children.
Well, that’s not good (says Captain Obvious).
In fact, more than 3700 parents have joined a Facebook page to protest the diapers for this very reason (a Twitter account [@TheNewPampersSuck] can’t be far behind) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has launched an investigation into the claims. Meanwhile, Procter & Gamble has issued a statement expressing sympathy for the parents of kids with rashes, but has accepted no responsibility for them. A spokesman said:
“There’s no evidence that a single baby has experienced a serious skin safety issue as a result of Dry Max.”
I use the Swaddlers and haven’t noticed any burns with the new diapers; however, as far as that “absorbent technology” is concerned…? We have had multiple overflow incidents since using the “Dry Max” — overflow that wasn’t happening before. So either my daughter now has gravity-defying pee (entirely possible, given our experience with other kinds of gravity-defying waste) OR… these diapers are as absorbent as Juliette Lewis’ t-shirt.