Is baby powder safe to use on infants?

Is baby powder safe to use on infants?

There are 13 comments on the Examiner.com story from Jun 6, 2012, titled Is baby powder safe to use on infants?. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

Although sprinkling a little bit of talcum powder a baby's bottom used to be the vogue, it is no longer recommended by most health professionals, including the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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aur56

Monett, MO

#1 Jun 6, 2012
I used pure corn starch on my kids when they were in diapers, works great and harmless. Very cheap and easy to find in any grocery store.
Concerned

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Jun 9, 2012
I have heard that baby powder can be unsafe, but not on skin contact. It's unsafe if the baby breathes in the particles, especially if it has talc in it. Any particles can irritate the lungs, but talc can cause very serious reactions.

Just make sure you're using it in a way that it doesn't blow around for the baby to breathe in. Protect yourself from breathing it in as well.
jay

Hayward, CA

#3 Feb 8, 2013
So....can I use it or not?
username

Springfield, MO

#4 Feb 9, 2013
jay wrote:
So....can I use it or not?
Some do some don't
If u use keep away from the baby's face common sense
SuZ

United States

#5 Feb 9, 2013
I find it odd they arent/havent already discussed this with the babies Dr.
To have walked out of the hospital without the insight concerns me.
Why would you bases anything concerning your baby on what a stranger says? Never do that.
Doctors are different ... Babies are different.
SuZ

United States

#6 Feb 9, 2013
I also find it odd Union City who started the inital post was pulled allowing it to look like Aur56 started the thread.
Yes, Corn starch is very old school probably used when cloth diapers were the only choice.
Anymore, I dont know that powder is even needed if a diaper like huggies is changed every few hours.
You see some babies with diapers down to their knees ... SO , If thats how you do it then I'd suggest a tube of butt cream also.
SuZ

United States

#7 Feb 9, 2013
And if you can let the babies skin have some air time without the diaper ... thats even better .
SuZ

United States

#8 Feb 9, 2013
If you are bring this up b/c of diaper rash ( and I have this feeling )....
A red red rash (I dont know how to explain it but its usually has a larger welp -maybe thats the term ).... Thats yeast.
No, do not use all that stuff , its yeast.
ALSO If there is white in the mouth - Thats trush (yeast) and it will move through their system to the butt. Boil every nipple & if breast feeding mother needs to treat the breast.

- You have to get nystatin from the Dr.
Where as the pamper wipes tend to be less irritating (and what I would personally suggest typically)... When you are dealing with yeast ... just use stiz bath when cleaning, nystatin ointment and as much air as possible.

This is why I am saying over and over ask the Dr.
SuZ

Lockhart, TX

#9 Feb 9, 2013
SuZ wrote:
If you are bring this up b/c of diaper rash ( and I have this feeling )....
A red red rash (I dont know how to explain it but its usually has a larger welp -maybe thats the term ).... Thats yeast.
No, do not use all that stuff , its yeast.
ALSO If there is white in the mouth - Thats trush (yeast) and it will move through their system to the butt. Boil every nipple & if breast feeding mother needs to treat the breast.

- You have to get nystatin from the Dr.
Where as the pamper wipes tend to be less irritating (and what I would personally suggest typically)... When you are dealing with yeast ... just use stiz bath when cleaning, nystatin ointment and as much air as possible.

This is why I am saying over and over ask the Dr.
at my age it gets a lot easier... A simple dose of monkey butt powder does the trick
SuZ

United States

#10 Feb 9, 2013
I do not joke when it comes to children . I strongly suggest you keep that in mind.
SuZ

United States

#11 Feb 9, 2013
The article linked above states :

- "Scientists from Harvard Medical School discovered that using talc regularly increased your chances of getting womb cancer by 24%(regularly was defined as at least once per week). Another Harvard Study discovered that daily application of talc to the genitals increased ovarian cancer in woman by 41%." -

Still , more research is needed .
bevis

Lockhart, TX

#12 Feb 9, 2013
SuZ wrote:
I do not joke when it comes to children . I strongly suggest you keep that in mind.
you tell em SkuZ!!!! Let em all know your the head bitch on topix. Don't take anyone's crap.
aur56

Monett, MO

#13 Feb 10, 2013
baby powder with corn starch is best, or pure corn starch...

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