Target Informative - Do Not Buy Target Brand Diapers-- Lead To Staph & Yeast Infections And Thrush
A friend warned me and I did not listen. Her newborn son experienced a diaper rash when she tried the Target brand of diapers. I happened to have a package of size 2 Target diapers and thought I may as well use them. As soon as I changed the very first Target diaper, I noticed a diaper rash on my son. That was a couple of weeks ago. Here is what has happened since and we are lucky we are not in the hospital now:
- According to the second doctor I saw today, the Target diaper caused the rash which irritated the area and opened it up for the infection.
- Sunday, 10/26/08, he was diagnosed with a staph infection and began his first course of antibiotics and he is not even 3 months old!
- Tuesday, 10/28, his main pediatrician said the staph is still present and on top of it, he has a yeast infection so now he has to use anti-fungal cream and has the beginning of thrush so he has to use Nystatin in his mouth and I have to use it too as a nursing mother to decrease the chance of us passing it back and forth to each other. We have heard of mothers who have stopped breastfeeding because of thrush.
- Then, after we gave him all of these meds plus his new vitamin, he throws up repeatedly and has diarrhea so now we are running back to the store again for Pedialite so he does not become dehydrated. The doctor said if we would have waited any longer, he would have been in the hospital and the antibiotics would not have been able to penetrate deeply enough not to mention the pain he would have endured.
- It seemed as if this whole ordeal just brought down his immune system and after 2 weeks of congestion, it went down into his chest and we just brought him as they thought it may be pneumonia.
- It took 2 weeks for the staph and yeast infections to go away.
I called Target and was told they would refund the $5 we paid for the diapers. We are out over $100 with all of the doctors’ visit and prescriptions. An offer of $5 seems like a slap in the face for a little 3-month-old whom we were told was hours away from being hospitalized and that the infection would have grown so quickly that no antibiotic would have touched it.
We are grateful to my mother-in-law who said what I described sounded like staph not a simple diaper rash. God was looking out for us and this could have been much worse.
I hope NO ONE goes through this simply because they have used bad diapers from Target. Yes, they may be cheaper but we are sticking with Luvs as have had no issues with them. We should have listened to our friend’s advice.