"Day 4 (April 19th): Real Simple Real Diapers for Babies – Health benefits
If I mentioned the words sodium polyacrylate to you, would you have a clue what I was talking about? Probably not. That’s because it’s not widely used when talking about disposable diapers.
Now, what if I used the words gel beads? You know what that is, right? The gel beads are the polymers that absorbs the moisture in disposable diapers, and they are called sodium polyacrylate.
Remember way back, when the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome was sky high due to a substance found in the super-absorbent tampons? Sodium polyacrylate is a similar substance! The last thing I want on my baby’s bottom is something that could potentially cause such toxic bacteria to grow!"
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