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Old 02-07-2011, 07:55 PM   #1
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Any baby powder CD-safe?

I love the smell of baby powder and I like using it when they are sweaty or have had a really wet diaper, etc. Since I began CD I haven't been using it b/c I didn't know if it was safe to. Can you use it or are there specific brands that work?

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Old 02-07-2011, 07:58 PM   #2
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Re: Any baby powder CD-safe?

I use some called country baby - it's natural and I get it at my health food store. It doesn't contain corn startch or talc, its mainly arrowroot powder and a few essential oils. I use it all the time and have never had repelling issues! HTH
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:04 PM   #3
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Re: Any baby powder CD-safe?

Baby powder is fine to use. I used it every diaper change with my oldest son and never had any trouble with my dipes! I used the store brand plain cornstarch kind.
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Re: Any baby powder CD-safe?

I've used cornstarch-based powders with no issues. Talc-based would prolly be fine for the dipes, too, but is bad if it is breathed in. I might have to look for the brand PP mentioned; sounds nice in case of yeast issues.
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Re: Any baby powder CD-safe?

I didn't know you shouldn't use baby powder. It's just corn starch

I have used it on DS LIBERALLY since he was born and haven't had any issues!
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I didn't know you shouldn't use baby powder. It's just corn starch

I have used it on DS LIBERALLY since he was born and haven't had any issues!
I never used it on my babies b/c I was given a handout from my doctor saying baby powder can be dangerous if they inhale it. Has anyone else avoided it for this reason?
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I never used it on my babies b/c I was given a handout from my doctor saying baby powder can be dangerous if they inhale it. Has anyone else avoided it for this reason?
Talc is unsafe, but I don't think they have used talcum in a number of years. I remember reading the little pedi pamphlet they gave my mom when I was born in 1984, and they hand crossed out "Talcum Powder" and wrote something about "Do not use on baby" I asked her why not? and she said they wanted you to use the baby powder we use now, which is cornstarch.

I don't see where inhaling cornstarch is *good* for you But Talcum is similar to asbestos. When they found that was causing cancers, they stopped the talcum powder too.

Ooh, Also I just read that using Talc around the female genitals can cause ovarian cancers. I read it has the ability to move through the reproductive tract, and lodge in the tissue of the ovaries. wow. who knew.
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Re: Any baby powder CD-safe?

reading this thread cause I use baby powder, I haven't had any problems. But Krickets profile pic made me LOL! That's hilarious!
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reading this thread cause I use baby powder, I haven't had any problems. But Krickets profile pic made me LOL! That's hilarious!
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OP....Powders are CD safe.

Talc powder IS still made and used. Why? Who knows it's so not safe to breath and it puffs and gets air born not matter what you do.

Corn starch or Clay based are the best.

Remember if your LO has yeast infection or is pron to them Corn Starch will make them MUCH worse!! So go with Clay based in those cases.

There's lots of great powders. Burt's Bees, Northern Essance, CA Baby and many WAHM.
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Re: Any baby powder CD-safe?

I have never used any, we just let them have lots of nakey/ coverless time.
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