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When is it safe to let my baby play with chalk?

When is it safe to let my baby play with chalk?

No chalk for babies: Chalk is too small (when it breaks into chunks) and too powdery, so babies and toddlers should not play with chalk. Babies and toddlers can choke on small things. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Depends: How old is your baby? Even 1 hour straight of exercising would be too long for any child. And a rock gym is not an ideal playground for a small child. I wouldn't recommend. Ask a second opinion. ...Read more

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When my baby (4 months) plays, she enjoys being vigorously bounced. How much movement is safe for babies at this age?

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 more

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Is it safe for babies to sleep overnight or nap in Baby Swings or Rock n' Plays?

Is it safe for babies to sleep overnight or nap in Baby Swings or Rock n' Plays?

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 more

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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?

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

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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

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

Probably not: If the dog's are not hurting your wife, it is unlikely that they are hurting your baby. If they leave bruises or cause pain to your wife, I would worry. Best wishes! ...Read more

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