What are those jelly-like crystals in my baby's diaper?
Dan Brennan, MD posted:
Parents often ask about a clear, squishy, jelly-like substance that they find in their baby's diaper area.

What is it?

The jelly-like crystals are the agent contained inside disposable diapers to absorb moisture/urine. Sometimes it can leak from inside and you will find it when you do a diaper change.
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ntherelng responded:
Thanks for addressing this. I was thinking of posting the question just the other day!

Now I'm more concerned about those laying on his skin as I've heard that there are questionable toxins in diapers to begin with.
mommabear3502 responded:
Who on Earth feels this stuff to determine if it's squishy? Ewwwwwww.
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