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Parents Protest New Pampers, P&G Protests Protest

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Parents Protest New Pampers, P&G Protests Protest

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.

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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