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Materials and Safety

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We know that trying to make sense of what’s in your baby’s products can be intimidating, even scary. But it doesn’t have to be. We’re here to help if you have any questions.

We take as much love and care to determine what materials are not included in our products as we do to evaluate the materials that go in them.

That’s why we do not add any of the following ingredients to our products*:

Bisphenol A (BPA) Ethanol/Alcohol Parabens
Dioxins Latex (Natural Rubber) Pesticide Residues
Disperse Dyes Lead and Mercury in printed inks Phenol
Elemental Chlorine Organotins Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

*Some of these substances are present in the everyday environment and therefore may be present in trace amounts in a wide range of everyday household products from diapers to drinking water.

What's in this article:

What’s in Our Pampers Products? Pampers Baby Dry (Sizes N, 1, 2) Pampers Baby Dry (Sizes 3-6) Pampers Cruisers Pampers Easy Ups Pampers Pure Diapers Pampers Splashers Pampers Swaddlers Pampers Underjams Pampers Aqua Pure Wipes Pampers Baby Fresh Wipes Pampers Baby Fresh Wipes Pampers Sensitive Wipes What are Diapers Made Of? What’s in a Pampers Diaper?

What’s in Our Pampers Products?

Select your product to learn more about the materials and ingredients

Pampers Baby Dry (Sizes N, 1, 2)

Absorbent Core

MADE WITH:

Elemental chlorine-free fluff pulp, light fragrance and super absorbent polymer

DID YOU KNOW?

Our elemental chlorine-free fluff pulp is sustainably sourced, and the polymer helps absorbs wetness so baby’s skin can stay dry.

Absorbent Topsheet

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene and polyester

DID YOU KNOW?

From the football field to produce aisle, these soft, high performance fibers are durable enough to get the job done, but also safe for baby.

Soft Outer Cover

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene, polyethylene

DID YOU KNOW?

The same materials are used in hospital garments and other fabrics – we’ve combined them in the perfect ratio to deliver softness, breathability, and protection.

Wetness Indicator

MADE WITH:

pH-sensitive strip

DID YOU KNOW?

The strip is similar material to the pH strips you used in science class. It indicates when your baby’s urine hits the diaper, letting you know when it’s time for a change.

Printed Backsheet

MADE WITH:

Inks (made without disperse dyes)

DID YOU KNOW?

The inks we use are commonly used in a wide range of products, including food packaging, colored contact lenses, textiles and toys. Ours are also evaluated to ensure they are safe and non-sensitizing.

Seams & Joints

MADE WITH:

Adhesives

DID YOU KNOW?

Adhesives are used in many common baby products, including clothing and underwear. Ours are evaluated to ensure they are safe, solvent free and non-sensitizing, and also tucked away from baby’s skin.

Fasteners & Leg Cuffs

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene and elastics

DID YOU KNOW?

Polypropylene is a durable, high performance fiber, used in virtually all disposable diapers as well as in many medical devices.

Skin Protecting Lotion

MADE WITH:

Petrolatum, stearyl alcohol, and aloe barbadensis leaf extract

DID YOU KNOW?

Specially designed to help maintain healthy skin, the lotion on our topsheet is made from ingredients commonly used in lip balms and baby skin cleansers that help hydrate the skin.

Pampers Baby Dry (Sizes 3-6)

Absorbent Core

MADE WITH:

Elemental chlorine-free fluff pulp, light fragrance and super absorbent polymer

DID YOU KNOW?

Our elemental chlorine-free fluff pulp is sustainably sourced, and the polymer helps absorbs wetness so baby’s skin can stay dry.

Absorbent Topsheet

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene and polyester

DID YOU KNOW?

From the football field to produce aisle, these soft, high performance fibers are durable enough to get the job done, but also safe for baby.

Soft Outer Cover

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene, polyethylene

DID YOU KNOW?

The same materials are used in hospital garments and other fabrics – we’ve combined them in the perfect ratio to deliver softness, breathability, and protection.

