I was going to write a post today about Pampers new ploy to get us to buy their disposable diapers. I thought it funny that I opened my email to find this post from Dirty Diaper Laundry called, You Can’t Polish A Turd. Before I tell you what they are up to now let me tell you that my baby WAS one of those that received a HORRIBLE chemical burn when Pampers came out with their Dry Max Diapers. You can’t tell me it was just a bad diaper rash! We bought our last package when Putters was about 4 1/2 months old, while I was waiting for my ordered cloth diapers to come in the mail. I already had a few but not enough to make it through a day. I was using disposables only at night, while I washed the 5 cloth diapers that I had already.
I was done with disposables already, just because I wanted to save money on cloth. I was about to get another lesson on why cloth is SO much better. Within an hour of using one her bottom had broken out in HUGE bubbles that turned into painful open sores that bled. It took me upwards of two weeks and a lot of tears to get rid of it. The Dr. diagnosed it as a yeast infection, and wrote up a prescription for some medication our health insurance wouldn’t cover, and we couldn’t afford! I spent hours making and researching homemade remedies, that didn’t work, because it WASN’T a yeast infection. So Pampers and I already have a hate/hate relationship. I wish I had known then what I know now~ I would of taken pictures and kept receipts and all that and sued their sorry rich butts.
Pampers just came out with new printed disposable diapers, still using the Dry Max because the CPSC decided to end their investigation of them. Apparently they changed something in them though because they no longer cause burns that I have heard of? Pampers are also now trying to sell their disposables in countries like Nigeria where the average family makes $5 a week, as something they just have to have to make life easier. AND they are advertising their “Cute” little diapers in an ad showing them on a clothesline looking like cloth! Which brings me around to the reason hundreds of cloth diapering parents just went through a week of using only flat diapers and handwashing them! Because parent who can’t afford to buy these garbage disposables in the first place, are washing them, drying and reusing them! Disposable diapers should NEVER been seen, or even thought of being seen, hanging on a clothesline. I don’t care how cute it makes them look.
All this just makes Pampers that much lower on my poop list.
What do YOU think of Pampers new ploys?