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    Default Is it safe to use talc powder??

    Hi.

    Just wanting to get some advice from other mums as I will soon be one.

    I have been told that it is not safe to use talc powder on babies anymore, is this true???

    If anyone could shed some light on this, I would appreciate it.

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    It's very harmful, dangerous even if inhaled so it's a no from me

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    No to powder and no to baby oil.

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    Really? Why? I've not heard this! DD is 9 now but #2 is on the way.... What's wrong with baby powder?

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    It can cause aspiration pneumonia, it's pretty awful, I would just not use it if you can.

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    I also heard that u shouldnt use it on baby girls anymore as it has been linked to cervical cancer... Not sure if this is right but that's what the hospital told my niece.

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    Make sure it's made from cornstarch , talc is a toxic chemical that is linked to ovarian and lung cancers, ( similar to asbestos) most commercial baby powders now are made with corn flour instead, I think Johnson and Johnson were sued over theirs being linked to cancer, it's worse for girls as the powder can get into the vagina , read the labels!

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    Wow, I'd never heard that. Must be very rare. I just read you can use cornstarch instead as its less easy to inhale OP.

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    Sorry didn't see other posts re cornstarch!!

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    I just use pure corn flour from the baking aisle in the supermarket. I put it on my hand before applying. I have heard the talc risk has been adressed re. cancer, but to be honest I find corn flour better. I am careful to make sure it could not be inhaled, it only goes on nappy rash, not bodies in my house.


 

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