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When is it safe to travel with a new baby?

When is it safe to travel with a new baby?

Depends on situation: During a stint in the military, i routeinly discharged newborns that traveled to the airport for a flight back to the us for their first month or two before returning to japan. They traveled better than most toddlers or older kids.Considerations such as infectious exposure in transit, risk at the destination & availability of health care factor in. Live life but plan ahead to protect baby. ...Read more

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When is it safe to take my new baby to the mall and supermarket?

When is it safe to take my new baby to the mall and supermarket?

Safe ??: All excursions into the public have pros and cons.The first 2 months are a special period because labor and delivery may have exposed baby to hitch-hiker germs that show up later as dangerous illness.At that age,it is impossible to tell if they have a little cold from shopping, or bad illness coming on.Things they haven't been vaccinated for can also be deadly.Most say wait until after 2 mo ...Read more

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I am 36 and 4 day And I am on baby #5 and 2 1/2 cm is it safe to travel and the baby' is already estimated to be 2 weeks bigger?

I am 36 and 4 day And I am on baby #5 and 2 1/2 cm is it safe to travel and the baby' is already estimated to be 2 weeks bigger?

Maybe: were you term on your previous deliveries? Was labor short or long? You should NOT fly, but driving may be an option. The greatest risk is going into labor en route and either not having a hospital close by, or ending up at a hospital where none of your prenatal care was done. I would say you are ok for short trips of two hours or less, but plan ahead. Know what you will do if labor begins. ...Read more

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When is it safe to travel abroad with my baby?

When is it safe to travel abroad with my baby?

Depends: We live in a globalized world and sometimes travel is a necessity. The youngerr the infant the more immature the immune system and their ability to fight infections. If you need to travel try to do so on a day that is not as busy, and check the CDC website for any disease outbreaks and additional immunizations that might be needed for your baby. ...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 safe for a newborn baby to be living in the basement?

Is it safe for a newborn baby to be living in the basement?

Possibly: Presuming that it is adequately heated/cooled, and does not have mold growing in it, it should be no different than any home. ...Read more

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Is it safe for newborn baby , 4 month-old to watch television and how far should keep the distance between baby and tv? Thanks

Is it safe for newborn baby , 4 month-old to watch television and how far should keep the distance between baby and tv? Thanks

Sure it's safe, but: It won't hurt the baby now, but the more time children spend parked in front of a tv isn't good for them. It's never too early to start reading to them and letting older kids entertain themselves. There is a reason they call tvs "idiot boxes." good night moon. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a newborn baby to fly on an airplane?

Is it safe for a newborn baby to fly on an airplane?

Children's health: Yes. Of course. You may want to have something for them to suck on when taking off and landing to help with their ear pressure/pain. ...Read more