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Is latex safe for babies? Is Sophie safe for baby if mom has a latex sensitivity?
asked by Kelly R. Delong on September 25, 2010
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Latex exposure can lead to allergy. Latex allergies are not inheritable, they are developed by exposure to latex.
Erin B. answered on December 3, 2014
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Actually I have an allergy to latex and didn't realize this was made of latex rubber. My daughter began reacting with hives, rash, vomiting, sneezing and coughing within 5-10 minutes of playing with it.
T. M. Frye answered on December 9, 2012
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doxielover answered on March 3, 2012
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Repeated exposure can cause your allergy to become much worse. If I were you, I'd get rid of it!
doxielover answered on March 3, 2012
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This is not always true. I have a sensitivity to latex, but it is very mild and location based. I can wear latex bandages on my legs/arms but not on my face or chest area. There is a difference between a sensitivity and an allergy. At least that is what my doctor explained to me when I had a broken ankle and put "latex allergy" on my paperwork. I can handle wearing latex gloves for maybe an hour or so. My sensitivity has not gotten any worse from the exposure. I am ordering this for my son so I will report back if I find differently.
K. D. Crapsey answered on January 15, 2012
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Actually early exposure does cause allergies, I have spina bifda and because I was exposed to so much latex as a child because of medical procedures I developed an allergy. I would not risk exposing my daughter to latex.
Amy Manchester answered on January 7, 2012
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http://sophiegiraffeusa.wordpress.com/ this is what I found on her safety... sorry I hope it helps. I am allergic to pineapple to the point I carry an Epi Pen because it can kill me. My Ped. Told me that it doesn't mean my children will be that allergies don't work that way. And they are not.
Nerdy McNerdster answered on December 31, 2011
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I know that early exposure to food allergens can reduce the risk of developing allergies, but as a healthcare professional I do not believe the same holds true for latex allergies. Continuous and recurrent exposure to latex will in most cases cause a latex allergy. Ask anyone who's child has been hospitalized repeatedly. As a nurse, I developed a sensitivity to latex just due to glove usage until my hospital (like most nowdays) switched to nitrile gloves. I find this toy bizarre, along with the natural latex nipples. My doctor has advised me to not use these products with my kids.
N. Mawyer answered on September 27, 2011
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You realize that latex sensitivity is exposure related, so even though you are washing your hands you risk your sensitivity getting worse? My allergist told me to stay away from the stuff all together!
Squig's Parents answered on August 20, 2011
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I have a latex sensitivity and my baby got a Sophie as a gift. We use it, but I wash my hands afterwards. Two years ago when I worked daycare the Sophies that some of the kids had bothered me (red, itchy skin) but I haven't had a problem thus far with ours. It all depends on the degree of the sensitivity and if you're willing to take the risk. I know everyone is just nuts about Sophie, but there are other good teethers out there!
crunchyboymom answered on July 29, 2011
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