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Doctor insights on: When Can I Face My Baby Out When Carrying Her In A Baby Carrier

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When can I face my baby out when carrying her in a baby carrier?

When can I face my baby out when carrying her in a baby carrier?

Infant carrier: Usually at 4 months when the baby has enough head control. Ask your pediatrician at the 4 month check up if your baby is ready based on tone and strength. ...Read more

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Carrying roseola as an adult? Can an adult carry infant roseola without displaying symptoms?

Carrying roseola as an adult? Can an adult carry infant roseola without displaying symptoms?

Not likely: Chances are you had it as a child...It is so common. So you carry the antibodies not the illness. ...Read more

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Does molasses carry the same infant botulism risk as honey? I'm scared for my husband and I to eat food with it around our 3 month old.

Does molasses carry the same infant botulism risk as honey? I'm scared for my husband and I to eat food with it around our 3 month old.

Botulism: Botulism poisoning in infants has been caused by contaminated honey, molasses, and Caro syrup. Best to avoid these in your infant's diet. ...Read more

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I hear it is bad to carry a baby in a forward facing carrier. Is this true? If so, why?

I hear it is bad to carry a baby in a forward facing carrier. Is this true?  If so, why?

Spinal cord injury: The head of a rear facing baby/toddler will transfer crash force safely into the padded back.Forward facing, the force pulls the unrestrained head forward stretching the spinal cord.If the cord stretches more than 1/4 inch, paralysis from the neck down can result (quadriplegia). Kids should remain rear facing to the upper limit of a convertible seat. See video at www.Joelsjourney.Com. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do ?

My 4 month old baby gets histerical once I put his infant carrier in the car. He won't stop crying turning blue and shaking. What should I do ?

Keep him safe in car: At four months he is too young for a real temper tantrum. While he may get agitated by the car seat's restrictive environment, his safety in the car is paramount for him to be transported in any other way in the car. You may want to have someone else sit beside him not to make him so lonely. ...Read more

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Have u heard about ergo baby carriers with infant insert? How safe is that to use for new born to go outside for a wallk?

Have u heard about ergo baby carriers with infant insert? How safe is that to use for new born to go outside for a wallk?

Appears safe: Ergobaby carriers look good. For newborns i prefer a sling. Anything that supports baby's head and keeps it from flopping around will be ok. Use common sense....These carriers look better to me for slightly older infants. ...Read more

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Could keeping a child in an infant carrier too long could delay the child's development?

Could keeping a child in an infant carrier too long could delay the child's development?

Yes: Infants need human contact and stimulation to develop and stimulate their brains optimally. Stimulation includes touching, such as holding, kissing, cuddling, tickling. This isn't happening alone in an infant carrier. Infant carriers should be used for what it says - to carry the infant from point A to point B and that's it. They are not a babysitter..... ...Read more

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3 yr old in my sons pre school has mumps. Could the teacher (who kisses kids) be a silent carrier of mumps? She is supposed to babysit my son&infant. 

3 yr old in my sons pre school has mumps. Could the teacher (who kisses kids) be a silent carrier of mumps? She is supposed to babysit my son&infant. 

Unlikely: There is no silent carrier for mumps. There are asymptomatic infections, but even asymptomatic, they develop mumps immunity. I would ask the teacher if she had documentation of 2 MMR vaccines. If she had, it is highly liekly that she is immune to mumps and therefore she cannot infect other persons. Parotid gland swelling occurs with other virus infections, so make sure that it was mumps. ...Read more