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Diapering and Potty-Training Myths Every Parent Should Know

Grandparents, friends, and society flood parents with well-meaning advice, but how can Mom and Dad be sure they are receiving accurate information? With help from Dr. Andrew Adesman and his book "Baby Facts," we separate myths from reality.
Changing baby?s diaper Baby Powder Use

Myth: Sprinkle baby powder on your newborn after you change him.

Reality: There's no need to use powder on your baby's skin.

Dr. Adesman Explains: "Diaper technology has come a long way, and diapers nowadays are very good at keeping babies dry. Baby powder, especially talc, has a great risk of inhalation and can cause respiratory problems."