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To throw out all the talc!

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likeacrow Sat 18-Feb-17 11:42:58

We've been given 4 big tubs of talc by people for when baby comes but have been told in antenatal classes not to use it for baby as it can be dangerous (if inhaled). We won't use it ourselves so just chuck it all?

NavyandWhite Sat 18-Feb-17 11:43:39

Charity shop?

JohnLapsleyParlabane Sat 18-Feb-17 11:44:05

If unopened food banks will take it

JuneBuggy Sat 18-Feb-17 11:44:46

Donate / bin, yanbu smile

kindfriend Sat 18-Feb-17 11:46:18

Def chuck / donate it. It's also been linked to ovarian cancer (if baby is female obvs!)
Hospices / old people's homes might use it.

ComputerUserNumptyTwit Sat 18-Feb-17 11:48:06

Save it for trips to the beach - it's brilliant for getting sand off skin.

It's also bloody great after swimming.

You don't need to use it all the time, it's just very useful occasionally.

TheImprobableGirl Sat 18-Feb-17 11:50:11

like a crow I use talc for lots of things!
Putting swim caps on

Putting leather trousers on

If you need to get dressed in a hurry after swimming/showering or if you have to get into skinny jeans etc

In the summer when your all hot and sweaty you can talc your armpits grin

If you have thigh Chafage under a dress/skirt if you talc your inner thighs then they just glide past each other

For disguising roots in blonde hair, or as a dry shampoo alternative

I would keep a tub just in case!

TheImprobableGirl Sat 18-Feb-17 11:50:44

Oh god yes- getting sand off too!

Orangebird69 Sat 18-Feb-17 11:51:32

Yanbu. Hideous stuff.

WonkoTheSane42 Sat 18-Feb-17 11:52:44

It's useful for rubbing on knitting needles to stop them sticking, and it makes your finished knitting smell nice. That's about it.

likeacrow Sat 18-Feb-17 11:54:45

TheImprobableGirl do you want it? wink It's taking up space so we'll just get rid I think as I'm not a leather trouser fan and prefer deodorant for the old pits!
Food bank is a good idea although if it's that bad for babies I don't want it getting donated to a family who might not know that!

Idefix Sat 18-Feb-17 12:02:01

Personally I would just bin it.
I think the research and evidence is ongoing but there alternatives to talc.
www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/feb/29/is-it-safe-to-use-talcum-baby-powder-ovarian-cancer-johnson-johnson

semanwen Sat 18-Feb-17 12:05:55

Putting leather trousers on

I don't think I would keep a bottle of talc in case I decide to buy leather trousers in the future!

user1477282676 Sat 18-Feb-17 12:09:37

I remember MIL bought talc when we had DD and DH and I told her not to use it and why when she babysat. We got home and she'd obviously ignored us as baby stank of talc.

We threw it in the bin.

ChanandlerBongsNeighbour Sat 18-Feb-17 12:12:11

Offer it to a nursery/early years centre, we use talc mixed with other materials (wet materials, so not in powder form) for safe messy/sensory play.

DontTouchTheMoustache Sat 18-Feb-17 12:12:21

I use it instead of dry shampoo, it works really well

seagazer Sat 18-Feb-17 12:12:56

I like to shake a small amount between my breasts, stops them sweating.

TheImprobableGirl Sat 18-Feb-17 12:14:20

Haha I sound a bit obsessed... surprisingly I have my own- but that said I didn't put it on my babies - you need deodorant and talc <nods sagely> grin

Donating is a good idea. You will be cursing yourself when leather trousers are back in fashion though. And it really is useful for swimming caps

crazypenguinlady Sat 18-Feb-17 12:16:08

TheImprobableGirl, I now have visions of that episode of Ross from Friends with the leather trousers when he's on a date and can't get them back on so mixes talc with lotion grin

OP, personally I'd bin it. I was given some by couple of friends but have no intention of using it so binned it.

thecatneuterer Sat 18-Feb-17 12:19:00

I'll have it. I put it on the bottom of my dance shoes if the floor's a bit sticky. Charity shop?

BuggerOffAndGoodDayToYou Sat 18-Feb-17 12:23:47

I use it on the joins of my wooden floor to stop squeaking when it expands in the summer.

I don't use it on people though.....

DrivingMeBonkers Sat 18-Feb-17 12:26:00

Do you not think the government would ban it if it caused cancer?

DameSquashalot Sat 18-Feb-17 12:29:01

Crazy that's exactly what I thought of 🤡

likeacrow Sat 18-Feb-17 12:30:08

crazypenguinlady yes! Great episode. grin
DrivingMeBonkers it's the inhalation warnings on the packaging itself that make me think I wouldn't risk using it for my baby.

Squidgling Sat 18-Feb-17 12:30:23

Drivingmebonkers yeah like they banned cigarettes.....

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