You know those little wetness indicator strips on your baby’s diaper? Have you noticed that Happy Little Camper diapers don’t have them? There’s a good reason for that! While the wetness indicator offers the convenience of knowing when baby is wet, the strips are actually made out of harmful chemical dye. One of the Happy Little Camper promises are that our diapers contain NO dye, which is why there are no wetness indicators in our diapers. Simple as that!
Dyes & Chemicals In Conventional Diaper Brands
Dyes in conventional diapers are also often found on not just the outer core of the diaper in wetness indicators but the inner layer as well. Why take the risk of using diapers that are made with yucky dyes and harsh chemicals? Some babies have more sensitive skin than others and can quickly develop an allergic reaction to dyes on the inner sheet of the diaper that touches the skin. This is especially true for babies with skin conditions.
Beyond skin sensitivity, your baby will go through 2,500 to 3,000 diapers in their first year alone! Wow, that’s a lot of diapers with chemicals that can enter baby’s bloodstream through the skin. After all, it only takes 26 seconds for chemicals to enter his or her little body. And if you consider the average baby remains in diapers until they’re 2.5 to 3 years of age. That’s a lot of chemicals accumulated in the body over time, potentially causing not just skin irritation, but toxic reactions to their vital little organs. As it is, there are chemicals in conventional diapers that even causes early maturation in girls.
Not to mention fragrances in diapers that can make the skin break out or exacerbate diaper rash. But aside from the obvious potential skin irritation, you might be wondering what’s the big deal if a diaper smells rosy? Well, most parents may not be aware that there are approximately 3,100 chemicals in perfumes and fragrances. So, add up this toxicity to the thousands of diapers your baby will use within their first three years of their life and that’s exposure to a ton of chemicals in such a short time. Chemicals might not have an immediate effect on your growing little human, but harmful chemicals can accumulate in the body over time potentially leading to long-term health issues.
Checking Baby Without Indicator Strip
Moms and Dads, we’re pretty confident that you know when your baby is wet without needing an indicator strip made of harsh dyes to tell you. Did you know that babies urinate up to 20 times a day? This means that baby should be checked every 2 to 3 hours. Usually, wet diapers will tend to be heavy, you can either pad the diaper with a hand, squeeze it gently. When squeezing or padding the diaper, it’ll be obvious that the diaper is wet from the moisture soaking the inner diaper layers. Opening up the diaper to double check is also advised and there’s always the good ol’ nose-to-diaper smell test!
Happy Little Camper = No Dyes or Harmful Chemicals
Happy Little Camper products do not contain harmful chemicals because our diapers + wipes are made with natural, hypoallergenic ingredients. We don’t use indicator strips or any dye that can penetrate baby’s skin and potentially cause harm to their fragile organs. Our products have been dermatologically tested, so you can trust that our diapers + wipes are skin-loving and safe for baby.
Medical Disclaimer: Articles are intended for informational purposes only and should not be used as the basis of patient treatment. Ask your medical professional if you have any health-related questions or concerns.