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When Is It Safe To Let My Baby Play With Chalk
Is it safe to give an 8 month old baby Infant Tylenol (acetaminophen) every day during teething to help with teething pain & discomfort? Baby's weight is 18 lbs.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, it is not safe!:
Infants should not sleep in "Baby Swings", or "Rock n' Play" by Fisher Price.
The best way to prevent "Sudden Infant Death Syndrome" is to place infants on their back, which also encourages normal physical and motor development. They should sleep on a firm, flat surface. Read more
Is it safe to have baby sleep in pack-n-play (all mesh around, flat surface w/exception of crease down middle to fold mattress) for first 3-4 months?
Sure: Sure this is fine. Many parents prefer to do this and have the baby sleep close in their bedroom. It's especially great for nursing moms to be close to baby, but for baby to have his own space. Just be sure and put baby down on his back to sleep! Other SIDS reduction factors include keeping the room cool, 68 degrees rather than 72. Put baby down without a hat, as well. Read more
I play drums for a living, is it safe to do so while taking coreg, (carvedilol) Norvasc and baby aspirin?
Coreg (carvedilol): You should be fine drumming on those meds. Read more
Unknown: There is no magic number of concussion allowed before not returning to play. You will be at greater risk of another concussion since you have had so many. Each concussion should be evaluated and monitored by a doctor familiar with concussion treatment. If each concussion has completely healed without any residual symptoms you can discuss returning to full contact sports with your doctor. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Safety is relative: Kids benefit from outside activity and old playground equipment is safe in general when used appropriately. Newer construction often focuses on making ground surfaces more fall friendly, and use at certain times of the day/temperatures can have a significant burn risk on metal equipment. Proper supervision is important to help kids get the best and safest use out of such equipment. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you mean?: Do you mean "spondylosis" or "spondylolithesis"? The most severe complication from spondylosis that I can think of would occur in the cervical spine and cause reduction in flow of the vertebrobasilar artery (due to arthritic processes) which feeds the brainstem. Of course, injuries and prolonged pain are likely more easily acquired playing in people who have spondylosis and play contact sports. Read more
Yes, but...: The must be safety glasses and not be made from glass. They should also have uva/uvb ultraviolet ligh blocking properties. And special padding arounf the \ears may bee needed, as well as a guard to keep them falling off. Most sporting activities can be enoyed without issue with glasses. Exercise is for everyone! Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouthguard: All players engaged in sports should wear a mouthguard to protect their teeth! I have been called in to the office too many times to try to salvage broken, displaced and knocked out of the mouth teeth to advise anything else. It is not worth the risk! Read more
Football: Unless both teams are playing with no shoes on, I would not advise it. Read more
Yes: It should not cause major issues.Get a more detailed answer ›