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My husband developed shingles this week, we had a new baby born into our family this week. How long does he need to wait to see the baby?

My husband developed shingles this week, we had a new baby born into our family this week.  How long does he need to wait to see the baby?

Depends on situation: Shingles differs from chickenpox, the other disease this virus causes. In shingles, the germ is not present in the saliva or respiratory tract, so the weeping blisters are the only source of possible spread. If the site is covered or dried out and regular hand washing is done, i see no reason to keep your hubby in quarantine. ...Read more

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Should I wean my toddler before my new baby is born?

Should I wean my toddler before my new baby is born?

Unless you plan: to tandem-feed, nursing the newborn first, wean your toddler now to avoid its being a cause of sibling rivalry. Wean to an open-mouthed cup. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day. Juice is not needed. If 15 mos. or older, (s)he may resist weaning. Use bright-colored plastic cups; cut out a semicircle so his/her nose isn't inside the cup. If (s)he hasn't seen a pediatric dentist, it's time. ...Read more

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What are the chances of my new baby being born with cerebral palsy, just as a random case?

What are the chances of my new baby being born with cerebral palsy, just as a random case?

Quoted risk 5/1000: The basic risk of any pregnancy for unexpected outcome is ~4% which includes the 5/1000 risk of cerebral palsy. If concerned, a detailed review of your family tree and personal health with a geneticist may shed light on your personal risks for specific issues. ...Read more

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New born babies to Sooth used pacifier ?

New born babies to Sooth used pacifier


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NO: Do not give a used pacifier to a newborn. It carries a risk of introducing bacteria and fungal elements to an immature immune system. Most hospitals will give you a bew pacifier if you must have one. Or you could let your baby nurse to soothe. ...Read more

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What surgeries are performed on new born babies?

What surgeries are performed on new born babies?

Different reasons: Some babies may be born with anatomical defects requiring emergency surgery like certain heart malformations or a hole in the diaphragm allowing abdominal organs to push up and take up lung space. Certain neurological problems may also require surgery, like spina bifida or hydrocephalus. These are just a few examples. ...Read more

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How long does it take for new born babies to develop kneecaps?

How long does it take for new born babies to develop kneecaps?

Read on: Depends on the wording. Newborns develop kneecaps 4 months in utero but the are all cartilage, not bone. After birth the are growth centers and bone will develop. Around 3 yrs in girls and 5 to 6 in boys they are ossified(bone). Am interesting fact. Some say that they develop into bone later as we bear more weight on the legs and need support also crawling is easier on the knees when not bone! ...Read more

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New Born babies with pacifier ?

New Born babies with pacifier
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Pacifiers: Yes please! Pacifiers are wonderful in my opinion. They satisfy babies need to suck, they sooth baby, they help mom and dad. They don't hurt teeth. Best of all there are studies which show a decreased incidence of sudden infant death with their use. This doctor and grandpa endorses them! ...Read more

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I would like to know wen do new born babies start reacting to sounds?

I would like to know wen do new born babies start reacting to sounds?

Immediately: Studies show a preference for mothers voice by age 3 hours and dads by the end of the day. These are often a subtle like the flicker of an eyelid. ...Read more

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Why do some of the new born babies will have blue spots on there body.

Why do some of the new born babies will have blue spots on there body.

Mongolian spots: Some babies are born with these blue spots. They mimic bruises and hence can be easily mistaken for child abuse and/ or serious hematlogical diseases. Hence a careful exam by pediatrician and notification in patients chart is necessary. ...Read more