Learn more about Pampers’ commitment to safety and our rigorous safety testing process for all of our products in the FAQs. Have an additional question not covered below? Feel free to contact us.
How does Pampers test new products before they come into contact with a baby’s skin?
At Pampers there is nothing more important to us than your baby’s safety. You can absolutely count on us to provide you with safe, high quality products to help you protect and care for your baby as we would care for our own. Our science-based process is key to our journey of safely improving the lives of babies and their families.
As part of the first step, our safety process screens out all ingredients that could be considered unsafe in a baby or children’s product. We define a safe level for every ingredient we use with the same scientific process used by regulatory agencies around the world (FDA, EPA, WHO, EU, etc). We conduct extensive consumer testing to allow moms to experience our products in real life situations and adhere to the highest industry standards for safety, performance and quality. Our over 700 scientists and professionals work with leading health experts, such as pediatric dermatologists, to ensure our P&G and Pampers products meet all safety and regulatory requirements around the world.
Are Pampers disposable diapers ingredients adequately tested to ensure they are safe for my baby?
Your baby is our number one priority. Pampers carefully evaluates and tests the safety of our products and the materials that go into them using well-established safety assessment methods to ensure there is no harm to baby’s skin. The diaper ingredient and materials used in Pampers diapers have been clinically tested and do not cause skin irritation or skin sensitization.
Are there any long term effects for a baby using a disposable diaper vs. another diaper?
Today’s disposable diapers have a decades-long history of safe use by many millions of babies. Studies have shown that disposable diapers may actually provide benefits for your baby by improving skin health.(Adam, Ralf. "Skin care of the diaper area." Pediatric dermatology 25.4 (2008): 427-433; Seymour, Jon L., et al. "Clinical effects of diaper types on the skin of normal infants and infants with atopic dermatitis." Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 17.6 (1987): 988-997). In addition, modern disposable diapers have been proven to reduce excess skin wetness using superabsorbent gel that locks in urine and keeps moisture away from the baby’s skin helping reduce the incidence of diaper rash.
What do doctors say about Pampers Safety Testing?
Whenever we introduce something new, we seek the advice and consultation of pediatricians and dermatologists to ensure we create the best possible product for your baby's little bottom. Here's what diaper rash experts have to say about our latest Pampers innovations: