Parents and grandparents have long taken for granted the freedom to leave their baby in the care of a nanny for the night, even when it means they are in the process of preparing the next day’s dinner or shopping for groceries.
But what happens if that child needs to be taken to the doctor for an exam or a visit with a doctor and what’s in that diaper bag when you’re not home?
A new study, conducted by the Center for Research on Child Development at the University of Pennsylvania and published online on Monday in the journal Pediatrics, suggests that some diaper bags can contain potentially dangerous ingredients.
For example, some infant formula in diapers may contain antibiotics, while other diapers may be contaminated with dangerous drugs.
And there’s the issue of what goes into your diaper when you don’t need it and how you’re supposed to dispose of the waste after it’s washed.
The study looked at 1,084 infant diapers, which have a variety of names including infant, diaper, infant, and diaper bag.
Each diaper has different chemical compositions and different concentrations of preservatives, preservatives-free, preservative-containing, preserver-containing and some of the chemicals used in diaper bags are known to be carcinogens.
For example, the diaper bags tested contained a total of 19 preservatives and 20 preservative ingredients.
They were also tested for preservatives that can cause allergic reactions, including bisphenol A (BPA) and 2-propanediol (2-PPD).
There are also preservatives added to some infant formulas that have been linked to cancers, including dioxins, benzene and formaldehyde.
“There are so many preservatives in the diaper bag and it’s not surprising that there’s some of them that may cause health problems,” said co-author and pediatrician Elizabeth Breen, who is also an assistant professor at the Pediatric Cancer Institute at Emory University School of Medicine.
Researchers examined the chemical composition of the diapers, and then tested them to see if they were labeled preservative free, preservers-free or preservative containing.
They found that about 60 percent of diapers tested were preservative safe.
They also found that less than 1 percent of the preservative tested contained any of the ingredients listed above.
Of the 100 diapers tested, the top five were labeled with preservative warnings, which indicates that the diaper contains preservatives such as bisphene, formaldehyde, and dioxin, as well as some other potentially toxic ingredients.
Some parents may not realize that they’re buying a diaper bag that’s made from a chemical that’s been linked with cancer, and that’s why the National Association of Agency for Toxic Substances (NATA), which represents the industry, wants parents to know about the chemicals in diaper bag, Breen said.
Dramatically different chemical formulas, especially for infant formulas, may be present in diapers for a variety different reasons, Bream said.
For instance, some parents may be unaware that some of their baby’s formula contains preservative chemicals, she said.
The chemical compositions of diapers and other types of packaging can vary in certain ways.
For some people, presorbents may be added to baby formula to make it easier for them to absorb.
Some parents may have problems with preservatives because they may not want to expose their baby to certain chemicals, Bower said.
“Preservatives may not be safe for babies at all,” she said, and they can be harmful to your baby.
Parents need to be aware of the risks associated with the chemicals found in their diapers.
They can contact the NATA if they have questions about the chemical compositions in their diaper bag or to ask a question about a specific ingredient.
If they think their baby might be allergic to the chemical ingredients in their baby diaper, they can contact a allergist.
Parents can also contact the Food and Drug Administration to report problems with their diapers, Brennan said.
But, she advised, if a parent has questions about their own baby’s diaper, the best thing to do is just ask for help.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.3 million babies die each year in the U.S. from breathing problems related to diapers, including aspiration pneumonia, asthma and sepsis.
If you’re concerned about your child’s diaper bag safety, contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission and urge them to investigate the chemicals contained in diaper products.
The agency can help you get answers to your questions.
You can also call the Consumer Products Safety Commission toll-free at 1-800-CPSC-INFO.