Materials And Layer In Disposable Diaper

Materials and layer in Disposable Diaper:
Materials and layer in Disposable Diaper:

From birth to growing up, the diaper becomes their daily companion as well as the mother’s companion. It’s hard to imagine life without this disposable diaper for child and new moms. 70% of moms around the world prefer disposable diapers even though these diapers are very harmful to the environment. But because of the convenience of diapers, its popularity has increased a lot all over the world. 


Materials of Disposable Diapers:

As simple or attractive as disposable diapers may look, the production process is as difficult. Now many diaper brands have become popular around the world. For example: Pampers, Huggies etc. All diaper brands follow almost the same manufacturing process.

 The outer layer of disposable diapers is made of a layer of polyethylene. Essentially the same material is found in thin plastic designed to cover food. The inner part of the diaper that covers the baby is made of polypropylene. It is commonly used in making other underwear as this material is considered good for baby’s skin. 

There are some brands that use aloe vera, vitamin E and vitamin D in the inner lining of the diaper to make the inner layer of the diaper stronger. Usually these ingredients protect the baby from diaper rash, the same ingredients are used in diaper rash cream. 

The absorbent layer of the diaper uses wood pulp and super absorbent polymers and sodium polyacrylate. In the early 1980s, sodium polyacrylate was allowed to keep babies dry and make diapers thinner and more efficient. Its chemical substance is capable of absorbing up to the wild weight of urine seeds. 

Materials and layer in Disposable Diaper:

Usually sodium polyacrylate is in the middle of the diaper but occasionally leaks through the liner. The result leaves clear crystals on the baby’s skin. Many diapers have different cartoons on the outside that are made with dyes such as Disperse Blue 106, Disperse Blue 124, Disperse yellow 3, and Disperse Orange 3. As a result, the diapers look more attractive. 

Scented diapers use a small amount of perfume in the absorbent layer and the outer layer. The perfume usually contains citrus-scented ingredients. 

Are the Chemicals in disposable diapers safe for baby:

Sodium polyacrylate used in disposable diapers appears to be somewhat dangerous in accident studies, but is not a concern for diapers. Because according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s document, sodium polyacrylate is not harmful for diapers.

 Although small particles of sodium polyacrylate relate are irritating when inhaled, they are not considered toxic. However, sodium polyacrylate does not cause any irritation to the baby’s skin because it consists of long chains of polymer molecules that are not absorbed through the skin. Sodium palladium is sometimes mixed with a small amount of Acrylie acid. 

High amounts of acrylie acid can be harmful to a baby’s skin, but as reported in the US Journal of Toxicology and environmental Health a small amount of acrylie acid is not a cause for  concern. 

Those who think that the sodium polyacrylate  used in disposable diapers can cause skin irritation in babies are wrong. In 2008 report in The Journal Clinics in Dermatology cited a case of skin irritation caused by sodium polyacrylate that too happened to a grown man.

 In the late 1970s, hundreds of women who used sodium polyacrylate developed toxic shock syndrome, a fatal bacterial infection. At the time, some people thought that babies could also get toxic shock syndrome, but it turned out to be very different from diaper rash falling outside.

The colors used in diapers are safe but in some cases Disperse Blue 106, Disperse Blue 124, Disperse yellow 3 and Disperse Orange 3 may cause allergic reactions in babies. The fragrance used in diapers is not harmful to the baby. The ingredients used in the fragrance are citral which is naturally collected and vitamin A and vitamin E which do not harm the baby’s skin. But some cases are sensitive to her baby’s skin although it is considered rare.

Disposable diapers contain small amounts of dioxins that do not contain chlorine. Some people think that the dioxins in the diaper contaminate the groundwater. However, various studies have found that the dioxins used in the diaper do not cause any harm to the baby’s skin.

A study by Environmental Health Perspectives found that the most dangerous dioxins who can cause cancer and other diseases are those who are not present among the disabled diapers.

Various pediatricians believe that the ingredients used in disposable diapers do not have any effect on the baby’s skin. Mothers can use it without any problems. You must consult with various experts who have diaper use for babies to determine how safe the diaper you choose is for the baby.

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