Recent threads have reminded me about the dangers of coldsores and young babies. I get them and have been super diligent with things like hand washing and kissing my new baby but I hadn't thought much about relatives until a recent thread.
So my parents arrive next week to meet DS (9 weeks) and they both get coldsores regularly. I mentioned in an email, friendly and casually that I'd appreciate if when they are cuddling him that they not kiss him since they carry the virus and regularly get them. They flipped it, told me I am being hurtful and over the top.
If you're going to take the stance that people don't kiss your baby, especially if you know they get coldsores, should grandparents be exempt?