(Closed) Oh great, I have turned into a crazy Mama Bee.

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t have kids, but I’d think I’d be more worried about abduction than germs. Give the kid’s immune system a practice run lol

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Ditto. I would be annoyed because it’s socially inappropriate to touch a stranger’s child, not because of germs. We make too big a deal out of germs in this country anyway, and there is evidence that overzealous use of antibacterials, etc., is actually undermining the proper development of some immune responses and feeding into the rise of serious allergies, etc. There’s no reason to assume a stranger is germy – but there IS a good reason to be annoyed if a stranger invades your, or your baby’s, personal space.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m one of those people that love to smile at and make faces at babies to make them smile. But I would never ever touch someones baby that I didn’t know. Sure I’d WANT to hold and cuddle on the adorable baby because I love babies but I would never in a million years do so to a strangers child. Totally invading personal space. I don’t blame you for going all mama-bear!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Cady:  yes!! this really bothers me too. A few weeks ago a lady went up to my daughter and just touched her face. I was pissed too but couldnt bring my self to say anything. Some strangers are so weird. I kind of hate that i get attention when shes with me. like leave me alone!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Cady:  If I am standing in the line at the grocery store, and a stranger made conversation with me, and then proceeded to touch me, my face, etc, I would HIT THE ROOF.  Step out of my personal space, and do not touch me…ever! Why does a baby give people free reign to not abide by these standard ‘rules’ of socialization?! 

I just do not understand what people are thinking…

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I dont touch people’s babies. However, I do see others do it ALL the time. I imagine that as time passes you will get used to it (although I am sure you still wont LIKE it but that’s different, lol).

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Cady: I don’t have children but I’m annoyed for you

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@OUgal0004:  I just typed the exact same thing and then read above… so weird.  Yep babies are cute but get a grip people.  The germs are a big deal but I dont think nearly as much as just strange people who you can’t trust.  You could think she is just going to stroke her face and then she will slap your baby bc she is a nutcase.  We live in such an unpredictable world. 

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