A number of months ago, Pampers brought their Baby Board members to the Pampers Innovation Centre in Schwalbach, Germany. Due to my pregnancy, I couldn’t attend, gutted, but I have had detailed reports from their fascinating trip.
The Pampers Innovation Centre in Germany is where Pampers create and test prototypes of nappies that eventually become products that we can buy. It can take up to 10 years for a nappy to go through the creation and testing stages before it makes it to the shop shelf. Experts at the centre call in parents from the surrounding area and ask them to trial the nappy on their baby. They even ask parents to bring their babies in and bounce around in the nappy at the playpen to see how the nappy can be improved for mobility and comfort. There are also skin experts on hand to test the nappy fabric against various babies’ skin types.
We often don’t think about it, I never really have, but there is much more thought that goes into how nappies are constructed than we actually think and of course all of the brilliant people and innovators behind the Pampers brand who dedicate their days to ensuring Pampers produce the best quality nappies for babies across the world.
At the Pampers Innovation Centre, the Pampers Baby Board members got to witness firsthand the technology that went into creating the NEW Pampers Baby-Dry nappies. For instance, the new Pampers Baby-Dry Nappies can now provide up to 12 hours of dryness as a result of simply changing the material used in the nappies. Previous nappies used a pulp mixture within the nappy to try and soak up the pee but instead, it left the nappy sagging at either the front or back of the nappy. The new Pampers Baby-Dry Nappies now use micro pearls that act almost like a bulking agent. In just a few minutes, all of the pee is locked in and distributed throughout the nappy, making sure baby stays dry and the nappy doesn’t begin to sag, hooray, though the saggy nappy bum is so funny looking ha!
Even the way the nappy is shaped, allows for the prevention of wetness and bulking. There are three absorbing channels within the nappy that allows for the wetness to move between the front and the back of the nappy, while also ensuring that the baby’s movements are not restricted. This new technology and forward thinking is specific to Pampers Baby-Dry Nappies. You won’t find this kind of technology in any other nappy on the market today which is pretty amazing!
The effort and precision that goes into making Pampers nappies is something I never really thought about so I suppose that they are winners of the Best Nappy Range in Ireland. Just recently, Pampers won in the Best Nappy Range at the Maternity & Infant awards and also won gold in both the Best Disposable Nappy Range and Best Toilet Training Pants/Nappy at the National Parenting Product Awards 2016. Go Pampers! Here’s to a great 2017 for the brand!
I really am gutted to have missed the trip as I love seeing how products are made. Maybe another time but I’m delighted to be working with an award-winning brand that really puts a lot of thought into their products!
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