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Is it ok to use baby wipes on my newborn?

Is it ok to use baby wipes on my newborn?

Yes: Baby wipes are ok to use on newborns (hospitals use baby wipes). One should be sure to wipe gently to avoid abrading the skin. If a rash has developed, the parent should talk with the doctor to see if wipes should be stopped, and perhaps switch to tissue+water for cleaning. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Is it safe to use wipes on a newborn?

Is it safe to use wipes on a newborn?

Yes: Generally it is safe but i prefer to suggest clear water especially if a rash is already present. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use sunscreen on my baby?

Is it safe to use sunscreen on my baby?

Yes: In general we recommend that babies not have sunscreen until six months of age. It's not that sunscreen is harmful to the skin, but rather we like these kids out of the direct sun as much as possible. After six months sunscreen is ok, but be mindful that 9 month olds love to take suncreen on their hands and immediately rub it into their eyes! i like the zinc oxide sunscreens best! ...Read more

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Is it ok to use hand sanitizer on babies?

Is it ok to use hand sanitizer on babies?

No: Hand sanitizer is mostly alcohol and remember babies tend to put their hand in their mouth, and they can also absorb the alcohol from thier skin. Alcohol irritates the delicate skin of babies. In most instances soap and water will do just fine to clean little hands. If you must use it put it on your hands first and then apply to your babys hands. Always read warning labels on any product you use! ...Read more

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Is it okay to swaddle my newborn?

Is it okay to swaddle my newborn?

Transitional stage: Swaddeling allows a newborn to regain the known comfort of the womb. This avoids the scary & new wiggling their arms & legs do if they are open(they don't understand it).Helpful as this may be early on, gradual reduction of the constraint is a necessary step.Acquisition of motor skills requires regular motor activity.By 1mo baby should be in a onzie on their back in bed. No pillows or blanket. ...Read more

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When is it ok to put powder on a baby's butt?

When is it ok to put powder on a baby's butt?

Seldom needed: Most powders are a waste of time & may create problems. They were very popular during an age when cloth diapers were standard & the fragrance helped cover the diaper pail odor.You could never get the urine smell out of the older ones. Today's disposables did away with the need. The talc can cause lung pbs if inhaled, starch is just food for germs & fragrance often keeps them congested. ...Read more

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When is it safe to use adult moisturizer on my baby's skin?

When is it safe to use adult moisturizer on my baby's skin?

Depends...: ...What's in the moisturizer that makes it adult? If it's perfume, she can use it before her first date. The basic ingredients -- mineral oil, water, emulsifier -- are the same for all kinds of moisturizer; proportions determine how "gooey" the product is -- and preference for that varies more by skin type than by age. ...Read more

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Is it okay for my baby to use a pacifier if I breastfeed?

Is it okay for my baby to use a pacifier if I breastfeed?

Yes: Sure a pacifer in the early stages of infancy can reduce the stress of being' a newborn.After a few months, most babies use the pacifier more as a toy and no longer need it.Using a pacifier in infancy, can reduce some stress felt by the infantt and reduce some of the 'need' to nurse constantlywhich is sometimes an important emotional need but, sometimes it is a consequence of needing to incr milk. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to kiss my 16 week old breastfed baby on the lips? If yes, why?

Is it dangerous to kiss my 16 week old breastfed baby on the lips? If yes, why?

No: your infant has a working immune system. Most relatives of mine kiss babies all over. Avoid if you have cold sores or an upper respiratory infection. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use baby lotion on a pretty bad sunburn?

Is it ok to use baby lotion on a pretty bad sunburn?

Sure, but...: ...It's not going to do much of anything. Soak some washcloths or small towels in cool water and apply them to the burned skin. Hydrocortisone cream will help decrease the inflammation as well. And learn the lesson that mr. Sun is trying to teach you: he is our friend, but we must respect his power; apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen when you go out. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to use baby petroleum jelly on my face at night?

Is it advisable to use baby petroleum jelly on my face at night?

Not unless you have: Unless you have extremely dry skin you will find this too greasy. I like Eucerin eczema care cream with ceramides. ...Read more

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Is it safe to let the baby sleep on the hairdryer sound? 2 months old baby

Is it safe to let the baby sleep on the hairdryer sound?    2 months old baby

Quiet motor sound ok: Babies will often sleep better if there is a continuous motor sound as it blocks more erratic noise, as long as it is not too loud, which could affect hearing When you refer to "on the hairdryer sound," it is not clear where you planned to put the hairdryer and I am concerned more about burns and hot air blowing, etc or whether the hairdryer will overheat and become a fire hazard. ...Read more

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My baby has roseola. Is calamine lotion ok to use on his skin? How often can we use it?

My baby has roseola. Is calamine lotion ok to use on his skin? How often can we use it?

Leave it alone: I find calamine stinks enough to trigger nasal congestion in small kids and excessively drying. Roseola is a process that comes up from within the skin and does not benefit from any topically applied medication.The rash will clear on its own timetable without any help. ...Read more

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Is baby powder now unsafe for babies? I used it on all my kids.

Is baby powder now unsafe for babies?  I used it on all my kids.

Safe: It no longer has talc which used to lodge in the lungs, so today's products are safe if used in moderation. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for my baby to sleep on her tummy?

Is it dangerous for my baby to sleep on her tummy?

Yes: It is a somewhat dangerous for a baby to sleep on his/her tummy, even though few babies die of sids. Years ago in america, when babies slept on their tummies, about 3 babies out of every 1000 would die of sids. Nowadays, when babies sleep on their backs, about 1 to 1.5 babies per 1000 die of sids. So, the chances dying from sids is higher if sleeping on his/her tummy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to put my baby on a regular feeding schedule?

Is it possible to put my baby on a regular feeding schedule?

Yes: It's possible to put yourself on a feeding schedule, but the best schedule for the baby is usually the one the baby puts him/herself on! there are ways to mold your baby's schedule, however, such as more feedings during the day, less at night! ...Read more

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When is it safe to wash my baby with regular soap?

When is it safe to wash my baby with regular soap?

As soon as you want: Your baby doesn't do much to get themselves dirty, so most babies do not need a bath more than once or twice a week. Until the cord has fallen off and has healed, your baby's belly shouldn't be immersed in water, so that means sponge bathing. It's ok to use soap right after birth, just use a mild soap intended for infants. ...Read more

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When is it ok to put my baby to sleep on her side or belly?

When is it ok to put my baby to sleep on her side or belly?

1 years: Studies show that babies who are put to sleep on their backs have lower rates of sudden infant death syndrome (sids). While it's true that your crawling 10 month old will likely roll around in his sleep, the official recommendation is that children under the age of 1 year should be put to sleep on their backs. ...Read more

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Children's Health (Definition)

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