FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The following are answers to the most common questions and concerns families have about Pampers diapers and wipes.
Q. Are all of the ingredients in Pampers safe for babies?
A. Yes. All Pampers diapers, wipes, and training pants are made from ingredients that are carefully tested and proven to be safe. The ingredients we use are common in most diapers and wipes and are used safely by millions of babies around the world every day.
Q. How do you ensure your products are safe?
A. At Pampers, the safety and comfort of babies is our top priority. We provide assurance that our products are safe by sourcing only the safest raw materials from the start. Then we work with leading pediatricians, pediatric dermatologists and safety experts to evaluate every material for potential risks. We continually invest in clinical safety studies and monitor our products through quality safety checks on the production line and through in-home testing with parents.
Q. How do you address concerns about the environmental impact of using disposable diapers?
A. As an industry leader in innovation, Pampers is dedicated to creating better, more efficient products that offer noticeable benefits while reducing the environmental footprint of our products and packaging. A major independent study by the United Kingdom’s Environment Agency in 2005 and updated in 2008 showed that neither disposable nor cloth diapers were better for the environment. The study considered all parts of each diaper’s life cycle: to make, distribute, use and dispose of the products. This extensive UK study found that the environmental impacts of diapers are actually linked to the energy, water, and detergents needed to clean reusable diapers, and to raw material production for disposable diapers. By considering the overall life cycle of both products, the study confirms that here is little to no difference in environmental impact between cloth and disposable diapers.
Q. Is there anything new I should be aware of in the Pampers Pure Collection?
A. Yes. The Pampers Pure Collection is fragrance-free and hypoallergenic. We’ve heard feedback and understand that the use of materials like cotton and other plant-based fibers is important to some parents. The Pampers Pure Collection provides these elements while maintaining outstanding performance.
Q. Are Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes fragrance free and hypoallergenic?
A. Yes. Pampers Sensitive Baby Wipes are both fragrance free and hypoallergenic. They have been clinically tested and found to be as gentle to the skin as wash cloth and water alone. For more information on how gentle and hypoallergic Pampers wipes are, click here.
Q. Does Pampers use disperse dyes?
A. No. We do not use disperse dyes in any of our products.
Q. Does Pampers use elemental chlorine bleaching processes for the materials in its products?
A. No. We do not use elemental chlorine bleaching processes in any of our products.
Q. Are Pampers diapers scented?
A. Some Pampers diapers use a very small amount of fragrance that’s considered safe for a baby’s skin. It’s non-sensitizing and not expected to cause any allergic reaction. In fact, Pampers Powder Fresh Scent has been used in diapers for more than 20 years. Pampers Pure Collection is a fragrance-free option.
Q. What are the gel beads inside Pampers and are they safe for baby’s skin?
A. Our diapers contain absorbent gelling material, which can absorb nearly 30 times their weight. This type of material has a long history of safe use in a variety of products and has been in diapers for more than 30 years. Parents may notice small gel particles on their baby’s skin – this is the absorbent material and can easily be removed by wiping gently.
Q. Are Pampers wipes safe to use on baby’s face and hands?
A . Yes. While specifically designed for diaper change cleanup, parents can be assured that Pampers baby wipes are safe for use on other body parts—including the face—and can be used at every diaper change.
Q. Are the colourful designs on Pampers safe for baby’s skin?
A. Yes. All of our colours have been carefully evaluated for safety and have been proven non-allergenic and skin safe for infants and children. They are commonly used in other consumer products, contact lenses, and food packaging.
Q. Are Pampers baby wipes gentle for baby’s sensitive skin?
A. Yes. Pampers baby wipes have been clinically tested to ensure they do not cause allergies or skin irritation. They are clinically proven to be mild even on sensitive skin. In fact, Pampers baby wipes are milder than a washcloth and water.