Printed Backsheet

MADE WITH:

Inks (made without disperse dyes)

DID YOU KNOW?

The inks we use are commonly used in a wide range of products, including food packaging, colored contact lenses, textiles and toys. Ours are also evaluated to ensure they are safe and non-sensitizing.

Seams & Joints

MADE WITH:

Adhesives

DID YOU KNOW?

Adhesives are used in many common baby products, including clothing and underwear. Ours are evaluated to ensure they are safe, solvent free and non-sensitizing, and also tucked away from baby’s skin.

Fasteners & Leg Cuffs

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene and elastics

DID YOU KNOW?

Polypropylene is a durable, high performance fiber, used in virtually all disposable diapers as well as in many medical devices.

Skin Protecting Lotion

MADE WITH:

Petrolatum, stearyl alcohol, and aloe barbadensis leaf extract

DID YOU KNOW?

Specially designed to help maintain healthy skin, the lotion on our topsheet is made from ingredients commonly used in lip balms and baby skin cleansers that help hydrate the skin.

Pampers Cruisers

Absorbent Core

MADE WITH:

Elemental chlorine-free fluff pulp, light fragrance and super absorbent polymer

DID YOU KNOW?

Our elemental chlorine-free fluff pulp is sustainably sourced, and the polymer helps absorbs wetness so baby’s skin can stay dry.

Absorbent Topsheet

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene and polyester

DID YOU KNOW?

From the football field to produce aisle, these soft, high performance fibers are durable enough to get the job done, but also safe for baby.

Soft Outer Cover

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene, polyethylene

DID YOU KNOW?

The same materials are used in hospital garments and other fabrics – we’ve combined them in the perfect ratio to deliver softness, breathability, and protection.

Printed Backsheet

MADE WITH:

Inks (made without disperse dyes)

DID YOU KNOW?

The inks we use are commonly used in a wide range of products, including food packaging, colored contact lenses, textiles and toys. Ours are also evaluated to ensure they are safe and non-sensitizing.

Seams & Joints

MADE WITH:

Adhesives

DID YOU KNOW?

Adhesives are used in many common baby products, including clothing and underwear. Ours are evaluated to ensure they are safe, solvent free and non-sensitizing, and also tucked away from baby’s skin.

Fasteners & Leg Cuffs

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene and elastics

DID YOU KNOW?

Polypropylene is a durable, high performance fiber, used in virtually all disposable diapers as well as in many medical devices.

Skin Protecting Lotion

MADE WITH:

Petrolatum, stearyl alcohol, and aloe barbadensis leaf extract

DID YOU KNOW?

Specially designed to help maintain healthy skin, the lotion on our topsheet is made from ingredients commonly used in lip balms and baby skin cleansers that help hydrate the skin.

Pampers Easy Ups

Absorbent Core

MADE WITH:

Elemental chlorine-free fluff pulp, light fragrance and super absorbent polymer

DID YOU KNOW?

Our elemental chlorine-free fluff pulp is sustainably sourced, and the polymer helps absorbs wetness so baby’s skin can stay dry.

Absorbent Topsheet

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene and polyester

DID YOU KNOW?

From the football field to produce aisle, these soft, high performance fibers are durable enough to get the job done, but also safe for baby.

Soft Outer Cover

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene, polyethylene

DID YOU KNOW?

The same materials are used in hospital garments and other fabrics – we’ve combined them in the perfect ratio to deliver softness, breathability, and protection.

Wetness Indicator

MADE WITH:

Moisture-sensitive material

DID YOU KNOW?

The material fades based on exposure to wetness, letting you know when it's time for a change.

Printed Backsheet

MADE WITH:

Inks (made without disperse dyes)

DID YOU KNOW?

The inks we use are commonly used in a wide range of products, including food packaging, colored contact lenses, textiles and toys. Ours are also evaluated to ensure they are safe and non-sensitizing.

