Nappy sack dangers

RoSPA have highlighted the dangers associated with nappy sacks, the small plastic bags used to dispose of soiled nappies, and the risks they pose to babies and young children.

The Royal Society are aware of at least 12 deaths involving nappy sacks since 2001, where babies have suffocated after a nappy sack covered their mouth and nose, or have choked after putting a nappy sack in their mouth.

Parents and carers are generally aware of the dangers posed by plastic bags, but may not make the link to nappy sacks posing similar risks. Nappy sacks or bags tend to be fragranced, are made of a much more flimsy material, and do not rustle in the same way as plastic bags meaning they can be easily grasped and breathed in by young babies.

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