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#1 of 15 Old 06-20-2008, 12:34 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have not researched it very well, I am interested in what you ladies think about it?

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nope - never used it with my first either.
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Nope! Don't see the need

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Nope! Don't see the need
I here it keeps the baby from sweating or heat rashes ?????

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I haven't, but I've heard that plain cornstarch works just as well

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I read a long time ago that it's not a good idea because they inhale some of it.
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I have never used it. I think a little fresh air is much better.
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Don't use any powder. And I've heard terrible things about talcum powder. It's a cousin to asbestos, you know, and is also carcinogenic.

I just air the boy's bum now and then and have had no issues.
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I here it keeps the baby from sweating or heat rashes ?????
Eh, we're primarily using fitteds and wool except for night, so dd's bum doesn't generally get too hot anyway

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What I've heard about talc is that it is so... geez what's the word - totally flew the coop on this one... small that it can get in to the interstitial spaces (between cells) and clog normal osmosis and goings on of cells.

Horrible stuff.

If I've ever needed powder I've used cornstarch.

If he's having heat rash in the diaper area and you are using cloth diapers it could be a reaction to the laundry detergent or be a sign that you need to strip your diapers. just my two cents.
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I read a long time ago that it's not a good idea because they inhale some of it.
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the heat rash is on his stomach.

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the heat rash is on his stomach.
i'd try using cornstarch on him to help dry it up. and let plenty of air get to the area
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Ive never needed powder
also just watch with the corn starch b/c if there is any bit of a yeast problem
you just gave them breakfast!! and it will spread like crazy
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Honestly, I'd just lay him on a towel and air him out in a warm enough room. Both of my boys pop heat rashes now and then and all it needs is some time out of clothing in their cases.
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