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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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 8 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
If I clean my babies hands with a baby wipe is it safe for her to suck on her hands once they dry?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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