I have heard different stories regarding the use of baby powder! It seems that most pediatricians do not recommend the use of baby powder due to the possibility of the particles getting into an infant's lung. I can only relate to how Johnson's baby powder has worked with my two daughters when they were babies and how it works for my granddaughter, Brooklyn Jean, who is now twelve months old.
There is a simple method of using baby powder, do not apply it directly on the baby, sprinkle it in your hands and gently rub the baby powder onto your baby's skin. If you do not shake the baby powder directly over your baby, then you can avoid the baby powder getting into your child's eyes or lungs! I have also seen some mothers let their baby hold the baby powder bottle, this is a definite "no-no"! What if the mother did not completely close the lid, or the baby was able to open the bottle? Another reason you would not use baby powder would be if your child had respiratory problems and was sensitive to smells.
The main reason I use Johnson's baby powder is that it smells so fresh! I use it to protect my granddaughter's skin and to keep her skin dry and free of diaper rash. Since my granddaughter has been walking, I use baby powder to decrease friction since the folds of her skin may rub against each other and irritate her skin! This baby powder consists of millions of small slippery plates that glide over each other which prevents friction.
I have tested other brands of baby powder, but I have found that they tend to clump together or they were not smooth to the touch. Johnson's baby powder has been allergy-tested and dermatologist-tested. It does keep Brooklyn's skin dry and feeling soft and smooth with a wonderful fresh scent. The main thing to remember when using baby powder is to keep it out of your baby's reach! Keep the bottle lid closed, store in a dry, cool area where your child will not be able to get it!
I use this baby powder on Brooklyn after each diaper change and after her baths. Before you apply this to their skin, make sure their skin is clean and dry. It does help to prevent chafing. Never use this powder on broken skin. I really like to use Johnson's baby powder when Brooklyn is teething. She tends to get a rash when she is teething and this baby powder feels cool and makes her feel comfortable. I even use this powder on myself! It is great for irritated areas where you may perspire, especially after exercising!
If your baby develops a rash or broken area that does not go away, you need to contact your pediatrician. I have been a Registered Nurse for over twenty-eight years, and I have not had any problems using this baby powder when it is applied correctly. This baby powder comes in different sizes, so you can purchase a small bottle for your diaper bag. I usually buy the fifteen ounces bottle for around three dollars. You can also get coupons for discounts if you search through most of your baby's magazines. I really like the Johnson's brand of baby products. Other products that I use from Johnson & Johnson is the baby soap bar, the baby shampoo and the "bedtime bath" products. This brand is one that I feel comfortable using time after time!
Other uses for this baby powder would be to decrease odor and perspiration of the feet. It is common to use this powder under a woman's breast that may be large and tend to hold moisture on the skin under her breasts. It is a great talc for after showers and bath when you do not want a heavy smell of perfume brand powders. I would recommend this brand of powder to anyone that chooses to use it. It has a great fresh scent and is very smooth to the touch!
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