Petitioning Against Pampers and Bounty
No doubt you may have heard of Bounty. Bounty are well known for their free baby packs which you can claim via a midwife. A quick google search will tell you that Bounty are no stranger to controversy but their latest furore involves Pampers.
A petition has been set up to for Pampers and Bounty to remove incorrect information from one of their pamphlets. In the leaflet, it’s claimed that Pampers wipes are recommended on babies to clean their skin. What’s more is that it’s claimed that cloth nappies may cause nappy rash or infections. This incorrect information has been challenged by supporters of the petition due to its potential scaremongering. It’s relatively straightforward to suggest that Pampers are trying to promote their own branded goods. However, in doing so without research or any statements to back up their so called findings – for instance, who has recommended Pampers wipes? It’s no surprise that this ambiguous wording is causing an uproar.
So, what’s the real deal with cloth nappies?
If you’re a first time parent or soon to be parent then you’d be forgiven for thinking that cloth nappies may not be suitable for your baby. However, cloth nappies have a range of benefits and are perfectly safe to use. Both cloth nappies and wipes, such as Cheeky Wipes are reusable meaning they’re environmentally friendly and cut your costs. They’re perfectly comfortable for your baby to use and the natural fibres ensure that mum knows what chemicals are next to baby’s skin. The natural material of the nappy actually helps to prevent nappy rash. Using a natural nappy liner also helps to clean your baby faster and ensure they stay dry. There’s a good range of cloth nappies and wipes available to purchase as you’ll probably require different variations depending on the time of day and how active your baby is.
If you’re unsure about purchasing cloth nappies or wipes then try before you buy as this will help you to save money in the long run and ensure that baby stays happy.