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Baby Powder may be the most evil product ever

July 29, 2011

If you are going to use baby powder with your baby you might as well let him snort it with a rolled up twenty

We have a baby so naturally we bought Baby Powder. Our Baby Nurse had been putting it on his chest and back at night to keep him cool (which I am not sure it does). Baby Powder is also supposed to be used to prevent diaper rash. We mentioned using Baby Powder to some people and they actually said they had heard some bad things. I did a little research and found the following:

Baby powder may smell and feel good, but I don’t recommend it — and the American Academy of Pediatrics also recommends against it. Powder can cause breathing problems and serious lung damage when inhaled, and it’s not always easy to keep the powder out of the air where your baby might breathe it.

This is most worrisome with talc-based powders, which have small, easily inhaled particles. Cornstarch, which has larger, coarser particles, is not as easily inhaled as talc.

There’s no evidence that baby powder helps to prevent or treat diaper rash, either. 

Our pediatrician also told us that we should not use Baby Powder with our baby. HOW DO THEY CALL A PRODUCT “BABY” POWDER WHEN IT IS BAD FOR BABIES??? I mean could there be anything more evil then calling a product “Baby _____” and having it be bad for babies. If it were an obvious product I would understand like I would not to use with my baby “Baby Broken Glass” or “Baby Fireworks” or “Baby Acid”. Those seem pretty obvious. The only thing more evil would be marketing rat poison as “Baby Tasty Food” or marketing PCP as “Baby Tylenol” or marketing Drano as “Baby Sleepy Time Helper” .

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