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A 42-year-old member asked:

what is the best way to baby proof our stairs?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Gates are easy: Putting up a gate at the top and the bottom of the stairs will prevent your baby from either falling down or climbing up (and then falling down!).
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Baby gate: Invest in a good baby gate to avoid the infant from falling down the steps.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
I agree with Dr. Munshower. We baby gated both the top & the bottom for a while.
Sep 2, 2013
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Block them: Toddler gaits on each end. Make sure the uprights are close enough so the child's head and body cannot fall through. If they are too wide, cover with netting.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

If I shave my babys lanugo, will it grow back even faster?

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Dr. Jerry Casale
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Don't do it: Shaving hair, any kind does not make it grow back faster, this is indeed an old wives tale. But please do not touch the lanugo it will go away and would be afraid of any potential harm to shaving a baby.U only have lanugo once. Embrace it.

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