Pampers new Dry Max causing Severe Rashes

Update:  The CPSC is investigating new Pampers with Dry Max.  Details here.

This is yet another Pampers post.  If you use disposables full time or part time, I urge you to read this.  Pampers are causing serious problems for babies.  Don’t let your baby be next.  If you can, use cloth. If you can’t please choose a brand better for your baby such as Tushies.

Today I saw something very disturbing.  A friend of mine posted a photo (edited to not show her baby’s privates) of a very serious diaper rash.  In fact, it is the worst I have ever seen.  The skin looks like it has been burnt off.  She was hoping to find some advice for treatment and causes until she could get to a doctor.  Obviously her daughter is in pain and very uncomfortable.

A few people suggested it could be a chemical burn.  My friend did a little digging and some dot connecting.  The rash started after she began using the “new and improved” Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max. She found a facebook group dedicated to bringing back the old Dry Max diapers. In that group, consisting of 728 members, she discovered many, many moms complaining of the same burn like rash.  All of the rashes began after using the new  Cruisers with Dry Max.

She has since started using another brand of diapers and is in the process of beginning cloth again after a hiatus.

While I nor she can confirm 100% that the rash is from Pampers Dry Max, the overwhelming number of mothers claiming severe rashes from this diaper is convincing.

Not that causing chemical burns isn’t serious enough, in typical big corporation fashion, it seems they are giving customers with rash complaints the run around.

Here is an excerpt from a customer service rep’s response to a mother complaining of a rash caused by Dry Max:

You know your baby best, but some factors that can contribute to the onset of diaper rash are diet/change in diet, diarrhea, teething, the use of antibiotics, upset stomach, etc. Taking all of these things into consideration, it’s hard to pinpoint the cause of your child’s skin irritation. If your baby’s condition doesn’t improve, you may want to speak with your pediatrician

My friend in particular was told her baby just needs to be moved up to the next size. How could a diaper rash possibly be caused by a smaller size?  Leaking, yes.  Rash, no.

And, in case you would like to see, this is what her baby’s rash looks like. Please be advised this is a graphic image and is hard to look at.  After a doctor appointment she was told it was definitely from the Dry Max diapers which caused “contact dermatitis.”

photo

Listen to a few of the rash concerns:

After 1 day on the new Cruisers, red, hot rash ALL over the bottom. I switched diapers immediately, and am already seeing an improvement with Triple Paste. He’s 15mo and on table food. No allergies, no antibiotics, no diarrhea, not teething.

Our 12 month old son has horrible burn-type rashes and we know it has to be the new Cruisers – the diapers really smell of a strong chemical. The odor becomes stronger when wet. He is on a diet of Enfamil formula and solid foods. We were about to switch him to milk, but are waiting until the rash clears. We have officially switched diapers (testing out Huggies).

These quotes come from a discussion with 25 replies, most of which are instances of severe burn like rashes.  This thread attempted to compare diets and age to rule out other possibilities, and no matter if the baby was breastfed, formula fed, whole milk, or other, the rashes began with Dry Max diapers.

The loyal customers are enraged.  Moms took their complaints to the Pampers Facebook Fanpage, only to have their complaints erased.  Many were also banned from the page.  Others left official reviews of the new Cruisers on Pampers’ website but it denied them saying their reviews had “vulgar language.”  That is because the words “horrible” and “bad” speak the truth: how vulgar.

Another reason parents are enraged is the deception.  Pampers began putting the new Cruisers with Dry Max into the old Cruisers boxes.  Now, parents experiencing rashes are either diving into boxes in the store to compare, or switching brands completely.

But have these parents considered cloth diapers?!?! I think some cloth diaper manufacturers should utilize this Pampers fiasco to convert more moms to cloth diapers.  Hey!  Offer a special discount to members of the Facebook group.

If you came across this blog post because of your troubles with Pampers Dry Max, please consider joining a Twitter chat this Earth Day that is all about how to start cloth diapering.  This would be the perfect opportunity to learn more about modern cloth diapers.  In addition, if you do not currently use cloth diapers, you are eligible to win large prizes of cloth diapers that could very well help you on your way to begin!  To learn more about this party and register visit my recent blog post: Get Real- The Inside Poop on Cloth Diapers.

I think Pampers users would be pleasantly surprised at how absorbent, easy, and comfortable cloth diapers are.  Not to mention, NO HARSH CHEMICALS to cause rashes or burns.

