Product Type: Burt's Bees baby products
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As my son's nickname is Bumble this is perfect for my little bee
Burt's Bees Baby Bee Dusting Powder
Member Name: jcb223
Burt's Bees Baby Bee Dusting Powder
Advantages: Talc free, nicely frangranced, soft
Disadvantages: none that I have found
I have 3 boys aged 4 months, 3 and 4. Ever since the eldest was born I have said we should use talcum powder. To be honest I don't know why I just thought that was what you did with kids after a bath! Or at least it is what was always done to me. My husband however would never let me use it as he vaguely remebered reading something about Talc not being good for you.
I found this powder in the last month or so and as it said it was Talc free I bought it on the off chance my hubby would let me use it.
He made me look up on the internet what was bad about talc incase it was another ingredient. It is the talc thats supposed to be bad, apparently it is rock that crushed down and the particles are similar to aspestos! Never knew it was rock, don't know what I thought it was though. And the other review is correct it is linked to cancer of both the lungs and ovaries the particles having been found in the tumours.
The good news is that as this is talc free my other half let me use it, woohoo! lol
This is as you would expect, a fine white powder. It is made of cornstarch and any cooks out there will know this is good stuff for thickening up sauces and stuff so I can see how it would help keep you dry. It has lots of extracts, leaves and flowers etc from various plants and herbs, it therefore smells absolutely gorgeous. Its difficult to describe but its quite a comforting homely fresh smell.
I have used it on all 3 boys, and while the older boys don't seem to be any drier necessarily they do love it and now ask for it after baths if we forget. They do have to stand on a towel as it does go everywhere, although this is not that surprising! For the baby however, I am of course carefull that I don't use it on his face or anything but it is great in his little creases, especially the really quite deep crease in his neck. I wouldn't say it stays perfectly dry but then again with that amount of dribble I doubt anything could keep him dry there but it does do a very good job. Its also a nice soft powder as you apply it.
I have very sensitive skin, I can only use aqueous cream on my face, and can't even use E45 so I liked the idea of these products being all natural so I thought I'd risk a few. so far I have tried one new product a week. Both to give me time to react, my skin to adjust and so I can easily identify which products I react to.
Having had 3 babies in 4 years I do have the odd tummy crease! i have used this product on my self, and the areas where I would normally sweat, waistband, under breasts etc that you don't really want to use anti-perspirant on do not get clammy at all.
I would definatly recommend this product.
Summary: really nice homey smelling product, safe and gently for all the family
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