Wednesday, March 27, 2013

How Dirty Are Those Diapers?

(updated :  October 2016) 

As moms we know that a dirty diapers is no fun.  Most babies quickly let us know when they need a clean diaper, but did you know that the new ' clean' diaper you were placing on your munchkin actually has a handful of chemicals never tested before for safety on babies?

Todays diapers are far from the diapers we grew up using. New and improved? Perhaps.... But at what cost?

Yes, it is true, just about every mainstream diaper brand we have grown up hearing about and trusting (Huggies, Pampers, Luvs etc)  now uses a handfull of potentially toxic chemicals in their ' leak guard' formulas. Unfortunetley for parents, diaper companies need not disclose the ingredients they use in their diapers... an unfortunate reality, considering that the average baby goes through 5,000 - 8000 diapers before being fully toilet trained! That is a whole lotta diapers and a whole lot of potential exposure to an unknown list of chemicals you are exposing your infant to 24 hours a day. 

The most common chemicals of concern found in conventional diapers ( Huggies, Luvs, Pampers etc)  are: