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Is foot powder a substitute for baby powder on a baby?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: PLEASE NO!

Babies are so precious that you don't want him to smell bad with foot powder! you can use baby lotion instead.

In brief: PLEASE NO!

Babies are so precious that you don't want him to smell bad with foot powder! you can use baby lotion instead.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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2 comments
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
No need to use baby powder or foot powder on a baby. The perfume can irritate baby skin. Powders contain talc also irritate some baby skin and lungs. Some powders also contribute to yeast overgrowth. Use baby powder containing baking soda sparingly in diaper area.
Dr. Neil Hecht
Foot powder may contain ingredients to limit perspiration and fight athlete's foot infections (a fungal problem). This type of powder would not generally be used for babies.
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Pediatrics

In brief: Generally not

We no longer use "baby powder" made from talc as it can cause lung irritation if the child inhales it during application.
Prefer corn starch based powders. Foot powder may have some ingredients in it that could irritation the skin. Avoid excessive powdering - apply with your fingertips to the upper thigh creases. Avoid over the genitals as it can occasionally cause irritation to the urinary exit

In brief: Generally not

We no longer use "baby powder" made from talc as it can cause lung irritation if the child inhales it during application.
Prefer corn starch based powders. Foot powder may have some ingredients in it that could irritation the skin. Avoid excessive powdering - apply with your fingertips to the upper thigh creases. Avoid over the genitals as it can occasionally cause irritation to the urinary exit
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Dr. Carol Jacobs
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