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What is the best way to baby proof our stairs?

What is the best way to baby proof our stairs?

Baby gate: Invest in a good baby gate to avoid the infant from falling down the steps. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the kitchen?

What is the best way to baby proof the kitchen?

Knob covers/latches: A great way to baby proof the kitchen is to get down on your hands and knees and look at what a baby can pull on, open, turn, or put in their mouth. Often times, it's the stove and oven knobs that need covers, doors need latches (even the fridge), pots and pans that can be pulled down need to be put up, cords of course need to be put up, and sharp/heavy objects need to be put away. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the bathroom?

What is the best way to baby proof the bathroom?

Keep the door closed: There are parts of your house where you can remove items that might harm the inquisitive baby. But there are times like the early todler years when you should keep baby out. Open toilets are a magnet for the child facinated by floating objects, yet todlers are top heavy & may tople in & drown trying to retreive a toy. I don't trust toliet locks or all family mbrs using them correctly. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the nursery?

What is the best way to baby proof the nursery?

Safety Anticipation: I have found that by anticipating your child's normal development steps and then predicting what they may be doing in 6 months will allow us to stay " ahead " of them. In other words institute protection 6 months from where we are now! ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the living room?

What is the best way to baby proof the living room?

Crawling around: Crawl around on your hands and knees and see things at a child's level. Remove things that you do not want broken. Look for sharp corners on furniture etc and find ways to protect them. Consider a lock on the tv/stereo cabinet f it is at child eye level. Plug electrical outlets. Make sure there are not areas your child can get trapped behind things. Life to the baby is an adventure. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to baby proof my house?

What are the best ways to baby proof my house?

Get on all fours: Get down to their level and while on all fours, go through your entire house preferably several people should do this. As previously stated lock up just about everything that the child could get their hands into. Remember drapes, electric cords, tv sets and audio equipment that could topple over, pull cord for window blinds, etc. Remember to: lock, cover, protect and discard. ...Read more

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How do I baby proof windows?

How do I baby proof windows?

Keep them closed: Toddlers and older children are attracted to windows, especially when open , so they can be a danger zone. For the 2-6yr group, they are creative at moving ottomans or chairs up to windows to see out, they lean on a screen not understanding it won't hold them & fall out. Either keep windows locked or have locks that prevent opening more than a few inches and store easily moved furnature. ...Read more

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How do I baby proof my house?

How do I baby proof my house?

I am limited...: ...To 420 characters to answer, but most pitfalls are beautifully shown here: http://babydr.Us/wordpress/2007/01/21/15/comment-page-1/#comment-23 and more detailed information here: http://familydoctor.Org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/safety/kids-family/027.Html. ...Read more

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Why safety items do we need to baby proof our home?

Why safety items do we need to baby proof our home?

Baby's activities: Depending on the age, when your baby is crawling or cruising or walking, you need to get down at his/her level to a)remove any sharp objects b) put kindergaard locks on cabinets c) gates on stairways d) avoid baby walkers e) remove beakables and precious items & f) be present, be present, be present. Distraction often works when your child is "on a mission" to get into trouble. ...Read more

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How do I baby proof my house to protect my crawling baby?

How do I baby proof my house to protect my crawling baby?

Crawl around : By crawling around yourself, you can see what your baby sees and see what she may get into and thus remove the hazards. ...Read more

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I am having my first baby and have been told to baby proof my house. What would you recommend?

I am having my first baby and have been told to baby proof my house. What would you recommend?

It is essential: Baby and child proofing your home will prove both a sanity saver and keep your baby safe. Once your baby becomes mobile (rolling, crawling, walking), she will be curious about everything and i mean everything. And? It will all go into the mouth at first. Keep choking and toxic hazards out of reach, plug those outlets, gate those stairs, and keep re-evaluating your home child proofing needs. ...Read more

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How can I baby proof our hotel room when we travel?

How can I baby proof our hotel room when we travel?

Age dependent: The answer depends considerably on the infants age but in general protect your baby from electrical outlets, stairs, small particles on the floor, and from falls. ...Read more

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Is my newborn baby proof or I have to have a medical condition to use the fmla for maternity leave?

Is my newborn baby proof or I have to have a medical condition to use the fmla for maternity leave?

FMLA: Your baby's birth certificate or hospital discharge should meet the requirements--but best to check with your benefits' advisor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to change an infant's sleep cycle?

What is the best way to change an infant's sleep cycle?

With a tired changer: Most infants sleep, eat, poop and pee because of their very basic needs and underdeveloped nervous system. They have to learn everything. They develope patterns just like adults. To change a pattern you have to do the same thing over and over for 21 days. When you want the baby to sleep don't respond to their requests so quickly let them lay. Wake them up at the time you want them up. ....More. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cleanse vaginal area of infant for urine collection?

What is the best way to cleanse vaginal area of infant for urine collection?

Urine collection: Just simple soap and water before you apply a urine bag. If the purpose of the urine collection is other than a urinalysis, e.g., to rule out urinary infection, the best procedure should be a bladder catheterization performed by her doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve an 8 month infant of constipation? He was 2 months premature, does this affect what I can and cannot give him?

What is the best way to relieve an 8 month infant of constipation? He was 2 months premature, does this affect what I can and cannot give him?

Pear juice: 2 to 4 oz of pear juice for infants once or twice daily can help with constipation. The juice contains sorbitol, a natural sugar which is not well absorbed intestinally. This causes a gentle osmotic effect on the stool, pulling in more water into the stool making it softer. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop teething pain? Is orajel safe to use on babies? I haven't really heard of anything else that can help babies with teething pain. .

What is the best way to stop teething pain? Is orajel safe to use on babies? I haven't really heard of anything else that can help babies with teething pain.


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There : There are small teething rings made to be frozen that you can let you child chew on. Sometimes a clean wash rag will do the trick also. Orajel is generally not recommended for infants because if too much is applied it can be swallowed and cause temporary numbness of the tongue and throat making it difficult for them to swallow. Contact you pediatrician for recommendations on what analgesic you can use. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean my infant's teeth? She's getting her first teeth in, and we don't know what method is best or easiest. .

What is the best way to clean my infant's teeth? She's getting her first teeth in, and we don't know what method is best or easiest.


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Clean wash cloth: Dipped in water, squeeze out excess water -gently rub the teeth and massage the gums. If teething pain, dip the washcloth in cool water, squeeze out excess water and wrap around you finger and gently place in child's mouth. ...Read more

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