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.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 17
03-01-2012 20:57 #1
Is it safe to use talc powder??
03-01-2012 20:59 #2
It's very harmful, dangerous even if inhaled so it's a no from me
03-01-2012 21:02 #3
No to powder and no to baby oil.
03-01-2012 21:04 #4
Really? Why? I've not heard this! DD is 9 now but #2 is on the way.... What's wrong with baby powder?
03-01-2012 21:07 #5
It can cause aspiration pneumonia, it's pretty awful, I would just not use it if you can.
The Following User Says Thank You to Mod-biscotti For This Useful Post:
03-01-2012 21:11 #6Junior Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2011
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.
03-01-2012 21:11 #7
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!
03-01-2012 21:13 #8
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.
03-01-2012 21:14 #9
Sorry didn't see other posts re cornstarch!!
03-01-2012 21:32 #10
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.
By ~Marigold~ in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 42Last Post: 04-08-2012, 10:25
By del79 in forum General areaReplies: 14Last Post: 12-02-2012, 14:36
By speckled in forum Dry Skin and EczemaReplies: 7Last Post: 05-02-2012, 11:54
Shapland Swim SchoolsSemi private learn to swim classes for a maximum of 3 children in specialized heated teaching pools. Our swim schools ...
LATESTWhy it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at home
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
TTC #1 - Conception & Due Date TimingConception & Fertility General Chat
Albert?Choosing Baby Names
Married At First Sight 2017Movies / Music / Books / TV Chat
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
Any thoughts on my mysterious toddler? :-)General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
IUI - first time fertility treatmentNon-IVF fertility assistance