(Closed) What’s the deal with baby powder?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 4
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Busy bee

I never used baby powder with my children.  I think that was left over from the cloth diaper era.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I put baby powder in my undies every day!  TMI?  sorry….  But baby powder isn’t just for babies…. 😉

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m not sure, but it seems to me that using powder would soak up any moistness and therefore leave the baby’s “sensitive” areas drier rather than humid (since bacteria thrive and grow best in humid areas).

(This would be used solely when they are wearing diapers, as underwear are made of material which breathes MUCH easier.)

That’s just my insight though, no scientific backup or anything. 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t wear diapers.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Haha, sorry, that comment was not directed toward you! 🙂

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

LOL @VM! I don’t wear diapers either and I use powder to stay fresh. Especially on hot summer days when I will get sweaty.

From my understanding, baby powder is used to prevent chaffing. When my Aunt used to eat baby powder after she gave birth to her first child (I never understood why she did this).

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia

VirginiaMarie: I do, too. Total TMI. But I recently read that TALC IS BAD. So you should use cornstarch-based powder. I assume for baby, too. Check out what Mrs. Shortcake writes about the topic here.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I do, I do!   I switched to the Johnson’s Cornstarch based one like 8 years ago!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia

Virginia: Am I totally behind the times on this? Is this something that everyone already knows (re: talc)? Or was there another reason you switched?

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Um, hmmm, I don’t know.   Mom told me that talc was bad for your who-ha years ago, so I just used the cornstarch based one instead…

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Mighy: It seems like she did.

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