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    Default Baby Talcum, Baby Oil, Baby Lotion

    Hi all,
    I was wondering if it's ok to use baby talc, oil or lotion onto bub. I know to avoid the nappy area. If you can use them, how often can you use them? and how old does bub need to be?
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    The best thing for bub's skin plain old olive oil!! Use a little in the bath, and use it as a lotion too!! Its ph is perfect, and there is no additives, dyes or perfumes. Its just right!!

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    if u are going to use powder avoid talc, which has caused all sorts of probs (esp for girls) - google it for more info. YOu can get cornflour based pwders that are better. My MCHN recommended actual cornflour (we needed to use powder on Noah;s neck as he kept getting a fungal infection in all the rolls from moisture). Between that and olive oil on his change table I am sure to some people it looked like i was going to baste and eat him LOL! then again he is SO delicious maybe I should!!!!

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    I was given so much talc, oil and lotion and all I ended up using was an organic natural bath wash from Aromababy. Now I use Huggies Shea butter bath wash, and on her bot for nappy rash I still use the Aromababy Barrier Balm, it smells divine, is all natural and has no nasty petrochemicals in it and she has never had a day of nappy rash since she was born.
    ETA - Forgot to add that the powder came in handy when I was pg in the heat of summer and had chafing on my inner thighs at the beach

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    thanks so much girls. I was also told Gaia products are good. I sent a stamped self-addressed envelope to them to get free samples!

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    I use the Gaia products and absolutely love them!They are all natural and very nice to use on Jasper's sometimes dry skin. They also smell nice and aren't too expensive.

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    we too use gaia products, there awesome!!!

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    I "third" the olive oil. That's pretty much all I've used on my DS. He had eczema (touch wood - he hasn't had it in a while!) and that was the only thing that helped (and didn't worsen) his skin. LOL Pregpan on the whole "basting" thing - I know just how you feel!

    Now we've progressed onto the Gaia products too which are just devine - natural, smell lovely and are also great on his skin.

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