Moms are buzzing on the Internet, at the playground, and at the grocery store with speculation that perhaps their toddler’s horrific diaper rash is caused from their recent switch to the recently introduced Dry Max formula for Pampers.
I’m anxious to learn more information from Parents, the media, doctors, dermatologists, and Proctor & Gamble. The most alarming and unusual buzz seems to be surrounding the severity of the diaper rash that is impacting some children. Blistering, bleeding, and painful rash that is nothing like an ordinary diaper rash the child has ever experienced before.
A class action law suit is being filed against Pampers (Proctor & Gamble). For Moms seeking information and hoping to share any rash stories or seek advice — 2 very active Facebook pages have been created where Moms are collaborating and gallvanizing for a Recall and to bring back the old formula.
I first heard about Pampers Cruisers Dry Max causing a rash in my girlfriend Carly’s 17 month old daughter 2 weeks ago before I read about all these stories online. I thought it was likely just a random story from a sudden sensitivity to a specific brand – which I’ve heard happens to a lot of kids and Pediatricians will advise trying to switch diaper brands to see if it helps.
Ironically, I told my friend Carly that Kyle is doing great on the new Pampers,but how Pampers caused a rash in Kyle when he was about 4 months old and graduated from Swaddlers to Cruisers. Right away, I noticed the Pampers vs. Huggies caused a rash for whateverreason. (Rash quickly resolved when I switched to Huggies) I’m not sure if diapers really were the ultimate cause of his rash or not -since around the same time he was developing eczema and an egg allergy so he had a bunch of issues.
But, to play it safe, instead of switching brands like I normally did, I became brand loyal to Huggies for the next 18+ months up until the launch of Pampers Dry Max when I was given a free sample box to test out. Since Kyle was just over 2 at the time, I figured we’d give my sample package a go. He was fine on the diapers and I loved them as they were indeed a little thinner and yet very absorbent.
Now I’ve been buying both Huggies Little Movers and Pampers Cruisers Dry Max depending on my coupons since March 2010 and Kyle sleeps in a Huggies Overnight Diaper. Kyle is doing fine and has had no significant diaper rashes that are unusual for him – just an occasional red flare (after an especially poopy day!) that resolves with usually one application of triple paste.
What’s going on with your kids? Please share any info in the comments.