Common Questions about Pampers Diapers and Wipes

Learn more about Pampers' commitment to safety in the following frequently asked questions and answers. If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate contact us.


Because babies come in all different shapes and sizes, diapers fit babies differently. At Pampers, we measure thousands of babies' legs, bottoms, and waists to try to get a good fit that helps contain leaks. Sometimes leaks happen because the leg cuff or waist is a bit folded. Running your finger around the waist band and cuffs sometimes helps to ensure a better fit. Another reason for leaks is if there isn't enough absorbent material for baby's urine output. If your baby is close to the upper end of the weight range of the diaper you're currently using, you may want to try the next size up diaper as there is more absorbent material in the larger diapers.

As an industry leader in innovation, Pampers is dedicated to creating better, more efficient products that offer noticeable benefits while reducing the environmental footprint of our products and packaging. A major independent study by the United Kingdom’s Environment Agency in 2005 and updated in 2008 showed that neither disposable nor cloth diapers were better for the environment. The study considered all parts of each diaper’s life cycle: to make, distribute, use and dispose of the products. This extensive UK study found that the environmental impacts of diapers are actually linked to the energy, water, and detergents needed to clean reusable diapers, and to raw material production for disposable diapers. By considering the overall life cycle of both products, the study confirms that there is little to no difference in environmental impact between cloth and disposable diapers.

*(Adam, Ralf. ""Skin care of the diaper area."" Pediatric dermatology 25.4 (2008): 427-433; Seymour, Jon L., et al. ""Clinical effects of diaper types on the skin of normal infants and infants with atopic dermatitis."" Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 17.6 (1987): 988-997).

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