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Changing a baby girl Mama McNeely 2 kids; Bremerton, Washington 5117 posts
23rd Dec '12

I have yet to ever change a baby girl. I have a son and boys are easy. But I have heard with girls you can't use powder etc. Any advice would be much appreciated : )

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44106 posts
23rd Dec '12

I just took a dirty diaper off, wiped really good, put cream on if needed and put a new diaper on.

Squeaky McGee [6 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65193 posts
23rd Dec '12

It's not recommended to use powder with either sex, because they can inhale it, but I used powder on my daughter. *Shrugs*

Mama McNeely 2 kids; Bremerton, Washington 5117 posts
23rd Dec '12
Quoting Squeaky McGee:" It's not recommended to use powder with either sex, because they can inhale it, but I used powder on my daughter. *Shrugs*"


Same here. It is the only thing keeping him from getting rashes.

XavierRose Due January 14; 2 kids; Gilbert, Arizona 1716 posts
23rd Dec '12

You just gotta make sure you get in all the little crevices lol

MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
23rd Dec '12

It's not recommended to use powder on babies period.
When you change your daughter, just make sure you are wiping from front to back, to avoid UTIs.

**mummyX3** 3 kids; Australia 1071 posts
23rd Dec '12

Wipe front to back lol i find it easier changing girls i use powder after about 6months if its hot and they are getting sweat rashes but more on the side of legs than there actual vagina

Vivian [♥] 2 kids; Balls Deep, in, Georgia 13935 posts
23rd Dec '12

Didn't know there was a baby powder "rule"... Never use it anyway.
Just make sure you get all the crevices, they can get poop inside their vagina so you have to be careful!

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
23rd Dec '12

Wipe front to back. That's the only advice I really have.



I used powder and all that on my daughter. But getting in all the little crevices was difficult. Boys you just wipe and there's not so many folds. Girls you kind of have to dig to find all the dirt.

Kristen Parris 2 kids; Virginia 1942 posts
23rd Dec '12

My OB instructor (who is a midwife) said powder is not reccommended because of them inhaling it and getting into their lungs and with girls it can cause cervical cancer..

MommaNoodle 2 kids; Pennsylvania 13115 posts
23rd Dec '12

i never used powder. didn't need it. wipe front to back, and make sure to get everything off. not that hard. i'm personally worried about having a boy to change in a few months. they pee UP! yikes!

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
23rd Dec '12
Quoting Kristen Parris:" My OB instructor (who is a midwife) said powder is not reccommended because of them inhaling it and getting into their lungs and with girls it can cause cervical cancer.."



To me there's always going to be a problem with something, and something is going to cause cancer.



Once I realized that my daughter was sensitive and intolerant to her own pee and poop and we started ECing we didn't powders or creams any more, and by a year all her skin issues had resolved.

Kristen Parris 2 kids; Virginia 1942 posts
23rd Dec '12
Quoting TheCoopersKnitWitch:" To me there's always going to be a problem with something, and something is going to cause cancer. ... [snip!] ... her own pee and poop and we started ECing we didn't powders or creams any more, and by a year all her skin issues had resolved."


She said there are proven studies that show it causes cervical cancer. I havent researched it but we only have a son and we never used powder on him. If we have a daughter, I don't plan on using it then either.



I say the more natural the better!

bradnshelby2012 1 child; Pennsylvania 243 posts
23rd Dec '12
Quoting IDID-VBAC 12/09:" I just took a dirty diaper off, wiped really good, put cream on if needed and put a new diaper on. "



this...its not hard just make sure you get between all the cracks

......................... Oregon 14226 posts
23rd Dec '12
Quoting Kristen Parris:" She said there are proven studies that show it causes cervical cancer. I havent researched it but we ... [snip!] ... we never used powder on him. If we have a daughter, I don't plan on using it then either. I say the more natural the better!"



Well what I meant is that now a days, they're going to find all this stuff that used to be used and was ok, and it's going to cause cancer. It's just been proven(obviously with studies like the one you mentioned).



I just shrug, it's going to happen all the time. But I do agree, the more natural the better. We try to avoid so many unnatural things.