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Is it safe to use crib bumpers?

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 more

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Is it safe to breastfeed in bed?

Is it safe to breastfeed in bed?

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 more

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Is it safe to use an electric blanket while pregnant?

Is it safe to use an electric blanket while pregnant?

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 more

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Is it safe to sleep on polyester sheets?

Is it safe to sleep on polyester sheets?

Yes: What brought up this question? Are you having a skin problem from the polyester sheets? If so, it may be from a contact allergy to the formaldehyde often found in permanent press fabric. ...Read more

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Is it safe to put my baby to bed swaddled? Or is that a risk of SIDS?

Is it safe to put my baby to bed swaddled? Or is that a risk of SIDS?

No increased risk: Bundling babies should not increase the risk of SIDS providing they are put on their back to sleep, their nose and mouth are not covered, and wrap is not too tight. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use the sauna belt while breastfeeding?

Is it ok to use the sauna belt while breastfeeding?

Sauna belt: Because the heat generated by the belt may cause you to become dehydrated it is not advisable when you re breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use betadine solution on babies head?

Is it safe to use betadine solution on babies head?

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

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Is it safe to put a waterproof cover on a baby's crib mattress?

Is it safe to put a waterproof cover on a baby's crib mattress?

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

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Is it safe to use the ipad while pregnant?

Is it safe to use the ipad while pregnant?

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

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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 oil paints around a baby?

Is it safe to use oil paints around a baby?

Yes: It can be safe if there is good ventilation and the paint is not lead based. If child has underlying respiratory issues like asthma, then i would excercise caution. ...Read more

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Is it risky to use breast pads?

Is it risky to use breast pads?

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 more

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Is it safe to use melotonin?

Is it safe to use melotonin?

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

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When is it safe to take the bumper pads off of my crib?

When is it safe to take the bumper pads off of my crib?

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 more

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Is polyester safe for babies to sleep on?

Is polyester safe for babies to sleep on?

Yes: Some parents prefer natural fibers like cotton, but polyester is fine. Unlike cotton, if it catches fire, it melts rather than burns. That's the main safety difference. Poly tends to be less breathable or moisture absorbent than cotton, but it also depends on the type of fabric. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use relens while breastfeeding?

Is it safe to use relens while breastfeeding?

Medication: I'm not sure what "relens" is...Can you look at the medication spelling again please? ...Read more

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Is it safe to use likas papaya for babies?

Is it safe to use likas papaya for babies?

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

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Is it safe to use a tanning bed while pregnant?

Is it safe to use a tanning bed while pregnant?

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 more

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