If any disposable diaper user has questions for me personally about how to get started and what diapers might best fit your needs I would be more than willing to answer them.  You can email me at dirtydiaperlaundry at gmail dot com.

I would just like to add that as much as I love cloth diapers, not everyone does.  But if you use disposables please consider another brand.  To further support Pampers when they clearly care nothing for their loyal customers and, more importantly, the health of the babies in their diapers, is foolish.  To read more about the dirty things Pampers has done check out my older Pampers posts.

***Update

In case you are wondering, the baby’s rash in the photo has gotten better for the most part.

Reuters has also just written about the new Pampers and rash issues.

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  • Pamela Smith

    My daughter developed a terribe rash after they changed all the pampers to dry max( you can not even buy any without their DRY MAX “technology”. I am very disappointed with pampers. I have 4 children and have used pampers on all of them. I can not believe they are ignoring the fact they are causing these babies all of this unnecessary suffering with these rashes. I did change brands and the rash has improved. I am a nurse, and I am certain it is from the pampers, as my daughter has never had a rash, and is 21 months old. Time to push the potty training. I am done with pampers. They had a great product that worked very well, and they had to go and screw it up.

  • Shakir

    WE got rid of the Dry Max after WEEKS of being told to use this cream, that cream, change his diet, bathe him better. My son was in misery and I was so depressed that I could not resolve the problem that I lost almost 10 lbs. It is heartbreaking to rely on this company’s product for so long, only to have it inexplicably stop working. Worse yet, it has done, perhaps, irreparable damage to my son’s bottom. I am trying Tushies now but the verdict is still out. I started last year with Huggies and Target brand but they caused rashes until we stayed with the old pampers which were just great.

  • Mom from Indy

    Six diapers into the package of Pampers I started to notice a bright red rash. Tried three different types of creams, and yet it never went away. Two weeks later it is still there. Two days ago I switched to Huggies and finally able to see a little bit of the redness going away. Don’t try to tell me it wasn’t the Pampers Dry Max.

  • i agree with all the complaints about pampers cruisers dry max.. i went thru the same problem with my baby.. she also got a rash with this product..

  • Melissamcclintock

    My daugher has the same rash…I just want to cry. I hope that people boycott Pampers as these diapers should have been pulled from the selves immediately.

    • mandi

      I hope you and other parents learn how to do research and learn how to EDUCATE yourselves. You just need something to blame! No THEY SHOULD not pull them from the shelves..because they are the most mom and baby tested diaper, given at least 5 different awards. Because it is a top seller. Or because a minimal amount of babies got a severe reaction from them. Again as I said before would you call a strawberry farm where your child ate a strawberry and had a severe allergic reaction and tell them STOP SELLING STRAWBERRIES, because it is an allergen to some? Just wondering. My friend by the way picking strawberries had this same type of rash all up her arms, she said it felt like a burn and it DID look like a burn but IT WAS NOT a burn it was an allergic reaction. People are going to be allergic to things and when you realize you are you avoid it. But in this case with the diapers, you want EVERYONE TO avoid it. It is not right because a very very small margin of babies have this reaction? Research “Dermatitis” and what the symptoms and signs are. It sounds exactly like everyone is describing. But you all would rather say no it is a chemical. Because Pampers the #1 selling diapers in the world  would do that, and ruin there name. Do you even know how much research and testing goes into a product before it goes on the market. This research, for dry max diapers especially, included I believe 200,000-300,000 babies. And do you think some babies, all which have delicate skin, some more sensitive than others, are RESISTANT To chemicals. ITS ABSURD! What all you parents are trying to say and smear pampers name. It is sad and ridiculous. It does not add up!! Did you know that babies get these same “burn-like”rashes from other diapers, other materials they come in contact with. JUST STOP AND DO UN-BIASED RESEARCH!! I love love love the Cruisers and have never seen a diaper rash on either of  my sons! Thank God. I have seen them get allergic reactions to things. I guess I am just smart enough to not blame whoever makes that product or food for my child(s) or my own allergy. Parents learn what works best for you baby and stick with it. This whole thing has gone so far out of proportion it is absolutely ridiculous!! I do not deny that these rashes are real, and that for some babues casued from wearing the srymax diapers, but it does not mean that every baby will have this experience and these are awesome diapers for the people who can use them, which is a MUCH larger much much larger number than those who can not.

