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Unless there: Is implanted radiotherapy, that remains with you when you finish a daily treatment, there is no hazard. Implanted 125-i seeds in prostate cancer brings radiation home in tiny exposire, but we suggest no baby on the lap. Breast brachy, xoft or mammosite variations, cx/pros hdr leave all the radiation where you get it. You carry none home to anyone. ...Read more
My 4 year old's toys are dangerous for babies. How can I keep our baby safe without banishing his sister?
Better choices: Fortunately, manufacturers know there may be problems when there are older children in the family. They now make toys that are great for the 4-year old older child, yet not harmful to the younger child. Look for purchasing safer toys initially. Also, helpful is to put the older child in charge (with parental supervision) in purchasing toys. That way the older child will help with the safety. ...Read more
Typically, yes.: If proper technique is followed--including the shielding of gonads with appropriate lead aprons--then hip x-rays should be safe. We are now appreciating however that radiation effects are cumulative; therefore, no 1 xray seems to be the culprit, but increasing the numbers of x-rays over time does warrant caution. Ultrasound and MRI are replacing x-rays in many diagnostic studies because of this. ...Read more
Avoid: I would avoid giving a baby any type of meds without Dr. approval. A second opinion may be warranted. Be careful! ...Read more
Want baby #2 safe to ttc at 6 months after giving birth? Or 4 months? Not on birth control. We're hoping for 2 more babies.
TTC: If your previous baby was a healthy vaginal delivery then there aren't any reasons you shouldn't get pregnant. I'd just double check with your ob. ...Read more
Not lactaid...: Babies under a year should be fed either breastmilk or formula. There are several formulas that do not contain lactose. If the child does not tolerated a milk based formula, you can try a soy formula or a formula such as alimentum or nutramigen. If you are breastfeeding, you can try removing dairy from your diet. Always discuss changes in formula with your baby's pediatrician. ...Read more
Depends: ?ingredient: Falcon pharmaceuticals manufactures many types of eye drops. Many are single antibiotic eyedrops for conditions such as conjunctivitis/pink eye or infected blocked tear ducts in infants. If your pediatrician or pediatric eye doctor prescribed it, I would assume it is safe. Ask your care provider more questions about your prescription! ...Read more
Yes: Some parents prefer natural fibers like cotton, but polyester is fine. Unlike cotton, if it catches fire, it melts rather than burns. That's the main safety difference. Poly tends to be less breathable or moisture absorbent than cotton, but it also depends on the type of fabric. ...Read more
No studies done...: While not specifically studied in babies, Eurax (crotamiton) states on its website this medicine is not an acceptable treatment for pregnant women. The best resource regarding the treatment of your baby is to contact your local pediatrician or dermatologist. Eurax (crotamiton) has furthermore been labeled as contraindicated in damaged or excoriated skin, so reasonable caution must be exercised. ...Read more
Better after age one: While beans, corn, and tomatoes are fine, better wait until after age one, they contain complex plant proteins/fibers which would be hard to digest, enjoy your baby ...Read more
Is bug spray safe for babies, and if not, can you reccommend a brand that is formulated for babies?
Yes, but: It needs to be used with caution. I avoid sprays under 6m, and afterward prefer loose clothing to sprays as a barrier. In exposed areas like the arms, legs neck, I spray, with the face shielded. Spraying the back of the neck will usually protect the face. Avoid spraying hands that may end up in the mouth. DEET is the active ingredient in effective sprays. Most have 8-10% which lasts about an hour. ...Read more
Is there a brand of bug spray that's safe for babies or young children? Or is it safe to use ordinary bug spray?
DEET: Up to 20% DEET can be put on the skin as long as it's not on longer than 4-6 hours and you wash it off with soap and water at the end of the day. 100% DEET can be put on clothing as a repellent. There are also now wrist repellents that kids can wear, although might be a bit big for a baby or toddler. Lightweight long pants and sleeves also helpful. If any skin irritation, stop use. ...Read more
I am using a humidifier in my babies room. Is it safe to use bacteriostat in the humidifier? Thank you in advance.
Is it safe for babies to sleep or nap while someone is baby wearing them (in Moby, Ergo, ring sling, etc) assuming you're doing it properly?
Yes: It is safe as long as it is used properly and their airway is free and clear. In other countries, babies are "worn" by a mother 24/7! ...Read more
Is giving tender coconut water safe for babies less than 1 year or so...? I really care my baby boy ...... :) :')
Feeding Babies: Yes, of course, as long as you are not substituting vital feedings and these calories with coconut water. Water like this must be used only in addition to regular feedings. ...Read more
When my baby (4 months) plays, she enjoys being vigorously bounced. How much movement is safe for babies at this age?
Bouncing a baby on : One's knee usually doesn't cause Shaken Baby Syndrome. How vigorous is vigorous? Be sure her neck strength & control keeps her head aligned, not flopping or snapping back & forth. "Tummy time" on the floor promotes raising the head, neck & upper trunk. By 5 months, she should shift her weight to one forearm, reach for & attain a toy with the other arm & hand. ...Read more
No, it is not safe!:
Infants should not sleep in "Baby Swings", or "Rock n' Play" by Fisher Price.
The best way to prevent "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome" is to place infants on their back, which also encourages normal physical and motor development. They should sleep on a firm, flat surface. ...Read more
Possibly: Salbutamol would be helpful if your child was wheezing, and the medication helped to relieve those symptoms. Guaifenesin would not be recommended in children under 4 years of age. If they have a cough severe enough needing medication at this age, they need to be seen by their physician. ...Read more
If I clean my babies hands with a baby wipe is it safe for her to suck on her hands once they dry?
Not 100%: Any x-ray is not totally risk free. But if there are suspected hip problems, the one has to balance risk and benefit. Untreated congenital hip dysplasia can lead to significant impairment. To minimize the risk of problems, the gonads should be shielded. ...Read more