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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13-08-2012 15:59 #1
Toddler visiting newborn
13-08-2012 16:05 #2
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.
13-08-2012 16:06 #3
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?
13-08-2012 16:10 #4
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.
14-08-2012 07:01 #5
Thanks guys, I will wait and see how it plays out
14-08-2012 07:08 #6-
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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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