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Nursery Wall Decals
5 1/2 months pregnant -is it safe to use trisodium phosphate to clean the walls before painting the nursery? Or should my husband do it solo?
Probably fine: Tsp is actually used as an approved food additive in the us and eu and in low doses has no toxic effects.The dry powder is caustic to the GI tract and fumes may produce superficial irritation or cough. Your body will dispose of any irritant issues before it could ever get to baby. If you use it in a well ventilated space its irritant quality will be minimal.If you want daddy to do it solo, let him. ...Read more
66-68 degrees F: The last thing you want to do is overheat a baby. Even newborns will cry if they are cool/chilled, but they will not cry if they are overheated. There is some evidence that overheating may have some association to some sids cases. Unless the child is under 2000g, was significantly premature and the doctor instructs you to keep nursery warmer, then 66-68 is ideal nursery temperature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: It is best to have just a crib sheet in your infant's bed. If you are worried about temperature, dress them in a sleeper of the appropriate weight. Pillows and bumper pads have been shown to lead to suffocation. Blankets and stuffed toys may have similar potential dangers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lice prevention: Lice infestation can be minimized by wearing the hair tied in a bun or covering the head with a scarf or bandana. Never share combs, hats, brushes or hairclips with others. I have seen shampoos and conditioners with tea tree oil in them, which claim to discourage lice from taking up residence on you. ...Read more
I let my seven months old boy watch animated videos of nursery rhymes when he is very cranky and while Feeding him. will this habit affect his dev. ?
How cn i get my kid ready2 school emotionally?He's 3 n half yrs now, he'll b admitted at 4y.He never went to nursery except for 2mnths at age2n1/2 yrs.
Prepare yourself for: Separation; if you show separation anxiety or feed into his by lingering, he won't believe he's safe. Practice leaving him at friends' homes for play dates. Greet him happily but calmly on your return. Typical 3-year-olds have imaginative, interactive play with peers, crayon-& paper skills, compliance with directions, dressing, toileting, & self-feeding skills & short attention spans. Practice ! ...Read more
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