There may be very clear right and wrong answers for much of newborn care, but once my baby was out of the first stages of infancy, the answers weren't so obvious. "So, is it safe...now?" I found myself wondering every few weeks. Will it be safe when she reaches a certain age? Weight? Developmental stage?
Many of these issues have changed since we were kids, so asking my own mom wouldn't do any good -- back when I was a babe, either the category didn't exist (sushi and jogging strollers) or the thinking was very different (putting babies to sleep on their stomachs).
Here, pediatricians -- experienced moms themselves -- share what you need to know about safe sleeping, eating, playing, and more.