Up until recently, I have used Pampers. I stopped using them and started to buy non-bleached diapers (e.g., Earth's Best and 7th Generation)just a couple months ago because I suddenly thought, "Hmm...why would I want my child to have a bleached anything on his body- especially a bleached diaper, which is in direct contact with his skin every moment of the day (minus bath-time).
Interestingly when I started using non-bleached diapers, something wonderful happened...my son, who has had eczema since infancy, suddenly did not have eczema anymore!
Now just this past week my husband ran to the store to get diapers (my son was wearing a swimmie at this moment!) and he returned with Pampers. Okay, I thought, we can use this one box- don't be so crazy about this! But once again, something interesting happened...my son's eczema came back.
So I decided to look into bleached diapers this morning and I found this news story...guess this isn't new, but I didn't know about it til today:
Parents claim new diapers cause severe rashes
Fri Apr 30, 10:13PM PT - KVUE-TV Austin 2:48 | 794 views
DALLAS - Calling it the biggest innovation in 25 years, Proctor and Gamble's new Pampers Swaddlers and Cruisers diapers with Dry Max have only been on the shelf for a little over a month and there are…
Now my son's eczema is not as horrible as these rashes, but for those of you who have it or have a child who has it, you know it is at least uncomfortable and, at times, very painful.
Like all things, a change from bleached to non-bleached diapers might not be right for you, but just think about it- that can't hurt, right?