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Old 11-05-2007, 07:33 AM   #1
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Breathing paint fumes

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.

 
Old 11-05-2007, 08:31 AM   #2
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Re: Breathing paint fumes

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?

 
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:46 AM   #3
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Re: Breathing paint fumes

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.

 
Old 11-05-2007, 08:57 AM   #4
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Re: Breathing paint fumes

As long as it is well venulated and it is a water based pain you should be ok. I helped my husband paint our baby's room and the Dr. said it was fine.

 
Old 11-05-2007, 10:05 AM   #5
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Re: Breathing paint fumes

I agree with the others, I also helped paint the babys room we just opened up windows.

 
Old 11-05-2007, 02:58 PM   #6
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Re: Breathing paint fumes

We just had the entire inside painted...I just opened the windows and kept all the fans on. I read up on it and it seems that as long as it isnt lead based, there shouldnt be a problem.
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