What's Not In Pampers Nappies and Wipes
There's nothing more important to Pampers than your baby's happy, healthy development. That's why we're committed to The Pampers Safety Promise when it comes to what we include – and what we don't include – in Pampers nappies, pants and wipes. All Pampers products are made from ingredients that are thoroughly tested and evaluated to be safe. The materials we use are common in baby products and safely used by millions of babies around the world, every day.
The Pampers Safety Promise:
- Baby’s happy, healthy development is our top priority
- All Pampers products and materials are dermatologically tested and undergo rigorous safety and performance evaluations before they come into contact with baby’s skin.
Our Safety Process: Ensuring Pampers Products are Safe and Gentle
Early in the development process of a new nappy, we select ingredients that are safe for use in a children's product. Pampers thoroughly evaluates all ingredients, materials, processes and final products in every stage of development to be safe and gentle for babies. We follow the highest, strictest global safety standards set forth by leading organisations around the world.
"At Pampers, we put the health and safety of babies first. As a Pampers scientist and trained toxicologist, I work tirelessly to ensure our products are safe, compliant and effective for babies. As a mother of two daughters, I personally understand the importance of this commitment to safety. I have confidence in our safety and compliance".
Jennifer Counts, Ph.D.
Pampers scientist and mum
What We Don't Add to Pampers Products
To help answer questions we receive from parents about what's not in Pampers nappies and wipes, we've compiled a list of what we don't add*.
- Bisphenol A (BPA)
- Disperse Dyes
- Elemental Chlorine
Pampers does not add chlorine to nappies and uses an elemental chlorine-free process to purify the fibres in nappies.
Pampers nappies, pants and wipes are alcohol-free, which is commonly understood to mean free of ethanol and isopropyl (or rubbing alcohol). These types of alcohol can dry out baby’s sensitive skin.
- Latex from Natural Rubber
- Heavy metals like Lead and Mercury
- Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH)
- Parabens (see preservatives below)
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
- Specific Preservatives
Pampers does not use preservatives in our nappies. We carefully select preservatives for our baby wipes to keep them pure and fresh. We do not use MIT or CMIT; formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasers; parabens; quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs); and triclocarban or triclosan.
- 26 Allergens listed in the European Cosmetics Regulation in nappies & pants
Pampers premium protection, active fit, baby-dry nappies and pants do not contain any of the 26 fragrance ingredients - listed in the European Union Cosmetics Regulation – which are considered more likely to cause reactions in (allergy-) susceptible people. To note, the overwhelming majority of cosmetic users will not experience any undesirable effects associated with the presence of these substances. These 26 fragrance ingredients are: Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Isoeugenol, Amylcinnamyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Cinnamal, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Anise Alcohol, Benzyl Cinnamate, Farnesol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Methyl 2-Octynoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Evernia Prunastri, Evernia Furfuracea.
*Some of these substances are present in the everyday environment and therefore may be present in trace amounts in a wide range of everyday household products from nappies to drinking water.