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Are Baby Wipes Hazardous
Using them: Using them in a normal fashion are not dangerous ...Read more
Yes: Yes humidifiers are safe but they do need to be cleaned often because they do get some bacterial growth which then can be in the mist put out in the air and be of potential risk of causing infection. ...Read more
Moist Paper Towels: Wet wipes out of a box can cause a distinct type of diaper rash, it looks like red "parentheses" around the anus, and there really isn't a brand that is totally safe from that. Every time in the past that a baby's treatment with creams failed, removing wet wipes helped, so now i just start by recommending cleaning with moistened paper towels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strong ones: We really are not sure of the effects of strong cleaners such as one buys in the average supermarket on babies. We do know that bleaches are common strong cleaning agents seem to be challenging for our detox systems. A baby's ability to detoxify is reduced until it matures, and some infants are less able than others. Thus stick to gentle cleaners like white vinegar, bon ami, hydrogen peroxide. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to know: "germs" are generally bacteria, which are everywhere and are, for the most part, normal and harmless. Depending upon what the wipes contain they may slightly reduce surface contamination, but there are always millions of organisms left behind. Some feel that children who are allowed to be exposed to these organisms build up better immune responses than those who are overprotected. ...Read more
Is it safe to use Johnson and Johnson baby products like body wash and shampoo for newborn babies considering they have fragrances?
Safe vs advised: Many of these products survive over the years because adults project their personal interest in pleasant smells or fragrances on to the baby.We have no way of knowing if the baby can appreciate the fragrance or not, but you can count on many smaller infants becoming congested from their use.If you can smell it,tiny noses get congested from it. I advise fragrance free only. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Read that paper towels contain formaldehyde. Dry my newborns pacifier off with paper towels . Harmful to baby?
15 weeks pregnant. Used lysol cleaning wipes to clean bathrooms. No gloves. Had room fan on, and no windows. Is this ok? Wipes also contain peroxide.
Cleaning products: Lysol wipes are safe and peroxide used topically is safe as well, i'm not aware of any pregnancy warnings. The fan is helpful and if there are fumes, the window should be open. There are however lots of natural cleaning solutions that you can make yourself that would be safer. ...Read more
Can sharing baby wipes between babies in a church nursery spread disease? What about diaper changing surfaces that may not be cleaned between kids?
Can using dryer sheets for laundry harm baby (32 weeks pregnant)? Just read that they contain toxic chemicals and we use them for all of our laundry.
Not a significant Pb: The minimal exposure one has to these products makes any problem very unlikely.Of the chemicals listed as toxic, ethanol, has most likely evaporated before use, & the fragrances that have some toxicity are similar to those in other areas of your life.Work site, home, public gatherings. You can reduce the issue if you use anti static balls, or vinegar soaked pads. ...Read more
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