Post # 1
So I had recently posted about little man wetting clear through his diapers at night. So I tried the Pampers Extra Protection for night time diapers. WORST MISTAKE EVER! The first 2 nights of using them he would wake up in the morning drenched and covered in little white beads. The diapers had exploded! He wears footie jammies to bed and the beads were clear down to his feet. He had them everywhere. As I changed him the last morning I noticed he had this diaper rash starting. I put cornstarch on it after his bath and after each diaper change. We used the night diapers one more time and the next morning was the same thing however his rash was worse. It almost looked like it was blisters! I took him to his pediatrician and he gave us a presciption for some cream to see if that would help. He said it didn’t look like a diaper rash, it looked like a chemical burn from the diaper filler. Little man is in pain and screams each time I change him. I have been using the cream and it is slowly improving.
We have been long time users of Pampers. Both my older kids used them and we have been using them with Z since he was born. We loved the Swaddlers, Cruisers and Baby Drys. I googled the Extra Protection ones and it seems like this has been happening ALOT!
I complained to Pampers and all they did was send me a $10 coupon for more diapers. It’s not about that, I want a quality product that won’t hurt my kid. When I look at Z’s tush it appears he may end up with a few scars because of the blisters that were larger.
Do I pursue this further with Pampers?
Post # 3
First off its, kind of shitty of them to send you coupons for more of a prodcut that has seriously hurt your baby. I would research into what similar parents have done, since this is something that has happened before. Has anyone taken legal action?
Anyway you can cloth diaper in the meantime? I wouldn’t trust any type of typer after that! Yikes!
Post # 4
I absolutely would. Take picutes and send them, make a complaint in writing.
Post # 5
Awh! That’s so sad. I use LUVs and never had any problems. You may need to start waking up at night to give a nightly change.
And I would for sure look more into this with pampers, they are supposed to provide a service for our babies, not cause burns/scars.
Post # 6
Oh wow 🙁 not good for little one. I actually had been thinking about getting those. Pampers are the only diapers so far have found that haven’t leaked. Little boy however by morning his diaper is sooo full not to the exploding part yet and looked at the night time ones. This makes me rethink buying those.
I would pursue it further with Pampers. (and I know what you mean about diaper rash. My little one had a rash so bad because we tried mandrin oranges yea not a good idea. I cried so bad because it was my fault he got his really bad rash)
Post # 7
I have no advice on the pamper debaucle but try leaving him bare to air out as much as possible and smear some vitamin e oil on. Just break open a capsule and dab it on to prevent scarring.
Post # 8
@Eva Peron: I researched quite a bit and found some other parents that have had similar problems with the Extra Protection ones and all Pampers did was send them coupons for more diapers. It didn’t look like anyone had done any legal action.
His pediatrician said he would be happy to send a letter to Pampers regarding the burns. Not sure what good that will do.
I wish their night time diapers were a quality product like the Swaddlers or the Cruisers. We have never had a problem with those.
Post # 9
I always used cloth diapers, the square ones you use with big safety pins. I never trusted commercial diapers. Hope the rash heals soon, and you find one that works for him!
Post # 10
@secondchances: We let him air out a lot more lately since this rash came about. I have also been putting some oatmeal in his bath tub to see if that eases it a bit. I have been using the Baby Gold Bond Triple Medicate Cornstarch on top of the cream the dr gave us.
Post # 11
I had this problems with Pampers as well. Now we use a natural diaper. She has to wear regular diapers at daycare, so no choice. 🙁
Post # 12
The night diapers have some sort of chemical in them to make them more absorbant and I have heard many babies getting rashes and blisters from them (I’m a pharmacist). You will have to try another brand. I personally used Costco’s brand (Kirkland) on my kids; my son got a rash from Huggies. And for some reason boys get worse diaper rash than girls.
In addition to the paste your doctor gave you, you can also try Boudreaux’s Butt Paste. It’s thick but it really works.
At the hospital, we also make our own concoction of what we call “Magic Butt Paste” which is Desitin or Zinc Oxide cream and liquid antacid (Maalox, Mylanta). The antacid neutralizes the acid from the urine (which is what is causing the burn/rash). Dab the liquid antacid on the baby’s bottom using a cotton ball then apply a thick layer of the Desitin cream. My son had rotavirus when he was 9 months old and his bottom was literally raw. This is what helped him. Make sure whatever cream you use has 40% zinc oxide as it’s active ingredient.
There’s also a product called Triple Paste. It’s pricey but it also really works.
Oatmeal in the bath is good too. You can also try baking soda. It works like the liquid antacid.
I hope your little guy’s bottom is better soon!