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Thread: Where have plastic backed diapers gone?

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    Default Where have plastic backed diapers gone?

    I have been searching for plastic-backed diapers and can not find any?

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    I don't know about in USA but here where I live, the only plastic back diapers purchasable from a local store is Depend Maximum Protection Briefs or Tranquility from local medical supply store. All other brands have to purchased from online retailers.

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    same here just the depends plastic backed from walmart and other stores maby the occasional store brand. otherwise you have to shop on line

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    the plastic backed diapers have gone with the economy

    Idk I think its more expensive to produce them or something economical like that

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    They're also worse for the environment, and I believe it takes more oil to make.... That should broaden your horizon why they're gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    They're also worse for the environment, and I believe it takes more oil to make.... That should broaden your horizon why they're gone.
    They're all plastic covered, it's just plastic made to have a clothlike feel (which is an abomination in diapers). They also retain a plastic layer beneath, so essentially it's more material than the old plastic liner. Can't see how that's an environmental improvement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
    Can't see how that's an environmental improvement.
    Might be psychological to the consumer. If there looks like less oil/plastic in a product, then it's better. Also, I thought they reduced the thickness of the plastic and made most diapers more breathable due to heat retention and reduction in seamen.

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    I've actually noticed a lot of stores have stopped carrying the Depends Maximum Protection.

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    yeah, because they went to cloth like covers and lost the market.. I agree that cloth covered diposables are an abomination.. I cant tell when they're full and leak all over anything I sit on. at least I get some warning from the plastic backed when a drop or two comes out

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    I suspect they went to the paper/cloth like cover so that they would be more discreet. The products in pharmacies are made for incontinent people, and probably,mostly elderly incontinent patients. I also can remember a news item on NPR reporting of Proctor and Gamble and their new diaper material which was thinner. It was made so that a baby would be more comfortable in a thinner diaper, rather than waddling around in a thick padded diaper.

    Since I wear cloth and plastic pants, it's not a problem that I deal with, but I can relate. If they stopped making plastic pants, it would be, for me, like I was a kid and not able to buy diapers. I would be very upset, and very depressed. I understand your pain.

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