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Do you still use pampers?

post #1 of 35
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This is a little off topic & I am not sure if this is the correct forum but...

The whole 1 pack pampers = 1 vaccination add campaign has been weighing on my mind. I use pampers for my LO and I am quite satisfied with the product. Every time I see that commercial, I become more agitated and fell that maybe I should switch just as a matter of principle. I was wondering what other non-vaxing mamas thought about this.
post #2 of 35
If it made me uncomfortable, I would switch. I don't use them, but if I did then I would definitely switch. They are only interested in marketing their diapers. If they wanted to make a donation to the cause without strings they would do so. But they are making a donation of only 7 cents for every diaper bought. Why not just donate to whatever cause you deem worthy and leave it at that?
post #3 of 35
Why don't you try a few other brands and see if you like them just as well? That way you don't feel like you are contributing to the cause.

I don't use Pampers because I think they smell weird. They gross me out. We use cloth or Parent's Choice (Walmart's cheap brand).
post #4 of 35
Babies R Us sells Seventh Generation, Earth's Best and Nature Babycare diapers. IMO, all are better than Pampers. DD had severe allergic reactions to Pampers in the hospital (and Huggies at home), so we've been using variations of the above for her and her brother. They're about the same price as Huggies and Pampers.
post #5 of 35
I've had a negative association with Pampers ever since I fell out of a canoe downriver from their plant and the water was foamy and gross. They're a big employer in my hometown so a lot of people there feel very loyal, but not me. : So another reason not to buy them is just another drop in the bucket. The gross, polluted bucket.

Whenever DD1 needed sposies we got either store brands or Tushies, depending on what was available/affordable. DD2 has only had 1 pack of sposies so far and it was Earths' Best. I do like to pick the dioxin-free whenever possible. But I like affording groceries some weeks, too.
post #6 of 35
Another reason I love cloth diapers. I am not supporting some massive corporation with ties to Vax.
post #7 of 35
I know how you feel.I have been using pampers for awhile, and I like them, but Im like you, everytime I see that stupid commercial I get furious so I have stopped using the pampers just because I don't support vaccines and I don't want to be purchasing something that is helping promote vaccines. Im currently just using a cheaper diaper that seems to be working fine for my DD.
post #8 of 35
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Originally Posted by PenelopeJune View Post
I don't use Pampers because I think they smell weird. They gross me out. We use cloth
same here.
post #9 of 35
I don't use Pampers anymore and switched to Huggies, then Natural Choice and now Costco brand. we use cloth diapers throughout the day and sposies at night. Pampers gave DS a rash and they smelled just WEIRD.
I started using them as we needed preemie sized diapers and BabiesRus only had Pampers swaddlers in size P, so we sticked with it for a while.

As soon as I learned the 1 vaccine per package sold I was turned off big time. Never ever will I buy Pampers again anyways!
post #10 of 35
We use cloth

But I would avoid pampers if we didn't.

-Angela
post #11 of 35
I don't like how pampers fit. I prefer Huggies or cloth. Haven't tried the more natural ones though.
post #12 of 35
after seeing the Sierra Leone special about how horrible tetanus is in that area (which is the area pampers is donating to) it changed my mind a bit. I know the answer to overall health there is clean water, food, and education about health and safety for newborns (I believe it is ritual to pack the baby's umbilical cord with animal feces which is a major cause of the tetanus), but in the meantime....seeing a baby taking it's last breath when he or even the mother could have had the vaccination to prevent this- just makes me think about the positives. If I have to choose between nothing and a tetanus shot to save a life...I'm going to choose to support the tetanus shot. If it were a perfect world I would say screw the tetanus shot and spend the money to educate and provide these people with the resources they need...but that's not happening. I don't think that the lack of the tetanus shot is going to force that issue either. I just didn't realize how truly horrifying tetanus is until I saw this program.
post #13 of 35
When there was a sale between pampers or huggies, I went with huggies instead (I'd only buy those on sale and with a coupon otherwise it is store bought brands). I do some cloth diapering too but I'm guilty of buying regular diapers. That campaign has weighed on my mind and I do know other countries do suffer from diseases not here in the US. However, knowing that they are pushing all sorts of things on the other countries, I do not support them.
post #14 of 35
We CD but the few times we used pampers it made DDs butt look like a sunburn. The perfume is nasty.
post #15 of 35
Its sad to see a baby take its last breath but that babys blood is on its mothers hands with that stupid tradition. The fact is they are still puttibg cow dung on their babies whether vaccinated or not so how is this solving public health issues.
post #16 of 35
I hate Pampers...Now I have another reason lol.

Seriously, they are nastier than cheapo off brands.
post #17 of 35
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Originally Posted by Lydiah View Post
Its sad to see a baby take its last breath but that babys blood is on its mothers hands with that stupid tradition.
Wow that's really harsh - those mothers probably have no clue that they are potentially harming their babies.
post #18 of 35
I've never liked pampers (can't stand the perfume smell they use), but now that they are such big vax pushers, it gives me more the reason to avoid them. When we use disposables, I've found that I REALLy like Walgreen's Premium brand. I like Sam's Club's Members Mark brand, but they raised their prices a lot. The Walgreen's ones are a really good deal when they are on sale. Every month or so they do 2 pks for $9, which is a good deal and they often have coupons too, which make it even a sweeter deal.
post #19 of 35
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Originally Posted by Lydiah View Post
Its sad to see a baby take its last breath but that babys blood is on its mothers hands with that stupid tradition. The fact is they are still puttibg cow dung on their babies whether vaccinated or not so how is this solving public health issues.
How on earth is a tetanus shot at 2 months going to protect a newborn who has cow dung packed onto it's umbilical cord? I have not really educated myself on this problem, but it seems to me the shot is going to be too late to save that baby. The only thing that is going to save those babies is EDUCATION AND SANITATION. Not a shot of toxic chemicals.

As for the OT. We use cloth. I wasn't even aware of this campaign as I have TIVO and don't watch commercials. I don't read mainstream parenting magazines because they make me crazy.. so I am blissfully oblivious to campaigns like these. When I do buy sposies (dd3 wears pullups at night) I only buy 7th generation.
post #20 of 35
I use cloth when we are home and use sposies when we are out and at night.
I found some wonderful Nature Babycare biodegradable sposies at Babies R Us.
I prefer to have natural as possible and try to support small businesses.
Supporting Pampers and big business that chlorinates and uses chemicals in their processing does more harm to people and the Earth over all. So their diaper processing negates the vaccination program.
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