adults and children 2 years and older: apply freely up to 3 or 4 times daily. For best results, dry skin thoroughly before applying. children under 2 years: Change wet and soiled diapers promptly, cleanse the diaper area, and allow to dry. Apply powder liberally as often as necessary, with each diaper change, especially at bedtime, or anytime when exposure to wet diapers may be prolonged. Apply powder close to the body away from child's face. Carefully shake the powder into the diaper or into the hand and apply to diaper area.