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P&G Should Listen to Parents Upset Over Pamper Rashes

Posted May 16 2010 12:00am

I’m going to be blunt here: Pamper’s sucks. More correctly, Procter and Gamble sucks. I say that even though my kids no longer wear diapers.

Besides the fact that we never could abide by the way that brand’s products stunk to high heaven, it would take about 12 hours of wearing Pampers before Lael’s private parts would break out into horrible, flaming rashes.

And that was BEFORE Pampers redesigned its Cruisers and Swaddlers diapers. Almost 9,000 Facebook members (as of writing this) are begging the old version of diapers be brought back because their children are breaking out in rashes that sound worse than Lael’s ever was.

Despite the groundswell, here’s what Jodi Allen, Procter & Gamble’s vice president for North America baby care, told WBNS-TV via the Columbus Dispatch:

“It’s unfortunate that the social-media environment has created this scare. I think they’re misleading parents and they’re causing undue harm, and it’s creating a scare that, honestly, I don’t think should be out there.”

The social media created this scare? Give me a break. My wife and I spent the first four years of our daughter’s life thinking her rashers were the fault of OUR genes. We figured with the millions of diaper users out there not complaining, surely it must be OUR problem.

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