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When Is It Safe To Stop Using A 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Baby oil: Baby oil is usually a safe product but everyone is an individual and skin may have reactions. ...Read more
How long after you stop taking ativan (lorazepam) is it ok to try to conceive a baby with out it harming the fetus?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With next menses : Its fine with you regular period to use them. ...Read more
Why is baby oil regarded as not a good idea to use for lubricant when masturbating? Is it dangerous? Also what happens when it gets inside the uretha?
NO such Rule: There is no such rule in medicine. Medicine or physicians would have no comment on your choice of lubrication for sexual activity. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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