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Is It Safe For A Newborn Baby To Be Living In The Basement
No absolute rules: There are no absolute rules for this. Remember that your newborn just came from a very protected environment (the womb) so when you do start to take your baby out, keep contact and stimulation to a minimum, as they gradually learn to handle the changes in their environment. For the first couple of weeks, have family and friends come to see you and the baby, rather than going out to see them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to give feeder bottle to a new born baby? Her mother has gone through an operation. Is it true feeder bottle can affect baby's lungs?
It's fine!: While breast feeding is best, if something has happened with mom and she can't breast feed, or chooses not to, it is perfectly fine to give breast milk or formula through a bottle. There are many types of bottles now, many that more closely mimic how a breast feeds and feels in the baby's mouth. If mom plans to go back to breast at some point, would recommend this type of bottle. Otherwise any ok. ...Read more
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
Smallpox: Take the child to another house or isolate the person with small pox. The spread of the disease is from fluid of the pox themselves.And the disease spread very slowly. ...Read more
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