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Is it safe to use chalk and black chalkboard to play with my nephew in pregnancy. Heavily pregnant at 36 weeks...worried of harming bub?
Its fine: think of all those pregnant teachers across the US, who would have to stop using their chalk board if pregnant. Never seen a problem with chalk board use. ...Read more
Is it ok to take my baby to a rock gym? There is climbing chalk in the air? Is this safe if we go twice a week. Couple hours.
When my baby (4 months) plays, she enjoys being vigorously bounced. How much movement is safe for babies at this age?
Bouncing a baby on : one's knee usually doesn't cause Shaken Baby Syndrome. How vigorous is vigorous? Be sure her neck strength & control keeps her head aligned, not flopping or snapping back & forth. "Tummy time" on the floor promotes raising the head, neck & upper trunk. By 5 months, she should shift her weight to one forearm, reach for & attain a toy with the other arm & hand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No, it is not safe!: Infants should not sleep in "Baby Swings", or "Rock n' Play" by Fisher Price. The best way to prevent "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome" is to place infants on their back, which also encourages normal physical and motor development. They should sleep on a firm, flat surface. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to have baby sleep in pack-n-play (all mesh around, flat surface w/exception of crease down middle to fold mattress) for first 3-4 months?
Sure: Sure this is fine. Many parents prefer to do this and have the baby sleep close in their bedroom. It's especially great for nursing moms to be close to baby, but for baby to have his own space. Just be sure and put baby down on his back to sleep! Other SIDS reduction factors include keeping the room cool, 68 degrees rather than 72. Put baby down without a hat, as well. ...Read more
We have 3 dogs 5,7 and 9lbs. They like to play on my wife's abdomen sometimes. what would it take to hurt the baby? How safe is the womb? She is 5 wks
My husband sprayed aerosol insecticide 1.5 meters from a toy. Is it still safe to let my 9 months old baby play with that toy?
Wash: I would thoroughly wash the toy before usage.Then should be ok. ...Read more
Coreg: You should be fine drumming on those meds. ...Read more
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