  • I, as well had the unfortunate experience of these chemical burns with my child. My six month old son broke out in a horrible red rash with welts. I have started a petition a change.org, in hopes of convincing Proctor and Gamble to recall this product, until they can figure out a solution. Please join with me and stand up for our babies!!

    http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-selling-pampers-with-drymax

  • Brendajkidd

    PROCTER AND GAMBLE 1,4-DIOXANE IS IN BABY PRODUCTS TOO/BRENDA KIDD

    1,4-Dioxane is not only in Tide Detergent, it is also in other products too. It is a man made flammable colorless liquid with an odor. It is a dangerous fire and explosion hazard when it is exposed to heat and flame.Dry 1,4-dioxane is stable, but it becomes unstable when temperatures and pressures are elevated.1,4-dioxane is found in everyday use of household products such as detergents, soap, shampoos, deodorant, body lotions, dishwashing soap, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.Exposure to 1,4-dioxane could lead to severe health effects.It has been indicated, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health that 1,4-dioxane can cause symptoms including dizziness, vomiting, unconsciousness, abdominal pain, and eye irritation.1,4-dioxane can also trigger skin rashes in some children and adults.It had been once said that 1,4-dioxane is banned throughout the European Union and has been listed since 1988 as a chemical known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity under the State of California’s Proposition 65.If exposed to carcinogenic compounds it is believed to have the strongest effect during the growth and development stages of children.Therefore, the greatest concern about 1,4-dioxane in personal care products is the potential exposure to children.Since the effects of many carcinogens are cumulative, low-level of exposure to children beginning at a young age may result in considerable cancer risk over time.Also The NIOSH International Chemical Safety Card on 1,4-dioxane indicated that 1,4-dioxane can be absorbed through the skin, which is of considerable concern, considering it is in many personal care products.Many children’s bath products contain 1,4-dioxane, which may cause cancer and skin allergies.1,4-dioxane has been founded in Baby products…Baby Wash, Bubble Bath, Baby Tubs, Baby Shampoo and many other personal care products for Babies, Toddlers, Young Adults and Adults.Should parents be given complete and accurate information about products for kids and themselves, as well? How can consumers better protect themselves?1,4-dioxane, however, is unlisted in the ingredients of most products, as it is generally considered an accidental by-product of the production process.It has been founded in Household products…Tide had 55 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.Ivory Snow Gentle had 31 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.Tide Free had 29 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.Gain 2X Ultra had 21 part per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.Cheer Bright Clean Detergent had 20 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.Era 2X Ultra had 14 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.1,4-dioxane is also in 18 of Clairol Herbal Essences shampoo products, which consistently tested higher than many other brands of shampoos.Instead of offering consumers a completed, totally organic experience, as its marketing claims, Herbal Essences products actually expose consumers to levels of 1,4-dioxane, over the established maximum levels allowed.Since Herbal Essences products are marketed as being natural, organic and herbal, it is totally unacceptable that they have consistently tested among the highest for 1,4-dioxane. Therefore, Procter and Gamble violated California’s Proposition 65 and exposed consumers to unacceptably dangerous levels of 1,4-dioxane.1,4-dioxane is also founded in many cosmetics.The CPSC has stated that the presence of 1,4-dioxane, even as a trace contaminant, is a cause for concern.However, Procter and Gamble insisted that the small amount of 1,4-dioxane in their products will not harm the consumers. But animals had been tested using small amounts of 1,4-dioxane and over their lifetime they developed cancer. Procter and Gamble have manufactured, distributed, marketed, knowingly tested and sold, over the level of 1,4-dioxane in their personal care products to children and adults.The cancer causing chemical 1,4-dioxane is considered contaminant and is not included on the products ingredient labels.The Food and Drug Administration does not require 1,4-dioxane to be listed on labels of personal care products, defining it as a contaminant rather than an ingredient because it is produced during manufacturing.Nationwide lawsuits have been filed against Procter and Gamble, after a study revealed that many of their companies baby products contains 1,4-dioxane… chemicals.How could you harm babies let along children and adults, too?1,4-Dioxane is man-made.

    • Mandi

      LIES!!! FALSE INFORMATION! I ADVISE TO DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH! STRONGLY ADVISE!

