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What If My Baby Gets Dishsoap
Baby sunburn: Use a small child approved moisturizer probably with aloe and nothing to cause allergy or irritate the skin. No alcohol and no retin-a. Just use the moisturizer and keep the skin clean, all should heal fine...If not see a pediatrician. Be sure not to get anymore sunburns as future damage is being done. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Unlikely to be pbm: Water from bathing can easily be drawn from the canal by putting the edge of a dry cloth at the opening. Infants create wax that coats the ear canal walls and bathwater seldom if ever creates any problems.I have not seen an infected canal from bathwater in decades. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BE GENTLE !: Immerse bonded areas in warm, soapy water. Gently peel or roll skin apart; a spatula or teaspoon handle or even a pencil will help. Remove cured adhesive with warm, soapy water. Fingernail polish remover with an acetone base has also been successful for removal of cured adhesive from skin. If its not bothering them let it come off naturally, but depending on what is "stuck" together... Be gentle! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pediatrician cleaned my baby's vagina with iodine. If I bath her and it gets in the water and she gets it in her eyes or mouth, could it harm her?
Depends on cut: If the cut is small (<1/2 inch long) & shallow (barely thru the top layer) a good clean up with an antibacterial soap may be adequate.If longer, deeper, gaping or vaccines not up to date or you have concern about the location; a dr visit is warrented. Call your dr's office & decide on a time & location. Cuts should be stitched the same day if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See his doctor: Flu causes fever and cough, and in babies can lead to pneumonia and dehydration. Controlling fever, and pushing fluids, are the main treatments. See your doctor if your baby is younger than 6 months; has fever > 101; has other medical problems like asthma; won't drink; or gets worse after getting better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If My Toddler Jumps on My Pregnant Belly, Will It Hurt My Baby? He keeps poking at it slapping it is my baby okay in there ? My baby hides from him
Maybe: There is a lot of cushioning in there and the baby is surrounded by amniotic fluid. However, constant jumping or trauma to the belly is not a good idea. It is a good idea to discourage these negative actions to your toddler, remember that baby wont have the protection of your womb much longer! Try Time outs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Poison contro: Depends on how much and what is in the powder. ...Read more
Is it ok if my 2 month old baby suddenly turns her head or bend it when I take her in my shoulders to burp? Will it harm her nerves?
Yes, that is fine.: At 2 months of age most babies have enough head and neck control, that even if this happens, it will not harm her or her nerves. If you're still concerned, please have her doctor check her. ...Read more
My son's nanny gets cold sores... How likely is it that she could pass it to my son when she changes his diaper if she forgets to wash her hands?
How dirty is your own poo? I always fully wash my hands bc it gets on there. What will happen if I lightly brush my poo hand onto another surface.
Is it bad for my baby to get my germs? Like if I kiss her or she sticks her hand in my mouth and then her own. She's 4 months old.
Not usually: If you are sick, I would avoid that kind of activity. Otherwise, it's helpful for kids to get inoculated with normal everyday microorganisms. ...Read more
Meconium drug test: Newborn meconium (stool) is tested for illegal drugs if doctor or child protection services have concerns. What happens next depends on the laws in your state, but best option is always to stop using any drugs as early as possible, cooperate with all evaluations and interventions, and be very honest with your investigators and your medical team. Test can't predict whether baby will have problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid wiping motion: If cleaning with baby wipes seems to make a diaper rash worse, try cleaning by dabbing with a moist/wet tissue, or by rinsing the butt with water and dabbing dry with a towel. Avoid wiping the skin, because the wiping motion may rub off the new skin cells that are forming to heal the rash area. If the diaper rash persists, a doctor should examine it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I clean my babies hands with a baby wipe is it safe for her to suck on her hands once they dry?
See below: I would flush his eyes with water and call a poison control center. And an urgent evaluation is most likely going to be needed. ...Read more
My baby is three weeks old and I am breast-feeding. I use body wash on my nipples in the shower. Could this harm the baby when she feeds by getting it in her mouth?
No: These products are non toxic but likely she will appreciate it, if you rinse off the product. All the best. ...Read more
If i washed my hands after using the restroom and then immediately changed my baby's diaper, is it possible to spread my genital herpes to my baby?
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