Swabbies’ Solution for Safer Diaper Changes
By Carman Campbell
When a parent or caregiver takes their hand off of an infant or young child even for a second while changing a diaper, a disastrous fall can occur. Swabbies helps ensure safer diaper changes with a patented single-hand diaper cream applicator.
Falls account for more than 50 of all nonfatal injuries for children who are less than 1 year of age 1, with some of the most common injuries including head injuries, fractures, sprains, contusions and bruises.2 The places young children most commonly fall from include changing tables, beds, high chairs and other furniture.2
Since a baby’s diaper is changed approximately 2,400 times between birth and their first birthday, there are many opportunities for a terrible fall to occur.3 It only takes a fleeting moment for a baby to roll or flip off of the changing table.3 Traditionally, two hands are necessary to open and apply diaper cream, all while becoming gooey with cream as they apply it to the baby’s bottom. Now what? Simultaneously trying to get the cream off, tending to the baby and affixing the diaper can be a recipe for disaster. This struggle became the inspiration for Swabbies’ patented, single-hand applicator.
Swabbies single handed applicators were created out of my desperation to find a safer diaper changing experience. I wanted to be able to have one hand free to tend to my baby while applying diaper rash cream.
Thanks to the patented one-hand applicator, Swabbies provides a mess-free diaper remedy for parents and caregivers to be able to have a free hand that can control their baby’s movements and prevent the baby from falling. As if that wasn’t enough, Swabbies is also a uniquely formulated herbal diaper rash cream made from organic materials, such as grape seed oil, olive oil and tea tree oil, as well as bees wax, shea and lavender. Additionally, Swabbies contains 40 zinc oxide to promote rapid results, and it’s free of parabens, BPA phthalates, mineral oil and latex.
I’ve made it my mission to create safe, beneficial and effective baby care products that are simpler and safer for busy parents and caregivers to use. From its easy-to-use applicator to the specially formulated diaper rash cream, Swabbies has made the impossible truly possible with one-hand, mess-free application that provides parents and caregivers a way to keep their baby safe from tragic falls.
1“Protect the Ones You Love: Child Injuries Are Preventable.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 23 Dec. 2015.
2BabyCenter Medical Advisory Board. “Common Childhood Accidents and How to Prevent Them.” BabyCenter, BabyCenter, LLC,
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