I have been given so many bottles of talc powder in gifts, but I don't think I want to use them; I never used it on my first so wasn't planning on it with my newborn (5 days old )
She has lovely soft skin but it has started peeling in areas and I think she will be like her mum and suffer with dry skin so am thinking that the talc will just dry her out? Will it? I use a nappy cream at change times and a nice massage(MILK brand, 'Sleepy Bubs') all over after her bath.
Don't want to waste all of these bottles though..!
How do you find it on your bubs skin?
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02-08-2012 17:39 #1
Do you use Talc powder on your bub?
02-08-2012 17:44 #2
I got given so many bottles too. I didn't start using it on my ds until he was about 6 months old and only put in on for bedtime (night). His skin has been fine no issue at all but tbh I probably would use it on a newborn, would just stick with cream or you could try paw paw ointment.
02-08-2012 17:49 #3
I tended to only use high quality natural products (milk is a favourite brand, and Gaia) on newbies. Also QV is great for lathering up a newbie with dry patches of skin.
02-08-2012 20:05 #4
With DD1 I was not fond of powder, and used creams. With DD2, she seemed to react to something in the creams, so I switched to a powder. Not the J&J one, but a sensitive, organic type one. Cannot for the life of me remember the name of it right now. Blaming pregnancy brain.
Just discovered today that she appears to have allergies to some chemical stuff (after several docs telling me it was insect bites - needs futher testing though) so that could have something to do with it.
For this bub I have cream and powder ready to go, just in case. If he doesn't use one or the other, I'll regift to another expecting parent, or donate to the local pregnancy assistance place/hospital.
02-08-2012 20:11 #5
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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Only the cornstarch based powders - Or just plain cornflour. Talc based is highly advised against for babies.
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Never, i consider it unnecessary and it has been linked to cancer.
02-08-2012 20:18 #8
I've heard that too Mothersmilk, I read it in woman's health magazine. My midwife told me not too use it either.
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02-08-2012 20:21 #10
My understanding of not using powders on babes was that the powder can plume up and babe breathes it into lungs.
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