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Is It Safe To Use Crib Bumpers
No: Crib bumpers have been shown to be a major suffocation and strangulation risk for infants. Although sold as part of elaborate crib bedding ensembles, crib bumpers are not needed, and in fact, they are hazardous to your baby's sleep health. When preparing your baby's crib, keep this in mind: bare, boring, and no crib bumpers. Use only a tight fitting mattress and crib sheet in your baby's crib. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is safe to breastfeed in bed only if the breastfeeding mom won't fall asleep in bed with the baby (because there is a small chance that the baby will get tangled up in something and suffocate, or the baby might be accidentally smothered by the adult in the bed). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Any device that produces heat has a chance to malfunction. Overheating can place both mom and baby at risk. The temperature of the fetus runs higher than that of the mother, and that places demands on the heart. Plus there have been burns or shocks caused by electric blankets. The same can happen with heating pads if moms fall asleep while using them. So it's best for women to avoid them all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This is a commonly used disinfectant.I routinely use it for preparing skin for suturing on almost any body surface. I make an effort to remove any residual betadine after the procedure.Leaving it on is thought to increase risk of sensitizing the skin to the product making future use likely to cause a rash. ...Read more
Yes , & practical: Matress covers are a good investment when it comes to the average kid who pukes/leaks or otherwise decorates your life. ...Read more
With precautions: The ipad and other similar devices, including the iphone, emit electromagnetic radiation. It is best to keep the ipad at a safe distance away from you during use (i.e. Not on your lap) and use it when you can on airplane mode. When you are using wifi or 3g, the device will emit more radiation. You might also want to invest in a ipad case that reduces radiation exposure. ...Read more
No: Nursing pads help you keep your clothing dry when milk leaks between feedsl. You can find disposable or re-usable pads. Change them as soon as they become moist to avoid your nipples becoming sore or infected. If they ever "stick" to your nipples try not to pull them off as you can irritate your skin, try a warm wet cloth instead. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Although melatonin: Is relatively safe, there is always the potential for side effects. Possible se’s from melatonin include: feeling tired the next day, sleep walking, nightmares, vivid dreams, dizziness, confusion, headache, GI upset, v libido, v sperm count, gynecomastia in men ; mood changes. ...Read more
Now: Bumper pads on cribs are not a necessity. In fact, they could pose a suffocation or entrapment risk to infants and toddlers. They may look cute because they match the room decor, but honestly, the risk of an infant suffocating or strangling is just not worth it. I would remove them now and urge other parents to not use them at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Probably not: My understanding is this is a soap used for skin whitening. I would wonder why you would need or want to lighten your babies skin. In general, any herbal treatments are not safe in children as we do not know the effects it may have, good or bad. If you are concerned about your child's skin, please call your child's doctor. ...Read more
UV & pregnancy: There have been no controlled studies of the direct effects of tanning or tanning beds on pregnant women or their unborn child. In view of the evidence of damage from ultraviolet radiation to the skin of the mother, however, it makes sense to avoid this type of activity for the duration of pregnancy. However, research on pregnant mice showed fetal damage. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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