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Horrible Packaging Change!
September 17, 2018
I want to keep these reviews coming so Pampers knows that they messed up.
I, as well as other parents, hate the recent packaging change on these refills. If you're like me, you just bought a box of these out of habit and then were dismayed when you opened it up... Perhaps a look of incredulity passed over your face as you inspected your purchase and didn't see the shiny resealable sticker on the top of each wipe package. Then you saw the words "Pull open or cut at sides" printed near the edge, with cute little scissors and a dotted line showing you where you are supposedly expected to open your wipes to use.
As another said, how on earth am I supposed to cut open a wipes package with a flailing toddler in the middle of a diaper change when I need just ONE more wipe to finish the job? Or if I have a newborn boy that (heaven forbid!) urinates all over his changing table the second I realize I just used my LAST wipe? Can I simply pull off a sticker and quickly grab the top one? No. I must pull open or CUT at sides (because keeping scissors on a changing table is so smart) to somehow use my (likely soiled) fingers to only grab one wipe in an entire stack of 64 without touching the others? These are the moments that can turn an already sucky diaper change into a disaster.
On another note, most people know that if you put an entire package of wipes without some kind of packaging surrounding the ones you haven't used yet in a tub, they WILL dry out. Especially if you don't go through them as quickly as you used to when they were newborns (welcome to toddlerhood!). Also, the packaging itself is misleading-- the diagram on the wipes package still shows the resealable sticker on top (see the photos I added to this review) being peeled back before being placed in the tub... No image of someone cutting or pulling open the side of the packaging. Because it would look ridiculous. I'd really like to see you make a video of someone smiling while accomplishing this in the middle of a diaper change, Pampers.
Yes, before you pipe in, Pampers, I know they also come in a convenient "pop-top" style. As much as I love those for traveling, we have always (up until now, that is) used the refills exclusively at home, because they are far, far more economical! But wait... I guess you know about "economical." Because you took away our resealable stickers and kept the price the same.
We are parents. We need a company that is more committed to making our lives easier by making diaper changes (which typically already suck) less of a hassle than saving themselves the inconvenience and cost of making their packaging a bit easier on those who actually have to do the dirty/stinky work.
Please fix this problem. In the meantime, I'll attempt to finish out my box (somehow) and try to find another brand to use. Which will be tough, because I really do like the wipes themselves. When properly hydrated and easy to grab.