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Is It Safe To Use Wipes On A Newborn
Is the rocker chairs of fisher price safe for the back of my newborn? She is 42 days old and they say on the rocking chair suitable for kids from day one, is that true?
Should be fine: The fisher price rocker chair looks like it puts a baby in the same position as being in an infant car seat, which is fine. A brand new baby would slump over due to weak head control, but a 6wk old should be ok. The vibrations should be gentle and soothing. Parents should not leave a baby unattended in such a rocker chair, or other types of baby chairs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ummm, depends...: Under the care of a board certified pediatrician or neonatologist or pediatric endocrinologist, there may be specific instances when Prednisolone is warranted. Obviously this medicine is known for far-reaching side effects; however, most often, Prednisolone is given only for short "bursts"--meaning for only a few days. It is would be best for you to discuss this valid concern with your doctor. ...Read more
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 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Pets and kids usually get along well. It's best to supervise the two as they interact so you can intervene if necessary (even a loving friendly dog may not realize how big he is and may hurt the baby accidentally). This also assumes your pet is a cat or dog; turtles which carry salmonella or some other exotic pets might be best kept away from your newborn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Babies get a boost of immunity from mom thru the umbilical cord, & breast milk adds more. They are relatively resistant to illness, yet avoid exposure to simple illness. Dangerous germs like b strep may transfer to baby at birth & cause infection days or wks later. So any <2mo with fever is usually hospitalized. Limiting public trips may avoid a simple fever that might force a hospital stay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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