stormflowers wrote:Poor little baby. I hear these sorts of stories all the time and they really upset me
Dry max nappies are actually why we switched to cloth. DD was in one of them for literally 20 minutes before she developed the most awful raised weeping sores everywhere the nappy had touched. She screamed in pain for hours. It was awful. MY GP said she's never seen anything liked it and compared it to chemical burns. DD hasn't been in a sposie since.
Our GP was great (used cloth on her own kids as it turned out) but do I wish more health professionals were switched on to the problems some children have with sposies. Recations must be pretty common, I'd have thought?
Hi there. I just thought that some of you might like to know all the 'ingredients' that are in a disposable. It is frightening. I had to do the research as part of my job and the results took me back so here goes. The percentages are how much of the disposable is made from that particular constituent
Fluff Pulp 42.77 % made up from Paper fibres (cellulose) which come from conifer trees pulped and bleached in chemical process
Super-absorbency polymer (SAP) 27.63%
Sodium polyacrylate, a polymer which absorbs water which is made from acrylic acid (from oil) and sodium hydroxide. also contains carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and sodium mainly. Nice!
LDPE (outside cover) 7.74 Low density polyethylene (polythene) which is made from crude oil, via chemical processes
PP-fibre layer next to baby’s skin 15.25%
Polypropylene, a plastic like polythene made from crude oil. Likely to contain wetting agent to draw moisture away from skin
Other 6.61% made up from Tape,chalk, PDT,PET, polyester
Just one of the many reasons why we decided to use real nappies!!