Parents with newborns are used to dealing with explosive nappies. What many won’t be familiar with is the actual nappy itself ‘exploding.’
But one dad was left concerned after his one-year-old son’s did just that, leaving him covered in “dangerous” gelatine crystals.
Eran Eitan from Randwick, Sydney, was left outraged after finding his 23-month-old son, Dov’s nappy had disintegrated overnight.
Following the discovery, the 36-year-old dad-of-two took to social media to express his concern after finding the nappy had overflowed and leaked up to his son’s chest after just seven hours of wear.
Though the graphic designer had been a loyal Huggies customer for years, it was the first time he’d bought their new Mickey Mouse Ultra Dry range, after the Winnie the Pooh range was discontinued.
Alarming images show the tot crying hysterically after the nappy had disintegrated from overnight leaks.
“It was very upsetting to find my kid like this. It just exploded with crystals all over him, he was wet up to his chest inside his onesie and very stressed.
“It’s totally unacceptable that he had to experience this – not to mention dangerous. Who knows what they put in those crystals?”
Now, the dad is hoping to raise awareness among other parents and is urging Huggies to further investigate the issue.
“Huggies told me the crystals are kid friendly and not a safety hazard but said if he swallows them to take him to hospital, which is a bit of a contradiction and a bit concerning,” Eitan continued.
“Now other parents are coming forward on social media to say they are having the same problem,” he added.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Huggies’ parent company Kimberly-Clark denied the absorbency of the new product had changed.
“We recently launched an updated version of our Huggies Ultra Dry range – featuring a new Mickey and Minnie outer-cover, which replaced the previous Winnie the Pooh graphics,” the spokesperson said.
“This was purely a change to the outer-cover and importantly, no changes were made to the existing absorbency specifications.
“We have received some calls and social media posts from parents asking questions about the recent changes.
“We take product quality matters very seriously and have been dealing with these consumers directly to discuss their individual queries.
“As part of this process, consumers are sending back samples so that our quality control team can review these, in addition to all new products manufactured at our local facility.
“To date, we have not identified any manufacturing or quality concerns associated with the updated range.’
The spokesperson urged customers to contact their support team with any concerns surrounding the new product.
In other nappy news, last year it was announced that an emergency nappy changing service was being launched in the UK following research that found 10% of parents cited it as one of their least favourite parenting duties.
But when the campaign received genuine praise and interest from nearly half a million parents and providers, they decided to launch the SOS nappy changing service for real.
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