My husband just started painting the bathroom a couple days ago right next to our room and he put up one coat of primer & let it dry. I went to bed the last couple nights with a bit of a stuffy nose so I couldn't really smell it...maybe faintly. My questions is, can this hurt the baby? I am 22 weeks and feel like I shouldn't have slept in the bedroom.
I have the same question. My DH is about to paint our spare bedroom and I'm wondering if there is any need to buy the "special paint". I won't be there when he paints, but I will have to sleep there that evening. I don't think it will be a problem if we shut the door and we sleep in a different room. Any suggestions?
I think avoiding paint fumes is more for your benefit because the fumes can make you lightheaded, feel sick, etc. I think as long as the house is well ventilated (open some windows) you should be fine. I'm not certain, but that is my understanding. There might be a type of paint you want to avoid like oil based or something, but a simple google search would tell you. I think most paints you buy nowadays for painting your home are safe as long as you allow in lots of fresh air until it dries and the smell dissapates.