What's Not in Pampers Diapers and Wipes

What's Not in Pampers Diapers and Wipes

There’s nothing more important to Pampers than your baby’s happy, healthy development. That’s why we’re committed to The Pampers Safety Promise when it comes to what we include – and what we don’t include – in Pampers diapers and wipes. All Pampers products are made from ingredients that are thoroughly tested and evaluated to be safe. The materials we use are common in baby products and safely used by millions of babies around the world, every day.


The Pampers Safety Promise

  • Baby’s happy, healthy development is our top priority
  • Materials in Pampers products are evaluated to be safe and gentle for baby
  • Pampers only uses ingredients that have been confirmed to be safe for babies

Our Safety Process: Ensuring Pampers Products Are Safe and Gentle

Early in the development process of a new diaper, we conduct screenings to eliminate any ingredients that may be considered unsafe for use in a children’s product. For every material used, we determine a safe range following the same scientific principles used by regulatory authorities around the world.


“At Pampers, we put the health and safety of babies first. As a Pampers scientist and trained toxicologist, I work tirelessly to ensure our products are safe, compliant and effective for babies. As a mother of two daughters, I personally understand the importance of this commitment to safety. I have confidence in our safety and compliance program, and work very hard to ensure that I’m confident using P&G products with my own family.”

Jennifer Counts, Ph.D.
Pampers scientist and mom

What We Don’t Add to Pampers Products

To help answer questions we receive from parents about what’s not in Pampers diapers and wipes, we’ve compiled a list of what we don’t add*.

If you have any questions about Pampers products, please visit our FAQ page or call 1-800-726-7377.

- Bisphenol A (BPA)

- Dioxins

- Disperse Dyes

- Elemental Chlorine

Pampers does not add chlorine to diapers and uses an elemental chlorine-free process to purify the fibers in diapers. The FDA considers this method to be safe and dioxin free.

- Ethanol/Alcohol

Pampers wipes and diapers are ethanol free, so they are labeled as alcohol free, which is commonly understood to mean free of ethanol and isopropyl (or rubbing alcohol). These types of alcohol can dry out baby’s sensitive skin.

- Natural Rubber Latex

- Lead and Mercury - in printed inks

- Organotins

- Parabens (see preservatives below)

- Pesticide Residues

- Phenol

- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

- Specific Preservatives

Pampers does not use preservatives in our diapers. We carefully select preservatives for our baby wipes to keep them pure and fresh. We do not use MIT or CMIT; formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasers; parabens; quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs); and triclocarban or triclosan.

*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.

For additional information, visit our trade industry association The Center for Baby & Adult Hygiene Products (BAHP®) at www.diaperanswers.org.

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