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dionne
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Baby talc powder dangerous?

Jul 23rd, 2006, 12:56 PM   #1
 
i love it and put lots on both my babies when they get out of the bath, its great to keep them dry more so in this heat smells great to and stops under harleys nexk getting all sweaty. and under his armpits as they get red and sore

but some one told me that talc can cause cancer on lil girls if it goes between in their fairy????

ohhh i love talc nothing better then when they are all fresh after a bvath with talc on and a fresh baby grow , please dont say talc is bad?
 
 
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 12:57 PM   #2
 
Yes this what the HV said, and also it is bad becuase they can inhale it and get it in their lungs. Iv never used it, I only make a mess everywhere with it anyway!
 
 
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 13:00 PM   #3
 
lol yh it is messy but i put lots on myself to lol.

i always put it on my hand then rub it on them rather then just tip it on them as it does go in their face.

so you heard about the cancer thing too???? is it only for lil girls?
 
 
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 13:08 PM   #4
 
There has been some research suggesting talc can cause ovarian cancer and respiratory probs.

here are some articles

http://www.choice.com.au/viewArticle.as ... +(archived)

http://www.organicformulations.com.au/talcum_powder.asp
 
 
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 13:13 PM   #5
 
i love johnsons baby power its great for keeping them fresh and i always put it on Diors fairy

think this is better? as its talc free? bet it dont smell as good

http://www.theremustbeabetterway.co.uk/ ... Powder.htm
 
 
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 17:19 PM   #6
 
I have never heard the cancer thing!! I heard it was bad for the babies to breath in!!

Didnt they only use talc when we was little???? I never got cancer!! xxx
 
 
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 17:42 PM   #7
 
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I have never heard the cancer thing!! I heard it was bad for the babies to breath in!!

Didnt they only use talc when we was little???? I never got cancer!! xxx
not everyone who uses it will develop cancer but it can increase the risk, like smoking
 
 
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 18:17 PM   #8
 
I've never used it on any of my babies... known about risks back than! Dionne, I know what you mean about them smelling gorgeous, but wait til you smell their own smell.... doubley gorgeous.

Everyone always comment on how nice Oscar smells, but I don't use anything on him.... olive oil & camomile occassionally.

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Jul 23rd, 2006, 18:50 PM   #9
 
I've never used it, I don't think babies need anything on their skin unless they have a skin complaint. I think it dries skin out too much. I know a few people who do use it, but I won't use body products on Damien except shampoo and a touch of baby bath. I'm scared of him inhaling it too
 
 
 
 
 
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 20:23 PM   #10
 
only use oilatum in bath ande45 on liam

on joshua it was baby bath then the baby oil with a yellow li

kieran had something like candle wax inthe bath, followed by aqueous cream and when he got to 2 i used coca butter, he smelt great
 
 
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 20:31 PM   #11
 
I've never heard it being linked to cancer but I do know it's dangerous for them to inhale. I usually sprinkle it into Ava's diaper first(away from her) and then put it on. Have any of you seen the liquid baby powder? It dries to a powder, maybe that would be better. I'm not sure of the ingredients though.
 
 
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 20:58 PM   #12
 
I used talc on Lydia for the first couple of months....and then I heard about the cancer thing (and about how it's bad for the lungs) so I just totally stopped using it.

(I still use it on my hair though when my hair is looking greasy and I don't have time to wash it )
 
 

 
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 22:11 PM   #13
 
Okay I just took a look at Ava's and hers is Johnson's pure cornstarch and apparently that's the safer alternative so I think we're okay!
 
 
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 22:25 PM   #14
 
one of the links I posted says cornstarch is ok as the body can break it down

p.s. its good to see you back on the forum
 
 
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Jul 23rd, 2006, 22:30 PM   #15
 
i read on beanies l.ink it cant have talc in the ingredients? i use johnsons baby powder and that does have talc in it?????

where did you get that one from ava?

i like hareys skin to be dry as he usualy gets so sticky and sweaty.

kayl... thats what i do with dior but its ment to be a big no no to put it near their fairy???
 
 
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