+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    48
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    8
    Reviews
    0

    Default Newborn and a family member with a cold

    Hi ladies I'm hoping someone will have some advice.

    I have a 7 day old and my dad has a cold he's had it since Monday and he said the head ache feeling has finished but he still has a runny nose an a cough.

    How long should he wait to see bubs to make sure she doesn't pick anything up.

    He's dying to see his granddaughter but is staying away

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    7,160
    Thanks
    1,701
    Thanked
    3,395
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I don't know medically what the right answer is. .. But if it was me I would be waiting until the coughing is gone.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Tamtam For This Useful Post:

    KitiK  (21-01-2015)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    1,687
    Thanks
    3,504
    Thanked
    974
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    And the runny nose

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to KitiK For This Useful Post:

    Tamtam  (21-01-2015)

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Inner West
    Posts
    3,267
    Thanks
    1,892
    Thanked
    1,916
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 19/9/2014Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/7/2014200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a week
    I'm a soon to be first-time-mum. I'd totally say no to the cold going anywhere near the baby... Can you FaceTime?

    Maybe I'm feeling too overcautious but at this point I'm kinda thinking that no one is getting a newborn cuddle with my bubba before six weeks unless they've had their whooping cough vaccination... Is that too militant?

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    7,160
    Thanks
    1,701
    Thanked
    3,395
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaGal View Post
    I'm a soon to be first-time-mum. I'd totally say no to the cold going anywhere near the baby... Can you FaceTime?

    Maybe I'm feeling too overcautious but at this point I'm kinda thinking that no one is getting a newborn cuddle with my bubba before six weeks unless they've had their whooping cough vaccination... Is that too militant?
    Nope! You do what is right for you and your family! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Tamtam For This Useful Post:

    ScubaGal  (21-01-2015)

  9. #6
    TheGooch's Avatar
    TheGooch is offline Winner 2014 - Newbie of the Year
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    4,779
    Thanks
    7,998
    Thanked
    4,127
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    It doesn't hurt for everyone to get a booster of the whooping cough vaccine according to my Ob so everyone in my family got one. Not just to protect DS but also themselves!

    Do whatever you feel right about!

  10. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    The Kimberley WA
    Posts
    4,622
    Thanks
    916
    Thanked
    1,179
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    We all want to protect our babies the best we can. Nanny had a cold when ds3 was born but we couldn't do too much about it as we were staying there at the time. It did worry me though. Ds2 then got the cold and we all ended up with gastro but bub never got any of it.

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    641
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked
    37
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    TBH I would avoid anyone with a cold like the plague!

    My baby girl has been hospitalised 5 times from cold virus' a week stay each time. Her little body just couldn't cope and she ended up with bronchiolitus each time.

    I also told family members that they couldnt visit unless they had whooping cough vaccine too.

    (Glad I did! My son was a month old and my brother contracted whooping cough, my partners still made a huge fuss about us not spend xmas with the family. Some people just dont get it :/ )

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    6,694
    Thanks
    1,185
    Thanked
    3,209
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Its good to avoid in the first few months. They are so little and defenceless and rely on you to protect them. I put out a facebook announcement that nobody will be visiting the baby under any circumstances unless they have the whooping cough vaccine. There is no rewind button and you cannot undo a decision that can cost you and your baby. Be brave first time mummas.

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to lilypily For This Useful Post:

    ScubaGal  (24-01-2015)


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 24-07-2014, 12:22
  2. Cold sore virus making a newborn sick.
    By TinyLittleTootsies in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 11-07-2014, 16:50
  3. First Cold - Help!
    By bundun3 in forum Babies (7 - 12 months)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-07-2014, 20:17

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Nice Pak Products
Australian Made and Owned. The Baby U Goat Milk Skincare range is enriched with soothing goats milk sourced from country, Victoria. Goat's milk has a pH level close to that of our own skin and contains natural sources of amino acids and vitamins.
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Pea Pods Reusable Nappies
Pea Pods are the smart choice when it comes to choosing what's best for you, your baby and the environment. Affordable and simple to use, Pea Pods keep your baby dry & happy. Visit our website to find your nearest stockist or order online.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!