Pampers is a brand of baby products manufactured and sold by Procter & Gamble. Pampers Kandoo is a flushable wipe meant for small children and is also produced by P&G. They are easily moistened by lotion and their design makes them very easy to use and dispose of. At one time, Pampers was the only brand in the market that provided disposable diapers for babies.
Pampers was invented by P&G researcher, Victor Mills in 1956. The need for Pampers came from the backdrop of the dissatisfaction with having to launder cloth diapers every day. Victor Mills, together with his fellow researchers at P&G, decided to start developing a better disposable diaper. The researchers were able to develop the first diapers in 1961.
The first diapers that were rolled into the market were relatively heavy and were made from fluff with a rayon top sheet. Pampers introduced the wing fold design in 1966 and by 1969, the company had started producing the “third size.”
By this time, the popularity of Pampers had increased tremendously in the United States. Procter and Gamble replaced the pin-on design with tapes in 1971. In 1982, Pampers developed an elastic wing-fold diaper with refreshable tapes and elastic leg gathers. This was a hybrid of the 1960s design and the then modern hourglass design. The 1990s saw the development of gender specific diapers, but towards the end of the decade the brand resorted back to the unisex diapers. The brand has continued to grow and reinvent itself over the years in an effort to meet the demands and trends in the market.
A list of products currently produced under this brand includes the following:
Pampers Baby Dry
Pampers Splashers Swim Pants
Pampers Easy Ups
Pampers Baby Wipes
Kandoo foaming hand soap
Kandoo instant foaming shampoo