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When to stop using talcum powder

(39 Posts)
H23b Wed 14-Mar-18 07:04:46

Morning ladies,

Just wanted to put the question out there, when is it ideal to stop using talcum powder in my LO nappies? Becoming a little writer and harder to apply! Still want to use it at night and after a bath.

mrsnec Wed 14-Mar-18 07:09:50

You will get people telling you not to use it at all but I still do as you suggest and mine are 2 and 3.

Rkay2 Wed 14-Mar-18 07:11:39

www.babycentre.co.uk/x25006277/is-it-safe-to-use-talcum-powder-on-my-baby

chemenger Wed 14-Mar-18 07:12:04

I never used it for mine. What do you use it for? It’s not a good idea for girls I thought?

toomuchfaster Wed 14-Mar-18 07:12:25

I never used it for nappies, so if you can't then don't. It's not the law to use it!
I do use it after baths, but only when DD asks for it.

melissasummerfield Wed 14-Mar-18 07:13:26

Ive never used it either - what is its purpose?

xyzandabc Wed 14-Mar-18 07:14:09

I've never used it on me or kids. Not really sure what the point of it is.

user1483387154 Wed 14-Mar-18 07:15:09

not used it yet and my son is 9 months

Paleblue Wed 14-Mar-18 07:16:14

I didn't use it because of all the negative stuff said about it and my ds was fine without it.

SoupDragon Wed 14-Mar-18 07:16:32

I used to use a cornflour baby powder to dry fat leg creases but I don’t understand why you’d use it in nappies all the time.

WowserBowser Wed 14-Mar-18 07:17:06

Never used it on either of mine. I didn't realise talcum.powder was still a thing!

AnoiaUnstickMyDrawers Wed 14-Mar-18 07:17:22

I was told in ante natal classes not to use it, that it can stick together and ball up and cause irritation. I think it's if it gets sweaty and saturated.
I've never used it.

CannaeBeErsed Wed 14-Mar-18 07:17:54

I didn't really use it at all when our kids were babies. We were given quite a number of bottles of it in various baby gift sets and now my eldest is 11 we're down to our last one after only using it to get sand off at the beach (it's worth it's weight in gold for that!) and to get the kids dressed after swimming.
It's not necessary at all in nappies

insancerre Wed 14-Mar-18 07:19:11

I didn't know people still used it
My oldest is 29 and I've never used it
I've worked in nurseries for 20 years and I've never had a child who used it at nursery

Makingworkwork Wed 14-Mar-18 07:20:59

It is great for removing wet sand from feet at the beach.

Anatidae Wed 14-Mar-18 07:21:23

Don’t use it at all - very bad for you, both respiratory wise and also implicated in ovarian cancer development.

You don’t need it anyway

Anatidae Wed 14-Mar-18 07:22:31

Beach and sandy feet get a pass ;)

But absolutely not in nappies. Ever.

PrincessHairyMclary Wed 14-Mar-18 07:23:05

Ive never heard of anyone putting it in nappies before.
If your DD is a girl you shouldn't be using it anywhere near her genitals, although drying the rest of the body after a bath etc is fine.

MrsEricBana Wed 14-Mar-18 07:26:16

Yes you don't need it and shouldn't put in a girl's nappy.

SusanDelfino Wed 14-Mar-18 07:27:37

Never used it at all due to the the link to ovarian cancer.

AnoiaUnstickMyDrawers Wed 14-Mar-18 09:34:57

Oh, brilliant tip to use on sandy feet! I've always used dry sand, but it's scratchy.

TheLastSoala Wed 14-Mar-18 09:43:34

How do you use it for sandy feet?

What is this witchcraft?

Makingworkwork Thu 15-Mar-18 08:14:43

It is witchcraft I think it works this way- the talc soaks up any moisture which makes the sand stick to feet. Dust feet with talc and the sand painless rubs off.

I have seen ‘magic powder’ to see rid of sand selling £5 in a posh baby shop. It would have just been talc.

elQuintoConyo Thu 15-Mar-18 08:28:57

Talc only for sandy feet- and necks and fingers and inner elbows and my decolletage grin

Never used it anywhere else, definitely not nappies. I have a ds.

ememem84 Thu 15-Mar-18 08:33:04

I’ve never used it for ds. Wasn’t told to. But then again wasn’t told not to either. First timer here.

I have an ancient bottle of talc which I use after the beach. Used to use it when I did swimming too to help get swimming hat on.

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