Seams & Joints

MADE WITH:

Adhesives

DID YOU KNOW?

Adhesives are used in many common baby products, including clothing and underwear. Ours are evaluated to ensure they are safe, solvent free and non-sensitizing, and also tucked away from baby’s skin.

Stretchy Waistband & Leg Cuffs

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene, polyethylene and elastics

DID YOU KNOW?

Polypropylene is a durable, high performance fiber, used in virtually all disposable diapers as well as in many medical devices.

Skin Protecting Lotion

MADE WITH:

Petrolatum, stearyl alcohol, and aloe barbadensis leaf extract

DID YOU KNOW?

Specially designed to help maintain healthy skin, the lotion on our topsheet is made from ingredients commonly used in lip balms and baby skin cleansers that help hydrate the skin.

Pampers Pure Diapers

Absorbent Core

MADE WITH:

Totally chlorine-free fluff pulp, mineral-based odor absorber, super absorbent polymer

DID YOU KNOW?

Our totally chlorine-free fluff pulp is sustainably sourced, and the polymer helps absorbs wetness so baby’s skin can stay dry.

Absorbent Topsheet

MADE WITH:

Plant-based and polypropylene fiber

DID YOU KNOW?

Blending two types of fibers allows us to create a soft, plant-based material next to baby’s skin while the durable polypropylene on the inner layer helps provide the Pampers protection you expect.

Soft Outer Cover

MADE WITH:

Premium cotton, polypropylene, polyethylene and polyester blend

DID YOU KNOW?

The same materials are used in hospital garments and other fabrics -we’ve combined them in the perfect ratio to deliver softness, breathability, and protection.

Wetness Indicator

MADE WITH:

pH-Sensitive Strip

DID YOU KNOW?

The strip is similar material to the pH strips you used in science class. It indicates when your baby’s urine hits the diaper, letting you know when it’s time for a change.

Printed Backsheet

MADE WITH:

Inks (made without disperse dyes)

DID YOU KNOW?

The inks we use are commonly used in a wide range of products, including food packaging, colored contact lenses, textiles and toys. Ours are also evaluated to ensure they are safe and non-sensitizing.

Seams & Joints

MADE WITH:

Adhesives

DID YOU KNOW?

Adhesives are used in many common baby products, including clothing and underwear. Ours are evaluated to ensure they are safe and non-sensitizing, and also tucked away from baby’s skin.

Fasteners & Leg Cuffs

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene and elastics

DID YOU KNOW?

Polypropylene is a durable, high performance fiber, used in virtually all disposable diapers as well as in many medical devices.

Pampers Splashers

Absorbent Core

MADE WITH:

Elemental chlorine-free fluff pulp, polypropylene and polyester

DID YOU KNOW?

Our elemental chlorine-free fluff pulp is sustainably sourced, and the polymer helps absorbs wetness so baby’s skin can stay dry.

Absorbent Topsheet

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene and polyester

DID YOU KNOW?

From the football field to produce aisle, these soft, high performance fibers are durable enough to get the job done, but also safe for baby.

Soft Outer Cover

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene and polyethylene

DID YOU KNOW?

The same materials are used in hospital garments and other fabrics – we’ve combined them in the perfect ratio to deliver softness, breathability, and protection.

Printed Backsheet

MADE WITH:

Inks (made without disperse dyes)

DID YOU KNOW?

The inks we use are commonly used in a wide range of products, including food packaging, colored contact lenses, textiles and toys. Ours are also evaluated to ensure they are safe and non-sensitizing.

Seams & Joints

MADE WITH:

Adhesives

DID YOU KNOW?

Adhesives are used in many common baby products, including clothing and underwear. Ours are evaluated to ensure they are safe, solvent free and non-sensitizing, and also tucked away from baby’s skin.

Stretchy Waistband & Leg Cuffs

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene, polyethylene and elastics

DID YOU KNOW?