      • Brenda Kidd

        My posts are not lies…  
        This dangerous chemical formaldehyde, as well as, other dangerous chemicals are attracted to, and stored in fatty tissue. The brain is a prime big target for these destructive organics, because of its rich blood supply and very, very, high fat content.    
        Therefore I will tell you this, formaldehyde causes Alzheimer’s.                                             Do you know someone that has Alzheimer’s?
        Formaldehyde, which is a chemical and a disinfectant, not only causes one type of cancer, formaldehyde and also bleach cause breast cancer.                                                             Do you know someone who has breast cancer? Or do you know someone who has any type of cancer?
        Formaldehyde causes respiratory problems in not only children, but adults too.                      Do you know a child, who has visited the doctor with respiratory problems?                            Do you know an adult, who has visited the doctor with respiratory problems?
        Formaldehyde cause reproductive problems in men.                                                             Do you know any men that have reproductive problems?
        And that’s just to name a few.
        All I can say to you is good luck, because you and all other consumers, with your attitude toward my posts and toward formaldehyde and calling me, someone who you don’t even know a liar, will need it…if not for yourself you will need, good luck for someone else.
        Labeling for Procter and Gamble products are done by Procter and Gamble/manufacturers.     Do you think for a second, that they will list anything that they don’t have to, as well as, other companies, too?
        Oh by the way again I say,” my posts are not lies.”  My posts are all about telling the Consumers the plain truth, which is something that Procter and Gamble and the other companies’ are not good at.
        Besides if you don’t believe what you have read, call and discuss my posts with Procter and Gamble. You might get the truth out of them, but on a scale, 1 being a lie and ten being the truth you will probably get the 1.
        I’m sorry for you if you feel my posts are lies, but anything that will help someone family, as well as, someone friends and oneself, should not complaint about someone writing the truth about dangerous chemicals.
        Therefore I ask this question.  Do you love your family, friends and yourself?  If your answer is yes than writing and posting the truth shouldn’t bother you.  Have a good weekend.
         

    • Allycat2429

      hi, i am doing a research paper on procter and gamble for my English class and you seem to know about them. Can you please tell me where did u find your information about these chemicals 1,4-dioxane and formaldehyde? Are these 2 chemicals the same? If you would like please email me at allycat2429@yahoo.com. Any information is helpful and thanks in advance.

    • Allycat2429

      hi, i am doing a research paper on procter and gamble for my English class and you seem to know about them. Can you please tell me where did u find your information about these chemicals 1,4-dioxane and formaldehyde? Are these 2 chemicals the same? If you would like please email me at allycat2429@yahoo.com. Any information is helpful and thanks in advance.

  • Brendajkidd

    PROCTER AND GAMBLE 1,4-DIOXANE IS IN BABY PRODUCTS TOO/BRENDA KIDD

    1,4-Dioxane is not only in Tide Detergent, it is also in other products too. It is a man made flammable colorless liquid with an odor. It is a dangerous fire and explosion hazard when it is exposed to heat and flame.Dry 1,4-dioxane is stable, but it becomes unstable when temperatures and pressures are elevated.1,4-dioxane is found in everyday use of household products such as detergents, soap, shampoos, deodorant, body lotions, dishwashing soap, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.Exposure to 1,4-dioxane could lead to severe health effects.It has been indicated, by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health that 1,4-dioxane can cause symptoms including dizziness, vomiting, unconsciousness, abdominal pain, and eye irritation.1,4-dioxane can also trigger skin rashes in some children and adults.It had been once said that 1,4-dioxane is banned throughout the European Union and has been listed since 1988 as a chemical known to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity under the State of California’s Proposition 65.If exposed to carcinogenic compounds it is believed to have the strongest effect during the growth and development stages of children.Therefore, the greatest concern about 1,4-dioxane in personal care products is the potential exposure to children.Since the effects of many carcinogens are cumulative, low-level of exposure to children beginning at a young age may result in considerable cancer risk over time.Also The NIOSH International Chemical Safety Card on 1,4-dioxane indicated that 1,4-dioxane can be absorbed through the skin, which is of considerable concern, considering it is in many personal care products.Many children’s bath products contain 1,4-dioxane, which may cause cancer and skin allergies.1,4-dioxane has been founded in Baby products…Baby Wash, Bubble Bath, Baby Tubs, Baby Shampoo and many other personal care products for Babies, Toddlers, Young Adults and Adults.Should parents be given complete and accurate information about products for kids and themselves, as well? How can consumers better protect themselves?1,4-dioxane, however, is unlisted in the ingredients of most products, as it is generally considered an accidental by-product of the production process.It has been founded in Household products…Tide had 55 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.Ivory Snow Gentle had 31 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.Tide Free had 29 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.Gain 2X Ultra had 21 part per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.Cheer Bright Clean Detergent had 20 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.Era 2X Ultra had 14 parts per million of 1,4-dioxane in it.1,4-dioxane is also in 18 of Clairol Herbal Essences shampoo products, which consistently tested higher than many other brands of shampoos.Instead of offering consumers a completed, totally organic experience, as its marketing claims, Herbal Essences products actually expose consumers to levels of 1,4-dioxane, over the established maximum levels allowed.Since Herbal Essences products are marketed as being natural, organic and herbal, it is totally unacceptable that they have consistently tested among the highest for 1,4-dioxane. Therefore, Procter and Gamble violated California’s Proposition 65 and exposed consumers to unacceptably dangerous levels of 1,4-dioxane.1,4-dioxane is also founded in many cosmetics.The CPSC has stated that the presence of 1,4-dioxane, even as a trace contaminant, is a cause for concern.However, Procter and Gamble insisted that the small amount of 1,4-dioxane in their products will not harm the consumers. But animals had been tested using small amounts of 1,4-dioxane and over their lifetime they developed cancer. Procter and Gamble have manufactured, distributed, marketed, knowingly tested and sold, over the level of 1,4-dioxane in their personal care products to children and adults.The cancer causing chemical 1,4-dioxane is considered contaminant and is not included on the products ingredient labels.The Food and Drug Administration does not require 1,4-dioxane to be listed on labels of personal care products, defining it as a contaminant rather than an ingredient because it is produced during manufacturing.Nationwide lawsuits have been filed against Procter and Gamble, after a study revealed that many of their companies baby products contains 1,4-dioxane… chemicals.How could you harm babies let along children and adults, too?1,4-Dioxane is man-made.

  • Havah

    My kids have never been able to wear Pampers, period. 
    To Adora: when my newborn breaks out in a bleeding rash at six hours of age and, as with the child mentioned above, was diagnosed with severe contact dermititis after three to four changes during that period, it is not a result of diet, antibiotics, sitting in soil.  The pediatrician sent my husband out immediately for new diapers.  My daughter cleared up within 24 hours of shifting to Huggies Pure and Natural.
    Similarly, my son reacted to his first Pampers within one hour of the change; and he hadn’t even wet himself yet!  But then, I get immediate contact dermatitis from Always pads as well.  Maybe it’s a genetic sensitivity.  However, the culprit IS P&G products.
    Mind you, I’m not a “sue-happy” individual.  But asking the company to return to what worked for their faithful clientele is neither insulting nor a sign of naivete on the parents’ part.  Responding appropriately is just smart business.  I hardly thing the controversy has helped their sales any.

    • Mandi

      The culprit is a sensitivity or allergy. Not a P&G product! If it were a P&G product it would happen to all the babies now wouldn’t it, not just yours? There are more people/babies that use these diapers compared to those that can not. I know how it is as a parent though when your child is sick, or hurt you have to blame something. But IGNORANCE IS NOT BLISS IT IS STUPIDITY!! The new Cruisers work GREAT still for many of their FAITHFUL clientele. Look up how many awards these diapers have been given. Honestly, I have to stop reading all this. It makes me so incredibly angry that none of you can accept the fact that during your babies life you may come across things that they may be allergic too, maybe mildly, maybe severe. Then you learn to avoid those things. Like parents who’s kids can’t eat gluten. Do they blame the companies who make food with gluten in them, do they post horrible things about those companies, no they simply be parents and buy the right foods that do not contain gluten or whatever their child is allergic too. Strawberries can give severe deadly reactions, internally and externally leaving marks like burns, do you tell the world to stop eating strawberries because you had this reaction.. No you AVOID strawberries. Stop trying to blame the wrong thing, the wrong people, and just accept it for what it is and move on! You also do not spread the rumor not to eat strawberries because YOU are allergic. How is this any different? Other than you are all ignorant and convinced its a chemical because one mom said it looks like a chemical burn who then told another and so on. Instead of listening to the US consumer product safety commision, Health Canada, and P&G for that matter who spent millions of dollars researching and testing these diapers in clinical studies, and on real live babies! Doing these studies for many many years before putting on the market. “P&G is the culprit” that is the most ridiculous thing ever. Pampers is one of the most reputable and in my opinion heartfelt caring companies/brands. Supporting many different causes, educating parents, my g*d just look at the website it is full of information. All they care about it babies! I am Pampers loyal and a Dry Max fan and consumer, and will recommend this product to others because I UNDERSTAND not evry baby is the same. Whenever you recommend anything whether it be at a restaurant etc, Your taking a risk that the person taking the recommendation may feel differently, react differently, think differently, that is just a BIG part of life risks. And to the post below DIOXCIN is NOT in Pampers. Dioxin is removed from the diapers during the bleaching process, in fact i believe by law dioxin was removed from ALL disposable diapers many years ago. LOOK IT UP. Quit posting false information. info from: http://www.pampers.com/en_US/frequently-asked-questions
      Is the pulp bleached? (pulp is the padding bulk in the diaper)

