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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    We have never used it. It's baaaaad for babies (or anyone), as it's a known carcinogen. This means that there are links to cancer.

    Make sure you use one that has corn starch on the label or better yet, just use corn flour from the flour section of the supermarket.

    I personally avoid J&J's like the plague.
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    Not to mention DS had very dry skin anyway because of bad eczema when he was a little bub. The idea of drying his skin out more just didn't occur to me!

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    No, never!

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    I thought j&j baby powder is pure corn starch?

    Not a brand I use but on all baby powders I've seen they have all been made using pure corn starch.

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    I was told not to use it by a midwife because contains aluminium so I'd check what's in them carefully before using.

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    We have been given countless powders. We use them in DHs work boots. Lessens the stink. I don't use them on my kids.

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    i used to put it all over ds but his skin got so so dry so now i put qv moisturiser on and just talc in his nappy

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    We use organic powder made from cornstarch, like Gaia or Burt's Bees. We don't use any with talc for same reasons as PP mention.

    We use it on DS over night as he gets very sweaty in the nappy area and gets rashes. As soon as we switched from cream to powder, rashes disappeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happymum2 View Post
    I thought j&j baby powder is pure corn starch?

    Not a brand I use but on all baby powders I've seen they have all been made using pure corn starch.
    You can get baby talcum powder by J&J. Talc is the substance which is not recommended.

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    Baby powder has been used for centuries and now they say not to use it. Geez don't use baby powder, microwaves and hair dryers can give you cancer as can mobile phones. The world has gone mad

    Yes I use baby powder, not all the time though and not a heap of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witwicky View Post
    You can get baby talcum powder by J&J. Talc is the substance which is not recommended.
    Ah I see. I was referring to baby powder then in my first post. So should say no i've never used talc powder just baby (gaia cornstarch) powder. Sorry my mistake, another thing I can put down to baby brain.


 

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