Question by  worker35 (20)

Is it okay for paint fumes to be around a baby?

I need to paint one room of my house, not the baby's room.


Answer by  kangaroodoyle (324)

Baby's should not be exposed to chemicals of any kind. If you need to paint make sure you use a fume free paint recommended for use around children. Open as many windows and doors as you can to reduce fumes. If possible send baby out for the day with a family member.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Not really. If you are going to paint make sure your house is well ventilated and open a few windows to get the smell out. If you can take your child over to a relatives house and have them babysit while you are painting and until most of the fumes go away.


Answer by  Matt83 (112)

No, it is easy to get "high" off paint fumes for an adult, for a baby it can be fatal.


Answer by  Manda (1103)

Of course not. It not NOT healthy for anybody, adults, kids or babies, to be around paint fumes. Paint fumes can be toxic, especially if exposed for a long duration.


Answer by  jsilly (7)

Absolutely not. In addition to getting the baby out of the house until the paint dries and the smell is gone, have you thought about buying low or no VOC paint? We did that with the nursery and the whole house when we repainted, it's not much more expensive.


Answer by  lily290 (134)

Paint fumes are dangerous to a baby. The baby should be out of the house until the paint dries, because the fumes will dissipate throughout the whole house.


Answer by  Vllad45 (1886)

This is not a good idea if the baby is very young at all. Why not allow the baby to stay with someone for twenty-four hours? Paint the house and ventilate all night, then, if you keep it ventilated, the baby will be okay to return (not to that room) the next day.

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