      Yes, pulp is bleached to purify the cellulose in the wood so it will be
      absorbent. Our suppliers use elemental chlorine-free processes that do
      not result in the formation of dioxin or other pollutants from the
      former pulp-making process. In fact, in the U.S. pulp industry,
      elemental chlorine technologies were completely phased out by 2001 so
      most, if not all, disposable diapers are made in the U.S. with pulp
      bleached without elemental chlorine.

      • Margo

        Pampers are made in Mexico!!!!

    • Irene

      I too broke out from Always pads! My Gyn at the time told me that a lot of people have the same problem. She thinks its because of the way they are made to wick away the moisture..that they take away the moisture in our skin too. If you think about it, this could be the same problem with the diapers.

  • Mandi

    A customer service rep would NOT say to move up a  size for a diaper rash. And don’t you think that big corporations POSSIBLY have a standard reply to give. By the way it may seem like a lot of moms complaining of the same thing however in comparison to how many babies use the Dry Max diapers to the amount of these type of rashes (ITS MINIMAL). I feel very bad for these babies and as a mom I understand how much your heartaches to see your baby in pain. However, do you think some babies are CHEMICAL RESISTANT and some are not? I do not think so. If you do enough research that is not biased or where you are only looking for what YOU want to hear. You would KNOW that Pampers with Dry Max are made of the EXACT same ingredients the old Cruisers were and as the diapers without Dry Max. They simply have less paper fluff cotton, the stuff that makes the diaper bulky. And the absorbent material USED IN ALMOST EVERY SINGLE DISPOSABLE Diaper on the market is place throughout the whole liner, instead of how they were before just placed in one general spot. I understand these rashes are REAL but it is not a direct cause of the diaper. It is a combination of things, like the babies skin sensitivities allergies, the way their urine reacts with the materials etc. Do you honestly think Pampers THE #1 worldwide best seller of diapers would intentionally HARM a baby. NO!! Other babies get these exact same type of reactions from other diapers, other materials, so on. It is a skin allergy or something. OTHERWISE EVERY BABY WOULD HAVE THIS REACTION! I am sorry but both my boys since they were Newborns used the Dry Max diapers which work better than ANY other diaper I have ever tried. And I don’t think my boys, one who was in the NICU and premature and one who has eczema bad (sensitive skin) somehow have the ability to FIGHT OFF a chemical. These are the #1 selling diapers and have been given many awards. I am so TIRED of this. People say there baby got a “burn” from the Dry Max and they are using BABY DRY (NO DRY MAX)!! Keep in mind people like to jump on the band wagon be a part of the heat, get attention, whatever. SO I don’t believe that the # 1 choice of hospitals (pampers) and the diaper company who has been around the longest (pampers) would LIE or GIVE THE “RUN AROUND” maybe it is FACT that scientist and toxicologist, and dermatologists, and pediatricians, and so on.. have tested these diapers had ALL FOUND NO CHEMICALS!! NO DIRECT LINK. Which means that yeah the rash began when you started using the Dry max but the Dry Max doesn’t cause it, it is many factors. And also I think it is very nice that a LARGE company would SUGGEST you go to the DR!! They are not going to admit there are Chemicals in their diapers when there is not and that is ALL YOU PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR!! I am glad these babies get better. Definitely different diapers work better for diff. babies. Some babies get these “rashes” from every diaper except one. FOR REAL BOTTOM LINE IS DO REAL RESEARCH. NOT BIASED, NOT JUST LISTENING TO OTHER MOMS, TRY the Consumer Product Safety Commission for the USA, and Pediatricians and etc. This makes me really sick! Its easier to blame the diapers than to understand simple chemistry and genetic make up of the human body and how some things react and skin sensitivities. THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE WHO LOVE CRUISERS, AND THERE WOULD BE AN EVEN BIGGER ISSUE IF THEY TOOK THEM OFF THE MARKET BECAUSE THE NUMBERS DO NOT EVEN COME CLOSE TO COMPARING!! Lastly, the picture above was diagnosed as “dermatitis” 
    Dermatitis is a catch-all term for a
    group of skin conditions that exhibit a rash. Generally these rashes are
    the result of some sort of allergic reaction, and dermatitis can be separated into groupings based on what type of allergen the response is caused by. Eczema is probably the best known type of skin condition in this category, and is more properly referred to as eczematous dermatitis.
    Treatment is dependent on the precise type, although generally avoiding
    the allergen once it is identified will help the rash clear up
    eventually.
    The outward appearance of the skin condition depends
    on a number of factors, including the type, where it is present, how
    severe it is, and how long it has been present. The one common symptom
    to the entire category is that it is itchy, and all types are also
    characterized by redness of the skin. Additionally, the condition may
    cause blisters, scaling of the skin, and crusting over of the skin. The
    borders of the rash may be quite striking, or they may gradually fade
    into the surrounding skin tone.
                                       SOUNDS LIKE A CHEMICAL BURN TO ME… OR MAYBE AN ALLERGEN CAUSING DERMATITIS AND ELIMINATING THE ALLERGEN (the diaper for these babies) WILL CLEAR IT UP!  AND DERMATITIS CAN BE CAUSED BY MANY MANY ALLERGENS!

