What is it?
Talc is a powder that has been used on babies and sensitive areas for many years, however there are cautions that come with its use that are becoming more worrisome, which is why we have made a talc-free option.
Baby powder is used on areas that are prone to sensitive skin troubles, such a wee bumbs, inner thighs and feet. It can also be used for regular use, to help fight rebellious skin odors, in shoes and for those who use the no-poo method of shampooing.
What’s in it?
kaolin clay, Maranta Arundinacea (arrowroot) powder, Avena Sativa (oat) kernel meal, Calendula Officinalis (calendula) petals, lavandula angustifolia (lavender)
How Do I Use It?
It is best to use baby powder sparingly. Put the powder on your hands first. If you are using it around babies, be careful to apply to hand away from their face baby, not directly on or near them. Any powder can be inhaled and cause irritation in the lungs. Pat powder onto affected areas.
Keep the powder container well out of reach of babies and of any older siblings in order to prevent an accidental spill.
At every diaper change, wash away any powder that may have accumulated, especially in the folds of the skin.
Disclaimer: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against using baby powder because of the risk of respiratory problems. Baby powder can cause breathing trouble and serious lung damage if particles are inhaled. The particles are small enough that it is difficult to keep them out of the air, which can still be breathed by infants. This is especially true of talc-based powders. Other powders can also be easily inhaled, however, so caution must be used.
Even small amounts of powder can irritate a baby’s lungs and this is especially true if they are at high risk for respiratory illness. (Those at high risk include premature babies, babies with congenital heart disease, and babies who have had RSV or frequent respiratory illnesses.)
This product has NOT been tested and approved by Health Canada and none of the statements or ideas listed on this website should be used to test, treat or diagnose health problems or diseases. This information is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. The information on this website is intended for educational purposes only.