Uh-oh for Huggies!
The diaper company is now investigating claims that there are glass shards in their baby wipes after a mom posted a video on YouTube allegedly “proving” the presence of glass!
It all started thanks to a momma in Guam, who posted a video online, and it eventually caught the attention of a lot of moms and dads out there worried about whether their kids were safe using Huggies’ wipes.
Here’s one concerned parent’s video (below):
What the what?! So is Huggies putting glass shards in your babies’ wipes??
Well… most likely NO.
One momma from Peoria, Arizona — Jessica Shinsky — posted a video trying to calm people down, pointing out the Huggies wipes didn’t look that much different than other brands’ offerings, and that even if the alleged shiny flecks of material may be plastic or some other component, they are almost certainly not glass (below):
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS … GLASS? Lol, I can’t even with all this paranoia right now. This is all I have to say on the matter: Parents: do your own research, don’t freak out because some nobody made a YouTube video trying to rile people up. It’s shiny. Plastic is shiny. Disposable wipes contain plastic fibers. Take a breather. And Pinterest methods of making natural cloth wipes if you want to avoid the plastic :)Love the passion, just focus it where it counts. Goodnight all ├ó┬¥┬ñ├»┬╕┬Å
Posted by Jessica Shinsky on Friday, August 21, 2015
It seems like the folks from Huggies themselves are finally catching on to the common sense aspect of all this, with spokesman Bob Brand saying in a statement:
“We believe what has been reported as glass shards are, most likely, melted fiber particles of our wipe material used in the manufacturing process of the product.”
Yeah. That’s going to be the most likely outcome here, as opposed to a major corporation putting shards of glass in its baby wipes.
There are a ton of helicopter parents out there, but let’s all take a nice, deep breath on stuff like this, OK??