Diaper Dilemma

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Diaper Dilemma

The airwaves were buzzing all day yesterday with news of over 4,700 complaints from parents regarding severe diaper rash that seemed to be linked to disposable diapers. Social media uproar took place on Face book as irate parents vented their frustration with Proctor and Gamble (P&G), who had changed the materials used to construct their diapers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) evaluated the heat and moisture retention issues: “The CPSC staff cannot rule out that there may exist a health concern for some babies.” In the end, the CPSC cleared P&G of responsibility for severe diaper rash, while encouraging parents and caregivers to switch diaper brands and/or see their pediatrician as needed for diaper rash concerns.

My thoughts: we have seen a resurgence of glass baby bottles; perhaps we need to re-visit the idea of cloth diapers-particularly in the early newborn period, when their skin is so delicate.

By |2015-03-07T11:02:36+00:00September 3rd, 2010|Childbirth|0 Comments

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