Painting

Ashley - posted on 08/04/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My Fiance and I are preparing to paint our house, What are some of your thoughts about painting with my 8 month old son in the house with us? I spoke with his pediatrician and she doesn't see a problem with it as long as the windows are open....

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Tamara - posted on 08/06/2009

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We have painted our houses several times throughout the years and have 3 little ones, trick is to make sure there is plenty of opened windows and doors and to keep the smell from being overkill add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the paint, it doesn't harm the paint and makes it less of an overkill on smell.

Cara - posted on 08/05/2009

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I think as long as your doctor is ok with it, it would be ok. Are you painting near his bedroom? I would maybe suggest painting when he is napping. Open all the windows and close his door. If you are still unsure, you can always call another pediatrician and get a second opinion. Many doctors have different opinions, but some issues they tend to all have the same opinion on. If the second doctor says the same thing, I would go for it.

Kattie - posted on 08/04/2009

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I'd just make sure there is plenty of air flow. Plus, stay away from oil based paint. Latex has less horrible breathable fumes. My husband accidentally bought Oil based Kilz while I was pregnant. I had to leave the house, and he looked high as a kite.

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