Keeping Your Baby’s Skin Healthy With Pampers
Did you know when your baby’s skin is in contact with a wet diaper, it can become a breeding ground for bacteria and infection? Plus, this excess wetness can lead to diaper chafing, which can make skin red and irritated.
That’s why a dry and breathable diaper is essential for the health of your baby’s skin.
How Pampers Helps Keep Your Baby’s Skin Healthy
At Pampers—the #1 Pediatrician-Recommended Brand — we carefully design our diapers to make sure your baby's skin stays healthy by choosing materials that are soft, breathable, and minimize the moisture that comes in contact with your baby’s skin. Here’s what sets Pampers apart from other diaper brands:
1. Pampers’ proprietary LockAway™ Channel technology is uniquely made of a super-absorbent gel-only diaper core that quickly pulls wetness away from your baby’s skin and locks it in.
2. Made from soft, blanket-like materials that allows proper airflow to your baby’s skin for breathable dryness.
3. Built-in, super thin layer of barrier ointment that’s gentle on skin and provides an extra level of protection from wetness.
Not only is your baby’s skin health a top priority at Pampers, so is quality and safety. We continually test all materials and ingredients to ensure our products are safe for your baby.
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Baby Skin Health FAQs
From Expert Pediatrician Dr. Syeda Amna Husain
Why is baby skin health so important?
The top layer of baby’s skin is thin, making it extra sensitive to touch and vulnerable With the diapered skin area typically experiencing 5-10 times more moisture than skin outside the diaper, it is especially important to have a high performing diaper that keeps baby’s skin dry, locking away wetness and mess.
What is your #1 tip for protecting baby’s skin?
The correct diaper plays a critical role and can help maintain optimal skin pH levels, allowing your little one to remain comfortable overnight, and help prevent rashes. Whatever the diaper does not absorb, baby’s skin will, which is why I recommend my patients use Pampers.
How can bath time improve my baby’s skin health?
Bathing baby daily can help improve moisture levels within the skin barrier, provided a few very important key factors: keeping baths short, using lukewarm water rather than hot, and moisturizing with a ceramide containing cream within minutes of coming out of the bath. You can also consider Pampers Sensitive wipes which help maintain skin’s natural pH and are mild as washcloth and water.
What can you tell me about my little one’s skin and sleep?
Sleep is so important for both parents and baby, but that can be difficult to achieve when baby is waking up due to a wet, uncomfortable diaper. Baby’s skin remains sensitive to touch, pain and temperature even during sleep, so when baby stays dry inside of a high performing diaper like Pampers, sleep interruption is less common.
As baby grows and begins moving more, can this affect their skin?
Baby’s tummy and buttocks areas are known as the “high movement zones,” where there may be an added potential for friction against their skin. With soft, stretchy sides, Pampers are designed to move with active babies, reducing friction and risk of skin irritation at the waist, tummy and legs, which helps to keep them comfortable and protects their diapered areas during play.
Can introducing my baby to new types of food impact their skin health?
As baby starts to eat solid foods or explore new foods, the content, acidity and frequency of their stool changes, which can increase the likelihood of skin irritation. More than ever, a diaper like Pampers that locks away wetness plays a critical role in helping to maintain optimal skin pH levels and allowing your little one to remain comfortable.
How Pampers Ensures Babies' Safety and Healthy Development
As the #1 Pediatrician recommended brand, Pampers partners with leading pediatricians, pediatric dermatologists and safety experts to ensure babies’ safety and healthy development.
We’ve teamed up with expert pediatrician Dr. Syeda Amna Husain to help educate parents about baby skin health, so they can keep baby’s skin protected.
Meet Dr. Husain
Dr. Syeda Amna Husain is a board-certified pediatrician providing quality pediatric care in Marlboro, NJ. She is a strong believer that pediatricians are the cornerstone of helping parents and families raise the next generation and is personally committed to delivering meaningful advice, attention, and high-quality care to all her patients. In her free time, she keeps herself busy with an energetic toddler daughter, testing out new recipes, exercising, and always making room for dessert.