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    Default Toddler visiting newborn

    Just a question so I can decide whether I am just being paranoid or not.

    What are your thoughts on an interstate toddler visiting/touching a newborn in the first 2 weeks. Last time I saw him I was 24 weeks pregnant and he gave me the flu to fly home with and I was bedridden for 2 weeks. He has the flu now as well and the visiting will be on the 10th of Sept (a week after my due date). I know that flus can't be helped and kids get sick etc, but this will be my first newborn baby and I feel a bit defensive and protective :-S

    Where do my thoughts stand??!! Pleeeease! Haha

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    You're the mum, you have every right (and the responsibility, I think) to keep snotty kids away from your newbie. Just say that there can be looking, but no touching/hugging until the baby's older.

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    If the toddler is sick dont let them near bubs! I think any parent would understand if you said " I am happy to visit but please no touching". I think it would be awful if a newbie became sick, especially if its something you can prevent. Maybe see how well/sick he is when the time comes and make the call then?

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    If the child was sick at the time I wouldn't let them visit my newborn full stop. If any of my family are sick I always decline get togethers etc... And I show them the same respect.. If he is well at the time of the visit I would make sure to keep bub out of reach anyway. Toddlers sometimes don't know they are being rough. I would keep bub either in a sling or the basinette when they visited.

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    Thanks guys, I will wait and see how it plays out

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    It is very rude for anyone who is sick to visit a new bub. The parents should know its not ok to visit with the toddler. It's rude.


 

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