If she is a good friend she will understand. Full WC is only given after the six month dose though...
Are you going to ask everyone who visits if they are vaccinated though? I only ask as it wouldn't make sense to not see this good friend for months because of this, but to see other people iykwim?
I guess since you have a close friendship already you both respect each others choices just respect hers when you tell her that's all. I would probably be a little sad if a close friend told me this but only because i would be missing out on the newborn snuggles and depending on the friendship lending a helping hand if needed. I would respect their choice because they respected mine (or we wouldn't be friends to start with). IMO there is no point getting into a debate over it you'll only hurt each other and I don't think a close friendship is with loosing if its only for such a short time.
I do know that about wc vax. That's mainly my reason for asking, it would be hard to avoid a good friend for 6 months when we see eachother often.
Yes. In my op, I said that I asked family and close friends to make sure they were up to date when I had dd. This was no issue though, as they are all pro vax.
Last edited by atomicmama; 28-11-2012 at 19:20.
I'm not trying to change your mind or anything - you need to do why you feel is right. But in reality I think it is extremely hard to make sure no un-vaxxed people touch or come near your baby.
Having said that, I do understand that a close friend is going to have more contact with you than a less close friend or a random at the supermarket (for example).
I guess for me it would be a shame to not see a friend for months, but still potentially expose my baby to various illnesses through other people (family, friends, neighbours, etc).
Eta- I did and will next time take measures to try and lessen bub's exposure to the general public, but it will be hard to say to a really good friend 'we can hang out, but i'm keeping bub in the pram and out of your view' or 'sorry, but I can't see you for six months'.
Last edited by atomicmama; 28-11-2012 at 19:47.
If she honestly cared about the health and safety of your newborn, she wouldn't take offence. Tell her how strongly you feel about vaccinations and hopefully is she is as good of a friend as you say, she will respect your wishes.
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