Just a reminder - this is the Pro-Vax section, and we are giving advice and assistance to a mother who is choosing to vaccinate her child ... its not a debate about whether or not others should vaccinate theirs.
To the OP - I do hope your friend understands your position. I do see a newborn as being much more vulnerable than a say 6month old or 18 month old, and yeah, I would go the extra distance to protect them from anything going around.
Sorry I was just answering a question, not advising her not to vaccinate and I did offer advice from a non vaxers point of view
Another possibility that could work is meeting your friend and her kids for outdoors time - picnics, coffee in the park etc, and of course asking that she keep her kids at a distance ie not touching the baby or putting their faces close as kids like to do. Much less likelihood of catching germs in the open air and indeed no more risk really than being in public with people who could be vaxed or unvaxed.
I'm sorry you took my comment to heart - perhaps I shouldn't have used the word "extreme".
I do understand your fear - when my daughter was born, my 4 year old and dh had whooping cough, and I brought her home to a house unknowingly because they weren't yet diagnosed.
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