Heather - posted on 02/15/2009
Doctors say not to use it at all. They didn't even have it in the hospital when my son was born. If it gets inhaled it does something to the baby. I can't exactly remember but I just heard the part that it was bad so I don't use it! LOL
Angelea - posted on 02/14/2009
I don't use powder because of the risk of aspiration which could result in a lung infection. There are so many irritants these days already. I use A&D ointment or Desatin cream when I spot any hint of skin irritation and I have had absolutly no problems with diaper rash.
Malinda - posted on 02/14/2009
It is safe to use baby powder that is Talcum free - use only the corn starch variety. The talcum powder is what has been linked to respiratory issues. You can baby powder to clear up diaper rash, or to prevent diaper rash. I also use it on my little guys neck and back because he gets so sweaty and gets a heat rash back there, and the baby powder prevents it! Hope that helps!
Jennifer - posted on 02/14/2009
i read about how it can lead to repiratory problems as well but we use it under his arms, neck, and feet. We just make sure to be very careful not to let it blow if you know what i mean. so he cant inhale it. It great for his feet cause they get so sweaty in his socks/feety pajamas. Just dont use it in their diaper area.
Shannon - posted on 02/14/2009
so i swear by baby powder. a friend of mine's son had horrible diaper rash...so much so that he had to be taken to the hospital..and they used corn startch and it cleared right up. that is what baby powder is...corn startch. I have been using it on my son after every diaper change and he has never had diaper rash. i rub it into all his little wrinkles and creases down there to prevent chafing.
when in doubt though, ask your doctor.
hope i helped!
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