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What's In My Baby's Diaper?

The experts at Pampers carefully choose each diaper component based on both its safety profile and excellent performance in helping keep baby’s skin dry and healthy.


All Pampers products and materials undergo rigorous safety and performance evaluations before they come into contact with baby’s skin. Find out more about the safety process and what we don't add to Pampers products.

Did you know…Pampers understands that caring for babies’ happy, healthy development includes caring for the world they grow up in. We’re continually innovating to reduce the environmental footprint of our products and packaging. For more information on our commitment to environmental sustainability, look here.

  • Adhesive
  • Cellulose
  • What is it?
    Soft, fluffy fibers that are derived from responsibly-sourced wood pulp to help absorb liquid. It is a key component of the diaper core, cellulose helps absorb and retain urine and liquid poo.
    Did You Know?
    Pampers does not add chlorine to diapers and uses an elemental chlorine-free process to purify the fibers in diapers.

  • Elastics
  • What is it?
    Elastics are stretchy materials used in diapers to provide flexibility and improved fit. ll Pampers products are latex-free. Our products do not contain natural rubber - we either use synthetic rubber or a completely different technology.
    Did You Know?
    Commonly used in the clothing industry to make garments, sportswear and socks – including baby socks or clothes.

  • Scent
  • What is it?
    We do not add scent to our Premium Care diapers, Baby-Dry for newborns and Pants. We add scent to our Premium Care Pants, and Baby-Dry diapers size 3 upwards to provide a more pleasant experience during diaper change to moms who have a preference for lightly scented products.
    The scents in these diapers have all been strictly selected, evaluated in detail and their safety of use has been demonstrated. Diapers with scents are dermatologically tested.
    Did You Know?
    Scents have been used in diapers for more than 20 years.

  • Pigments
  • What is it?
    Colors in Pampers diapers are safe. We are using non-sensitizing pigments for fun designs and to indicate different components of the diaper. Pigments could not pass through skin even if they come in contact. We don’t use disperse dyes.
    Did You Know?
    Pigments are commonly used in a wide range of products, including food packaging, colored contact lenses, textiles, toys, paper, school chalk and crayons.

  • Polyethylene and Polypropylene
  • What is it?
    Soft, high-performance fibers with a safe use history in consumer products. They are included throughout the diaper for baby’s optimal comfort and performance.
    Did You Know?
    Polypropylene and polyethylene are commonly used in many plastic items for medical use. Food containers are also made of these plastics which are inert, safe and highly resistant to solvents.

  • Polyester
  • What is it?
    Spun into a soft fiber, polyester is used to help absorb wetness while providing comfort for baby.
    Did You Know?
    Polyester is used in clothing, pillows, medical garments and several synthetic garments.

  • Polyacrylate Polymers
  • What is it?
    Also called Super Absorbent Polymers (SAPs), they are small translucent granules that look like table sugar when dry. When wet, it becomes a gel that locks liquid away to help avoid rewet and keep baby dry. More than 400 studies have evaluated it to ensure it poses no safety risks, even if accidentally swallowed.
    Did You Know?
    One single granule can absorb up to 30 times its weight!

  • Skin Protecting Lotion
  • What is it?
    Made with aloe, petrolatum and stearyl alcohol to help maintain healthy skin.
    Did You Know?
    Petrolatum is often used by pediatric dermatologists to treat skin rashes and is among ingredients of many types of lip balms. Stearyl alcohol (not to be confused with rubbing alcohol or other drying alcohols) is used in baby skin cleansers, diaper creams and even in the food industry.

  • Paraffinum Liquidum (Lotion Ingredient)
  • What is it?
    It is a fatty component used to protect skin moisture. It has a long history of safe use.
    Did you know?
    It is widely used in pharmaceutical and cosmetic products.

  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Lotion Ingredient)
  • What is it?
    It is a well-known extract coming from the leaves of Aloe Barbadensis, also known as Aloe Vera.
    Did you know?
    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract is used in a wide range of cosmetic products such as moisturizing creams or soaps.

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