Do diapers expire?

Q: I'm expecting my first little one and I'm trying to plan ahead by buying things now. So, I was wondering, do diapers expire?

A: This is an interesting question. I contacted the folks at Pampers and Huggies to get to the "bottom" of whether diapers expire. Pampers let me know that their diapers do not have an expiration date. They said that the only thing that may happen over time is a possible discoloration to a light yellow. But, they said the performance does not go down. Huggies responded that there is no shelf life or expiration date on their diapers.

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Answered by Dr. Jamie Freishtat

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