They did a study years ago and found that older women with ovarian cancer had traces of talc in their tumours. I'd stay away from talc powder. I've never used it.
Wow! Thanks everyone. I had no idea it was linked to cervical cancer!! It 's amazing how I haven't been told this from the Dr or midwives.....!!!
What's wrong with baby oil though? I thought it was beneficial for baby massage. Would olive oil or something similar be better with essential oils??
Last edited by giddyup; 04-01-2012 at 06:43.
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Baby oil is full of parabens and fragrances and chemicals and unnatural ingredient (i havent actually researched this myself).
Both are unnecessary. I have never ever used either powder of any sort or baby oil on either of my kids or any foster children and never had nappy rash! I use moogoo products to moisturize and bathe them, sudocreme for red bottoms and that's it.
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The Talc mineral (as in where the powder is made from) is naturally radioactive. I can't think back enough to my chemistry classes, but it is something to do with the 'half life?' maybe? Anyway it is only very small amount of radiation that comes from it, but I suppose if you used it alot over a LONG period of time?
(just to compare- you are also exposed to increases amounts of radiation whilst in an aeroplane, so that is the sort of extremely small amount that I am talking about with talc)
Perhaps any chemistry wizz' can refresh my memory???
Almond oil is the best to use for baby massages
powders here, just corn starch from the food isle but still rarely used! I use baby balm from karritreelane for sore bottoms and as a protector at night, for massages I use good old olive oil
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