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For decades, a staple of many parents’ changing tables was a container of baby powder, but as with many child-rearing recommendations some pediatricians now recommend avoiding the product completely.

The American Pediatric Association recommends against using baby powder, initially over concerns that talc, which was used in some products but has been largely phased out, could be inhaled and harm babies’ lungs. There are currently safer baby powder options that use cornstarch as a talc-substitute, like the Honest Company’s organic baby powder, which was recently voluntarily recalled over rash concerns.

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