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Is it safe for a newborn baby to be living in the basement?

Is it safe for a newborn baby to be living in the basement?

Possibly: Presuming that it is adequately heated/cooled, and does not have mold growing in it, it should be no different than any home. ...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 living in basement safe for newborn baby?

Is living in basement safe for newborn baby?

It can be: Basement, main floor, attic or other basic area, can all be safe places for a baby. It is the people around him/her that can make the space safe. ...Read more

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Have u heard about ergo baby carriers with infant insert? How safe is that to use for new born to go outside for a wallk?

Have u heard about ergo baby carriers with infant insert? How safe is that to use for new born to go outside for a wallk?

Appears safe: Ergobaby carriers look good. For newborns i prefer a sling. Anything that supports baby's head and keeps it from flopping around will be ok. Use common sense....These carriers look better to me for slightly older infants. ...Read more

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My niece has smallpox and I have a new born( 6days) can she catch the smallpox?Knowing we live in the same house.What can I do to keep the infant safe

My niece has smallpox and I have a new born( 6days) can she catch the smallpox?Knowing we live in the same house.What can I do to keep the infant safe

Odd statement: Smallpox has not been reported in the world since 2 lab associated cases in 1980. Perhaps you mean chickenpox. Baby would be at low risk if you ever had them.If not, being in the same room for half an hour is enough time to expose the infant.Best clarify the issue with your local doc.If it is really smallpox, the world needs to know. ...Read more

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Is it safe or advisable for my HIV positive nanny to continue caring for my new born and 18 month old babies?

Is it safe or advisable for my HIV positive nanny to continue caring for my new born and 18 month old babies?

Yes: I am going to assume that she is having her illness managed. Even if she is not, during the bad old days in which there was no treatment, household contacts (family members, caregivers) simply did not become infected. The virus is basically impossible to transmit in the home except through honest-to-goodness sex or needle-sharing. ...Read more

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Are babies okay to spend time in the basement?

Are babies okay to spend time in the basement?

Confusing question: As long as the environmental conditions are appropriate, the basement, attic or main floor are fine for a baby. ...Read more

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Is a basement apartment bad for an infant with chronic lung disease?

Is a basement apartment bad for an infant with chronic lung disease?

Possible: Possibly, if there is excessive dust, mold or any airborne allergens/irritants. Keeping the area very clean, and using a HEPA filter unit may help reduce the exposure. ...Read more

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What ages to newborns/babies have growth spurts? When should I be expecting her to nurse more often and will I make more milk during this time?

What ages to newborns/babies have growth spurts? When should I be expecting her to nurse more often and will I make more milk during this time?

Growth Spurts: There are no specific exact times. Babies go through their growth spurts, they cry to nurse more frequently and yes, your body meets their demands by producing more milk. Let nature do her work and you will notice she will send your body clues as she needs more nutrition. :) ...Read more