Is baby powder safe to use while pregnant

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Research has revealed that this practice may result in breathing in of fine powder particles that make their way into the lungs and can cause breathing issues. Other research has connected talc use to particular kinds of cancer.

Utilizing Baby Powder Securely

Once again, there is no conclusive need to use baby powder, despite the fact that it may have been a diaper station steady for many years. If you pick to, however, you may want to think about utilizing extra care, particularly with girls, as the powder may take a trip up through the vagina. Restricting the quantity you use and how frequently you use it may also be smart.

What is Baby Powder Made of?

A big bulk of talcum powder are made from talcum and for this reason it is called talcum powder too. The primary active ingredient of talcum powder is talc which is a mineral that includes silicon, magnesium, and oxygen. Due to its moisture-absorbing qualities and capability to minimize friction, talcum is chosen by makers to produce talcum powder. It is made from corn and has bigger particles which infants cannot breathe in and for this reason parents and paediatricians think about cornstarch baby powder safe. Thus choose good baby powder.

Are Baby Powders Harmful to Infants?

Infants are susceptible to breathing in the baby powder that is used on their skin, particularly if it has been made from talc. Talcum powder includes really fine particles which can be breathed in and trigger inflammation to the baby’s fragile lungs. You will have to be particularly careful if your baby has any sort of breathing health problem like asthma since, with baby talcum powder, some risk may be possible. As compared to talcum, the cornstarch-based powder has somewhat bigger particles and for this reason find it challenging to get air-borne. This decreases the possibilities of inhalation and has exceptional absorption qualities too.

Do Infants Required Baby Powder?

As a fact, infants do not require baby powder all over the body. Baby powder soaks up wetness and keeps rashes at bay. In the preliminary months, your baby’s most popular piece of clothes is going to be the diaper and since it continuously rubs against the fragile skin, it can trigger rashes. Use baby powder for diaper rash in a sensible way by utilizing it just where it matters.

Talcum powder on hands

Use it on the neck, underarms, and genital areas rather of smothering everything over the body. It is best to limit overuse of baby powder to prevent the damage that it might trigger in the long run due to its active ingredients. Your brand of baby powder may eliminate much-needed wetness from the baby’s skin which can trigger damage in the long run.

What Sort Of Baby Powder benefits Infants?

There are a number of baby powder brands to select from and to get the very best one for your baby, it is best to perform a little bit of research by yourself. Adhere to a relied on and deemed brand, to start with, so you are at least ensured of excellent quality active ingredients. Talcum powder that have talcum as its base ought to be prevented as much as possible or a minimum of limit its use. If diapers are changed at regular periods, there are very little opportunities of developing diaper rash and the use of baby powder can be removed.

Can You Deal With Diaper Rash with Baby Powder?

Rashes take place if diapers are not changed at the ideal periods and the skin does not get fresh air. Non reusable diapers can trigger inflammation to the youngster’s delicate skin and result in allergic reactions. Attempt a different brand of diaper rather of utilizing baby powder to deal with diaper rash, as this will not resolve the issue.


These powders are chosen by all new mothers. It is typically used straight on the baby’s skin, so you need to beware while choosing any baby powder. Inspect the active ingredients of the powder before you buy it. Baby powders that are authorized and accredited by the appropriate authorities are safe, it is best to use them after checking out the guideline on the container.


I’m going to get the main negative out of the way at the start: Bourjois blushes smell like burning roses. Which is quite unfortunate for me as the scent lasts for a long time on my cheeks, & I really, really hate it. Am I the only one that thinks this?! I’m curious. Personally I prefer to smell my perfume, not my cheeks.



Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush, Brun Cuivre, Rose de Jaspe & Lilas D’or (2.5g/£7.49) come in small, plastic, colour coordinated compacts. I quite like that I can easily differentiate the shades without opening the pots. They have a mirror inside the lid which I’ve never used, it’s just too small to be able to see your face/where you’re applying blush comfortably. There’s also a curved brush included (mine didn’t make it to the photography stage) which is an indication of how good they are, haha.

The blushes have an unfortunate habit of coming loose in the pots, so I pressed mine down lightly after Rose de Jaspe almost flung itself across the room as I opened it. Putting aside my annoyances, I really like these. For baked blushes, they’re not rock hard or soft & crumbly. What you see in the pan is what you will get on the cheek, Bourjois aren’t messing around with pigmentation.


03 Brun Cuivre is a smooth, shimmery (very, very fine shimmer) glowy warm nude. I’d say it’s a shade or two darker than Dior Aurora with a huge amount of shimmer in comparison. It has a slight orange undertone, also similar to Aurora, but doesn’t translate as such on my cheeks. It has a harder texture than the other two. I like to use it as an everyday blush in a neutral yet healthy & bronzed look.


95 Rose de Jaspe (featured in my Loves of April/May) is my favourite by far. It’s the silkiest of the three I own as well as being the one with the least shimmer & most sheen. I like that it can be used as a blush/highlighter combo – it makes for a quick cheek look & is one of the reasons I like it so much. I love the colour, it’s a slightly cool silvery pink with a blue sheen – quite beautiful.


33 Lilas D’or is a plummy deep pink, laced with gold shimmer & a golden sheen. The particles are much more apparent in this than the first two. I think all of the blushes in the range that end with ‘D’or’ contain them. It isn’t as smooth as Rose de Jaspe, but not as hard as Brun Cuivre. Out of the three, it reminds me the most of an MSF. I think I’ll get more use of of it in A/W because it is a little darker. I use it occasionally when I want to focus on my cheeks, but I forgo a highlighter when I do.

(L-R: Brun Cuivre, Rose de Jaspe, Lilas D’or)

A quick note on the price, Bourjois blushes work out at £2.99p/g (if bought at full price – I got mine during a 3-for-2 offer in Superdrug) while MAC blushes work out at £2.83 p/g, or £2.33 if you buy the refill pan. So, they’re not the cheapest in comparison. I can never be sure if the rumours that Bourjois is a baby Chanel are true. Even if it is, I can honestly say that the scent, coupled with the fact that they randomly fall out of the pots means that I don’t think they’re worth the full price, but they’re definitely worth it if you grab them on offer! I doubt that many of us pay full price for drugstore/highstreet anymore anyway?

76) I have thought about leaving one open for a couple of days to see if the scent dissipates, but I can only assume it would die an untimely blush-death. One cat will definitely try to lick/eat it, one will attempt to play & end up smashing it on the floor & the other will probably just sleep on it. Hm, what to do?