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addictedtolatte Wed 26-May-10 11:45:09

i have been using pampers for 22 months now and for the past 3 weeks i have noticed they dont last any longer than 1 hour. i have had to go back to changing nappies in the night. can anyone reccomend any other nappies which are good because am off to boots to get a refund on these useless nappies. i would appriciate any advice as am tired of mopping up wee from my laminate now angry smile

leavingonajetplane Thu 03-Jun-10 21:53:51

I returned 2 big boxes of them to Tescos.

I did ring their pampers helpline and they said the new design is definately permanent hmm

They do send out vouchers when you complain (£12) but I used them on pampers simply dry and they have been changed to flimsy/essentially no absorbency at the back too hmm

shouldve used it for wipes..

Jcee Mon 07-Jun-10 12:42:19

I called pampers to complain about the new baby ones and I asked which nappies haven't been revamped - they confirmed baby dry have yet to get the "dry max technology" but it sounds like they may have other problems...

Pampers did send me some refund vouchers and Boots took the 2 unopened packs I had back.

comewhinewithme Mon 07-Jun-10 12:45:59

We usually get Asda own brand but had to buy an emergency pack of Pampers last week hmm.
Oh dear they were useless they were really thin at the back and you could feel it as soon as dd had done a wee.

Rubbish rubbish rubbish.

Snuppeline Mon 07-Jun-10 12:56:10

This explains why my dd has been waiking up so much in the night lately... I am fuming now! I have been using pampers since dd was born as I wanted something I could get abroad as we have family across a good few nations and have been happy with them until quite recently. I shall get my money back too!

stressheaderic Thu 17-Jun-10 22:14:18

Been buying Active Fit for a while, was happy with them.
Bought a pack of the new style ones this week - today, massive poo leak all over pram. Was most unamused.

leavingonajetplane Fri 18-Jun-10 00:28:30

Ive tried all 3 kinds of pampers now - orange, green and purple packs and each packet had the very thin nappies, obviously less than useless at the back.

I dont care how many taps they have run the nappy under, did they ever consider that the child actually wears the nappy and sits or lies in it? And that that makes a difference?


So it seems they have changed babydry etc but just dont want to confess to it. Utterly utterly useless.

lal123 Fri 18-Jun-10 13:40:19

Just to add to the "I think pampers are crap now" brigade. EVERY time DD does a poo in these new style nappies it has ended up up her back and needing a change of clothes. Have just switched to Tescos - which are half the price and seem to be OK

Ariela Fri 18-Jun-10 14:44:54

Lizziemun, why throw them out? Treat yourself to a little sellotape dispenser to keep by the changing mat, so you can pull off the required piece of sellotape one-handed to stick the tab down.

Or save them up and post them back to the company with a letter of complaint, they're bound to give you a good-will voucher.

By chucking them away you're wasting them, adding to landfill unneccessarily, but above all lining the manufacturers pockets with additional profit!

Suziewoos Mon 21-Jun-10 19:24:26

They really are not fit for the purpose sold anymore. If you do not want vouchers from Pampers to buy more Pampers products you can ask for £ refund and they will refund you instead. If you want to report the product to Trading Standards and find your local office have shut due to council cut backs (!) you can telephone the people at the following link and they will pass your complaint onto the central office for you -

UK Facebook support page is here -

Nappies are not a fashion item they have a job to do - they do not need to be thinner like a mobile phone angry

leavingonajetplane Sat 26-Jun-10 21:05:03

Pretty much Suzie, I think its false advertising to call them nappies.

Im sure their case will be studied as a marketing disaster in the future.

Suziewoos Mon 28-Jun-10 18:00:27

I hope like the "new" Coke was a disaster!!

Anyway I and some mums have a meeting with Proctor and Gamble on Friday to try and get some answers. There are more and more parents not only complaining of leaks but of little ones having chemical like burn rashes (not the usual bad rashes either.

StealthPolarBear Mon 28-Jun-10 18:06:38

"aparently they have changed design so no padding at back"

DD has had 2 "almost leaked outv of the back" poos today in the new pampers active fit - got them a week or so ago.
She has never in all her 9 months had a leaky nappy i don't think.
i worried she had diarrhoea (no other signs, it wasn't that loose) now i think it was just the nappy!

another vote for tesco - i only use pampers as i get millions of money off vouchers

leavingonajetplane Mon 28-Jun-10 19:41:01

Thats great Suzie - im sure youve got a lot to say to them.

Please dont let them do that "we ran the back of the nappy under a tap and it doesnt leak" crap. (As used on their complaint -line) A baby lying on its back on a wet nappy is rather different to a tap-wet, empty nappy hmm.

And the other justification they have been using is pulling in an expert who claims nappies dont cause nappy rash - its just the urine [hmmm] [hmmm]. I agree these rashes are more like a chemical burn than a nappy rash.

The other pitch thay have their helpline staff use is that "well we only hear from people who complain so there are probably many satisfied customers who havent got in touch" (running out of hmm faces for that one. How many complaints are needed before they take them on board then??

And please tell them from me they are twats. I cant find any nappy that fits DS properly since papmers active effectively stopped making nappies.

