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Maybe not: Raw or undercooked eggs are not advised for anyone. Babies as young as 6 months old can have small amounts of egg with supervision in order to reduce risk of allergy. ...Read more
Depends: According to the fda, light canned tuna is considered "low" in mercury, whereas tuna steaks (albacore tuna) are considered "higher" in mercury than their canned counterparts. As such, one can safely eat up to 12 ounces of light canned tuna per week, or up to 6 ounces of albacore tuna per week. This is assuming no other consumption of mercury-containing seafood. ...Read more
I am 37 weeks pregnant and am 1 1/2 centimeters dialated I have had constant contractions for 3 weeks and I have had the steroid shots for the babies lungs is it safe to take castor oil to induce labor i can't sleep get sick when i eat and am in pain from
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
Depends: Infant swaddling is a transitional measure that replicates the snug feeling of the womb & calms baby when they can't handle the random movement of arms & legs. That said, they didn't need to breath in the womb and without room for arms & legs to move they don't develop muscle tone.To tight is a problem for both. The goal is to gradually loosen the wrap & have it gone at a month. ...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
Probably not: My understanding is this is a soap used for skin whitening. I would wonder why you would need or want to lighten your babies skin. In general, any herbal treatments are not safe in children as we do not know the effects it may have, good or bad. If you are concerned about your child's skin, please call your child's doctor. ...Read more
Glass safer: The linings of baby bottles had bpa (bisphenol a) so nih & epa reviewed 700 published studies on bpa , the levels currently found in humans is higher than the levels causing adverse effects in animal studies. The U.S. Department of health and human services' center for the evaluation of risks to human reproduction has expressed "some concern for neural and behavioral effects". ...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
4 months: The new thought that has some testing behind it find that if you start feeding solid foods including eggs there is less change of allergy to eggs and other food allergies. As with all foods they should be introduced gradually over 5-6 days to see if the child reacts. I start my patients on cereals then vegetables and then fruits and finally meats. ...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: Most consider the yoke ok after 9 months and regular egg (scrambled, whites, whipped egg white like the meringue of a pie, etc.) ok after a year.There is apparent concern that early exposure of egg whites, especially in raw form, can lead to an egg allergy. Egg that is in products that have been changed by baking is not considered a problem. ...Read more
vaccinations that are recommended for babies are safe and protect them from potentially life-threatening diseases.
Talk with your pediatrician about what vaccines are given during your child's first years of life.
you can also read about vaccines through the American Academy of Pediatrics. ...Read more
Ingesting (putting it on the mouth) menthol can be poisonous and even fatal in some cases.
There have been even reports of infants developing respiratory difficulty and turning blue with the application of menthol containing products near the baby's face/ nose (like vapor rub).
Please consult with your pcp if you are planning to use it in another area of your child's body (i will not recommend). ...Read more