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Medline ® Abstract for Reference 87

of 'Diaper dermatitis'

Disposable Diaper Absorbency: Improvements via Advanced Designs.
Helmes CT, O'Connor R, Sawyer L, Young S
Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Jun;53(9 suppl):14S-16S. Epub 2014 Jun 24.
Absorbency effectiveness in diapers has improved significantly in recent years with the advent of new ingredient combinations and advanced design features. With these features, many leading products maintain their dryness performance overnight. Considering the importance of holding liquid away from the skin, ongoing research in diaper construction focuses on strategies to increase the effectiveness to capture liquid and help avoid rewetting of infant skin. The layout and design of a disposable diaper allows for distribution of absorbency features where they can provide the optimal benefit. Clinical evidence indicates materials can keep moisture away from the skin in the diapered area, helping maintain proper skin hydration, minimizing irritation, and contributing to reduced rates of diaper rash.
Center for Baby and Adult Hygiene Products, Washington, DC, USA.