Here are some of the main differences between powdered talc and liquid talc.
Liquid talc is safe for use from birth.
Many doctors advise against the use of powdered talc on newborns. The American Academy of Pediatrics warns of dangers caused by floating particles of talcum dust that can be inhaled by babies, leading to breathing and lung problems. Liquid talc, on the other hand, can be applied directly and is absorbed by the skin, without the risk of dust particles being scattered.
Liquid talc has an instant cooling effect.
Both powder and liquid talc absorb excess moisture and sweat, but liquid talc produces an instant cooling effect which is great for soothing prickly heat, nappy rash and other minor skin irritations.
Liquid talc can be applied more precisely.
So you can avoid the mess and clouds of dust that surrounds your little one when you use a powdered talc. Liquid talc can be applied exactly where it’s needed – on areas prone to irritation like skin folds on the neck, legs, bottom and armpits. And a little goes a long way.
Liquid talc is usually plant-based and contains no mineral talc.
There are several studies saying that there is a relationship between mineral-talc based powders and the development of certain cancers. Aside from that, the risk of the minute particles of talcum powder getting into your baby’s lungs is worrisome.