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baby powder? Asdfhgrxnbds 2 kids; Pennsylvania 3115 posts
Jan 20th '10

someone told me putting baby powder on your baby after you change their diaper is bad.... my pedi told me to do it to avoid diaper rash. is this true?

blessed with girls x5 Due September 12; 5 kids; Wisconsin 6343 posts
Jan 20th '10

They told me in the hospital not to do it because it can get in the baby's lungs when you shake it out. But I think that if you shakes some in your hand and rub it on its is fine.

Mrs.Masello♥91910 17 kids; Rhode Island 29433 posts
Jan 20th '10

Do you have a boy or a girl? I was told not to put it on a girl because it can cause a UTI

♥PhlinEOM TTC since May 2011; 17 kids; Pawleys Island, South Carolina 15005 posts
Jan 20th '10

NO baby powder..it isn't good for their lungs. the bebes inhale the particles

Stephanie ♥ Emmett ♥ Bab 1 child; 1 angel baby; Columbia, CT, United States 6882 posts
Jan 20th '10

I never heard of the lungs thing... ]]: i've been using it this whole time..

MommySteffy 2 kids; Crawfordsville, Indiana 5526 posts
Jan 20th '10

no baby powder!! bad for all baby lungs and esp bad for baby girls bc it can give them uti's.



if you want something to ward off diaper rash before it starts, use aquaphor. i swear by that stuff and so does my pedi

Boogers mommy {{EBFB}} 1 child; Texas 15428 posts
Jan 20th '10

We didn't use baby powder on our son for the first couple weeks because of his plasti-bell.



After it healed we started using it after every diaper change and he rarely has diaper rashes now. Before he had them a lot, and he had one or two really bad ones.



All when we weren't using the baby powder.

Asdfhgrxnbds 2 kids; Pennsylvania 3115 posts
Jan 20th '10
Quoting Teri♥TnTC:
MySquishy Due May 1; California 16231 posts
Jan 20th '10

I read somewhere that it can cyst in the future.
I'll look it up in a few.

Courtney Adele 3 kids; Kalamazoo, MI, United States 4105 posts
Jan 20th '10
Quoting ♥CaitlinEOM:
Stacy aka mama 4 kids; Ohio 4880 posts
Jan 20th '10

I just posted about this in another thread!! Yes my dr and lactaion women said the same thing NOT to use it.

Asdfhgrxnbds 2 kids; Pennsylvania 3115 posts
Jan 20th '10

oh my.. i'm so scared now. thank you ladies for your input!

Miss Julie 98 kids; Williamston, Michigan 12953 posts
Jan 20th '10
Quoting Eliana and Alice's mommy:
Mrs.Masello♥91910 17 kids; Rhode Island 29433 posts
Jan 20th '10

Here is what I found online
Is it safe to use baby powder on my baby?




Is it safe to use baby powder on my baby?



Expert Answers



Jo Ann Rohyans, pediatrician
Baby powder may smell and feel good, but I don't recommend it

MamaJenn+2 Due June 23; 2 kids; huntsville, TX, United States 2132 posts
Jan 20th '10

they told me not to use it at the hospital. because of the lungs. i use it about once a day but i am careful about getting it anywhere besides his diaper.