It is safe, as long as you use the baby powder carefully and ensure your baby doesn't;breathe;in the talc. If you want to use baby talcum powder, tip a little into your hand, away from your baby, and dab or rub it onto your baby's skin. Don't sprinkle the talc directly onto your baby or use a powder puff that might throw many particles into the air.
Talcum powder or baby powder as it is also called, is made from tiny particles of a naturally occurring, soft mineral called talc. This mineral is perfectly safe for your;baby's skin, but the fine particles can be harmful if your baby breathes in lots of them at once.
A few airborne particles probably won't harm your baby, but if your baby breathes in a lot of talc, it could irritate or clog the delicate air sacs in her lungs.
Sadly, a very small number of babies have developed;breathing;difficulties and died after becoming covered in talc. However, bear in mind it's extremely rare that inhaling talc proves fatal. The babies who;lost their lives;had their faces covered in talc, usually after playing with the container.
It follows that you should never let your baby;play;with a bottle of talc. Talc can seem like an irresistible play material to babies and small children. And, as toddlers love imitating their mums and dads, there's a risk they may playfully shower their baby sibblings;with powder.
If you do want to use a baby talcum powder, keep the following in mind:
Store and place the bottle of talc well;out of reach;from your baby or toddler at all times.
Don't use talcum powder to lighten;your baby's complexion. Applying the powder to her face will make it more likely that she breathes some in.
Never use a puff. They tend to create clouds of powder in the air that are easy to breathe in, especially if you are putting the powder on the folds of your;baby's neck;or in her armpits
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