So we met our pediatritian today and he just mentioned a few things that we wouldnt need to buy...baby powder was one of them. I mean its whatever but I was just curious as to why baby powder shouldnt be used.
I've been told baby powder is bad for the baby's lungs. Which is really too bad because it smells so good! I've seen lotion form baby powder that wouldn't cause powder in the air to get in your baby's lungs. If you're wanting to use baby powder you should ask if that would be okay! By the way congratulations!
I had to look this up myself as I never heard why you shouldn't.....
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using baby powder as do many individual pediatricians. The issue is the talc that once was used in powders but, fortunately, has been eliminated in many of these products.The danger is that babies can easily inhale tiny particles of it that are light enough to be carried in the air. When inhaled, talc can dry an infant's mucous membranes, adversely affect the baby's breathing, and cause serious lung damage. Studies have shown that talc can lead to shortness of breath and wheezing in babies and can also lead to obstruction of the airways. Some babies have developed pneumonia and some have died as a result of respiratory failure from inhaling the powder. As an alternative to baby powder, you can use over-the-counter creams or ointments made for treating diaper rash. Petroleum jelly is another option.
I've heard same reason it goes into the baby's lungs.. Cakes up cam cause asthma alotvif breathing issues... The few times I needed or used on my 4 kids in 28 weeks with number 5 just put tiny bit in my hands, rub in my hands so not all over in the air away from baby then rubbed of. Neck private area etc. Good luck :)
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