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Do you live at MIL's or you're just going to help paint. If you're just going to help paint do not bring your LO - he or she should not be exposed to regular paint at all. If you live there you really need to buy special paint - low/no odor and low/no VOC's - because regular paint has all kinds of crappy toxins and whatnot and you DO NOT want your LO living in a house with that on every surface (it can take many, many months to even stop smelling). If you can get this paint (lots of various brands - just google) then just have LO out during the actual painting, have the house completely opened up and don't bring LO back until the painting is done and dry to the touch.
There are some very economical low/no VOC paints available. I've used the one Lowe's sells (can't think of the brand) and was very happy with it.
I would only keep your LO inside the house while it is being painted if it is a good sized house and you can keep the babe at the opposite end, if you can't smell ANY fumes from there. Is keeping the babe outside of the house an option for you?