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Old 03-12-2009, 08:34 AM   #1
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Do you use baby powder?

At my shower yesterday I received a Johnson's bath gift set. Among the things is a bottle of baby powder. My mom and I got to talking about how she used powder on me as a baby all the time and how I don't. Well, I'm not exactly sure why I don't use powder during a diaper change; I've just never thought about it, I guess. I usually use a wipe, then a prefold I have handy to blot dry, then put on a new diaper.

So do any of you here use baby powder on your baby's bum? If so, why? To keep things dry? Is it okay to use with CD's?

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Old 03-12-2009, 08:38 AM   #2
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i never used it because the nurses in NICU told me not to. My 1st was born premature and they said when you open the bottle and it puffs out, millions of particles are in the air and they can breath it in which isn't good for anyone or any baby especially a baby with lung issues.

so I've just never used it.
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:43 AM   #3
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I have never really needed it. Sounds like what you are doing is just fine without it.
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I was always told not to, and ecspecially not with LO because he has asthma. They can breath it in.

I do love all the new smells they have out though!
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Only when needed and not with every single change. We use the Gold Bond brand baby powder. Our stash consists of 20 Fuzzi Bunz and 20 OBV Goodmamas. Ive never had problems with powder, then again I don't use it often or too much. I'll use it when his hiney is pink/red just to help, but he isn't red often and usually takes one use before its gone. I'll also use it when were going to be outside often while its hot & humid. It helps keep him dry from sweat or he gets heat rash.
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No, it can cause breathing issues in babies if inhaled. Not worth the risk.

We got a lot of it too, and I used it for DH and myself instead.
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I did use it when DD had an awful rash due to chafing. It has cleared up and we no longer use it, I have breathed it in a couple of times, and it HURT!
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Yep, the old baby products, baby oil and baby powder are pretty well done for. Baby powder is not used much anymore due to possible breathing issues(my nurses at the maternity ward told me not to use it, and DD was about as healthy as newborns come), and baby oil is mineral based, meaning it can seriously harm your child if they try to drink it - an organic oil like sesame or even olive oil is a better choice.
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No way. I figure i wouldnt want powder going in cracks it probley shouldnt. lol
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