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    Default How sick is sick?

    DS is on the tail end of a cold. He's a bit whiny during the day and generally symptom free, but at night he has a snotty nose and a slight cough.

    My SIL has an eight day old baby. We're going to lunch with them tomorrow to catch up with out of town grandparents and great grandparents and whatnot. My question is, is DS too sick to go?

    I mean, I know he's fine, but is he fine enough to be in a house with a newborn? Obviously I'll run it past my SIL first and her response could make this entire discussion moot anyway, but if she gives the okay, should I leave him at home anyway?

    Generally I'm perfectly fine with the sharing of germs, but this is a teeny brand new baby so I'm incredibly paranoid. DS was a spring baby so there wasn't much in the way of cold and flu going around, so I didn't really experience this for myself.

    Even if we keep him away from his cousin (which we would anyway because he's a little too overzealous with other children and hasn't quite figured out the whole gentle business), is it still too risky?

    Where do you draw the line?

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    I think you're doing exactly the right thing by letting your SIL decide. At first I was thinking no, I wouldn't take him.... but now that I think about it, if he's not getting up close and/or touching the baby then I really don't think it should be an issue.

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    I would let your SIL know and see what she says. She might have no problem at all or she might not want DS around incase it's a virus.

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    Turns out both SIL and her hubby have a cold anyway. The new bub is thus far completely unaffected. She figures one more germ factory won't be an issue :P

    We'll just make sure DS keeps his snot to himself.

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    Worked out alright for you all then
    Enjoy your lunch and catch up with the fam.


 

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