Polypropylene is a durable, high performance fiber, used in virtually all disposable diapers as well as in many medical devices.

Pampers Swaddlers

Absorbent Core

MADE WITH:

Elemental chlorine-free fluff pulp, light fragrance and super absorbent polymer

DID YOU KNOW?

Our elemental chlorine-free fluff pulp is sustainably sourced, and the polymer helps absorbs wetness so baby’s skin can stay dry.

Absorbent Topsheet

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene, polyethylene and polyester

DID YOU KNOW?

From the football field to produce aisle, these soft, high performance fibers are durable enough to get the job done, but also safe for baby.

Soft Outer Cover

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene, polyethylene

DID YOU KNOW?

The same materials are used in hospital garments and other fabrics – we’ve combined them in the perfect ratio to deliver softness, breathability, and protection.

Wetness Indicator

MADE WITH:

pH-sensitive strip

DID YOU KNOW?

The strip is similar material to the pH strips you used in science class. It indicates when your baby’s urine hits the diaper, letting you know when it’s time for a change.

Printed Backsheet

MADE WITH:

Inks (made without disperse dyes)

DID YOU KNOW?

The inks we use are commonly used in a wide range of products, including food packaging, colored contact lenses, textiles and toys. Ours are also evaluated to ensure they are safe and non-sensitizing.

Seams & Joints

MADE WITH:

Adhesives

DID YOU KNOW?

Adhesives are used in many common baby products, including clothing and underwear. Ours are evaluated to ensure they are safe, solvent free and non-sensitizing, and also tucked away from baby’s skin.

Fasteners & Leg Cuffs

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene and elastics

DID YOU KNOW?

Polypropylene is a durable, high performance fiber, used in virtually all disposable diapers as well as in many medical devices.

Skin Protecting Lotion

MADE WITH:

Petrolatum, stearyl alcohol, and aloe barbadensis leaf extract

DID YOU KNOW?

Specially designed to help maintain healthy skin, the lotion on our topsheet is made from ingredients commonly used in lip balms and baby skin cleansers that help hydrate the skin.

Pampers Underjams

Absorbent Core

MADE WITH:

Elemental chlorine-free fluff pulp and super absorbent polymer

DID YOU KNOW?

Our elemental chlorine-free fluff pulp is sustainably sourced, and the polymer helps absorbs wetness so baby’s skin can stay dry.

Absorbent Topsheet

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene and polyester

DID YOU KNOW?

From the football field to produce aisle, these soft, high performance fibers are durable enough to get the job done, but also safe for baby.

Soft Outer Cover

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene, polyethylene

DID YOU KNOW?

The same materials are used in hospital garments and other fabrics – we’ve combined them in the perfect ratio to deliver softness, breathability, and protection.

Printed Backsheet

MADE WITH:

Inks (made without disperse dyes)

DID YOU KNOW?

The inks we use are commonly used in a wide range of products, including food packaging, colored contact lenses, textiles and toys. Ours are also evaluated to ensure they are safe and non-sensitizing.

Seams & Joints

MADE WITH:

Adhesives

DID YOU KNOW?

Adhesives are used in many common baby products, including clothing and underwear. Ours are evaluated to ensure they are safe, solvent free and non-sensitizing, and also tucked away from baby’s skin.

Stretchy Waistband & Leg Cuffs

MADE WITH:

Polypropylene and elastics

DID YOU KNOW?

Polypropylene is a durable, high performance fiber, used in virtually all disposable diapers as well as in many medical devices.

Pampers Aqua Pure Wipes

99% Water

Ultra-purified water for our simplest formula.

DID YOU KNOW?

We use a Five Step Purification Process:

1 - Reverse Osmosis

2 - UV Exposure

3 - Ozonization

4 - Monitor Conductivity (monitors ions)

5 - Monitor Plate Count & Total Organic Carbon (monitors microbes)

1% Gentle Skin Protectors

Made with gentle cleansers, pH balancing ingredients and preservatives (to help protect your wipes from contamination).

