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Doctor insights on: Is It Ok To Hold Baby While Standing Near Microwave

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Is it ok to hold baby while standing near microwave?

Is it ok to hold baby while standing near microwave?

Yes: Stray microwaves do not escape from the microwave oven when it is in operation. ...Read more

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Can i carry baby near the microwave?

Can i carry baby near the microwave?

Yes: I see no problems whether you are pregnant and near the microwave or bring a small baby near one. ...Read more

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Can i warm baby puréed gerber foods in the microwave? What is necessary to warm and what isn't?

Can i warm baby puréed gerber foods in the microwave? What is necessary to warm and what isn't?

IMHO: Yes, you can - but be careful not too warm! stir well to avoid hot spots. Also, it is not necessary. Room temp is fine, so is refrigerator cold. Unless your baby really doesn't like it without warming. The guide might be warm foods that you'll serve warm later as your baby eats table food with you. Enjoy your little one! ...Read more

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I stood in front of a microwave in use while looking for something in the shelf above it have I caused damage to my unborn baby?

I stood in front of a microwave in use while looking for something in the shelf above it have I caused damage to my unborn baby?

Microwave oven=safe: Modern microwave ovens do not emit appreciable amounts of radiation because of their inherant design. You got very little exposure because of the 'protective grid' on the front of the oven prevents the microwaves at 2, 450 mhz from escaping. Also a interlock switch is used to deenergize the magnetron when the door is opened. Finally the door is sealed.Time to worry only if the door/grid are damaged. ...Read more

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Does the radiation in the microwave actually absorb in the baby bottle if heated?

Does the radiation in the microwave actually absorb in the baby bottle if heated?

No!: Radiation produced by a microwave is "non-ionizing." it does not have cancer causing risks like ionizing radiation from x-rays. The biggest hazard is microwaving liquids: superheating to over the boiling point without bubbles of vapor forming in the liquid. When the liquid is disturbed-boiling can explosively start-violently ejecting boiling liquid from the container causing severe scalding. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant and burnt a plastic cup in microwave. When I opened microwave, fumes poured out. I inhaled much of the fumes. Any risk to my baby?

37 weeks pregnant and burnt a plastic cup in microwave. When I opened microwave, fumes poured out. I inhaled much of the fumes. Any risk to my baby?

No significant risk: Plastic fumes are not good for anyone but by 37 weeks your baby is almost fully developed and this should not have a significant effect. This would have been more worrisome in the first trimester (but even then would probably be OK unless you really inhaled a large amount). Don't worry. Hope your delivery goes smoothly! ...Read more

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19 weeks pregnant and been eating microwave popcorn a few times a week. Someone said the lining in the bag could cause miscarriage or damage to baby. Is this true? I never heard this before.

19 weeks pregnant and been eating microwave popcorn a few times a week.  Someone said the lining in the bag could cause miscarriage or damage to baby.  Is this true? I never heard this before.

Not likely: The main risk is from inhaling diacetyl fumes and most who got sick did so through occupational exposure. Many manufacturers have since removed diacetyl from their microwave popcorn. You can make your own microwave popcorn by putting plain kernels in a clean brown paper lunch bag, fold the top over a few times, and heat on the popcorn setting of your microwave. Add melted butter if you like. ...Read more

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Are babies born knowing how to hold their breath and swim?

Are babies born knowing how to hold their breath and swim?

Sadly, no: ? the american academy of pediatrics: swimming lessons for infants and toddlers do not protect children from drowning. Children are not ready for formal swimming lessons until after their fourth birthday, because they cannot voluntarily hold their breath for significant amounts of time until that age. Drowning is a leading cause of unintentional injury and death among children. ...Read more

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Can a person who is receiving radiation treatment hold an infant?

Can a person who is receiving radiation treatment hold an infant?

See below: Unless the radiation is delivered by implanted seeds, most people receiving external beam radiation are not going to place a child at risk. Check with your doctors to see which type of radiation that you are receiving. ...Read more