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When Can I Face My Baby Out When Carrying Her In A Baby Carrier
Is it ok for me to carry my baby in an infant carrier facing forward? I'm talking about on my body, not referring to car seat.
Yes: No problem. The risks of carrying a baby would be the same facing forward or backwards. ...Read more
Not likely: Chances are you had it as a child...It is so common. So you carry the antibodies not the illness. ...Read more
I noticed sudden rash on my sides spreading up my upper arms. No changes detergent. Was carrying infant b4 noticed. Rash is painful and itchy and warm?
See derm: This could be many things so see dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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