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Is baby powder or cream safe to use for a newborn?

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Dr. Arun

Pediatrician, Pulmonology

Practicing since :2003

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Posted on Sat, 17 Mar 2018 in Child Health
Question: my daughter is7days old.wanted to know if i can use any powder or cream fr baby
Answered by Dr. Arun 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Better not to use powder

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing to us.
It is better to avoid any powder for the baby.
Lotion - Always go for trusted ones , i usllaly recommend for my patients lotions like XXXXXXX or dermadew baby lotion.
I usually advice to use lotion sparingly .
Lotion can be used once daily after bath.
Powder makes skin more dry by absorbing moisture .
Hope i answered your query.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
Wishing your baby good health.
Dr Arun

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