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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 to stop using the baby monitor?

When is it safe to stop using the baby monitor?

: For those who are truly anxious, i can imagine that a monitor can prevent one from "checking on" a baby too frequently "just to be sure". To be clear, this problem will need to be dealt with at some point, but in the meantime a monitor may help the baby escape some of the consequences of the anxiety. ...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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Is it necessary to buy a baby monitor?

Is it necessary to buy a baby monitor?

No: Some parents like the convenience, but it's definitely not necessary. Babies are often sleeping in the same room as their parents for the first few months, so a baby monitor is not needed at night. The monitors are not protective for the baby (we've had healthy babies for a lot longer than we've had baby monitors), they just allow the parent a measure of comfort if they are in a separate room. ...Read more

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What kind of baby monitor should I buy?

It depends: It depends what insurance company you have and what monitor your baby need. Talk to your pediatrician. He/she might give you a better advice. ...Read more

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Which video baby monitor is better: the motorola mbp41 or the mbp43-2? Does the brand matter?

Which video baby monitor is better: the motorola mbp41 or the mbp43-2? Does the brand matter?

Do you really need?: For quality-look it up online. BUT why do you need a monitor? Many young parents get too anxious about their newborn and respond to every noise-training infant to expect parents to appear on notice! Most infants will do just fine the old fashioned way. Sleeping in their crib by themselves. If you have fed and changed baby-it is time for them to sleep-unattended. ...Read more

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What to do if my cousins baby monitor picked up me masturbating?

What to do if my cousins baby monitor picked up me masturbating?

Apologize: Apologize if it caused any embarrassment and then keep your masturbation to your own place where you know you have privacy. Don't obsess about this. Chances are they have done this often in their life - just probably not on audio. We all realize it is a natural and totally normal thing to do. And it's certainly better than getting a prostitute or worse. ...Read more

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When is it safe to stop sterilizing your babies bottles and water?

When is it safe to stop sterilizing your babies bottles and water?

Clean versus sterile: All dishes, cups, and silverware should always be 'sterile' or at least cleaned in hot water with soap. No eating should be done, regardless of age, from unclean dishes, glasses or silverware. I do not understand the question. Hot water suffices to clean or 'sterilize' the eating utensils we use as humans whether we are babies or adults. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take sam-e supplement if one is taking Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety? What is the best time to take it and things to monitor while using it.

Is it safe to take sam-e supplement if one is taking Prozac (fluoxetine) for anxiety? What is the best time to take it and things to monitor while using it.

SAM-e: There have been at least 2 controlled studies using sam-e with ssri's in treatment resistant depression: http://tinyurl.Com/n7fzc6n and http://tinyurl.Com/kctotz4 in both of these, the addition of sam-e to the ssri improved depression, and resulted in no reports of serotonin syndrome when combining same with ssri's. The combination can be safe, but your doctor should follow carefully. ...Read more

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Holter monitor rebuts says 12057 SV Ectopic heartbeat over 24 hours ,is it safe to do exercise ? My doctor says not to worry about the extra beats,

Holter monitor rebuts says 12057 SV Ectopic heartbeat over 24 hours ,is it safe to do exercise ? My doctor says not to worry about the extra beats,

Apcs: In general apcs are not a big deal. There isn't enough information about you to be certain unless your stress test and cardiac catheterization were also normal. If that is the case then there would be no reason for anxiety over the holter report. ...Read more