    *STOP BEING IGNORANT, I FEEL BAD FOR YOUR BABIES, BUT YOUR IGNORANCE I DO NOT, SO really someone please tell me it would be okay for me to take a cup full of chemicals and dump it  on my babies skin and promise me they will be okay because the FACT that they were the Cruisers w DRY MAX (which supposedly your saying has causes chemical burns, from chemicals) and they did not get a burn that that cup full of chemicals will not hurt my baby! ” Do you call the strawberry farm where your child ate a strawberry and had a severe allerigic reaction and say TAKE STRAWBERRIES OFF THE MARKET, BOYCOTT STRAWBERRUES, NO!! You live you learn what you are allergic to and you AVOID it. Don’t ruin it for everyone else! Thank you!

  • Armygirl51o

    It happened to my 5 month old daughter. First i thought it was the wipes so I change brand. Then until my doctor told me to change her diaper. Now Im having trauma to use disposable diapers in any other brand. Her lower abdomen and between her groins was like white skin.. looks like a degree burn… I was horrified and I cant believe without realizing it… Now, Im deciding to do cloth diaper, which I think is better and safer. And also Im thinking about using cloth wipes too….

  • my kid had this severe rash sience i began using the new improved cruisers!!!i have been using for 2 weeks and every time i was changing her diaper she was crying,,my kid had never had this before!!i really has a smell the old diapers didnt have it!!and its not from solid food and not changing diapers!!dont speak about lazy moms cause no mom would like their kid to suffer– its pampers fault!!i ll switch to other diapers cause pampers its no more worth paying the money!

  • CWrixon

    THESE DIAPERS ARE THE PROBLEM!  I am very vigilent about changing my son’s diaper every hour since the “rash” appeared which happened to be within hours of wearing the new Pampers Swaddlers I bought him.  He has never had this problem until we started using the Pampers Swaddlers.  I switched diapers less than 36 hours ago and he is finally starting to heal.  

  • Worried mom K

    I have always used Huggies on my son. He also broke out in this terrible bleeding rash coincidentally the same day his daycare put another child’s Pamper diaper on him. So far it has happened twice a month apart with the same Pamper diaper.

  • Jen

    The only thing I wanted to comment on was “My friend in particular was told her baby just needs to be moved up to
    the next size. How could a diaper rash possibly be caused by a smaller
    size? Leaking, yes. Rash, no.” This statement particularly I find fallacies in because when ever my daughters diapers begin to “fit” she would start to get a rash, and this was the case with any brand of diaper (we have used: pampers, huggies, luvs). When we moved up to the next size her rashes always got better and went away. This was also something me and my daughters pediatrician discussed. In addition to the fact the some babies are more sensitive than others; by my daughter wearing a larger size it meant that the urine and stool didn’t have as much direct contact with her skin.