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    • Yes, I use it. -- Votes: 16
    • No, I don't use it. -- Votes: 26
    • Other, explain. -- Votes: 2
Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 23932 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" I used it on Novali's neck, underarms and diaper area when it was hot out. I never heard of it being ... [snip!] ... didn't know! I never just shook it down on her, though, I'd always put it on my hands and rub it on her. Is that safer?? "


That's what I always did.



I'm sure anybody inhaling any kind of powder is bad. I used cornstarch baby powder though. Never had any issues :)

Mommy of a giggler! 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 9017 posts
16th Nov '12
Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:" I do the same thing!! It feels good under my arms too when it's super hot too! "

And under your b**bs so our bra doesn't rub :)

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
16th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:</b>" I used it on Novali's neck, underarms and diaper area when it was hot out. I never heard of it being ... [snip!] ... didn't know! I never just shook it down on her, though, I'd always put it on my hands and rub it on her. Is that safer?? "</blockquote>




It's a little safer. But there are cornstarch based baby powders (ie not talc/talcum based) that would be totally safe when rubbed on.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
16th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rumpelstiltskin:</b>" i just remembered when Novali was a baby I got liquid powder from huggies... do they still make that? It goes on like a cream and dries into a powder. "</blockquote>




Never heard of it. I cloth, so we didn't have rashes, really

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
16th Nov '12

i use it after baths and occasionally before putting on a new diaper. I put on my hands and rub it together on my hands then rub it on DS.

justwanttodelete Due July 23 (girl); Switzerland 1021 posts
16th Nov '12

i use it on my daughter during diaper change and on my fat thighs sometimes.

Boomstick! 18 kids; Arizona 1608 posts
16th Nov '12

I never used it on DD but i've been using it on DS. He had a little but rash and cream didnt really help it. Ive never heard if baby power being harmful til now :oops: I only use a little and gentle shake it out so it doesnt float everywhere and i only used it on his bottom. The bottle says Johnson's baby power, soothing aloe & vitamin e, pure cornstarch. Is that kind is ok or should i just buy real cornstarch?

Slo2250 1 child; Rochester, New York 160 posts
16th Nov '12

Yes it can be a hazard, my pedi said it was totally okay to use as long as I didn't puff it all over the place, just put a little on my hands and keep away from the babies face. It's all about how you use the product.



Quoting P Pickle Pants:" It's a breathing hazard for little ones and is not recommended. You can use corn starch though. Works just as well with no harmful particles in the air and fewer chemicals."
.Christin. 1 child; Florida 1351 posts
16th Nov '12

Never knew it was hazardous. I'll have to go buy the cornstarch. DD doesn't get rashes but her rolls get red so I use it on them and her neck get really moist and gets occasional rashes. Thanks for all the responses!!

Anna Leah's Mommy ♥ 1 child; Ontario 544 posts
16th Nov '12

I use the talc free one, but only on her bottom, I don't want her to breathe it in!

Keri Burzynski Due December 8 (boy); 2 kids; Wisconsin 14 posts
17th Nov '12

with my first daughter i used it all the time didn't think there was anything wrong then with my second child which is 6 years younger they told me its not good because babies could inhaul it so then i started to put it on the diaper away from her before putting the diaper on that way she didn't suck it in have no problems with it