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Baby Proof The Home (Overview)

Baby-proofing your home involves going through your home and reducing hazards to a baby. This should be done routinely as the baby develops and different safety needs arise. For example: a newborn should not have pillows or blankets in the crib, and consider placing a rug below the crib or changing table to soften the landing in case of a fall. As the baby gets older, tasks such as securing cabinets and plugging electrical outlets become important. Be sure to place all your cleaning products behind locked cabinets and away from your crawling baby.


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Will being sick during pregnancy harm the baby in any way?

Will being sick during pregnancy harm the baby in any way?

No: If you are talking about morningsickness, your baby will be fine. If the vomitting gets to be too much and leads to dehydration, then there can be issues . So try to stay hydrated, and if you can't keep liquids down then seek attention. ...Read more

Baby Proof The Home (Overview)

Baby-proofing your home involves going through your home and reducing hazards to a baby. This should be done routinely as the baby develops and different safety needs arise. For example: a newborn should not have pillows or blankets in the crib, and consider placing a rug below the crib or changing table to soften the landing in case of a fall. As the baby gets older, tasks such as securing cabinets and plugging electrical outlets become important. Be sure to place all your cleaning products behind locked cabinets and away from your crawling baby.


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When to give baby baby food that is home made?

When to give baby baby food that is home made?

Six months: It is generally safe to introduce normal foods to a six month old baby, provided s/he does not have a known illness that would require special diet. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the nursery?

What is the best way to baby proof the nursery?

Safety Anticipation: I have found that by anticipating your child's normal development steps and then predicting what they may be doing in 6 months will allow us to stay " ahead " of them. In other words institute protection 6 months from where we are now! ...Read more

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What are the best ways to baby proof my house?

What are the best ways to baby proof my house?

Get on all fours: Get down to their level and while on all fours, go through your entire house preferably several people should do this. As previously stated lock up just about everything that the child could get their hands into. Remember drapes, electric cords, tv sets and audio equipment that could topple over, pull cord for window blinds, etc. Remember to: lock, cover, protect and discard. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the living room?

What is the best way to baby proof the living room?

Crawling around: Crawl around on your hands and knees and see things at a child's level. Remove things that you do not want broken. Look for sharp corners on furniture etc and find ways to protect them. Consider a lock on the tv/stereo cabinet f it is at child eye level. Plug electrical outlets. Make sure there are not areas your child can get trapped behind things. Life to the baby is an adventure. ...Read more

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Can home insemination affect the baby?

IUI: Not really, if sperms are good quality. ...Read more

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38 weeks pregnant if the baby's father is bipolar is their a chance that the baby will inherit the disorder?

38 weeks pregnant if the baby's father is bipolar is their a chance that the baby will inherit the disorder?

Yes, but........: Bipolar disorder is thought to be polygenic, meaning multiple genes interact, some provide protection and some vulnerability to developing psychiatric illness. That risk then interacts with the environment (not all identical twins both show the illness). Be careful in looking any number quoted as they represent groups and may over or under estimate the risk to an individual. ...Read more

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Just entered second trimester of pregnancy. House i live in has black mold throughout. Will my baby be okay? Will this harm the pregnancy?

Just entered second trimester of pregnancy. House i live in has black mold throughout.  Will my baby be okay? Will this harm the pregnancy?

No: It is becoming clear that the home environment may adversely affect the baby even before he is born. Obviously a moldy environment also poses potential health risk for you as well. You need to get the house fixed or move out ...Read more

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What the chances that my unborn child will survive when the fetal rate is 50 at 6 weeks...

What the chances that my unborn child will survive when the fetal rate is 50 at 6 weeks...

Low.: 50 beats per minute is a very low heart rate for 6 weeks - provided your dates are accurately reported. This has a relatively worse prognosis for fetal survival, so please follow it up with weekly sonograms at your doctor's office to reassure yourself. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and keep your spirits high - chances are still on your side. ...Read more

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While pregnancy what is the healthiest food for the baby ?

Dr. Ana Cary Dr. Cary
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While pregnancy what is the healthiest food for the baby ?

Variety: There is no one food that is the healthiest. The key is to eat a variety of fruits, veggies, lean meats, whole grains so that your baby will get a wealth of nutrients. Also-be sure to take your prenatal vitamins. Good luck! ...Read more

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In an ectopic pregnancy surgery treatment, is there any possibility that the baby (fetus) will try to breathe on its own, when it's being removed?

In an ectopic pregnancy surgery treatment, is there any possibility that the baby (fetus) will try to breathe on its own, when it's being removed?

No: Rarely ectopic pregnancy will go that far if it was missed for any reason the location on the tube will make it rupture and that cause severe pain and bleeding that could be lethal . If it was discovered early they usually try medication to aborted if not successful they go for surgery . In my opinion they never grow enough to be a live fetus that able to take s breath ...Read more

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How many days can baby home prepared food preserve its nutrients in the fridge not the freezer compartment?

How many days can baby home prepared food preserve its nutrients in the fridge not the freezer compartment?

1-2 days: After this period the chances of bacterial growth increase and nutrient quality also changes. Prefer fresh made home foods and finish them within this time period. ...Read more

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What would make them keep a fullterm baby at the hospital after the mom goes home?

What would make them keep a fullterm baby at the hospital after the mom goes home?

Full term baby: Sometimes full term babies have significant jaundice requiring phototherapy in the hospital after the mother goes home. The full term baby may have other problems such as hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), respiratory issues or feeding issues that require a nicu admission. Sometimes the baby requires treatment for drug withdrawal from narcotics mom took during the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Are the protein supplement powders beneficial during pregnancy to the mother and unborn baby?

Are the protein supplement powders beneficial during pregnancy to the mother and unborn baby?

Unnecessary/ okay: Your typical balanced nutrition augmented by prenatal vitamins is enough to build a healthy baby. The babies system draws from the proteins and other nutrients circulating in your blood.If you are not eating right, baby will take proteins from your muscle mass & calcium from your bones,etc. Supplemental proteins might make it to baby, but when not needed will be converted over time to carbs & fat. ...Read more

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Are there any medications that won't harm the baby but allow a pregnant mother to sleep?

Are there any medications that won't harm the baby but allow a pregnant mother to sleep?

Yes: Benadryl or tylenol (acetaminophen) pm are both safe to take and are available over the counter. Avoiding day time napping and exercising everyday helps too. ...Read more

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Does using disinfectants around the house affect my child's immunity to sickness?

Does using disinfectants around the house affect my child's immunity to sickness?

No but don't overdo: They should be safe but don't go crazy, kids need to be exposed to a certain amount of germs and dirt. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof our stairs?

What is the best way to baby proof our stairs?

Baby gate: Invest in a good baby gate to avoid the infant from falling down the steps. ...Read more

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