The early weeks of pregnancy are fragile—and confusing. Here, the answers to your questions.
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8 Incomplete childproofing “I’ve taken lots of beads out of noses and ears,” Swislow says. As soon as your baby attempts to crawl, take a cruise on your knees to see what’s accessible at child level. Stash electrical cords; replace lamps that could be pulled down; and lock up all medicines, vitamins, poisons and cleaning supplies. (For more safety information, see “Baby Proofing” on pg. 146.)
9 Assuming “natural” is safe Do not assume a so-called natural product is safe for a baby until you check with your doctor. (Even green tea contains stimulants.) The same goes for remedies found on the Internet: Print out information on them and discuss them with your pediatrician.