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..at the hospital (where I work, that is).<br><br>
We just switched from Huggies to Pampers and EWWWWWWW! The perfume just about knocked me over. Have Pampers always been scented like that? I wouldn't be surprised if that in itself was responsible for respiratory problems in children. Really!
 

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My friend uses Pampers and I noticed it was "strongly" scented. She tried using cloth but always commented on the urine smell. I guess she was accustomed to the Pampers covering up any odor.<br><br>
The smell of Pampers is too strong for my nose!! You would think that all that perfume would give a baby a sore bum.
 

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Although I'm a bit 'smell sensitive,' I can't even handle walking down the aisle. We've started picking up some of that Gerber Organic Baby Food for Kenny when out and about and PEEE-YUUUU those diapers stink. Jeff laughs at me holding my nose and walking down the aisle. He says that all cloth diaper website owning mommas need to pull the coupons out of Walmart and the grocery store coupon dispensers in the diaper aisles and shove business cards in there to dispense instead! :LOL
 

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Imagine a wiggles song "stinky sposie, stinky sposie......stinky sposie, stinky sposie" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/whistling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="whistle"><br><br>
But then again, EVERYTHING is a wiggles song to me these days! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
But back on topic, do you mention cds to the new moms at the hospital? Is that ok, or a <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nono.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nono">?
 

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with my ds I used sposies.... I remember coming home from the hospital and opening up a pack of pampers. The scent was sooooo strong that I called Pampers to complain. I said something *had* to be wrong w/ my dipes. The apologized and sent me a coupon for some free dipes. Well, when I bought new ones I found that is just how pampers reeks. So we had to move on to another brand.<br><br>
Sooooo glad to be using cloth this time around <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I work L&D so I'm really only seeing women while in labor and the 2 hours after they deliver. Usually it doesn't come up, unless someone says something like "six kids! you must go through tons of diapers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> " When I say "no we use cd's" I usually get that "oh my gosh, she's a freak" look. It is the midwest afterall! I will say something like "oh, there are such nice things out there now, blah blah blah..." but doubt I've scored any converts. Mostly it doesn't come up. Though with the stinky new Pampers maybe I'll have more of an opening these days... :LOL
 

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I got a "free sample" Pampers dipe in the mail a couple weeks ago and tossed it on ds for the heck of it.<br><br>
Between the smell making my eyes water and his confused poking of this strange thing on his bottom, I didn't leave it there very long! LOL I have to shake my head when friends complain about how cloth must smell so bad, when I think a dirty disposie smells *so* much worse..<br><br>
-Melissa.
 

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Hey Chava you ought to bring some diapers to work. Maybe stick them on the front of the nurses station :LOL I'm sure the hosp. execs. would love that.<br>
Hmmmm how about talking to those wonderful gift shop owning people <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> They do smell bad..they make my eyes water. Huggies smell like chemicals..especially after they've been peed in. That's even worse PU!
 

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Pampers are the worst! I got a package at my shower, and when I got home, and had everything in the living room I got a terrible headache! I could smell them thru the entire house. Needless to say, they went back to Wal-Mart <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/pinktongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="raz"> I found that while Huggies smell as well, the perfume isn't NEAR as strong. But even in a car w/ Huggies I get a headache. I guess I"m a little sensitive to smells.
 

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Okay, I'm a freak and this is totally embarrassing, but I love the smell of Pampers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> They remind me of when my babies were just born because that's what they used in both the hospitals where I had my kids. I kept one of the Pampers that they gave me when dd was born (we started using CDs when we got home from the hospital), I like to pull it out and sniff it sometimes because it reminds me of when she was born. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> Sorry, I'm weird, I know.
 

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I've never noticed Pampers smells but then again, I don't think I've actually seen one in a year and a half! I do know however, that LUVS stink worse than anything I've ever smelled in my life. I recently went to the store and near the Bargain Bin and there was a pack of them discounted because they had been opened. I smelled them from across the aisles. Blech!
 

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I must confess.... I am a previous pamper buyer! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> those were the only ones that DIDN'T give ds a rash and huge leaks. With that said and off my chest, I must say that I got used to the smell because they don't bother me. What I do notice is when ds farts - you can actually smell it now! ewwww No actually its kinda cute because hes ebf - but its so much better to have his bum wrapped in cotton instead of plastic.<br><br>
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Yeah,<br>
When my daughter was in the hospital for a short time at 2 months they gave us Pampers to use. I was horrified at how smelly they were and sent Hobby home for Huggies. THe hospital people acted like I was nuts to give up "free" diapers but with an antibiotic-induced rash the last thing my daughter needed was a perfume reaction.<br>
Of course, I jsut switched to cloth and am regretting all those Huggies we dragged to the curb.....
 

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both Pampers and Huggies smell really perfumey to me... we used Huggies the first week when my ds was too small for his CDs and I had to move the package out of the room beacuse of the smell. I recently found one newborn size Huggie in the bathroom cabinet when I was cleaning out and the perfume smell was horrible. It had been in an inclosed area for over a year and a half and STILL smelled.
 

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They've been smelly like that for at least 17 years. We used swaddlers for the first couple of weeks of Griff's life, and I had the strangest memories come back to me. The Pampers scent made me remember diapering my sister in 1986.<br><br>
Yuck-aroo. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Hee hee! I just got a mental image of sending a tanned cabana boy home for diapers...<br><br>
Slightly on topic, we got a sample of Pampers in the mail the other day, and DH actually opened it in the house. Ugh! It went straight into the garbage, but the garbage had to stay out on the deck for the night because the smell was giving me a migraine.<br>
My neighbor has a Diaper Genie and uses Pampers. I can't even walk down the hallway in her house because of the smell coming from the bathroom.
 

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When I once bought some pampers I took them back to Target. They asked what was wrong and I told them that they smelled bad! I have never used them since.
 

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Pampers are too strong. And they don't hold anything IMO. My friend swears by them. But this is the friend with 5 indoor cats who doesn't clean the litter box, so I guess they mask the other odors in her house. My last sposie clad dd wore huggies (she still wears store brand at night). This next one will be cd'ed from birth (how else to use all of my adorable dipes???)<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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