See full list of ingredients [this will link to the chart]

All Ingredients

PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL:

A gentle emulsifier that aids in the removal of soil from baby's bottom.

CITRIC ACID AND SODIUM CITRATE:

Buffers the pH of the wipe to help maintain the natural pH balance of baby's skin.

SODIUM BENZOATE:

Prevents microbial contamination and has been tested and approved safe for babies.

DISODIUM EDTA:

Maintains the freshness of the wipe and prevents microbial contamination.

SORBITAN CAPRYLATE:

A gentle emulsifier that enhances the preservative performance.

Soft Fabric

Made with premium cotton, regenerated cellulose and polyester for a soft and gentle clean against baby’s skin.

DID YOU KNOW?

The same materials are used in hospital garments and other fabrics - we’ve combined them in the perfect ratio to deliver softness and a gentle, effective clean for your baby.

Pampers Baby Fresh Wipes

Water

Purified water.

Skin Protecting Lotion

Made with gentle cleansers, pH balancing ingredients and preservatives (to help protect your wipes from contamination).

See full list of ingredients

CITRIC ACID:

Found in many citrus fruits, it is used to buffer the pH in the acidic range of many foods, skin care products and cosmetics. In wipes, pH buffers help maintain the natural pH balance of baby's skin.

PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL:

A modified oil that acts as both an emulsifier, to help remove oily soil from baby's bottom, and as a skin conditioning agent.

SODIUM CITRATE:

Like citric acid, sodium citrate can be found in citrus fruits and used to buffer the pH in skin care products. In wipes, pH buffers help maintain the natural pH balance of baby's skin.

SORBITAN CAPRYLATE:

Part of the preservative system, sorbitan caprylate is an emulsifier that also helps prevent the deterioration of many cosmetic products. Clinically proven mild for baby's skin, the preservatives in Pampers wipes lotion help keep the wipes fresh before use and prevent cross contamination once the package has been opened.

SODIUM BENZOATE:

Sodium benzoate functions as a preservative that prevents microbial contamination. Clinically proven mild for baby's skin, the preservatives in Pampers wipes lotion help keep the wipes fresh before use and prevent cross contamination once the package has been opened.

DISODIUM EDTA:

Helps prevent deterioration of many cosmetics and baby care products. Clinically proven mild for baby's skin, the preservative systems in Pampers wipes lotion help keep the wipes fresh before use and prevent cross contamination once the package has been opened.

BIS-PEG/PPG-16/16 PEG/PPG-16/16 DIMETHICONE:

Silicone-based skin-softening and emulsifying agents designed to promote baby's skin health.

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE:

Derived from coconut, it acts as a skin conditioning agent for baby.

XANTHAN GUM:

A naturally occurring material used to improve the texture of the wipe and its feeling on baby's skin.

FRAGRANCE:

A touch of gentle fragrance designed to provide a refreshing cleaning experience.

Soft Fabric

Made with polypropylene and regenerated cellulose for a soft and gentle clean against baby’s skin.

DID YOU KNOW?

The same materials are used in hospital garments and other fabrics -we’ve combined them in the perfect ratio to deliver softness and a gentle, effective clean for your baby.

Pampers Baby Fresh Wipes

Water

Purified water.

Skin Protecting Lotion

Made with gentle cleansers, pH balancing ingredients and preservatives (to help protect your wipes from contamination).

See full list of ingredients

CITRIC ACID:

Found in many citrus fruits, it is used to buffer the pH in the acidic range of many foods, skin care products and cosmetics. In wipes, pH buffers help maintain the natural pH balance of baby's skin.

PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL:

A modified oil that acts as both an emulsifier, to help remove oily soil from baby's bottom, and as a skin conditioning agent.

SODIUM CITRATE:

Like citric acid, sodium citrate can be found in citrus fruits and used to buffer the pH in skin care products. In wipes, pH buffers help

maintain the natural pH balance of baby's skin.

