We currently have a week old baby. I made it very clear to everyone if they haven't had vaccination then there will be no contact until baby can be vaccinated. Same with it being flu season we've made it clear if anyone is or has been sick asking for no contact until have better. It's just not worth risking.
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03-07-2015 16:32 #11
03-07-2015 16:37 #12
Perfectly reasonable. As parents, we're responsible for the care of our kids. If people get offended in the process, I kinda think that's on them
03-07-2015 17:24 #13
I'll definitely be doing this. don't care who gets their nose out of joint. your baby, your rules.
03-07-2015 21:49 #14Senior Member
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I'm doing this too, if people get upset well that's their problem. My babies health comes first.
All of our immediate family have agreed to get the booster, they haven't questioned my decision. (To my face anyways)
03-07-2015 22:55 #15
We are asking immediate family and friends only, we won't be staying at home until bubs is fully vaccinated so I don't feel right about asking every person who visits if they have been vaccinated.
We trust that people have common sense and would not visit if they are unwell or have been exposed.
I've spoken at length with my OB and he is more than happy with our decision, supported by the fact that we live in an area with extremely high vaccination rates.
We all need to do what we feel is best, and don't let people question that!
04-07-2015 00:32 #16
We decided we wouldn't allow anyone who hadn't been vaccinated to come visit our baby until she had her 6 week jabs. Everyone except my SIL were understanding and respectful. Some family were happy to get their booster so they could meet our baby earlier, however some were happy to wait because they didn't want to get vaccinated.
My SIL in recent years has become anti vax and thinks our decision was over the top, and shes now refusing to meet our baby because shes upset by our decision. Im sorry but my babies life and well-being is more important to me than your feelings.
Im glad we decided to wait it out, there is an epidemic of whooping cough at the moment because people aren't getting vaccinated.
04-07-2015 05:08 #17Senior Member
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A quick anecdote...
My Aunt has recently completed our family tree, and I was looking at it with her the other day.
Going back to the late 1800s/early 1900s (so, about 100 years ago), I was fascinated by the number of children born to families (frequently 8-10 children, before the days of contraception).
Then I looked closer...there were so many infants dying at 10 days, 3 weeks, just a few months, 1 year. In one family, I counted 4 babies who died before 12 months.
Now admittedly, their cause of death was not recorded, but it is highly likely that these infants died of infectious diseases. These days, vaccine-preventable diseases.
It really brought home the importance of infant vaccination, and the importance of adult vaccination when caring for/handling infants.
So...to answer your question, you are being completely reasonable.
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04-07-2015 06:30 #18
I don't think it's unreasonable but just wondered if you guys were planning to leave the house in the first six weeks? I've got a 12 day old baby but also a 19 month old so staying in the house is just not an option (we would all go crazy!). I never really considered asking people to be vaccinated but most people I will be in contact with are other mums who will have been vaccinated within the last couple years.
But I've been out with new baby pretty much every day since leaving hospital and sometimes it can be in places with lots of people such as shopping centres. Obviously I don't let strangers touch or get too close to baby and most of the time I am wearing him so he's close to me but it does worry me a bit that I'm being irresponsible. Just not sure I have any other option as don't have any family to help and I can't expect my ds1 to be happy playing in the house all day for 6 weeks.
04-07-2015 07:14 #19Senior Member
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04-07-2015 07:59 #20
No. I will be doing the same.
I know that FIL is really afraid of needles, and H tried to reason me out of it but no way. I will tell them at 8 months that I want everyone up to date with vaccines before holding the baby, or they are not to come near him/her until he/she has had his/her vaccines.
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