My sweet baby is six months old today.
So, I have baby on the brain.
Last night we gave the baby a bath.
When she’s done, I dry her off and powder her up with corn starch … while Texas guy tells her not to worry, “Momma’s not going to cook you.”
He’s funny that one.
But, I imagine it does look a bit odd.
I’ve used corn starch on all my babies.
I don’t use baby powder.
I love the way my babies smell and I don’t like to cover that up with those strongly scented baby powders.
I also don’t like the way it tends to get into the air that we’re all breathing. It’s definitely not a good thing.
But, corn starch is fantastic!
I use it on my babies when they’ve got all those nooks and crannies, all those rolls of baby squish that get too warm … the neck and armpits that hide and tend to get red or rashes. I grab a pinch and spread it on.
Or if the baby tends to get heat rash, sprinkle it all over.
… But you don’t need to be a baby to use it …
It’s great for grown ups, too!
If you work in the heat it will do the same thing as it does for the baby.
I’ve used it as a body powder. Especially nice on a warm day. I don’t know why it makes me feel cooler. … Some fresh lavender added to the cornstarch and it smells wonderful. Placed in an old powder container, or a shaker for food (like sugar, etc.) and it sprinkles right on!
Now where did I put my old container …