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Is it good for a newborn to use kerosene heat

I was wondering if a newborn could breathe ok with a permanent kerosene heater

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Asked by ginnypgin at 9:01 AM on Dec. 8, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Babies shouldn't operate heaters

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:52 AM on Dec. 8, 2013

  • Kerosene heat is not the best idea. It puts off a significant amount of carbon monoxide which is, of course, very dangerous. If that is the only heat option you have I would suggest contacting your local social services office for suggestions. There may be resources that will allow for you to have access to electric space heaters and assistance with paying the utility bill.

    Answer by Brawn at 10:47 AM on Dec. 8, 2013

  • Brawn!
    THE brawn?

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:10 AM on Dec. 8, 2013

  • Well it depends, if it is a choice between no heat and kerosene it is better for the baby to be warm.

    Answer by Dardenella at 2:24 PM on Dec. 8, 2013

  • No. Newborns should never play with kerosene. Really shouldn't be breathing it in either. You know a DOCTOR might be able to advise you on this one.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 4:04 PM on Dec. 8, 2013

  • Not good for them, but probably not the worst thing in the world. I would just share my body heat under a blanket.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:05 PM on Dec. 8, 2013

  • No

    Answer by escuchar at 7:51 PM on Mar. 26, 2014

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