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When is it ok to let others hold the baby?

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 more

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When is it ok to let my baby sleep alone?

When is it ok to let my baby sleep alone?

0 months: Babies are not born knowing how to sleep but learn based on their environmental habits after birth. As long as baby is in a safe sleeping environment (placed on back, hard mattress, approved crib/bassinet, no crib bumper, etc), baby can sleep alone. Mothers and babies who co-sleep sleep less deeply. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to let the baby fall asleep with the bottle?

Why is it bad to let the baby fall asleep with the bottle?

Tooth decay: Babies who fall asleep with a bottle in their mouths are sleeping with milk sugar on their teeth. This leads to baby bottle tooth decay. It is much better to use a pacifier, if needed, at bedtime. ...Read more

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Is 3 months to young to let the baby cry it out when trying to get him/her to sleep in the crib. If so then what month is good?

Is 3 months to young to let the baby cry it out when trying to get him/her to sleep in the crib. If so then what month is good?

Crying : Good question. One in which millions of mothers have asked. There is no right answer. Baby crying is common sense. They are hungry, dirty diaper, gassy, needing affection, etc..... Each is different. As long as they are healthy, been checked by their pcp, then you'll have to wait it out. The baby will let you know when they are ready to sleep in crib without crying. ...Read more

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When is it safe to let my baby play with chalk?

When is it safe to let my baby play with chalk?

Depends: Your baby can play with chalk as soon as he realizes that the chalk should be used on the ground or chalkboard and not be put in his mouth. Not that the chalk is particularly harmful, but if he breaks a piece of it off in his mouth, he could choke on it. Scribbling with chalk can be a lot of fun with babies, as long as they realize it's not food! ...Read more

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Should we pull very loose baby teeth? I have heard that it's better to let the child pull it out themselves, but our son just lets them sit there. Is it better for us to try and pull them, or let him do it? .

Should we pull very loose baby teeth? I have heard that it's better to let the child pull it out themselves, but our son just lets them sit there. Is it better for us to try and pull them, or let him do it?


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Needs help: If you can get your child to do it himself, great. Just don't forget to call the tooth fairy. If tooth "hung up" it can cause displacement of underlying permanent tooth. So if your son will not let you help, take him to the dentist. And while your at it, now that permanent teeth are beginning to erupt, it's time for your child's 1st orthodontic check up. Better to be early than miss a window. ...Read more

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If someone is sick, is it safe for them to hold your newborn baby?

If someone is sick, is it safe for them to hold your newborn baby?

No: Your newborn has not been immunized against vaccine preventable diseases, is not immune to influenza, and cannot localize infections as well as an older child can. It is best to keep your newborn away from anyone who has a communicable disease. ...Read more

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Is it true that it's ok to let ur baby cry in the morning? They say it's good for the lungs?

Is it true that it's ok to let ur baby cry in the morning? They say it's good for the lungs?

No: Your baby is crying because it wants something. Either the baby is hungry, wet or dirty, or uncomfortable. You should check and see, make sure there is no fever and try to soothe your baby. ...Read more

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When parent it unresponsive, organ failure, is it ok to tell them it is ok to go?

Good question: I try to approach this with a simple idea. There may be family or other social impediments to this idea, but it works for me. Is continuing care going to increase the chance of survival ? Or Are you prolonging the act of dying? ...Read more

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When is it safe to take your baby out in public??

When is it safe to take your baby out in public??

Safer: After 3 months of age. Usually their ability to fight infection is better and an illness is not as dangerous. If you choose to take your baby out prior to this age, avoid anyone sick and make sure immunizations have been started and hands are washed well prior to touching and holding the baby. All the best. ...Read more

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Does Holding your breath (swimming) during pregnancy harm the baby ? Does it stop oxygen supply to the baby? Is it ok to hold ur breath?

Does Holding your breath (swimming) during pregnancy harm the baby ? Does it stop oxygen supply to the baby? Is it ok to hold ur breath?

No: you and your baby have reserves that allow for holding your breath for the normal times during swimming or other activities. If you are not harmed the. Your baby is safe. ...Read more

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When is it ok for me to leave the house with my baby?

When is it ok for me to leave the house with my baby?

Depends on situation: What a baby is exposed to, not going out that can be a problem.Babies under 8 wks of age are at risk of germs acquired at birth that could produce meningitis or blood poisoning.Fever at that age willusually result in hospital admission. Public contact with those that may bring fever producing colds or other illness can lead to an avoidable hospitalization.Simple walks outsid are fine.Shopping not. ...Read more

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How to know when something is wrong with your pregnancy? How to know when something is wrong with the baby ? My baby is really calm and no move much

How to know when something is wrong with your pregnancy? How to know when something is wrong with the baby ? My baby is really calm and no move much

Prenatal care: Step one is to choose a good doctor that you trust. Then attend your prenatal care where together you will design your prenatal care to keep you and your baby safe and healthy. When you have a concern then you contact the doctor for guidance and direction. Most feel at least 5 movements per hour after 20 weeks gestation. ...Read more

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My newborn is chocking up every time i breastfeed her. Very scary, is anything i can do to make it easier and better for her until she'll learns?

My newborn is chocking up every time i breastfeed her. Very scary, is anything i can do to make it easier and better for her until she'll learns?

Express prior: Your letdown may be too much for your newborn. Try to express some milk prior to feeding to allow the flow of milk to be more steady. Take breaks during feeds to allow her to catch up with your milk flow. ...Read more

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When is it ok to have put things in my babies crib?

When is it ok to have put things in my babies crib?

Crib : Any object that can possibly choke and/or suffocate a baby should not be placed in the crib. ...Read more

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Is it ok to hold baby while standing near microwave?

Is it ok to hold baby while standing near microwave?

Yes: Stray microwaves do not escape from the microwave oven when it is in operation. ...Read more

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When is it safe to leave my baby with a sitter?

When is it safe to leave my baby with a sitter?

2: It is safe to leave your baby with a sitter when the baby is a few weeks old. You should leave instructions and emergency contacts for his/her care. It may be helpful to take a short break the first time. ...Read more

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When on the brink of panic attack is it better to fight it or just accept it and let it happen?

When on the brink of panic attack is it better to fight it or just accept it and let it happen?

Don't fight it: Panic attacks are very scary but can be controlled. First, focus on your breathing, making sure that you control the rate of in and out over a slow count of 5 each way. As you do this, notice any muscles that feel tight and loosen them. Next, focus your thoughts on someone or something which is always pleasant to you. If you begin to notice the worries again, focus on your breathing again. ...Read more

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Why is it important to sit comfortably when feeding my infant?

Why is it important to sit comfortably when feeding my infant?

See below: Feeding your baby in an awkward position will only compound the aches and pains most new mothers feel. Since you will spend, perhaps the most time with this endeavor-be comfortable! ...Read more

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