When we were babies, our parents would change our diapers and pour a bunch of baby powder on our little bums. Every single diaper change.
Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics points out that baby powder can cause breathing trouble and serious lung damage for babies if they inhale the particles. It’s hard to keep powder out of the air when you’re using it because it does go everywhere.
Johnson & Johnson still advertises its baby powder as a “classic” baby powder that “gently absorbs excess moisture to help skin feel comfortable.”
But what does it also do?