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When Is It Safe To Travel With A New Baby
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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