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Can I use baby powder on my baby's skin?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
Baby powder is a simple & effective product.
I prefer the non-starch materials. Placing starch on the moist skin of a baby is like setting out food for germs. Beware that babies have developed pneumonia when they inhaled quantities of talcum powder in a changing table accident. Like any effective product can cause problems when not used correctly.

In brief: Yes
Baby powder is a simple & effective product.
I prefer the non-starch materials. Placing starch on the moist skin of a baby is like setting out food for germs. Beware that babies have developed pneumonia when they inhaled quantities of talcum powder in a changing table accident. Like any effective product can cause problems when not used correctly.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Baby powder can be used to help keep the neck skin folds, the armpits, and the diaper area feeling dry.
The rest of the body usually doesn't need powder. Be sure not to let the baby inhale powder.

In brief: Yes
Baby powder can be used to help keep the neck skin folds, the armpits, and the diaper area feeling dry.
The rest of the body usually doesn't need powder. Be sure not to let the baby inhale powder.
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Dr. Adam Naddelman
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Baby powder is safe for babies, but very often, diaper rashes will respond better to moisturizers.
Moisturizers help provide a barrier on your baby's skin, which both allow a rash or irritation to heal and prevent further rashes from occurring. Any rash that persists for more than a few days should be evaluated by your pediatrician.

In brief: Yes
Baby powder is safe for babies, but very often, diaper rashes will respond better to moisturizers.
Moisturizers help provide a barrier on your baby's skin, which both allow a rash or irritation to heal and prevent further rashes from occurring. Any rash that persists for more than a few days should be evaluated by your pediatrician.
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