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    Default What do you do if your DP is sick when Bub is born?

    I was just thinking about this the other day and it got me wondering.. My DH has the man flu, poor baby! but he's pretty contagious. I've even started having a bit of a blocked nose and he's only been sick a few days..

    Bub is due in a few weeks and it made me wonder what I would do if he had a flu when baby is born... Would you let your partner hold your newborn baby? Get them to wear a mask? Just carry on as usual and hope breast milk will protect Bub?

    I've never thought of this scenario before! Whenever I think of sick people around my newborn I only consider visitors, not one of us.

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    I think it would depend on what he has. If it's the man flu - mask, gastro - stay far far away lol.

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    Not partner but the day after DS was born, DD got a bad head cold and had to stay home from daycare. We tried to minimise her contact with DS but she still ended up touching him etc. He was fine.

    A cold I'd just try to manage through good hygiene - washing hands eg before holding baby

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    We where nearly a similar situation when DS2 was born 14 wks ago. DS1 had a cold and we where worried it would get worse. So we kept him off school the last couple days of term and wouldn't let him outside in case he got worse. Even made him miss a footy came as an incase. In the end he was ok and was still able to hold his baby brother. If it hadn't gotten better he would of put a mask on washed his hands and face throughly which he did and would go done and got s few pics.

    Dp has recently been sick and masked up to protect DS2 as he had rhino virus and do did DS1 so they've masked up and didn't hold him etc until they got better but turns out DS2 caught it anyways as it sat and incubated

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