Each part of a Pampers® nappy has a specific role. But they all have the same purpose: to give your baby safety, comfort and performance.
Here is everything contained in our absorbent core:
The super absorbent: it is a material common to all disposable nappies, which has the ability to absorb up to 30 times its weight! It absorbs and traps liquid in just a few seconds. These super absorbents are totally safe and chemically inert, as proven by more than 400 studies on this component (conducted on over 300,000 nappies!) and on possible contacts, in particular with the skin.
Cellulose: is a material of natural origin that absorbs moisture. All of the cellulose used in Pampers® is sustainably sourced. This is one way that Pampers® is committed to sustainable forest management and meets the requirements of European regulation No. 995/2010.
Pampers® has developed a unique combination of super absorbents and cellulose for high-performance nappies that help to give your baby great comfort. Finding the right balance between the use of super absorbents and cellulose ensures the nappy is neither too thick nor hinders baby’s movements (and that helps to avoid the infamous “wet bulk”!).
Polypropylene and polyester
It draws moisture to the inside of the nappy to keep your baby’s skin nice and dry. The top sheet, which comes in contact with your baby’s skin, contains polypropylene fibres to make it soft and comfortable for baby.
This is the back of the nappy. It keeps moisture from transferring to the bed or baby’s clothes. It is composed of polyethylene and an inner envelope of polypropylene for softness and comfort.
These repositionable strips are soft and help the nappy fit perfectly on your baby. They are composed of polypropylene and polyester fibres that add softness and flexibility for even more comfort for your baby.
They help the nappy conform to your baby’s body shape, around the legs, for added comfort and to avoid leaks. Pampers® does not use rubber or latex which could be allergenic. Instead we use elastane and polypropylene.
These are used to keep the components all together and avoid leakage. They do not come in contact with your baby’s skin. Pampers® uses only solvent-free adhesives.
In response to our consumers’ expectations, we have worked with our suppliers to improve the smell of some of our adhesives. These materials all undergo rigorous selection and detailed evaluation, and their usage safety has been demonstrated. They are not in contact with baby’s skin. No allergen from the EU cosmetic regulation’s list of 26 is used in any of these materials.
To protect your baby’s skin and help reduce the risk of nappy rash, a patented protective balm is placed on the nappy’s topsheet. The components in this lotion comply with European regulations. It contains:
Located on the outside of the nappy, they amuse both parents and babies! They contain non-sensitising pigments that are non-soluble in water (so they cannot penetrate the skin).
Only on our
Premium Protection™ nappy pants,
Premium Protection™ nappies and our
Pampers® Pure Protection nappies : Soooo convenient! The strip changes colour to tell you when it’s time to change your baby! It is a yellow strip that reacts to variations in pH: it turns blue when in contact with baby’s urine.
Elastane, polyester, polypropylene… what are they?
All of the fibres contained in Pampers® nappies could also be found in… your clothing as well as your baby’s! They are technical fibres with specific properties that contribute to the comfort and performance of Pampers® nappies.
Polypropylene gives softness and comfort to all parts of the nappy that are in contact with baby’s skin. It is an extremely resistant fibre; it doesn’t break so it keeps “pilling” from forming and avoids friction on the skin.
Polyester helps spread moisture across the entire nappy length. It is also widely used in sportswear.
Polyethylene film of our backsheet has two particularly important properties: it is both water-repellant and breathable. Clinically tested, it avoids leaks and helps the skin stay nice and dry thanks to its micro-aeration channels.
Elastane is an elastic fibre contained in many fabrics, and you probably had in your maternity wear, for example! Thanks to its elastic properties, it helps the nappy stay perfectly in place by following baby’s movements while avoiding any marks or leaks.
These fibres are cleverly combined to draw moisture to the centre of the nappy and trap it there to limit the proliferation of bacteria.
Because we want to give your baby 100% safe nappies and nappy pants, there are some things we don’t add to the composition of our products.
Pampers® does not add any undesirable substances to its products. Baby’s safety has always been our top priority.
We do NOT add the following substances in our nappies:
- Preservatives. Pampers® does not use preservatives in its nappies, nor do we use: formaldehyde or formaldehyde generators; MIT or CMIT; parabens; phenoxyethanol; quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs); triclocarban or triclosan.
- Bisphenol A (BPA), dioxins, dispersed colorings, elemental chlorine, ethanol, heavy metals (like lead and mercury), organotins, parabens, pesticides, phenol, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH).
- Natural latex and rubber that can sometimes be allergenic.
Pampers® Baby-dry™ nappies,
Baby-dry™ nappy pants,
Premium protection™ nappies,
Premium protection™ nappy pants and
Pure Protection nappies do not contain any of the 26 allergens listed by the European Union’s regulatory agency.
Some of these substances are present in our environment and can therefore be found in traces in a wide variety of everyday products from nappies, to tap water, to food.
If you have any questions about Pampers® nappies, check out our FAQ page or call our Customer Service at 0800 328 3281 for UK and 1 800 535 124 for IRE (free call and service, Mondays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m).