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When is it safe to stop using the baby monitor?

When is it safe to stop using the baby monitor?

When you're ready!: The primary initial use of the baby monitor is to keep tabs on your infant when she is mostly helpless. The secondary use, once she is more vigorous, is to monitor for distress or symptomology during times of illness. Once you're ready to stop the monitor, it's time. When it is more of a hassle than a useful tool. Sids is more likely to occur in the first 6 months; extremely rare after a year old. ...Read more

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Because baby's sleeping in the same room appears to reduce SIDS risk, it seems reasonable that a baby monitor would also decrease risk, especially if the baby is another room. However, research suggests there is little if any benefit ...Read more


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When is it safe stop using the baby monitor at night?

When is it safe stop using the baby monitor at night?

Personal Choice: It is important to know that monitors have not been shown to reduce risk of sids in babies. Turning off your monitor will have no impact on your babies sids risk. Risk reduction for sids includes breastfeeding, back sleeping in a "relatively" cool room ( 68 better than 75 degrees) without a hat. Your baby's sids risk takes a steep dive at 6 months of life. ...Read more

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When is a good time to stop breastfeeding?

When is a good time to stop breastfeeding?

Variable: Breast feeding is the best food for the baby. It is recommended to continue for at least 6 mo or as long as you feel comfortable. There is no particular age you should stop breastfeeding. ...Read more

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Is it okay for my baby to use a pacifier if I breastfeed?

Yes: Sure a pacifer in the early stages of infancy can reduce the stress of being' a newborn.After a few months, most babies use the pacifier more as a toy and no longer need it.Using a pacifier in infancy, can reduce some stress felt by the infantt and reduce some of the 'need' to nurse constantlywhich is sometimes an important emotional need but, sometimes it is a consequence of needing to incr milk. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use the ipad while pregnant?

Is it safe to use the ipad while pregnant?

With precautions: The ipad and other similar devices, including the iphone, emit electromagnetic radiation. It is best to keep the ipad at a safe distance away from you during use (i.e. Not on your lap) and use it when you can on airplane mode. When you are using wifi or 3g, the device will emit more radiation. You might also want to invest in a ipad case that reduces radiation exposure. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a women to use baby oil while mesturbating?

Is it safe for a women to use baby oil while mesturbating?

Baby oil: Baby oil is usually a safe product but everyone is an individual and skin may have reactions. ...Read more

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Is it alright to do exercises like skipping when trying for a baby.

Is it alright to do exercises like skipping when trying for a baby.

Jogging ; skipping: Should be fine (unless there is a specific contraindication to exercise). ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to use a vibrator during pregnancy?

No studies: My internet search did not yield any results for scientific studies on this subject matter. There is lots of advice, though, based on common sense. The following website addresses this issue and makes some reasonable suggestions: https://www.babycenter.com/404_is-it-safe-to-use-a-vibrator-during-pregnancy_1245277.bc. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use oxytocin factor that you use under tongue when your pregnant?

Is it safe to use oxytocin factor that you use under tongue when your pregnant?

Oxytocin: No. Oxytocin is pitocin and will cause contraction of Uterus. If you are pregnant, do not take anything, especially unregulated food supplements like oxytocin factor, without permission of your Ob/Gyn. ...Read more

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Is it safe to start dieting as my baby is breastfeed but only twice a day as trying to change to formula?

Is it safe to start dieting as my baby is breastfeed but only twice a day as trying to change to formula?

Probably: You didn't mention how many months you are post partum. In general you can "start dieting" around 3 months post partum. But if the baby is less than a year, I'd encourage you to get more calorie deficit for the buck, kill two birds with one stone, continuing your twice a day nursing till the baby is a year old or more. Those calories are coming out of your body, nursing helps you lose. ...Read more

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When is it OK for a baby to wear sunscreen?

When is it OK for a baby to wear sunscreen?

Sunscreen is OK to use on babies 6 months or older: Younger babies should use other forms of sun protection. Consider these guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Food and Drug Administration and the American Cancer Society: For babies 6 months or older. , For babies younger than 6 months. . When choosing baby sunscreen, pick a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more. Apply sunscreen generously, and reapply every two hours — or more often if your baby is spending time in the water or perspiring. To avoid irritating your baby's skin and eyes, consider using a sunscreen that contains only inorganic filters, such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Avoid using products that combine sunscreen and the insect repellent DEET, since sunscreen must be regularly reapplied and insect repellent typically doesn't need to be reapplied. Remember, just a few serious sunburns can increase your baby's risk of skin cancer later in life. Taking simple steps now can go a long way toward protecting your baby from the risks of sun exposure. . ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a vibrating chair while pregnant?

Is it safe to use a vibrating chair while pregnant?

Vibrating chair: Not sure what kind of vibration such chair will do and what the reason behind. To avoid having unrest in your mind that such a thing may harm you and your baby, i'd avoid it unless absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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How safe is it to be using birth control that will stop your period?

How safe is it to be using  birth control that will stop your period?

Generally safe: There is nothing inherently wrong with not having a monthly period due to certain forms of birth control. If you feel reassured by your menses and would like to continue menstruating each month, be sure to discuss this with your doctor so they can prescribe a type of birth control that will not stop your periods. ...Read more

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How about working as an eyelash technician, is it safe to continue work while pregnant?

How about working as an eyelash technician, is it safe to continue work while pregnant?

Cyanoacrylate: Eyelash extensions use a glue called cyanoacrylate which can cause occupational asthma and runny nose. For info related to exposure in pregnancy: http://www.medicinesinpregnancy.org/bumps/monographs/EXPOSURE-TO-CYANOACRYLATE-IN-PREGNANCY/ You work in close proximity to clients so protect yourself from catching their colds, etc. Full time cosmetologist may have increased risk of miscarriages. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use oxytocin factor when you're pregnant?

Is it safe to use oxytocin factor when you're pregnant?

Doctor supervison: Oxytocin in any form should only be taken under a doctor's supervision in pregnancy. After all, oxytocing stimulates uterine contractions. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use an electric blanket while pregnant?

Is it safe to use an electric blanket while pregnant?

Yes: Any device that produces heat has a chance to malfunction. Overheating can place both mom and baby at risk. The temperature of the fetus runs higher than that of the mother, and that places demands on the heart. Plus there have been burns or shocks caused by electric blankets. The same can happen with heating pads if moms fall asleep while using them. So it's best for women to avoid them all. ...Read more

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