SORBITAN CAPRYLATE:

Part of the preservative system, sorbitan caprylate is an emulsifier that also helps prevent the deterioration of many cosmetic products. Clinically proven mild for baby's skin, the preservatives in Pampers wipes lotion help keep the wipes fresh before use and prevent cross contamination once the package has been opened.

SODIUM BENZOATE:

Sodium benzoate functions as a preservative that prevents microbial contamination. Clinically proven mild for baby's skin, the preservatives in Pampers wipes lotion help keep the wipes fresh before use and prevent cross contamination once the package has been opened.

DISODIUM EDTA:

Helps prevent deterioration of many cosmetics and baby care products. Clinically proven mild for baby's skin, the preservative systems in Pampers wipes lotion help keep the wipes fresh before use and prevent cross contamination once the package has been opened.

BIS-PEG/PPG-16/16 PEG/PPG-16/16 DIMETHICONE:

Silicone-based skin-softening and emulsifying agents designed to promote baby's skin health.

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE:

Derived from coconut, it acts as a skin conditioning agent for baby.

XANTHAN GUM:

A naturally occurring material used to improve the texture of the wipe and its feeling on baby's skin.

Soft Fabric

Made with polypropylene and regenerated cellulose for a soft and gentle clean against baby’s skin.

DID YOU KNOW?

The same materials are used in hospital garments and other fabrics -we’ve combined them in the perfect ratio to deliver softness and a gentle, effective clean for your baby.

Pampers Sensitive Wipes

Water

Purified water.

Skin Protecting Lotion

Made with gentle cleansers, pH balancing ingredients and preservatives (to help protect your wipes from contamination).

See full list of ingredients

CITRIC ACID:

Found in many citrus fruits, it is used to buffer the pH in the acidic range of many foods, skin care products and cosmetics. In wipes, pH buffers help maintain the natural pH balance of baby's skin.

PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL:

A modified oil that acts as both an emulsifier, to help remove oily soil from baby's bottom, and as a skin conditioning agent.

SODIUM CITRATE:

Like citric acid, sodium citrate can be found in citrus fruits and used to buffer the pH in skin care products. In wipes, pH buffers help maintain the natural pH balance of baby's skin.

SORBITAN CAPRYLATE:

Part of the preservative system, sorbitan caprylate is an emulsifier that also helps prevent the deterioration of many cosmetic products. Clinically proven mild for baby's skin, the preservatives in Pampers wipes lotion help keep the wipes fresh before use and prevent cross contamination once the package has been opened.

SODIUM BENZOATE:

Sodium benzoate functions as a preservative that prevents microbial contamination. Clinically proven mild for baby's skin, the preservatives in Pampers wipes lotion help keep the wipes fresh before use and prevent cross contamination once the package has been opened.

DISODIUM EDTA:

Helps prevent deterioration of many cosmetics and baby care products. Clinically proven mild for baby's skin, the preservative systems in Pampers wipes lotion help keep the wipes fresh before use and prevent cross contamination once the package has been opened.

BIS-PEG/PPG-16/16 PEG/PPG-16/16 DIMETHICONE:

Silicone-based skin-softening and emulsifying agents designed to promote baby's skin health.

CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE:

Derived from coconut, it acts as a skin conditioning agent for baby.

XANTHAN GUM:

A naturally occurring material used to improve the texture of the wipe and its feeling on baby's skin.

Soft Fabric

Made with polypropylene and regenerated cellulose for a soft and gentle clean against baby’s skin.

DID YOU KNOW?

The same materials are used in hospital garments and other fabrics -we’ve combined them in the perfect ratio to deliver softness and a gentle, effective clean for your baby.

What are Diapers Made Of?

See how each layer, material, and detail of Pampers diapers is carefully crafted to provide comfort and protection for your baby.

What’s in a Pampers Diaper?

What’s in a Pampers Diaper?

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