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When Is It Ok To Let Others Hold The Baby
0 weeks: Family members will want to visit and hold your new baby to welcome them to the family. Healthy adults (preferably who have received a current flu and tdap vaccination) may hold your baby. Visitors who are ill, even with a small cold, should refrain from holding you baby to prevent accidental spread of germs. It is always a good idea for visitors to wash their hands before picking up baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think i may have a super baby ! is it ok for him to hold hi own bottle, he is a little over 3 months?
If he can: If he can, why not? Hate to tell you though that nearly everyone thinks her/his baby is super and deservedly so. ...Read more
Sometimes: Having a preference to hold the head one way is not a problem. What you need to make sure is that she can move her head easily and freely both directions. If they lay too much with the head turned one way they may develop flattening of one side of the head. ...Read more
If I smoke outside, then come in & hold the baby, is it ok? Will I be harming the baby in any way?
Yes: Smokers generally lose the tiny sensor fibers in their nose that detect the smoky odor that hangs in your hair or on your clothes.Stop for 5 days & they regrow & you will smell it. That lingering smell will irritate babies respiratory system & double the URI /ear infection rate of an infant.It has also been linked to crib death. Over time, the kid will decide it's neat to smoke & become a smoker. ...Read more
Schedule Check-up: Your 3 mos old "can't hold neck". By age 2 mos, 75 % of infants can lift their head to a 45 degree angle and by age 3 mos, 75 % can lift head to 90 degrees. Sitting with a steady head is achieved between ages 2-4 mos. It is important to see your pediatrician at the recommended baby checks to ensure development occurs normally. If your baby has not had the 2 mos check, do so now. Next is at 4 mos. ...Read more
Yes: As a rule, always have anyone that holds your baby either wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitizer. If you feel uncomfortable asking people to do so, place a cute card in the bassinet or crib stating , "i am a clean baby, please wash your hands before you pick me up" and have the sanitizer close by! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes With caution: Most common from viral conjunctivitis is very contagious. You can infect another simply by touching your eye or face and then transmitting the virus to a surface or another person. Washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol sanitizer will help prevent transmission to your baby. Do not share washcloths or towels. Wash all inspected garments and hot water. Clean surfaces too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter was trying to hold our 4 day old baby and she let go of her head a little and it flopped back pretty hard. Can this cause any damage?
Yes: When you say " flopped back pretty hard" this concerns me. Please bring the baby in for an exam by the pediatrician in the morning. Careful retinal exam is in order. If baby has poor feeding, vomiting or listlessness, bring her to ER now and just tell the story exactly as it happened. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom always try to carry my baby from her hands.. She would hold her hands & pull her up from her car seat.She says it will strengthen her. Is it ok?
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