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Do you use baby powder on an infant

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05/21/14

If we have to, then yes! If we change Lucas's diaper and we notice redness, that's when we use the powder. He's so chunky and has many folds down in the diaper area and if they don't get enough air flow or are in his wet diaper for too long, the poor man gets super red and irritated. So, we take some baby powder after he's all cleaned up, and spread it around in the fold that needs it lol. One time makes it significantly better and two times he's healed! We actually had to do this last night for him

05/21/14

When I had my son (almost 10 years ago), the last thing the nurse told me before leaving the hospital was to NOT use baby powder. The reason was because it can form a cloud over the baby and you wouldn't want them to inhale that. It can cause breathing problems and serious lung issues.

Instead, I found a roll on baby powder. It looked like a deodorant roll on. The nice thing, it didn't form a cloud of dust.

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