Kimberly-Clark-brand Huggies diapers sit in a shopping cart at a grocery store in Chicago, Illinois, Apr. 27, 2005. Tim Boyle/Getty Images

A Sydney father issued a warning Sunday after his 23-month-old son's diaper “exploded,” leaving the baby covered in dangerous gelatin crystals.

Eran Eitan, 36, woke up to son, Dov, crying hysterically in his bed at their home in Randwick. When he went close to his son, he noticed that the baby’s Huggies diaper had exploded overnight, overflowed and leaked up to the baby’s chest.

“It was very upsetting to find my kid like this. It just exploded with crystals all over him, he was wet up to his chest inside his onesie and very stressed. It's totally unacceptable that he had to experience this – not to mention dangerous. Who knows what they put in those crystals?” he said, Daily Mail reported.

Eitan, a father of two is a loyal Huggies customer of four years. He had been purchasing Huggies "Winnie The Pooh" range but changed to new "Mickey Mouse" range after the product was discontinued.

Post the incident, he contacted Huggies to ask if the new range was of a lower quality. They denied it was different from the previous range. The father of Dov now hopes to raise awareness and compel the company to investigate the incident.

“When you pay good money you expect a quality product, they're meant to last 12 hours. Huggies told me the crystals are kid friendly and not a safety hazard but said if he swallows them, take him to hospital, which is a bit of a contradiction and concerning,” he said.

“Now other parents are coming forward on social media to say they too are having the same problem. They are clearly not the same quality. It's upsetting they are not owning up to it, they should take it off the shelf, investigate and make other parents aware of the risk,” he added.

A spokesperson for Huggies' parent company Kimberly-Clark, however, denied that changes were made to the existing absorbency specifications.

“We recently launched an updated version of our Huggies Ultra Dry range – featuring a new Mickey and Minnie outer-cover, which replaced the previous Winnie the Pooh graphics. This was purely a change to the outer-cover and importantly, no changes were made to the existing absorbency specifications,” the spokesperson said.

“We have received some calls and social media posts from parents asking questions about the recent changes. We take product quality matters very seriously and have been dealing with these consumers directly to discuss their individual queries. As part of this process, consumers are sending back samples so that our quality control team can review these, in addition to all new products manufactured at our local facility. To date, we have not identified any manufacturing or quality concerns associated with the updated range,” the spokesperson added.