#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: Is It Safe To Use Powder On My Baby’s Skin?


Q: I heard somewhere that it’s not safe to use powder on my baby.
Is this true?

A: Great question! For most mothers with babies, some form of
powder is a staple in the baby care pack. Powder is sprinkled all over the baby
after they have been moisturized, used on the baby’s butt to prevent nappy
rash, sprinkled on suspected rashes on the baby’s body etc. So, using powder on
babies is pretty common due to the belief that it prevents friction and absorbs

However, studies have shown that the cloud of powder ‘dust’ can be
inhaled by babies and cause respiratory problems. Babies most at risk include
premature babies, those born with heart disease, those with frequent
respiratory problems etc.

Therefore, if you must use powder on your baby, here are a couple
of tips:

Don’t shake the powder onto your baby. Move away from your baby…

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