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Old 01-30-2017, 06:22 AM
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This is an old thread, and I replied back then that we didn't need forms for applying things to kids. This has changed.

I have to have a topical med form signed by all parents in order to put *anything* on kids - from chapstick to diaper cream to sunscreen. While it seems overkill, it is a nice CYA to prevent situations like in the OP.
I don't use powder on kids, even when supplied by parents anymore. Too much potential for harm and few documented benefits. If baby is red, they get an approved diaper cream. I also have had a couple of kids with yeast issues so I tend to be more cautious about applying anything - diaper creams and powders do nothing for yeast and can make them worse.
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