TimeForANewWan Tue 29-Jun-10 11:11:36

My experience with the dry-max 'technology' while travelling in the States last months convinced me to go the reusable route. I am just finishing off 'test-driving' some reausable nappies and have placed an order arriving on Thursday. Am very excited. (And feel very virtuous grin)

kisamama Tue 29-Jun-10 12:12:52

leavingonajetplane, you have probably already tried them but I have found the new huggies naturalfit heaps better than when I last tried huggies. I have spent a fortune on pampers with 3dcs in last 4 years as I found they worked best for us but had the same problems as everyone else with poor redbottomed ds2 (8 months now so alot more nappy time ahead). ( I know lots of people on here recommend tescos but I need something ocado will deliver... I also totally admire timeforanewwan for switching to reusable but sadly I am not so virtuous...!) Hoping I have not jinxed the huggies and ds2 does not wake from nap with giant poo disaster.

Suziewoos Tue 29-Jun-10 20:11:13

Leavingonajetplane - I love your nickname and I am sure you have heard it before - but I wish I WAS leaving on a jet plane (sadly have a meeting to go to tho!)

*Bangs head on wall - why dont P&G recognise the complaints?

I am going in - cover me!

leavingonajetplane Tue 29-Jun-10 23:45:08

Thanks Kisamama, Huggies always leak through the legs on skinny-legged DS. I did try them again recently but no better for us. I also saw the recommedations for tescos but here (Ireland) pampers, tescos and boots own brand have all changed to the new hopeless design. Believe they are all made by the same people?

Suzie, best of luck!

PurpleCrazyHorse Thu 01-Jul-10 22:24:17

DD leaked (wee luckily) all over her cot last night and she was soaked from head to knees as it has made the sheet so wet. I've just e-mailed Pampers to complain (we have a pack of Active Fit).

We've been using disposables at night in the hope she'll sleep through if she doesn't feel wet. Was not impressed with a 5am wake-up call, complete clothing change and a new sheet on the cot.

Back to reusables at night, I think grin

Suziewoos Mon 05-Jul-10 14:19:25

So..... I am still fuming and so are the other mums that met with P&G last week:-

#173 (permalink) Report Post
Sue A(104) Sue A(104) is online now

Location: Croydon
Today, 13:10
There IS something WRONG. Some babies are having extreame skin reactions.

Some mums and I had a meeting in Woking (not a factory visit in Germany as some bloggers are reporting) last Friday and the whole meeting was a P&G PR disaster. Our concerns raised on behalf of hundreds of worried and angry parents were totally dismissed. After much debate the basic outcomes were as follows:-

P&G refuse to even for a tiny moment consider that the new technolgy that is in Active Fit and New Baby (and will be rolled out into everything else so beware!) might be causing some babies to have a reaction - POOR SHOW indeed.

There are some complaints about Baby Dry brand - These too were dismissed.

We asked P&G if they would add a small disclaimer on the packaging along the lines of if your baby has sensativity to this product discontinue use. P&G stated there was not enough room on the packaging to do this. - EVEN MORE POOR SHOW.

P&G also said that any leaks consumers were experiancing was because the baby is in the wrong size nappy.. so its the "consumers" fault. - BEYOND POOR SHOW!

So the message is clear parents - P&G are not doing anything about the complaints but they do want to hear from you if you have a problem!

Facebook support page:!/group.php?gid=112466695451972

Petition to remove Drymax from Sale:

We are not giving up!

whoopstheregoesmymerkin Mon 05-Jul-10 14:24:04

Switch to Lidls - they are brill!

Pampers always brought mine out in angry welts

Issy42 Wed 07-Jul-10 19:04:17

Thanks for starting this thread. DD has been having leaks at night for first time and now I know why. Will go to Tescos for next ones.

AmesBS7 Thu 08-Jul-10 11:11:15

We're using washables during the day and Pampers at night as they're thinner at the back and I thought that they'd be more comfy to lie on. No issues with leaks or rashes. I am, however, now a bit worried about the chemical content aspect of disposables - hadn't really thought about this before.

Washables are definitely substantially better at containing poos. We have never had an 'up the back splat' with a washable, whereas they do happen with (Pampers) disposables.

JemAndEllie Fri 09-Jul-10 18:49:06

we bought four large packs of these poor examples of nappies and are currently trying to wade through them as quickly as poss as dont have a receipt to return them, my DD has been having leak after leak and the nappy only lasts about 45 mins which is disastrous. now im stuck as to what to change her on to next. everyone says tesco are good but im not near a tesco. has anyone used Boots own? i am not impressed at all i have sent 3 complaints to pampers and one to p&g themselves and heard nothing no vouchers no apology... nothing. very unhappy.

ruddynorah Fri 09-Jul-10 18:58:43

i am surprised so many folk buy pampers. tesco are loads better, as are lidl. and for less than half the price.

Suziewoos Sun 11-Jul-10 08:53:16

JemAndEllie try contacting Pampers via 0191 2975000 or 0800 328 3281 or email You do not have to accept vouchers you can ask for your money back by cheque or bank transfer. They have problem handing out money.

They say they have not received enough complaints to do anything about the leaks or rashes hmm

Facebook support group:!/group.php?gid=112466695451972

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