Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Why You Should Skip the Baby Powder

If you're a new parent, you probably have your child's diapering area set up appropriately. Diapers and wipes - check. Diaper cream - check. Baby powder - you may want to hold off on. Although baby powder is sold with baby essentials and has that sweet smell that few can resist, it's one of those items that just isn't necessary. In fact, baby powder can be possibly harmful, especially to a young infant.



Traditionally, baby powder has been used on infants to keep the skin soft and dry, thus fighting off diaper rash. Even though it feels and smells good, pediatricians do not recommend the powdery stuff and neither does the American Academy of Pediatrics. Since baby powder is expelled into the air, your little one can breathe it in and irritate his or her lungs. This may lead to further breathing difficulties down the road.

Although baby powder isn't recommended, you don't have to throw away that bottle quite yet. First, make sure that it is made from cornstarch instead of talc, as many are. Cornstarch is better for the skin and the lungs, and isn't inhaled as easily. Second, you can use the baby powder in skin folds and creases that may be subject to irritation. Just make sure you don't let the powder build up in the skin creases and that you don't shake the powder near baby's face.

And of course, when setting up your diapering area, you now know that you don't have to include baby powder into the mix.

If you do have several bottles laying around from your child's welcome home gifts, consider using the baby powder for other applications. For example, baby powder works great when at the beach and you need something to get the sticky, wet sand off your feet. Or if you've skipped a shower (or two), toss some in your hair for a refreshing lift. Baby powder can also be used on oily spots and spills, as it absorbs the oil.

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