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What is the safest temperature for a nursery ?

What is the safest temperature for a nursery ?

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 more

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What is the best bedding for the nursery?

What is the best bedding for the nursery?

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 more

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How can I avoid headlice working in a nursery?

How can I avoid headlice working in a nursery?

Repel lice: Keeping your hair tight in a bun or ponytail, or covered with a wrap can help reduce exposure. Additionally, shampoos containing tea tree oil can help repel them. ...Read more

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Are there any good ways of avoiding headlice while working in a nursery?

Are there any good ways of avoiding headlice while working in a nursery?

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

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My son is four months old. Is it OK if I give him 2 Oz of nursery water occasionally?

My son is four months old. Is it OK if I give him 2 Oz of nursery water occasionally?

Water for babysitter: It is ok to give a little water he re & there particularly in hot weather & if the baby is constipated, but don't over do it, too much water can cause water intoxication. Good luck & enjoy your bundle of joy. ...Read more

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What are some helpful, non-essential items that are nice to have for my baby's nursery?

What are some helpful, non-essential items that are nice to have for my baby's nursery?

A good rocker: A really comfortable rocker is nice to help you get through long nights of being up constantly nursing. ...Read more

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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. ?

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. ?

Watching TV: The american academy of pediatrics doesn't recommend watching TV for whatever reason in the first two years of their. t can adversely affect their development ...Read more

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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.

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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Can I put a nightlight in the nursery?

Can I put a nightlight in the nursery?

Yes: Sure! a gentle nightlight is just fine so that your baby can be aware of his surroundings when he wakes up at night. Some babies like this very much. If your baby seems to prefer it dark, that's ok too! ...Read more

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