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Is It Safe To Use Wipes On A Newborn
Yes: Baby wipes are ok to use on newborns (hospitals use baby wipes). One should be sure to wipe gently to avoid abrading the skin. If a rash has developed, the parent should talk with the doctor to see if wipes should be stopped, and perhaps switch to tissue+water for cleaning. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Safer to avoid: Lavender is an herb whose oil has a muscle relaxing effect. It has been studied as a treatment for hair loss in humans, but its safety and efficacy for other conditions are unknown. Lavender oil appears to have female hormone effects and therefore might not be safe for prepubertal children. Lavender oil is also known to be an inflammatory trigger, increasing sun sensitivity and allergic reactions. ...Read more
Yes: In general we recommend that babies not have sunscreen until six months of age. It's not that sunscreen is harmful to the skin, but rather we like these kids out of the direct sun as much as possible. After six months sunscreen is ok, but be mindful that 9 month olds love to take suncreen on their hands and immediately rub it into their eyes! i like the zinc oxide sunscreens best! ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
Any sunblock...: ...That has a cream or lotion base would be suitable. Gels and sprays often contain alcohol, and will sting when applied to eczematous skin. I have been assured by multiple industry sources that sunscreen lotions marked "for babies" are identical to the same brand-names marketed to adults, so don't waste time or money seeking out some special "baby sunscreen.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Depends...: ...On the shampoo's strength. All shampoos sold over-the-counter are considered safe for children, but it's especially important to keep the lather out of the eyes, especially those containing selenium sulfide. Prescription shampoos are stronger, and may not be safe, particularly for younger kids. Your dermatologist will tell you which of the prescription shampoos are safe. ...Read more
Don't recommend it.: The skin of the scrotum is robust enough for a skin cleanser like purell, but i would advise against it as an overly moist environment can actually worsen hygeine of the male genitals. Purell is unlikely to be effective at preventing urinary tract and sexually transmitted infections. Clean and dry is best for the area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This is a commonly used disinfectant.I routinely use it for preparing skin for suturing on almost any body surface. I make an effort to remove any residual betadine after the procedure.Leaving it on is thought to increase risk of sensitizing the skin to the product making future use likely to cause a rash. ...Read more
Depends! : Toddlers and small children need close parent supervision on slides and playground equipment. At around 15 months your child may be ready to start climbing up a slide. Stay close by and be sure the slide is age appropriate. Many equipment will have recommended ages. Common sense is your best bet! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Hand sanitizer is mostly alcohol and remember babies tend to put their hand in their mouth, and they can also absorb the alcohol from thier skin. Alcohol irritates the delicate skin of babies. In most instances soap and water will do just fine to clean little hands. If you must use it put it on your hands first and then apply to your babys hands. Always read warning labels on any product you use! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it safe to use desatin for daily use on my 2 day old newborn? Or better to use nothing, unless she gets a rash?
NO ideal day: Baby this age does not need a bath every day...Every other day should beadequate and short sponge-baths should do, and you may use mild baby shampoo/soap...Very little is needed. Make sure you test the water on sensitive area of your skin...I.E. The inner forearm area to make sure it is not too hot/cold etc... When in doubt, consult doc...Ask questions during baby visits. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Douche Products: The vaginal lining of the pre-pubertal child is much more fragile than after puberty. The lining cells are much thinner(squamous) and the pH is more alkaline resulting in lower resistance to bacteria. Like commercial bubblebath products, these washes are more likely to be very irritating in this age group. There is no physiologic need for such products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Baby oil: Baby oil is usually a safe product but everyone is an individual and skin may have reactions. ...Read more
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