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Is it ok for us to be naked in front of our baby?

Is it ok for us to be naked in front of our baby?

Yes: I usually advise some general modesty measures starting at 3-4. By then the questions they ask are more likely to make you uncomfortable than them. By 6 or so they should show their own signs of modesty, but these have to be modeled for kids to appreciate them. ...Read more

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Is having normal naked pictures of your baby considered child pornography by the police?

Is having normal naked pictures of your baby considered child pornography by the police?

No: The police will only get involved if you broadcast these pictures on widely disseminated public media. They will also consider the intent of such broadcasting. You might for instance send such a picture to a friend of relative on the internet but be cautious that sometimes these can be sent to others if strangers can view them. There is always the good ol' us mail. ...Read more

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4 days late. No sexual intercourse but fooled around naked genitals touching, 4 neg tests. Feeling naseus , how common is a baby or is this a std?

4 days late. No sexual intercourse but fooled around naked genitals touching, 4 neg tests. Feeling naseus , how common is a baby or is this a std?

Time to see Dr.: Go to a dr or to planned parenthood & see what is going on - get an exam, etc. While you are there, please discuss appropriate birth control. You should not have ant contact w/ a penis for any reason without a condom and good birth control unless you want to get an std and/or get pregnant because both are possible when you fool around. Please take care of yourself. No guy is worth it - trust me. ...Read more

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Can my baby get any diseases from my pets?

Can my baby get any diseases from my pets?

Ask your vet: You should ask you vet. I suppose the most common problems would be ticks from dogs. ...Read more

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What's best for my baby's cold?

What's best for my baby's cold?

Fluids and rest: Same as what's best for you. The body's immune system does great clearing cold viruses; we do best when we help it do its job using lots of fluids, rest, raising the head of their bed at night, running a cool mist humidifier, nasal saline drops. Use bulb suctioning to clear their nose. Mild fevers actually help fight the cold; don't stop fever if it isn't making them miserable & isn't too high. ...Read more

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My baby was small but early so big for his age. Will his height be stunted or normal as a man?

My baby was small but early so big for his age. Will his height be stunted or normal as a man?

Depends: It depends on other health factors (such as why your baby was early). Some babies have catch up growth and some don't. You won't really know until he is older. For now, your doctor will follow his growth pattern which is really what is important now. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to protect my baby in the sun?

What are the best ways to protect my baby in the sun?

Clothing Shade Hat: Babies 6 months and younger should be kept out of direct sunlight. If necessary, sunscreen can be applied sparingly to exposed areas (hands and face). Think of the complete sun protection package: shade, protective clothing, hats, and sunscreen. Enjoy the great outdoors! just be sure to protect that delicate skin too. ...Read more

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What are some signs that I should be concerned about my baby's vision?

What are some signs that I should be concerned about my baby's vision?

Many, such as:: Lack of eye contact, "red eye" in flash photos is absent or unequal in 2 eyes, cross-eyes, deviated eyes (occasional cross-eyes is ok, all the time is not). ...Read more

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How can I manage my baby's cold?

How can I manage my baby's cold?

Saline, bulb suction: Over the counter cold medications should not be used for infants. The safest approach is saline nose drops and gentle bulb suctioning for thick nasal mucus if it is causing nasal congestion. If the cold is not better within 10 to 14 days or seems to be worsening, then consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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